HUDSON VALLEY BREWERIESSome of the CRAFTY places we visit.
Cousins Ale Works
We are a small batch New York State farm brewer. All of our beers are brewed using only the finest quality 100% New York State ingredients.
King’s Court Brewing Company
For decades we have travelled the land both here and abroad in search of mystical and mythical liquid treasures. Treasures as multi-dimensional as the backside of a common hill; much like a river eddy where you face upstream for a welcome break, and hide from the wind. Letting go, you barrel down in search of the thrill! And find yourself at the bottom of your knoll ready to ride again! It is in those spaces, the in-betweens, the ones often over-looked and least traveled where we have found our gems. And now we’re going to share them with you!
Glenmere Brewing Company
With a passion for craft beer and the infinite possibilities to create them, Glenmere Brewing Company evolved. We are proud to be a locally owned company operating with over fifteen years of brewing experience. It has been said time and time again that it’s the journey, not the destination, so we invite you to experience our vision and taste our versions of the Elements of the Craft.
Hudson Ale Works
Small batch craft brewery located in the Hamlet of Highland, NY. Just steps away from the majestic Hudson River, Walkway Over the Hudson, Hudson Valley Rail Trail and close to many NYS wineries. Come check us out!
Clemson Brothers Brewery
At Clemson Bros. Brewery we live and breathe to perfect our passion for craft and our beer exemplifies that passion in every sip. As a dedicated team of craft brewers, we ignite that passion daily by reaching back through time to preserve the culture of our foundation, and we take pride in going to great lengths to artfully blend our love of rich history with our love for craft beer.
Back In 1890, established by way of a mature genealogy in industrial mechanics and metal smithing, as well as exhaustive laboring efforts made at the hands of a highly inventive father and son duo, William Clemson and George Nathan Clemson of Clemson Bros Inc. befittingly took root on Cottage Street and Railroad Avenue in Middletown, New York, following an uprise of economic enterprise during the quaint town’s early inception. Making way through a lineage of kindred Master Armorers, three generations of expertly skilled Metal Smiths, and soon becoming identified as the world’s pioneer of hack saw blades, Clemson Bros. crafts a historical timeline that captures the rise of a small towns economic advancement, while continuing to stand firmly as a transcendent manifestation of hometown innovation.
Blue Collar Brewery, Poughkeepsie
Our brewery and brewpub concept began to take shape many years back as homebrewers in the late 1980’s. Love of the brewing process, and the industry, continued through the years even as other life events and business ventures took center stage. A series of experiments back then, which allowed father and son to spend time together, have transformed to an all consuming venture which necessitates a lot of time together. The other transformation is that the greater knowledge of brewing now belongs to the son, who is a professional brewer with credentials from the University of California Davis.
In April of 2013, a decision to formalize our roughly outlined business plan and to pursue a suitable location was made. Our focus was to repurpose a factory building which had at one time been representative of American innovation and manufacturing might. Our search took us through three states, until in our backyard of Poughkeepsie, NY, we came upon the gem we had been looking for. A structure built like a fortress, dating back to somewhere around 1882, and over the years housing meat packing, paper and box storage, and even a garment factory. We had a vision for the interior of 40 Cottage Street, which selective demolition, restoration, rebuilding, and the skill of many trades, are making a reality.
We hope that you agree that we have created a “Blue Collar” atmosphere. This is meant to be a gathering place free of pretention, where American craft products can be enjoyed. In the company of friends, new and old, we hope to celebrate the heritage of Poughkeepsie as a manufacturing powerhouse in the Hudson Valley. We look forward to raising a beer with you as we salute 40 Cottage Street, its builders, past workers, and its return to the rank of manufacturing facility.
Please continue to visit this site as we update photos so you can share in the transformation. We will also follow with specific beer and food information as appropriate.
In the meantime, please see the links below for access to our Google+ page, as well as a recent video and article about us:
Blue Collar Brewery on Google+
Blue Collar Brewery comes to Cottage Street – Poughkeepsie Journal
More the Merrier – Number of Craft Breweries Growing in Region – Poughkeepsie Journal
Kevin Marquis, Partner
Randall Marquis, Partner and Brewer
2 Way Brewing Company, Beacon
What a cool and fantastic new brewery in the perfect location right next to the Beacon Train Station! A commuters & locals delight! Even perfect for those tourists and New Yorkers wanting to take The Metro North train from NYC or Poughkeepsie to stop in and not worry about drinking and driving! You can also take The Little Beer Bus Tour and see 3 breweries in a day- all-inclusive including 2-Way! You can see the Beacon Train Station from the Brewery! Take a 2-minute stroll to 2-Way Brewing Company and enjoy a great vibe, great music and delicious beer and light food. The beers are fabulous. There are VERY COOL games you can play inside the brewery with a pint in hand that are fun, challenging creative and super fun! Stop in and see Mike, the Brewmaster and owner and enjoy a tasting flight of his beer for $7.00 or a pint while overlooking his large open brewery with a perfect view of his mash tuns!
Mill House Brewing Co., Poughkeepsie
Cave Mountain Brewing Co., Windham
A micro-brewery and restaurant offering brew-pub dining in Windham, NY. Offering Craft Brewed Beers and Good Eats in the heart of the Catskills.
Newburgh Brewing Company
Honor. You’ll find a good deal of it in everything we do here at the Newburgh Brewing Company. We honor the natural goodness of our ingredients, by working hard to make them shine through in every sip. We honor the rich history of Newburgh, a tough-minded town that’s still as hardscrabble as it was when General George Washington stationed his army here more than 200 years ago. That earnest, pull yourself up by your bootstraps energystill abounds in Newburgh and it’s reflected in the simple,honest flavors you’ll find in our beer. People have been brewing beer in Newburgh since before America was America – it’s a tradition we’re proud to be a part of. Most important, we honor you. We love making beer. We pour our passion into this brewery every day and we are deeply honored each time you choose to enjoy the fruits of our labor.
BOOK YOUR BEER TOUR
"Take me to the Brewski"
Offering tours of cool Hudson Valley breweries, distilleries, hops farms and more along scenic and historic Hudson Valley Beer Trail. You can even mix them up in one day. Visit a few of the finest breweries in New York while riding our popular tour buses, limousines, town cars and more. Perfect for private parties, corporate events, and more!
Beer & Adventure Tours
We offer a variety of Adventure Tours with licensed and experienced tour guides. Start your morning off with a fabulous adventure such as hiking, kayaking, ziplining, or eploring masnsions and castles. The afternoon will bring you to a brewery where you’ll savor your drink while taking in the breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley.
What Makes Us Different
We are Certified Travel Agents, Certified Meeting Professionals and knowledgeable wine aficionados. We work with many of the regions Culinary Chefs who studied and graduated from The Culinary Institute Of America, so we have the resources, knowledge and skills to accomplish your perfect tour, party or event!