Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown, NY last August, my husband has been interested in beer making. He's even made a couple of batches of his own brews, which were quite good! Friday night we decided to take a little drive over to Peekskill to visit the Peekskill Brewery, a microbrewery there. It's a cute place with a short but tasty menu (see it here), including several of their own beers. If you take a little stroll down the hallway towards the bar area, you can see the vats where the beer is made.
We started with a local cheese and meat platter that had some new and different flavors, like smoked duck and a variety of sliced sausages as well as cheeses from Sprout Creek farm, a local producer up in Poughkeepsie. My husband and daughter each ordered a burger, which was big & juicy and topped with all the fixin's, including really ripe, flavorful tomatoes. Mark also had a rich and creamy macaroni and cheese on the side. I ordered the fish and chips, which was fresh and crispy, with a side of lemon-parmesian fries. Yum! Mark drank the Shotgun Willie and the Eastern Standard and I had a Daywalker Wheat. Once you get used to the more complex flavors of a draught, microbrewed beer it's really hard to go back to mass-produced, bottled beer!