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 …

Three New Natural Skincare Lines Worth Watching

From a potent line highlighting Caribbean flora to Hudson Valley products tailored for men

Spring has sprung, and it calls for a little Marie Kondo-ing of the boudoir. Whether your thick winter creams have been used to the last dollop or—dare we say—expired, or if you’re simply on the look out for something new to break from a morning routine rut, below are three recently launched natural skincare lines. Each one has its own distinctive mission worth talking addressing, …

Up Homes Customizable Houses

Modular units come together for a residence built upon sustainability

Whether you’re imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren’t modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence—250-square-foot building blocks. Each unit can be combined to maximize both light and space, in as many ways as one can envision. Their proposed prototype measures 1000 square feet, …

Rivertown Lodge, Hudson

Two hours from NYC, a beautifully designed 27-room hotel awaits upstate

Opened last October in Hudson, New York, Rivertown Lodge doesn’t look like much when you pull up (or walk the 20 minutes from the Amtrak train station). Formerly a 1920s movie theater later converted into a motel in 1958, the new 27-room hotel on Warren Street—a few doors down from Grazin’—preserves a discreet exterior that matches the block. And inside is a relaxed grandeur that …

Preview: Hudson River Exchange’s 2015 Summer Market

Four favorite vendors from the seasonal craft epicenter taking place this weekend

People don’t really need an excuse to visit New York’s Hudson Valley. It’s convenient to reach by car or train; restaurants often feature the best locally grown, seasonal foods; and whether or not you are in range of the river, the landscapes are beautiful and the towns are quaint. If that isn’t enough, this weekend marks the third installment of Hudson River Exchange‘s Summer Market. …