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A Toast to the Hudson Valley

  |   May 4, 2018  |  Comment Angry Orchard, Walden

The Hudson Valley is home to a flourishing craft alcoholic beverage industry. Visit these sites to see how the drinks are made and have a taste.

Angry Orchard will make you anything but angry. If you like the taste of crisp, sweet apples in your beverages, look no further than Angry Orchard for all your cidery needs. With its distinctive taste and aroma, you’re guaranteed to remember their brew.

The Shawangunk Wine Trail is a great place to find wines that you enjoy while getting a feel for the surrounding culture. These wineries offer tours, tastings and lots of fun events for you to enjoy. Experience everything the grapes of the Hudson Valley have to offer.

Located in the energized and charming town of Beacon, Denning’s Point Distillery offers fine artisanal spirits made from high-quality local grains. Located in one of Beacon’s downtown 19th-century buildings, this distillery offers a unique urban experience to pair with a good brandy, bourbon, whisky or gin.

After you’re done hiking Rusk Mountain, head to West Kill Brewing. It’s the kind of homegrown brewery that gives you a true flavor of the Catskills. They specialize in funky beers with ingredients like maple sap, honey, herbs, and fruit from their 127-acre dairy farm.

Coppersea Distillery is located on an authentic 75-acre farm just off the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail in New Paltz that grows corn, rye and cider pears and raises pigs, in addition to their many spirits. Known for their whisky and raw rye, the intimate atmosphere of  the tasting room in their barn will make you feel right at home in the friendly, rural country.

The Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon has a reputation for their legendary can releases, at which they often get hundreds of people lined up to tasted their flavorful distillations. Never fear for a bad experience there, however, as they have warm and friendly workers who funnel people in and out and distribute beverages with peak efficiency.

Dating back to the mid-1800s, when it was built by unknown Italian immigrants, the Stoutridge Vineyard and Distillery is a premium estate winery situated on a limestone ridge in Marlboro. It has intermittently been a winery, bootleg-era distillery and now both a winery and a distillery.

 

Pictured above: Angry Orchard, Walden

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