How To Best Experience the Hudson Valley’s Incredible Craft Breweries, Cideries, and Distilleries
If the history of colonial New York teaches us one thing about our forefathers and mothers, it’s that they loved a good drink. Thanks to the state’s hops- and barley-friendly climate, the country’s first commercial brewery opened in Manhattan in 1632. Distilleries, run mostly by farmers, soon followed. Around the early 1900s, the state had about 1,200 distilleries and some 400 breweries.