A visit to a brewery is a fun and educational experience that not only saves you money but makes you feel like you are part of a community that takes its beer making seriously. Most of us go to a local microbrewery for a pint or two, but what we really come to appreciate are all the visits we have to breweries all across the nation and world. From the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York to Oregon, there are breweries of every size and type. Some small, family-owned microbreweries, such as Widener and 5venth Street in Portland, Oregon; they are simply fantastic!
While on a brewery visit, there is so much to enjoy that we often take several days to explore the entire scope. Tours are available through many different sources, and while some require an advance deposit at the time of booking, others are available upon arrival. For a more comprehensive tour, including transportation and lodging, it may be best to book a guided tour. There are dozens of tour companies in Brooklyn, New York who offer guided tours of several locations, including Brooklyn breweries. If you are interested in such a tour, contact one to find out what tour information they offer, and when the tours will be available.
Many breweries host “Taste of the Month” tastings
This is a monthly event where special beers from around the world are tasted in the breweries’ tasting room. Tasters get an opportunity to try rare and obscure beers, along with popular brews from around the world. There are also monthly “specials” at the brewery, which include featured beers, guest speakers, food and merchandise for purchase. These tours can last anywhere from one day to a weekend, and are recommended for anyone who is taking a vacation to a brewery.
Another way to explore the rich history of the brewery and its brewing heritage is to pay a visit to a beer garden. A beer garden is a temporary facility where drinkers can enjoy the natural flavor of New York’s finest ales and lagers. The New York Beer Garden hosts regular concerts by local bands and DJs, as well as family events and guest speakers. The gardens can be found in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. In addition to providing entertainment, beer garden participants can learn about the history of brewing by taking guided tours of the brewery.
If you’re looking for a unique destination to enjoy a day of relaxation and enjoyment, then Lake Placid – pronounced plack – is a perfect place for a day trip or weekend stay. Located on theupper New York state near the Catskills, Lake Placid offers some of the most spectacular views in Upstate. At the brewery, visitors can take a one-of-a-kind tasting tour, featuring custom-built glass fermenters and handcrafted ales and lagers. During the evening, the waters of Lake Placid are perfectly warm, inviting visitors to relax and enjoy some food and beverages made with the best local ingredients. Whether you’re in town for a day of touring and tasting, or just to hang out with friends, a stay at a brewery is a fun-filled way to explore New York’s rich history and culture.
So whether you want to visit a New York beer festival or check out the fine attractions that make up Lake Placid, there is a stop for you within the region. If you’re interested in visiting the brewery during your stay, book a tasting room location a few days ahead of your arrival date. For even more convenience, reserve a spot in a designated tasting room area prior to your arrival. Your excursion to New York’s Backyard brewery won’t be cut short without a taste of these award winning beers.