The Hudson Valley abounds both with wineries and craft breweries, showcasing the innovation of the local communities, the farm to table back to your roots concept, and the best examples of microbrews second to none on the East Coast. Many of the breweries have eateries featuring locally sourced meat and produce following the growing farm to table movement, and their chefs and cooks graduates of the esteemed local Culinary Institute of America.
While you are visiting our member inns of the Hudson Valley Lodging Association and touring the scenic Hudson Valley, stop in for some fine or casual dining around the region, sample some wonderful examples of local microbrews, kick your feet up, enjoy some music and relax!
236 Lower Whitfield Rd, Accord, NY
New York State’s first certified organic hops and grain rarm brewery. They serve 8 beers brewed onsite, as well as a selection of New York State wines. The tasting room and brewery is located in the middle of the farm itself, so you can enjoy the fresh air of the Valley while experiencing a relaxing pastoral setting. The water they brew their beer with is from Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, NY. The water from the Rhine river in Germany has a similar composition in purity, so their beers have a fresh clean taste combined with the flavors of grain grown right there at the farm.
Blue Collar Brewery
40 Cottage St, Poughkeepsie, NY
Offering a fine selection of microbrews and pub fare, the business started originally with father and son as home brewers, and evolved to become the business it is today. The son went on to college and received credentials from the University of California Davis as a professional brewer. Settling in Poughkeepsie, they found the building they had searched far and wide for. A building dating back to the late 1800s which had had many occupants ranging from meat packing, storage and garment making. With a lot of renovations over the years, the owners have redefined the interior to make it a welcoming place to relax and unwind.
Hudson Ale Works
17 Milton Avenue, Highland, NY
A small batch craft brewery located in Highland, NY serving seven beers that rotate seasonally along with farm to table appetizers. Close to the Hudson River and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, the brewery is located in an rehabilitated commercial building. The brewers work locally in conjunction with area farms who uses the spent grain from the brewing process to feed their livestock.
Hudson Valley Brewery
2 Churchill St., Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Brewery uses a unique brewing process, the brewmasters use barrels in a solaris-style process (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solera) that is more commonly used in wine country, in which a slurry from each previous batch of previously brewed beer is combined with fresh beer to create a continuity of flavor characteristics.
The craft beers are focused on farmhouse sour beers, and have accompanying humorous names like Animal Balloon and Make Believe. The brewery is inspired by traditional brewing practices of Old World European breweries.
Hyde Park Brewing Company
4076 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY
Hyde Park Brewing Company offers a varied menu and and works with various local Hudson Valley farms who supply them with all-natural beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Many of the menu items are cooked with the beers and ales brewed in house. Offering Acoustic Winkle Wednesdays with live music from area artists and specials on Winkle Lager all night long, you can come for a tour, stay for dinner and enjoy some of their other fine ales like Mary P’s Porter and Von Schtupp’s Black Lager.
20 St James St, Kingston
Keegan Ales has live music 5 nights a week, on Thursday nights there is free live music and $3 mason jars all night. Opened in 2003, Keegan is an award winning brewery offering a set menu of 5 beers on tap as well as seasonal editions. They offer daily tours once per hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Keegan started out originally just producing beer and expanding into a taproom and casual restaurant.
Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill St, Poughkeepsie, NY
Mill House Brewing opened in 2013 located in the renovated Mill House building featuring locally sourced food and craft brewed ales. Their philosophy is to provide a complete Hudson Valley dining experience, showcasing the region’s most delicious offerings of food, and beer.
Newburgh Brewing Company
88 S Colden St, Newburgh, NY
Newburgh Brewing Company began brewing beer in the Spring of 2012 and launched to the public shortly after. They have brewed over 50 different styles of beer and offer a full scale production brewery, which includes a taproom that is open Wednesday through Sunday. Their taproom menu features local ingredients, local wine and cider for your dining pleasure.
New Paltz Brewing Company (Pfälzerbräu)
7174 Old Rte 209, Wawarsing, NY
New Paltz Brewing is one of the few breweries in the US to make a true handcrafted lager from old world European recipes. A snippet from their website gives you an overview of their handcrafted beers, plus an insightfulness to their philosophy of staying true to their roots. “The New Paltz area is a historical part of New York State. European settlers helped develop the area. We feel our European style beers are best enjoyed here and work very well in complimenting the area. Our Smoked Rauchbier is planned to be available exclusively to the area. A simple and mild smokiness with a distinct color, taste and quality. Best enjoyed while overlooking the (Dutch named) Shawangunk Mountains. Our Kellerbier also adds curiosity. An extremely rare early Franconian recipe with overtones citrus, with fresh taste and amber in color. Very easy to drink and best enjoyed in earthenware mugs. One sip and you’ll be ready to pull out your Viking hat. Our Hefeweizen, a simple old style. It truly carries taste with our world famous and highly renowned New York water.”
North River Hops and Brewing
1571 U.S. 9, Wappingers Falls, NY
North River Hops and Brewing is a micro craft brewery conveniently on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls. With between six to ten beers always on tap, their freshly brewed craft ales and an occasional lager featuring locally sourced ingredients can be enjoyed both on premise in the tasting room and brought home in growlers. A variety of freshly brewed beers and locally crafted products offers everything a beer lover and non beer lovers will find something to bring home. Their brewery offers barrel aged IPAs to food inspired ales.
Plan Bee Farm Brewery
115 Underhill Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
Plan Bee Farm Brewery is located on 25-acre farm located just three miles from the Poughkeepsie train station. Owners Emily and Evan Watson use 100% New York grown ingredients to produce what they call “ground-to-glass” beers, using yeast cultivated from the farm’s honey bees, and grains grown in their fields. There is no taproom at the brewery, it instead offers a farm stand where they can pour pints as well as serve samples. They have a tasting room scheduled to open this summer in their circa 1830s barn.
Rough Cut Brewing Co.
55, 5945 US-44, Kerhonkson, NY
Brothers Jesse and Bart Cummings opened Rough Cut Brewing Co. (formerly Oscar restaurant) with a makeover that includes an island-style bar fashioned from a full slab of concrete. The brewery features a tin ceiling, wood panels and hand hewn timber beams along with the handmade wood tables giving it a rustic air melded with industrial chic. The menu offers local sourced food with many of the former restaurant’s best sellers, steak and plenty of bar munchies. The signature steaks, a rib-eye with a green peppercorn and brandy cream sauce and a New York strip steak with a compound butter of black olives, black truffles, and herbs were designed to be a full a full bodied accompaniment to their strong double IPA.
1065 County Route 19, Elizaville, NY
Founded in 2011 by Adam Watson and Justin Taylor, Sloop Brewing had it roots in farmer’s markets but has expanded into an old post and beam Dutch barn at Vosburgh Orchards. Being located at the orchard gives the brewery not only space to brew but access to many of the raw ingredients. The brewery now features a taproom serving eight microbrews as well as a local farm stand with area fresh produce and visiting food trucks and live music from area musicians.
2 Way Brewing Company
18 W Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
2 Way Brewing Company is a micro craft brewery and bar located in the heart of Beacon. The name was inspired by its location on the “two way” river. The river, which is actually an estuary, was called the Muhheakantuck, or “river that flows both ways” by the Lenape tribe who inhabited the lower Hudson River Valley ages ago. The owner discovered his passion for brewing while working at Avery Brewing Company in Boulder Colorado and brought it home to the Hudson Valley.
Yard Owl Craft Brewery
19 Osprey Ln, Gardiner, NY
Owners James Walsh & Kristop Brown experience ranges from restaurant and coffee roaster ownership to working at a award winning wine maker in the Hudson Valley. They honed their craft at UC Davis Brewing School and opened up Yard Owl Craft Brewery. They hope to soon expand into a bigger location with a professional scale brewing facility and a tasting room for the community to enjoy.