We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’ve embarked on an exciting home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region. Our region is home to some of the best craft breweries in world, and we’re telling their stories to our craft beer fanatics here on our blog.

Up next: Sloop Brewing Company!

Named after the boats that once moved people up and down the Hudson, Sloop Brewing Company came into fruition in 2011. Founded by Adam Watson and Justin Taylor in pursuit of new tastes and adventures, the duo got their start by selling beer at farmers markets across New York’s Hudson Valley. In 2014, they opened their first production facility in a Dutch post & beam barn in Elizaville, NY. Recently, Sloop followed up by opening a brand new 25,000 square foot facility in East Fishkill’s former IBM plant. 

Sloop’s star player is their juicy, hazy, flagship Juice Bomb IPA. In this explosive brew, late hopping and low bitterness combine to bring about citrusy, juicy notes of American hops. An exciting blast of tropical leads the way, and a resin-y, more balanced flavor calms the drink down at the end. Juice Bomb is a must try for real hop lovers!

Interested in trying some Sloop brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Sloop craft beer, take home some custom home.grown. & Sloop Brewing coasters and more.

Saturday 11/2, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton NY Market 32 Growler Station

Saturday 11/9, 11am – 2pm at our Bethlehem NY Price Chopper Growler Station

Saturday 11/16, 11am – 2pm at our Malta NY Price Chopper Growler Station

Saturday 11/23, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shopper’s World NY Market 32 Growler Station

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Sloop Brewing Company has to offer! Visit sloopbrewing.com/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 755 East Dr. Suite #106, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

 

Our October home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Artisanal Brew Works!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Artisanal Brew Works!

Owned by two high school teachers, Artisanal Brew Works is a microbrewery located in Saratoga Springs, NY. Kurt Borchardt and Colin Quinn spend their days educating both the youth in the classroom, and craft beer fans in the brewery. Artisanal Brew Works products are a lesson in variety. They make it their mission to appeal to a plethora of tastes with their expansive list of local, handcrafted beers.

One of the favorites of these handcrafted beers is a hazy, New-England style IPA known as Daily Double. Beginning with a citrusy and fruity aroma, and finishing with hop bitterness, Daily Double is a flavorful experience you’ll have to try for yourself. Luckily, it’s one of the brews currently on tap.

Another staple beverage from Artisanal Brew Works is White in the Glasses. Cloudy due to the high amount of wheat used, White in the Glasses is a tasty Belgian Wit. Spiced with a touch coriander and orange peel, it’s a prime example of a light, yet perfectly flavored craft brew.

Interested in trying some Artisanal brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Artisanal Brew Works craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 10/5, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32

Saturday 10/12, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Park Plaza Market 32

Saturday 10/19, 11am – 2pm at our Malta Price Chopper

Saturday 10/26, 11am – 2pm at our Amsterdam Market 32

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Artisanal Brew Works has to offer! Visit artisanalbrewworks.com/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 41 Geyser Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 

Our September home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Magic Hat Brewing Company!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Magic Hat Brewing Company!

Stirring up some mysterious concoctions in the heart of South Burlington, Vermont, Magic Hat is a well-known local brewer. They refer to their brews as elixirs, and their most popular potion is #9. It’s not quite a pale ale, but it runs across your tongue with notes of fruit and floral hop bitterness, bringing an unusual and curious palate. As they say at Magic Hat, #9 asks more questions than it answers. You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Another mischievous feature in the Magic Hat lineup is Circus Boy. A unique and refreshing American-style Hefeweizen. Due to his nocturnal behavior, only appearing under the darkness of a cloudy night sky, Circus Boy is something of an anomaly. Curious for more? Perhaps a closer encounter with this suspicious brew is necessary. 

If you’re not sure which Magic Hat brew to choose you can always go with a variety pack, like the special edition IPA Playlist Variety Pak. A 12-beer variety featuring some of the companies best creations, led by TFG (Taken for Granite) Rock Solid IPA. TFG is a crisp IPA with a smooth malt backing, balanced with orange and grapefruit notes guaranteed to rock your taste buds.

Interested in trying some Magic Hat brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Magic Hat craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 9/7, 11am – 2pm at our Shelburne Rd Market 32

Saturday 9/14, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32

Saturday 9/21, 11am – 2pm at our Bethlehem Price Chopper

Saturday 9/28, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Magic Hat Brewing Company has to offer! Visit https://www.magichat.net/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Our August home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Northway Brewing Company!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Northway Brewing Company!

In 2016, Northway Brewing Company bought an old movie theatre and turned it into a brewery. Launched in 2018, Northway was created to celebrate the people and the landscapes that inhabit the Adirondacks. Located right on the edge of Adirondack Park in Queensbury, NY, Northway’s facility features a 50-barrel brew system, 3.5-barrel pilot system, a bottling and canning line, and a 3,000 square-foot taproom.

Northway offers a number of core brands brewed to encapsulate the essence of a relaxing day in the Adirondacks. Of these core brands, Sunrise Session IPA is a favorite! Sunrise is an unfiltered session IPA dry hopped with Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating the perfect combination of hazy and juicy. Perfect Day Pilsner is another tasty brew that has met rave reviews; a classic, German-styled Pilsner, Perfect Day brings Bavarian malts, Saphir, and Tettnang Hops into a beautiful blend. A satisfyingly crisp and refreshingly clean brew that will prove to be the perfect beverage to complement your perfect day.

Interested in trying some Northway brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Northway craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 8/3, 11am – 2pm at our Warrensburg Price Chopper

Saturday 8/10, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32

Saturday 8/17, 11am – 2pm at our Glen Street Price Chopper

Saturday 8/24, 11am – 2pm at our Route 50 Price Chopper

Saturday 8/31, 11am-2pm at our Wilton Market 32 

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Northway Brewing Company has to offer! Visit https://northwaybrewingco.com/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 1043 U.S. Rt 9 Queensbury, NY 12801

blog_post_Paradox Our February home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Paradox Brewery! We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us! Up next: Paradox Brewery! This February, or should we say “Febrewary,” we’re highlighting Paradox Brewery. Located on Route 9 in Schroon Lake, Paradox is the home of Pure Adirondack Craft Beer. The brewery was founded in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains and they pride themselves on creating pure, authentic brews with all the tastes and feelings of the area.  If you ask the team over at Paradox, they’ll tell you their foundation is the water they use; it can only be found 600 feet below the Adirondack Park. Water so pure it needs no filtering or treatment before being brewed! ParadoxBeer The beginnings of Paradox date back 30 years to when President and Founder Paul Mrocka fell in love with brewing while stationed in Germany as an Army Pilot. Mrocka began brewing for family and friends around Paradox Lake, and those lucky enough to know where to go on the lake could go share a beer with him. Mrocka became fairly well-known for his beer and in 2013 eventually received enough encouragement to open the brewery in Schroon Lake. When following the Paradox Brewery Beer Trail you will find a wide variety of unique, and tasty Adirondack Beers. Check out their core beer selection including Paradox Pilsner, a crisp and highly-drinkable cross between a Czech and German style lager. Also, definitely don’t forget their Off Trail Series, where Paradox enjoys trying new ingredients and different ideas. Off Trail brews include American Wheat, a beer full of wheat, with esters from their house yeast blend, white wine, and a hint of lemon character. American Wheat brings lots of hop flavors and aromatics. Paradox also offers a menu full of seasonal brews and bottle releases. Interested in trying some Paradox Brewery brews? Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Paradox Brewery’s craft beer, take home some brewery swag and more. Saturday 2/3, 11am – 2pm at our Lake Placid Price Chopper Saturday 2/9, 11am – 2pm at our Malta Price Chopper Saturday 2/16, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32 Saturday 2/23, 11am – 2pm at our Amsterdam Market 32 Interested in visiting the brewery? Make the most of everything Paradox Brewery has to offer! Visit paradoxbrewery.com for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more. Brewery & Taproom Address: 154 Route 9 Schroon Lake, NY 12870