Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park, NY

Hyde Park, New York is a great town to visit if you want to see some fascinating historical locations. After visiting the three National Historic Sites for Franklin D. Roosevelt, his wife Eleanor, and the Vanderbilt mansion, you might have worked up an appetite. Look no further then across the road from FDR’s house to Hyde Park Brewing Company. We stopped in to learn their story while exploring the back roads and history of the Hudson Valley. Continue reading


A Taste of Long Island, Farmingdale, NY

We have visited many different breweries during our travels. Some are large organizations that distribute beer throughout the country while others contract brew and design or craft beer based upon customer requests. Then there is A Taste of Long Island in Farmingdale, NY which has a slightly different model. The brewery shares its facility and equipment with tenant brewers, allowing these startups to craft beer on professional equipment without the upfront cost of opening their own brewery. We decided to check out this interesting concept while visiting Long Island on a recent trip. Continue reading

Barley Creek Brewing Company, Tannersville, PA

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania are a well-known outdoor recreation area for travelers all over the northeastern United States. Barley Creek Brewing Company, which opened in 1995, hopes to be your destination for craft beer and food after a day spent on the slopes, or hiking through the wilderness. While driving through the region, we had the opportunity to stop in and discover what they had to offer. Continue reading

Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY

Nestled about halfway between Albany and New York City, the city of Kingston, New York became the state’s first capital back in 1777. Since then, the town has experienced many changes and today is a hub of activity for artists, musicians, and craftsmen of all types. Keegan Ales, established in 2003, has become a vibrant part of the community, and serves up finely crafted beer not only to local residents, but an ever expanding distribution network as well. We dropped in to learn about Keegan’s past, share in their present, and find out where they are headed in the future, all while enjoying a pint or two of their finest ales. Continue reading

Naked Dove Brewing Company, Canandaigua, NY

For those who live around Rochester, NY and the surrounding Finger Lakes region, we are blessed with a plethora of wineries, breweries, distilleries, and more. One of these breweries, Naked Dove Brewing Company located in Canandaigua, was long overdue for a visit from Liquid Alchemy. We stopped by to get the inside story on their past, present, and future. Continue reading

The Beer Diviner / Bly Hollow Brewing, Cherry Plain, NY

Nestled in the foothills of the Taconic Mountains just east of Albany, NY is the quiet hamlet of Cherry Plain. This small town has become a destination for those seeking out the creative, highly stylized beers produced at Bly Hollow Brewing which does business as The Beer Diviner. We had a chance to visit the tasting room to taste their beer and learn about the brewery’s fascinating history directly from Dr. Jonathan Post, the brewer and owner. Continue reading

Rare Form Brewing Company, Troy, NY

Troy, New York, just north of Albany, is quickly becoming a poster child for the “New Urbanism” movement that is taking place across the country. With beautiful architecture, attractive waterfront, and an interesting history, Troy is blossoming and attracting all sorts of new businesses. Rare Form Brewing Company, which opened in May 2014, takes full advantage of Troy’s revitalization and is introducing some quality beers to the city. Continue reading

Raquette River Brewing, Tupper Lake, NY

The search for a good pint of handcrafted beer has gotten a little easier for folks driving through the Adirondacks this year. Raquette River Brewing, in Tupper Lake, New York is hoping to make a name for itself by brewing quality beer with fresh ingredients. I was glad I spotted this new brewery while driving to nearby Rollins Pond for our annual camping trip. Continue reading