If you are out this way on a Saturday morning, Chatham Brewing is a must-stop. If you get there bright and early, you can try everything they have for free. They will also fill your growler with whatever they have on draft, and if you are interested in trying their 22oz specialty beers, they will pop one open for you. The gentleman we have talked to every time we’ve showed up is genuinely interested in what we think of the beer, and takes the time to talk to us. Just picked up a keg of the 8 Barrel Super IPA at a great price for a great brew. They are currently building a new (indoor!) tasting room up the street; I’m excited to see how that turns out!
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I had a tough time finding this place! I was on my way home from a recent business trip to Albany and decided to take the Taconic Parkway so I could make a side trip to this brewery. After three times up and down the street, I parked the car and asked directions at a local eatery. Pointed in the right direction, I found the building that houses this small nano brewery. I had a great time talking with the brewer and everyone there could not have been friendlier. This place is a gem and the beer is quite good. I will be taking the Taconic home more often!
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Located down the alley on Main Street between 20 and 22 Main Street. The location itself is a small nano brewery. They have a 1 barrel setup and an overhang that they fill growlers of whatever they have available. Growlers cost $15 or $12 for a refill. Bring cash and call ahead. Their beers are very good and worth seeking out.