While the last few months may have looked quite different from the bustling, weekend getaway-filled spring season we’re used to, there are still so many ways to enjoy the summer in New York State. Even while social distancing, the Sullivan Catskills is ripe with activities and experiences for you and your family. Fly fish, kayak, swim, bike, dine outside or grab some local beer & cider to go for a picnic in the mountains. The…

Sherburne, New York, is a one-stoplight town. But, that red circle isn’t the only reason for pause. It’s not unusual for drivers to make a U-turn when they see the large sign that reads “BEER” on the side of Bullthistle Brewing Co. And those otherwise passers-through are rewarded for their efforts. There’s nothing trendy about the craft beer Charlie Anderson makes here or the creative dishes Co-Owner Brad Taft creates. It’s simply food and beverage…

It was supposed to be a place to retire. But, now it seems Kimm and Ken Schick are working harder than ever. Hummingbird Hills Winery is a labor of love, though. “We actually grow the product and create it here,” Ken says. “When we got in this business, we wanted to create a product that we make ourselves. “You have to have a passion for it, like any other farmer,” says the former contractor. Ken…

What do you get when you combine hundreds of local family growers, generations of harvesting expertise and a region blessed with ideal soil? Some of the most flavorful apples ever. Take a bite for yourself and experience the fresh taste of New York State. Grown with Passion. Just for you. NY Apples.

On a recent Tuesday, the first Copper City Brewing Co. patron was an 87-year-old man who stops in every week. He loves hops, a conversion Danny Frieden witnessed right at his bar. It’s experiences like these that give Frieden and his partner Eric Daniels the confidence they’re on the right track with their lineup of mostly classic craft styles. It’s the community they’ve built inside their copper-clad confines that that assures this brewery is bringing…

It’s that time of year again! We hope you visit our 5th Annual Applepalooza at Fulton Stall Market in the Seaport District – presented by New York Apples on Sunday 9/29, 11am – 5pm! Come get a taste of fall, find out where to go apple picking, book a tour and try NYS hard cider, beer and craft beverages from Nine Pin Cider, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, Prohibition Distillery, Finger Lakes Distilling, Taconic Distillery, Naked…

Elias Barber doesn’t care for vodka. So, the distilled spirit he creates from the family farm’s potatoes must be pretty damn good. His 1857 Spirits distillery is a marriage of his penchant for academic rigor developed at Cornell University as an agricultural science major and his family’s 160-year legacy at Barber’s Farm more so than the product itself. A member of the sixth generation to operate the farm, Barber wanted to contribute to that legacy….

The modern craft beer connoisseur carries a sophisticated palette, so Jason Gardner and Kristen Lyons have to make great beer. The two engineers build their brews on that simple philosophy, bringing together science, art and a close community of patrons who frequent Binghamton Brewing Co. Jason and Kristen created their precise process as home-brewers aspiring to produce Belgian-style ales on par with esteemed beer makers like Brewery Ommegang. The inventive pair boosts their own efficiency…

You don’t have to be into wine to enjoy your time at Owera Vineyards. You just have to be up for an experience, one that includes great food, amazing views and good conversation. That’s the vision of the founding family that planted their vineyard outside the village of Cazenovia in 2008. It was an adventurous endeavor for Nancy and Peter Muserlian at the time. While this is a lakeside community, it falls outside of New…

A trip to Cooperstown, NY, with its classic Main Street and iconic Hall of Fame, is like a trip back in time. And the trip to get there is timeless – rolling hills and sparkling waters far from the interstate. Whether it’s across the country or in your own backyard, this quiet corner of New York state will transport you. Nestled in the bucolic beauty, you’ll find Brewery Ommegang. The hop bines that line the…