Sometimes we visit destinations for their landscapes. Other times we visit destinations for their cultural attributes. And then, sometimes, we visit a destination because it has a lot of really delicious craft beer.
For beer enthusiasts, few experiences are quite as satisfying as discovering a small, independent craft brewery chock-full of delicious brews.
In Westchester County, New York, there’s an abundance of breweries, all ripe for your exploration! Just an hour outside of New York City, Westchester feels like a country escape but filled with all the amenities of a big city. Superb dining, incredible outdoor adventures, and of course, plenty of craft beer await in Westchester, combine to make it an all-around excellent vacation destination.
Don’t Miss These Breweries in Westchester
To get you started on your own self-guided beer crawl, here are some of the region’s most notable breweries:
With 12 beers on tap and a delightful outdoor beer garden, Broken Bow Brewery provides a tasty and aesthetically pleasing beer drinking experience. With their motto of “it ain’t broken, don’t drink it” you know you can expect unusual, out-of-the-box beers to try. A few of the Broken Bow beers have been known to win awards, in case you needed any more persuading to try this place out!
After making his first beer when he was only 17, Scott Vaccaro went on to get a degree in fermentation science and is now the proud owner of the award-winning Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.! Quite the convivial joint, the brewery features 24 taps which line the long wooden bar. Several of the beers are aged in barrels sourced from wineries and distilleries, adding to their taste.
Created by a young, former wall street professional, Half Full Brewery was founded on the principle of going after what makes your heart sing with happiness! With around ten beers to try, a fun and engaging tasting room, and the occasional food truck, you’ll have more than half of a good time here!
Just a block from the Hudson River located in a historic old trolley garage lies Yonkers Brewing Company. Opened in 2015 by two natives, the tasting room is a blast from the past especially considering the walls are plastered with historical photographs. They are currently offering nine beers on tap, with ever-changing offerings! In addition to sipping on brews, occasionally the brewery also hosts fun events such as yoga classes, paint-your-own-growler nights, and live music!
Breweries in Westchester are becoming more widespread, which is great news for craft beer connoisseurs everywhere! Not only can you visit one or more of these breweries next time you visit Westchester, but you can also taste some of the beers are various restaurants and bars in the area as well.
Westchester is particularly beautiful in the summer and autumn, and coincidentally both of those seasons pair perfectly with craft beer! Find your Westchester headquarters at the idyllic Doral Arrowwood. Located in Rye Brook, one of the towns of Westchester County, Doral Arrowwood 114 acre luxury resort. Explore the scenery of Westchester, sip on beer, and relax at Doral Arrowwood, a recipe for the perfect getaway!