Just outside of New York City the Lower Hudson Valley offers a striking contrast to the often overwhelming density throughout the metropolis forming the region’s core. But much like the big city, the communities along the Hudson River as it winds towards it's navigable end-point at Albany grew up around the same industry flowing towards the Erie Canal. The decline of manufacturing in the second half of the 20th Century left these communities decimated in the same way most American cities were suffering. 

When the original occupants of these purpose-built spaces left, the industrial bones remained, gathering dust. Recently, many of these incredible spaces have been brought back to life by craft beverage makers serving a public more concerned with quality than ever before.

We will visit 5 craft breweries and other small businesses as we learn the story of how America’s