Location: 22 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940 (Headquarters)
Founders: Kenan Porter and Kenneth Porter
Head Brewer: Paul Pacheco
Corporate Status: Privately Held
Flagship Product: Lionheart Imperial IPA
The Clemson Bros. Brewery is open to the public and is located in the former Clemson Brothers factory in which the hacksaw was birthed. This brewery is a composite of exposed brick and high vaulted ceiling rooted at 22 Cottage Street in downtown Middletown, New York. Due to the fruitful history of this building and the vast accomplishments of the Clemson family predecessors, we here at the Clemson Bros. Brewery hope to continue to forge a name for ourselves in the local community and the beer community.
At Clemson Bros. Brewery we live and breathe to perfect our passion for craft and our beer exemplifies that passion in every sip. As a dedicated team of craft brewers, we ignite that passion daily by reaching back through time to preserve the culture of our foundation, and we take pride in going to great lengths to artfully blend our love of rich history with our love for craft beer.
Back In 1890, established by way of a mature genealogy in industrial mechanics and metal smithing, as well as exhaustive laboring efforts made at the hands of a highly inventive father and son duo, William Clemson and George Nathan Clemson of Clemson Bros Inc. befittingly took root on Cottage Street and Railroad Avenue in Middletown, New York, following an uprise of economic enterprise during the quaint town's early inception. Making way through a lineage of kindred Master Armorers, three generations of expertly skilled Metal Smiths, and soon becoming identified as the world's pioneer of hack saw blades, Clemson Bros. crafts a historical timeline that captures the rise of a small towns economic advancement, while continuing to stand firmly as a transcendent manifestation of hometown innovation. Read more...
Not satiated by solely maintaining the title of skilled Metal Smiths, the Clemson family's acute propensity for ingenuity sustained opportunity in a booming industrial climate spurred by perseverance and unified fidelity, in turn making them true revolutionaries of their trade. That same ingenuity inspires us to push beyond the limits in order to deliver a superior craft experience to even the most discerning devotee.
Uniting together a team of visionaries and diehard craft enthusiasts, it is our focus to preserve the spirit of our legacy and thanks to the hard work, dedication, and passion of those bold enough to take a risk, what started as an idea to carry out that legacy is now a reality. We've utilized timeless founding principles to bring our dreams to fruition and at Clemson Bros. Brewery we don't simply strive to craft; we aim to pioneer.
Following in the footsteps of our founding predecessors, we're focused on working to create generations of opportunity-producing craft trades, making Clemson Bros. Brewery a brewery for the true craft enthusiast. ...Read less
The Beer Garden at Clemson Bros. Brewery is the premier beer garden of the Hudson Valley. A symbiotic relationship of industrial steel and horticultural adornment, the 7500 sq. ft garden is sure to appeal to a variety of patrons. The 50ft wrap around bar will house eight draft lines. The flowing beer will be paired with fare served off our outdoor charcoal grill. Day and night, conversation and beverage indulgence will be met with the accompaniment of music coming from the beer garden amphitheater. Come dusk eyes will turn upward to our 20 ft drop down screen upon which we will display a variety films. The beer garden at Clemson Bros. Brewery will be available to house multiple events ranging from birthday parties to rehearsal dinners, becoming the most sought after event space in the area.
Exterior: This 2- Story commercial building is of wood frame construction with wood & stone sided, asphalt shingle roof, with plate glass windows, and metal and glass doors. There is an outdoor covered dining terrace facing the Wallkill River. The building is built on a concrete slab. This building was built in the 1998. The building contains approximately of 7,476 SF of GBA on the first level with an additional 800 SF on the second level. The total square footage of the building is 8,276 SF of gross building area.
Interior: The interior of the restaurant consists of (2) enclosed entry foyers, reception area, large bar area, pub area sitting, large dining room, commercial kitchen, men’s and ladies room, storage room, waiter station. The second level consists of mezzanine dining area with an open floor plan, storage room, cold & mill room, office and a half bath. The building is heated by a forced hot air heating system and also has central air conditioning.
This double IPA packs a heavy punch while keeping the hops in check. A citrus and whiskey like aroma make this a very satisfying full-bodied beer. Expect a sweet and malty finish. Webster Dictionary defines LIONHEART as a person of exceptional courage and bravery. We have no doubt that this is how you’ll feel after puttin’ one back. This is another original recipe from the garage in Pine Island formulative days.
Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Centennial, & Cascade.
Food Pairing: Eggs, bacon, sausage, salmon, salads, and fruit.
With a deep golden color this medium-bodied pale ale has refreshing citrus notes and a distinctive floral hop aroma. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Straight and to the point an American Pale Ale made with the working class in mind, so roll up your sleeves, crack one open and enjoy!
Hops Used: Centennial, Citra, & Cascade.
Food Pairing: Medium-mild cheddar, grilled meats, anything smoked and apple pie.
A rich gold color and sweet aroma reminiscent of light fruit, tangerine, orange, followed by a slightly sweet, malty finish. This was the first recipe we created and tested back in 2012 out of our garage in Pine Island, NY. Lola translates to ‘young lady’ in English.
Hops Used: Chinook, & Citra.
Food Pairing: Salads, grilled foods, shellfish and spicy cuisine.
Upon tasting Lola’s blonde we decided to add another level of complexity. This is not a raspberry beer, this blonde ale hits you first with very light bitter hop and sweet malt, followed immediately with a hint of raspberry. It ends with an almost bone dry lingering berry notes.
Hops Used: Chinook, & Citra.
Food Pairing: Salads, grilled foods, shellfish and spicy cuisine.
This dark ale is so dark that it’s almost black. It’s filled with espresso notes and a subtle roasted flavor. You’ll enjoy a full-bodied beer with a khaki colored head. Hochmeister is the beer of choice for those who enjoy dark beer. Fun Fact: Hochmeister (German) is the holder of the supreme office of the Teutonic Order. This is the inspiration behind our producing this brown ale, because it is the Grand Master of them all.
A full-bodied, dark brew, with all the rich flavors one would come to expect from a stout such as chocolate, expresso, toffee, and roasted oats. Brewed with lactose and vanilla bean to blend all the bold flavors. With a sweet creamy malt body. No frills no gimmicks just a great stout. At 10% this milk stout is very easy drinking. But will hit you like a freight train!
Hops Used: Nugget
Food Pairing: Pepper Jack Cheese, Oysters, BBQ, Beef stew, Chocolate & Vanilla cakes & French toast.
This craft beer is a full-bodied with hints of citrus zest, spice, and a sweet caramel finish. This beer has a high hop profile front to back. Our brewery is located at “22” Cottage Street. As you approach our brewery, you’ll notice a large tower extending from the roof of our industrial brick building. This was the inspiration for the name of this 2XIPA.
Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Cascade, & Centennial.
Food Pairing: Gorgonzola, blue cheese, & spicy wings.
A play on words, though we believe all of our beers to have happy endings. Magnum hops with 15.5% alpha acid add a pleasantly bitter flavor. The color of burnt orange and copper with the aroma of grass trimmings and citrus. This one in particular ends with a strong and bold hop finish.
A Porter gets its’ name from the the processing of the malt, where malt is dried at very high temperature resulting to the point of partly charring. The resulting effect is a dark-brown roasty medium-bodied beer with a lot of complexities. Take a sip and it will be hard to distinguish between a glass of fermented grain and a Peanut Butter Cup. A truly magical brew perfect for the colder months because of it is reminiscent of bitter dark chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Sweet and succulent up front, dark chocolate in the middle, mild but noticeably roasted aftertaste. This seemed like a good enough time as any to give a beer the surname of our proprietors, The Porter Family, so let’s raise a glass and “Cheers”!
A double dry hopped session IPA. This beer is light bodied, with a hoppy flavor that lingers throughout. It’s a Session IPA with all the hop flavor of a traditional IPA and added notes of a tropical fruit and spice. It has a dry finish.
A full-bodied hazy golden color double IPA with a nice mellow hop forward bitterness that transitions into a juicy orange, tangerine flavor with a smooth, refreshing finish. A double IPA is sometimes referred to as an “Imperial IPA”. The alcohol content is medium-high to high and notably evident with a medium-high to full body.
Hops Used: Mosaic
Food Pairing: Complements intensely flavorful, highly spiced dishes, such as curry, & bold, sweet desserts like flourless chocolate cake & crème brulée.
This New England style IPA is a part of our rotating hop Manhattan Project series. As the name suggests here are 3 different variations. This specific batch has an unmistakable pineapple aroma and flavor. A bright golden/straw color with a thick haze. The malt is accentuated by adding hops only at whirlpool and it ends with an earthy, almost fresh cut grass finish. 2-row wheat & oats with heavy dry hop additions give a full creamy body that is very juicy.
If you’re looking for a light, crisp refreshing beer with a golden color, this is your choice. This pilsner has a naturally sweet mango flavor with a slight spice from the hop. Mango begins at the aroma and follows throughout the beer.
Hops Used: Chinook
Food Pairing: Works well with salmon, tuna & other high-fat, oily fish and with marbled meats; bitterness offers pleasing contrast with sweet reductions, & sauces.
This beer is Lionheart Imperial IPA aged in oak bourbon barrels for at least 3 months. Its flavor is amplified as the beer fuses with the bourbon left over in the wooden bourbon barrels. Ragnarök is the first of our Limited Edition Anniversary Cask-aged Series for the Year of 2015-2016.
Bourbon barrel aged chocolate peanut butter porter. Our “A Little Extra Porter” is aged in bourbon barrels for over 3 months to allow the peanut butter and bourbon to create an amazing flavor combination. The combined flavor of bourbon and peanut butter create a sweet smooth and robust dark beer. A little bit of dryness comes through at the end from the oak barrel. A must try!
Hops Used: Mosaic
Food Pairing: Works well with smoked meats, especially bacon; complements chocolate, espresso & coffee-flavored desserts & soft, creamy cheeses.