new york

A friend of ours just moved to Stony Point, NY and was throwing a housewarming party.  Lucky for him and our fellow guests there is plenty of beer along the way. Ok, maybe not lucky for them because they weren’t in the car, and the breweries are maybe not so much “on the way” but are certainly in the proximity of his house.  And across the Hudson river. Sing Sing Kill Brewery (Ossinging, NY) There are a lot of Kills in Upstate NY, Wallkill, Fishkill, Beaverkill, literal roadkill but we’ve never been to Sing Sing Kill Brewery of Ossining, NY.  This brand new (only a few months old at this point), NYS Farm Brewery has plenty of bar and table seating so bring friends and games. Aside from their house brews they also serve house sodas, collab beers with Big Alice, ciders from Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery and lambic […]

Westchester NY Beerventuring

You might look at our blog, or our Instagram feed and say “wow, they hit a ton of breweries every weekend.” And while I would like to say that you’re absolutely right, we sadly do have day jobs and weekend plans outside of drinking. Like camping weekend this year, we only managed to hit one brewery in upstate NY that whole hurricane weekend! Oh, but we did squeak in a distillery on the way up with Lauren and Steezey; equal opportunity alcoholics.   Milk Street Distillery (Branchville, NJ) Milk Street Distillery is a little craft distiller on the corner of Broad & Milk Street in Branchville, NJ that made its start a little over a year ago. The distillers/owners, are genuinely friendly people who kicked their love of fine spirits up a notch by hand crafting it themselves. Their current lineup is vodka, clear rum and a rye. Being that […]

Camping Beerventures

The next of our beerventures brought us back to an old stomping ground for a friend’s birthday, which was conveniently planned as a brewery tour in NYC. LIC Beer Project (Long Island City, NY) The first stop of the day was LIC Beer Project, in you guessed it, Long Island City. Now, we are bad fake New Yorkers and so instead of relying on public transportation, which is horrible, we drove from Manhattan to LIC. We don’t recommend this strategy, but it works if you know how to drive NY. We arrived before the rest of the birthday bunch showed up, grabbed a table and headed to the bar. When we visited Queens last time, we missed LIC Beer Project so we were glad for an excuse to go back. LIC Beer Project is a spacious brewery (for New York standards) and it unfortunately does not serve flights so we […]

Long Island City Beer and Birthday Celebrations

It’s finally day three and we’re headed off Strong Island in classic beerventurer fashion; hitting more breweries on the way home.  With a gas tank depleting, wallet almost empty and ez-pass toll expenses skyrocketing, we of course had to make the trip back worth it.  So Melissa broke out the maps and did some quick planning to maximize our bang for the buck and came up with five breweries to hit on the way home. Black Forest Brew Haus (Farmingdale, NY) Every now and again we are privileged to hit a brewery that has withstood the test of time by catering to the local populous tastes through solid suds and community involvement. Black Forest Brew Haus is one of those establishments. Founded in 1998, this German-centric brewpub offers a wide array of food from traditional items like Wiener Schnitzel to hipster and vegetarian friendly Portobello mushroom burgers. Unfortunately, we had […]

LI Beerventures Day 3

Beerventurers Take on Long Island Day 2 Continuing on from our last post, we’ve got more beer to drink and places to see while on Long Island for the weekend. Specifically breweries in Patchogue, Holbrook and Riverhead. But first Andrew needs to run 10 miles in the cold because apparently that’s a good time. I’ll stick to the beer, thank you.   Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery – Race Recap Start and Finish: Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue, NY Amenities: Long sleeve tech tee’s, finishers medal (also a bottle opener), discounts at the Sayville Running Company store, Porta-potties, heated tent, food, unlimited beer during the festival, and live music. Weather: Fucking cold, but sunny. Average Pace: 7:52.  We took the first five miles out at an ~8:50 pace and at mile 2 I had to take a quick pitstop… And I’m pretty happy with […]

Long Island Beerventures Day 2

Day 1: We’ve finally made it to Long Island.  After years of pretending that the geographical land mass attached to Brooklyn and Queens didn’t exist, we finally had a reason to acknowledge the expensive and hideous New York tail that is Long Island.  It’s also the birth place of Little Lauren, an individual so unique we thought it must have something to do with the water.  The Bluepoint Brewery 10 mile road race finally dragged us into the thick of the island.  Melissa had mapped out an excellent weekend to maximize our body count and minimize the miles we’re putting on my new car.  She does a great job at planning and coordinating our adventures; you guys should see the crazy spreadsheets and maps she makes prior to every trip.  This wallet depleting beerventure had 17 breweries spanning Friday to Sunday. Our first leg of the trip doesn’t seem to […]

Long Island Beerventures Day 1