Meet The Makers and Creators
of what we love about The Hudson Valley

We spent the end of 2017 getting to know so many of the business owners within the Hudson Valley's Food and Beverage Industry. Each and every one of them contribute something special to our local economy. It is amazing the amount of hard work, dedication, and love that goes into the products that they make, and they all have incredible stories to tell.

We hope to meet many more of these inspirational individuals so we can continue to spread the word about the many hidden joys of the Hudson Valley.
And thank you to everyone who has spoken with us thus far!

Poughkeepsie, NY

From a one-barrel system brewing 30 gallons, to 10 barrels, brewing 310 gallons, Plan Bee Brewery, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, is now open and available to the public. Customers travel far and wide to taste Plan Bee's brews and enjoy the fresh air of their 25-acre farm. A variety of their beer is offered on tap while others can be purchased in bottles. Emily and Evan Watson brew their beer with 100% local ingredients, grown right on their farm or sourced within New York State.  To r ead more about Plan Bee's Story Click Here

Phone Number: (845) 242 - 9562
The farm stand is closed for the season
BUT stay tuned for news on the Grand Opening of their tasting room!
Click Here to Find a list of retailers carrying Plan Bee's beer  
Grahamsville, NY

Catskill Mountain Sugar House, owned and operated by the Garigliano family, makes farm fresh, organic, maple syrup in Grahamsville, New York. At this time of year, their team is working all day to tap the 65,000 trees that produce their sap.

"It's not for the faint of heart, 'cause January weather can be a challenge in the Catskills. It's pretty brutal," John Garigliano, who oversees day-to-day operations, told us. 

John makes sure that their syrup is stored in stainless steel containers until just before it is packaged to deliver to customers. To make the high-quality product that their customers expect, Catskill Mountain Sugar House places intense care on the filtering, storing, and cleaning throughout their production process. They have their own brand of maple syrup that can be found at various grocery and specialty stores; however, their maple syrup also serves customers for ingredients from salad dressings to granola; "you name it, we sell it". To r ead more about Catskill Mountain's story, Click Here

Click Here to view a list of locations carrying Catskill Mountain's maple syrup
Click Here to purchase their product online 
Phone: (845) 985 - 7815 
Hopewell Junction, NY

Yes, even building brewery equipment (albeit the beer) can start in one's garage. So it was for Kevin J. Weaver, President and Owner of Brewmation in Hopewell Junction NY. Over 10 years ago, Kevin began building fully automated brewing systems in his garage. Today, Brewmation offers turnkey electric or steam brewing systems from 1/2bbl up to 20bbl in size. Their solutions are designed to be flexible to suit the needs of the business plan, the brewer, and the building. To read more about Brewmation's story, Click Here
Phone: ( 845) 765 - 8395  
Poughkeepsie, NY

In three years of business, North River Hops and Brewing has crafted nearly 130 different types of beer. They're known for having something new, seasonal, and exciting every time their customers visit. They love to experiment with different flavors, but at the end of the day it is all about creating a drinkable beer.

Brandin and Nicki Stabell want to show their customers that not all stouts are the same, not all sours are the same, and chances are, if you think you don't like one of them, they've got a version that will change your mind. Located on U.S. 9 in Wappingers Falls, NY, North River Hops and Brewing encourages customers to grab food at the nearby restaurants and stop in for any of their freshly brewed beers on tap. To read more about North River's story  Click Here
Hours: Monday & Thursday 3pm - 8pm,  Friday 3pm - 9pm, Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Visit their Facebook Page for what beers are currently being served
Phone: (845) 297 - 2190
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