CHESTERTOWN — Brewing beer takes hops, malted barley, yeast, and some seed money doesn’t hurt either. more

Dec 29, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun


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NORTH CREEK | Area’s only German restaurant opens at base of Gore Mountain more

Dec 24, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun

LAKE GEORGE | Revelers next summer may be sipping and socializing with friends or co-workers as they collaboratively pedal-power a bar roving around Lake George. more

Nov 9, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH | Residents will raise a glass to the city’s oldest bar later this month. more

Nov 5, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun


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LAKE GEORGE | Early afternoon on Oct. 8, John Luce — leader of the German band Inseldudler — looked up at the blue skies above the crowd filling Canada Street for the 7th annual Lake George Oktoberfest. more

Oct 12, 2017 10:30 AM The Sun


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LAKE GEORGE | With balmy weather predicted and more vendors booked than in recent years, Warrensburg’s colossal annual World’s Largest Garage Sale may break records this weekend, event sponsors say. more

Sep 28, 2017 10:30 AM The Sun


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LAKE PLACID — It’s go time for craft beer, and lovers of suds will have plenty to celebrate at the Lake Placid Brewfest. more

Sep 19, 2017 9:05 PM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH | Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), a nonprofit historic preservation group, will spotlight the work of two Plattsburgh residents at a special award ceremony next week. more

Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM The Sun


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CORNWALL | When Cornwall resident Peter Briggs traveled around Europe as part of his international business responsibilities for Alvarez & Marsal, a global “turnaround management” firm, he often visited breweries and hop farms. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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WESTPORT | The Essex County Fairgrounds will be abuzz with activity next Saturday. more

Sep 11, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun


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CHARLOTTE | A group of neighbors abutting what will become the largest commercial hop farming operation in Vermont are continuing their opposition to a planned 59.1 acre commercial hop farm. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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CHARLOTTE | New York businessman Peter Briggs wants to cash-in on the Vermont microbrew boom by growing water-intensive hops and barley crops on 30 acres of the former Mack Farm. more

Aug 22, 2017 9:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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LAKE PLACID | Local craft brewery Big Slide Brewery has landed a big award. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:00 PM The Sun


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PLATTSBURGH —  The Plattsburgh Brewfest is back. more

Aug 3, 2017 1:00 PM The Sun


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WESTPORT — For Matthew Brankman, opening Westport’s first-ever brewery is the realization of a longtime dream. more

Jul 20, 2017 9:00 AM The Sun 1 Comments


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You probably couldn’t tell from the weather, but summer is here, and like most Americans, we celebrated Memorial Day Weekend parked in front of our backyard barbeque grill. more

May 31, 2017 6:00 AM Editorials


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LAKE GEORGE — Jeff Gary walked out of the kitchen at Roaring Brook Ranch and looked at the crowd packing the banquet room of his family’s historic venue — revelers were three-deep at the bar and dozens of others gyrated on the dance floor. more

Mar 29, 2017 1:00 PM The Sun


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LAKE PLACID — If Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul wasn’t a beer fan before she touched down in Lake Placid on Tuesday, she is now. more

Feb 14, 2017 4:55 PM The Sun

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S. BURLINGTON — A number of internationally recognized hops experts will speak at the eighth annual Vermont Hop Conference, Feb. 25. more

Jan 26, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle


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BURLINGTON — Vermont’s largest winter brewers’ festival premieres on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Sheraton-Burlington, offering festival-goers samples from more than 75 varieties of Vermont craft beer, ciders, wine and spirits. more

Jan 24, 2017 6:00 AM The Vermont Eagle

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