Plan Bee Farm Brewery Makes Beer That Emphasizes Regionality

Dedicated to NY, this family-owned Poughkeepsie-based brand understands their local terroir

As breweries continue to pop up in astonishing numbers across the country (there are 55 in Vermont, or according to the Brewers Association 11.5 breweries per capita) beer, despite the endless variety, is becoming more similar across categories than ever before. For instance, breweries on the west coast are trying their best to replicate the hazy, New England IPA style. Meanwhile, a brewery in Pennsylvania brews one of …

Hudson Valley Brewery Makes Beer Based on Instinct, Not Instructions

This upstate New York upstart is already drawing drinkers by the hundreds

Hudson Valley Brewery, a mid-level upstart, has the prowess of a business bound for broader horizons. Their beer—oftentimes pillowy, velvety or (on the occasion when its sour) almost more like Kombucha than beer—is consistently named among the best in the country. The brand’s success thus far certainly pertains to the fact that beer doesn’t have to fit into any theoretical box. Other, stricter drinks—like wine or …

Patagonia’s First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale

Brewed in collaboration with Portland-based Hopworks using a sustainable new grain

Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the while supporting conservation projects) to hot cereal made from organic buckwheat (a superfood crop that requires less water, fertilizer and pesticides to grow). The latest addition to their limited offerings …