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


Casa Larga Vineyards & Winery, Fairport, NY

It should come as no surprise that there are many excellent wine producers in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The terroir is perfect for creating some beautiful wines. Travel a bit further north of the lakes to Fairport and you will discover Casa Larga, a winery and vineyard that has been producing its own unique wines since the 1970s. 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

Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore, NY

Few breweries find themselves needing to upgrade their facilities within the first few years of opening. Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore, NY is one such brewery that has seen rapid growth, requiring a major expansion to their operation. Previously, I had an opportunity to visit the original location. Stepping foot into the new tasting room I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. Visitors are presented with an even more diverse selection of beer while in a tasting room worth spending time in. Continue reading

Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh, NY

Travel around the Hudson Valley region of New York, and you’ll experience an area rich in history and natural beauty. Newburgh, NY, situated on the Hudson river midway between New York City and Albany, played an important role in American history. During the revolutionary war, George Washington’s army was headquartered here and critical decisions about the future of our country were made. I’m sure many of these contributions were crafted over a pint of ale, as beer has been brewed in the region since the 1700’s. Newburgh Brewing Company is proud to keep that tradition alive today and makes for an excellent beer destination. Continue reading

Cortland Beer Company, Cortland, NY

The town of Cortland, New York is located approximately halfway between Binghamton and Syracuse along the I-81 corridor. Situated on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes region, the area seems to be the perfect place to start a new brewery. On a rainy afternoon in late May, Tim and I visited the town to check out the Cortland Beer Company. Continue reading