I miss the good old days when you could simply grab a friend or ten and go breweries hopping in the Hudson Valley! But even though having experiences outside of your home has become quite a logistical enterprise, they seem to be more special and meaningful.
Last Saturday I've got a chance to visit Newburgh Brewing Company's Tap Room near Newburgh waterfront. Saturday night or not, the area looked a bit deserted, but it was great to see businesses with diverse revenue streams making it through the reality of COVID-19 pandemic and even appear to be thriving. I've seen vibrant and trendy Newburgh Brewing cans in several stores around the area, but I was excited to try "Hudson Valley's Liquid Gold" right where it's made.
The moment we arrived at the location, we were literally immersed in the rich history of Newburgh and its glorious past on the banks of the Hudson River. Former steam engine factory building seems like a perfect fit to house a trendy Newburgh Brewing brand adored by millennials flocking to the Hudson River Valley to experience the authentic flavor of life, and in many cases scout for a perfect permanent nesting location in little towns nearby. The expansiveness of the building with its epic cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and brick walls creates an inspiring ambiance along with the sense of safety and the ability to properly practice social distancing in these unprecedented times.
Helpful staff arranged the perfect location for our brewery experience: high table made with reclaimed wood and parts of one of those steam engines used to be serviced in this historic building. Without any hesitation I asked to try their top selling beers and ordered some delicious food to complement my tasting journey.
I stared with the light and easy lager Cream Ale (4.2% ABV) and as promised it was supremely malty and refreshing with distinctive pale-straw color. The Cream Ale known to be a specialty in the Northeast, but this one was one of the best I tried so far with bold and authentic flavor.
Next one was the MegaBoss IPA (7% ABV) with mega rich pineapple and citrus fruit aroma. The combination of 8 hop varieties does make it feel "mega" as the label states. It went smooth as it should and after enjoying the cheesy pretzel I continued to the next glass.
Cafe Sour (5.5% ABV) is a sour ale blended with cold brew coffee. I personally prefer more classic approach to beer flavors, but having the caffeine boost was definitely a good thing at the end of my first flight.
As a semi-professional breweries explorer I know that after 3 glasses of delicious beer, people tend to 5-star everything that goes after, so instead I decided to stay objective and asked for the InfinityBoss, Nitro Stout, GigaBoss, Amazing Lager, Newburgh Pilsener and a couple other favorites to go so I can continue my tasting journey at home without the pressure of camera and flashes. Spoiler alert: the rest of the beers were great and each of them had some strong craft beer aspects that I sincerely appreciated.
Having a personal connection with the place where magic happens, makes the product even more magical. Thank you, Newburgh Brewing Company for the amazing experience and from now on a six-pack of MegaBoss is on my weekend shopping list! Enjoy the photo gallery of my experience below and I can't wait for next Brewery Review with Hudson Valley Style Magazine!
Photo Gallery: Newburgh Brewing Company - The Best Beer in Hudson Valley - Brewery Review by Kei Kullberg
Get to Know Hudson Valley’s Own Kei The Mortgage Guy
Starting out at Superior Mortgage as a Production Associate, I have integrated my passions and knowledge of the mortgage industry into my work. I then moved on to be an efficient and detail orientated Loan Processor. Loan processing taught me how to analyze loans in a way that would enhance my skills and understanding of the mortgage industry.
I grew up in Cornwall, NY, which then lead me to attend the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, NY. From there I attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage and furthered my education experience at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Economics. At St. Lawrence I was the MVP of the Division 1 Alpine Ski Team who also took part in numerous community service events throughout each semester. Since November of 2018, I have become a licensed Loan Originator and Branch Manager of the Superior Mortgage Fishkill Branch. Customer Service and meeting client’s needs is an expertise of mine and striving to get clients in their new homes is especially what motivates me day in and day out.
My experience of working with real estate investors small and large has taught me the importance of using real estate as a tool for investing and gaining long term wealth. I will continue my real estate investment journey with the help and influence of my clients and talented co-workers. I am also passionate about skiing, photography, and any sport that takes place on the water.
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