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We’re officially in fall and that means we had one last triathlon on the calendar, which actually means we had four more breweries to visit to and from the Zoot Westchester Tri in Rye.  This weekend we had Kuka (Andean) Brewing Company, Lock City Brewing, District 96 Beer Factory and Industrial Arts Brewing Company.      Kuka (Andean) Brewing Company (Blauvelt, NY) Off 287 at the Palisades mall exit (Blauvelt, NY) and in a large industrial park behind the Restaurant depot is a good sized contract brewery (Andean) that makes its own label (Kuka) in an oversized 20 barrel system.  Kuka has been in business for four years and has had a tap room for two; thanks to changes in the NYS alcohol regulations.  But they’re only open Friday and Saturday so plan accordingly.  The modest sized tap room is staffed by the owner of Kuka, who loves drinking beer […]

Westchester Triathlon and Beerventuring


  We’re always looking for excuses to mix friends with beerventures so when we saw Two Roads was hosting a Winter Classic we were intrigued. Per the event description, there was going to be two new beers, an ice bar, ice sculptures, fire pits, live music and a curling exhibition. The curling is really what sealed the deal, because who doesn’t love curling? And for $10 including the first beer, it wasn’t a bad deal. So this week has been unseasonably warm in Connecticut, which is a stark contrast from last week’s polar vortex. We got the heartbreaking email that the bocce court wouldn’t freeze so there would be no curling. 🙁 So Saturday came and we headed over to Stratford, where I realized I forgot my tickets but we were still good to go. The Winter Classic was held in the Hop Yard next to the brewery. With all […]

Winter Classic at Two Roads


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Hello and welcome to our new blog and website! I guess Andrew decided to make things almost legitimate, so goodbye tumblr and hello beerventurers.com. If you’re here, I’m assuming its because you’re our friends and you’re humoring us in this. So thanks guys! The beginning of 2016 is as good a place to start as any. Maybe I’ll go back one day to the beginning of our travels, but not now. Anyways, we started 2016 with some old favorites, both brewery-wise and friend-wise. After eating our hangover brunch and playing some outdoor new year’s jenga, we headed over to Branford, CT to visit Thimble Island Brewing Company. We first visited Thimble Island back in 2013 and its been great to see them grow each time we’ve been back. They expanded from a tiny garage space to a gorgeous tap room! They also started a great trend of new breweries in […]

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