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Dutchess Drafts and Craft Beverages

Date Published: June 18, 2021

There's nothing quite like kicking back on a summer day and sipping on a refreshing beverage. Whether it be an ice cold craft beer, crisp hard cider, or cooling cocktail, we've got you covered. Explore our local draft and craft beverages below and plan your visit! 

Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Nestled on 25 acres of land in Poughkeepsie, Plan Bee Farm Brewery is a scenic spot to enjoy a foamy craft beer! Made from 100% New York State ingredients, most grown right on the farm, their brews are crafted to be authentically local. Their field is open for customers to enjoy so bring your picnic blanket, lawn chair, yard games and pets for a fun day on the farm! Make it a meal with some hot food from visiting food trucks on the weekends! If you stay until sunset you’ll enjoy live music on their new farm stand stage. To view the live music schedule, find out what food trucks are coming soon and more click here

Hyde Park Brewing Company

Get the taste of handcrafted beer paired with a food menu that emphasizes seasonal, local, and fresh ingredients, all while experiencing great service at Hyde Park Brewing Company. Located in historic Hyde Park, this brewpub accommodates all with online ordering, indoor and outdoor dining! To view their delicious menu and learn more click here

Sloop Brewing Co.  

Named for the boats that once moved people and cargo up and down the Hudson, Sloop Brewing Co. is the fastest growing regional brewery in the country. Visit their tasting room in East Fishkill to try their carefully crafted beers, from the juicy, hazy, flagship IPA - Juice Bomb, to the silky smooth, deep-bodied stouts from the Half Baked series, you’re sure to find a favorite! Click here to browse their extensive beer selection and food menu!

Zeus Brewing Co 

Visit the newest craft brewery with full-service dining in town, Zeus Brewing Co located in Poughkeepsie! Enjoy a rotating selection of brews, fresh pastas, gourmet salads, and hand-tossed pizzas. Have something special to celebrate? Mark the occasion while keeping it intimate by reserving a table on the rooftop - the bar with the most iconic view of the Hudson River. You can also take a seat by their ultra-sleek indoor bar, or grab a beer and enjoy some fresh air in their outdoor dining area. For information on reservations and more click here

2 Way Brewing Company 

In a tucked away corner across from Beacon’s bustling Main Street, you’ll find the charmingly laid-back 2 Way Brewing Company. Named after the Hudson River’s two-way flow, this micro craft brewery offers a variety of high quality, handmade brews. With pockets of fun personality everywhere you turn - like customer’s doodles on the bar table, art by local talent on the walls, and stacks of well-loved books by the couches, it’s easy to feel right at home! 

Obercreek Brewing Company 

Obercreek Brewing Company in Wappingers Falls offers a unique experience for beer lovers visiting Dutchess. For the perfect combination of flavors, their beer is made with a mix of ingredients found right on the farm, around New York State and beyond. Nestled on the same property as the certified organic Obercreek Farm, visitors can stop by the Farm Stand for freshly picked and seasonally produced farm foods. Grab a pour from their tasting room and take a seat outdoors in their designated Beer Island that is now open - well-behaved dogs welcome! Tasted something you loved? Purchase a growler or come back with your own and they’ll be happy to fill it! Click here for more information. 

Mill House Brewing Company 

Visit the award-winning brewpub Millhouse Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie for some of the most delicious bites in the Hudson Valley paired with their stellar craft beer. Get that velvety mouthfeel and balanced bitterness from their stout - Velvet Panda, or try the cool and crisp Cucumber Blessings! Whether for Happy Hour or Sunday Brunch it's always a good time to visit Millhouse! For information, click here.

Blue Collar Brewery

Blue Collar Brewery in Poughkeepsie serves up craft ales and lagers in a repurposed factory building, rich with local history. View the brewing process at their restaurant and bar while you enjoy some traditional brewpub fare. View their full draft list here!

Black Snake Brewing Company

Black Snake Brewing Company at Old Adriance Farm in Staatsburg is Dutchess’ newest farm brewery. Grab an IPA or ale, unwind and take in the scenery of the farm in this family friendly atmosphere. Keep an eye out for more information on food trucks and music events for the upcoming season! And here’s a good idea - grab some fresh ingredients for a future homemade meal at their farm market while you’re there!

Hudson Valley Brewery

Always brewing the beer that they love to drink, the Hudson Valley Brewery pulls from a variety of influences to create traditional, unique and experimental drafts. Visit their outdoor patio, open Friday through Sunday - seating is on a first come first serve basis! A great place to kick back and soak in the sights of bustling Beacon.

Industrial Arts Brewing Company

Industrial Arts Brewing Company is serving up craft beer in their abandoned factory turned modern, vibrant gathering place! Currently open for outdoor service on a first come first serve basis, or indoor seating with recommended reservations, they are excited to be welcoming patrons back to their space. With everything from Pilsners and Pale Ale, to IPAs and Stouts, they've got something for every beer drinkers palate. 

King's Court Brewing Company

Whether you want a light crisp beer, or the newest experimental triple dry hop crazy hazy, King's Court Brewing Company has got you covered. Open Thursday through Sunday, and offering fun food truck and trivia events, it's a fun place to hang out in the heart of the Queen City! 


Dennings Point Distillery 

Where passion drives production, Denning’s Point Distillery in Beacon uses locally sourced grains and fruit in their handcrafted spirits. Stop by on the weekends for tastings and delicious cocktails like their Beacon Bourbon + Peach Tea, Great 9 Gin + Hibiscus & Mango Tea, or Viskill Vodka + Cranberry Juice. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Click here for more details. 

Taconic Distillery

Taste the award-winning bourbon and rye whiskies from Taconic Distillery in Stanfordville, that is made using New York grains and spring water from the founders’ farm. Visit their tasting room and retail space serving Taconic's spirits as well as beer, wine and soft drinks. Have a picnic on their expansive patio with lawn games and a fire pit overlooking scenic farmland. They’re open Saturdays only, click here for more information.

Dutch's Spirits

Experience an original New York bootleg operation right here in the heart of the Hudson Valley! Legend has it the notorious Dutch Schultz was the mastermind behind this Harvest Homestead Farm in Pine Plains, where federal agents uncovered a massive underground concrete bunker along with a sprawling network of interconnected tunnels. Today, you can sip on Moonshine at this historic farm, tasting room and distillery.


Looking for a completely private experience? Contact Shady Knoll Orchards & Distillery in Millbrook for a tasting and tour by appointment. Try their distilled apple brandy and whiskey products made on-site in a French alembic still using homegrown apples and rye. Our friends at The Vail Fox Distillery in Poughkeepsie have a tasting room for visitors coming soon, but you can make an appointment for a private tour and tasting of their gin and whisky now, if you give them a call. 


Kings Highway Cider Shack

The most awarded ciders on the East Coast are available for sipping, alongside farm-to-table eats at Kings Highway’s Cider Shack at McEnroe Organic Farm in Millerton. These dry ciders have zero grams of residual sugar per serving, zero carbs and zero gluten. Bring your kite, your dog, and some games to enjoy the afternoon outdoors with a stunning view of the farm!

Treasury Cider Garden

Fishkill Farms’ Treasury Cider Bar, located on the Northside of their covered porch in Hopewell Junction, offers cider tastings with expansive orchard views. Reservations are open for indoor tables only with a 45-minute limit. If you wish to stay longer, you are welcome to move to an outdoor table. There is plenty of outdoor seating that does not require reservations! Make reservation here.

Slate Point Meadery

What’s mead you ask? Mead is a honey-based alcoholic beverage, which is considered the first to be fermented in the entire history of humankind, dating to roughly 10,000 years ago. In order to be a mead, its primary fermented sugars must come from honey. Slate Point Meadery in Poughkeepsie adds different ingredients to create a variety of flavor profiles. Their new tasting room next to Zeus Brewing Co. in the Queen City Lofts Building.

 

 

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