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Company Name: Clemson Bros. Brewery

Location: 22 Cottage Street, Middletown, NY 10940 (Headquarters)

Founders: Kenan Porter and Kenneth Porter

Head Brewer: Paul Pacheco

Corporate Status: Privately Held

Founded: 2013

Flagship Product: Lionheart Imperial IPA

Short Description:

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.

Long Description:

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

Middletown

Brewery, Restaurant, Beer Garden & Taproom

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Middletown Beer Garden Info:

Specifications:

  • 7500 sq ft Beer Garden
  • 50” x 50” inch charcoal pit
  • 50 ft wrap around bar
  • Eight Draft Lines
  • 20 ft drop down movie screen
  • 60ft bar top extension seating
  • Propane fire pit 6ft
  • Seasons open: Spring, Summer, Fall

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.

Middletown Brewery Info:

Specifications:

  • Taproom: 3200 sq ft
  • Taproom bar: 28 ft
  • Four draftlines
  • Brewing room: 1200 sq ft
  • Brewing room houses nine fermenters:
    • One housing 434 gallons
    • Two housing 217 gallons each
    • Six housing 108.5 gallons each
  • One Liquor Tank
  • Seven serving vessels 108.5 gallons each
  • One seven Barrel Kettle
  • One seven Barrel Mash Tun

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New Paltz

Brewery, Restaurant & Taproom

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New Paltz Beer Garden Info:

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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.

New Paltz Brewery Info:

Specifications:

  • Property plot size: 2.03 Acres
  • Building size: 8,276 sq ft
  • Dining areas on 1st and 2nd floors
  • 1 Large bar area
  • 1 Commercial kitchen
  • 1 cold/mill room
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Company Name: Clemson Bros. Brewery at The Otter

Location: 3 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561

Owner: Kenan Porter and Kenneth Porter

Head Brewer: Paul Pacheco

Corporate Status: Privately Held

Purchased: 2019


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Pine Island

Restaurant & Taproom

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Pine Island Beer Garden Info:

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Pine Island Brewery Info:

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Company Name: Clemson Bros. Brewery Pine Island

Location: Rt. 1, Pine Island, NY 10969

Owner: Kenan Porter and Kenneth Porter

Head Brewer: Paul Pacheco

Corporate Status: Privately Held

Purchased: 2018


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Lionheart Imperial IPA

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.

  • ABV: 11%
  • IBU: 70
  • Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Centennial, & Cascade.
  • Food Pairing: Eggs, bacon, sausage, salmon, salads, and fruit.

Foundation Pale Ale

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!

  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 55
  • Hops Used: Centennial, Citra, & Cascade.
  • Food Pairing: Medium-mild cheddar, grilled meats, anything smoked and apple pie.

Lola's Blonde Ale

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.

  • ABV: 4.3%
  • IBU: 15
  • Hops Used: Chinook, & Citra.
  • Food Pairing: Salads, grilled foods, shellfish and spicy cuisine.

Lola's Raspberry Blonde Ale

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.

  • ABV: 4.3%
  • IBU: 15
  • Hops Used: Chinook, & Citra.
  • Food Pairing: Salads, grilled foods, shellfish and spicy cuisine.

Hochmeister Brown Ale

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.

  • ABV: 6.8%
  • IBU: 20
  • Hops Used: Nugget
  • Food Pairing: Sharp aged cheeses, nuts, grilled steaks, root vegetables and squash.

Freight Train Imperial Milk Stout

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!

  • ABV: 10%
  • IBU: 40
  • Hops Used: Nugget
  • Food Pairing: Pepper Jack Cheese, Oysters, BBQ, Beef stew, Chocolate & Vanilla cakes & French toast.

Clemson Pilsner

Our first take on a Pilsner. More info coming soon.

  • ABV: 5%
  • IBU: 0
  • Hops Used: Nugget
  • Food Pairing: Pepper Jack Cheese, Oysters, BBQ, Beef stew, Chocolate & Vanilla cakes & French toast.

Tower 22 DIPA

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.

  • ABV: 8.2%
  • IBU: 80
  • Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Cascade, & Centennial.
  • Food Pairing: Gorgonzola, blue cheese, & spicy wings.

Hoppy Endings IPA

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.

  • ABV: 6.2%
  • IBU: 60
  • Hops Used: Magnum, Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, & Citra.
  • Food Pairing: Salty & fried foods, curries, tacos, & ginger.

Porter's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

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”!

  • ABV: 7%
  • IBU: 20
  • Hops Used: Nugget
  • Food Pairing: Peanut butter cups, oysters, venison stew, vanilla ice cream, dark chocolate shakes.

Brewer's Mistress Session IPA

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.

  • ABV: 5.6%
  • IBU: 55
  • Hops Used: Columbus, Apollo, & Amarillo.
  • Food Pairing: Bar-B-Que

Ryes Above Pale Ale

A medium Amber colored pale ale. Rye malt contributes to this beers earthy and spicy flavor. It finishes crisp and dry with a floral hint.

  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 50
  • Hops Used: Magnum & Centennial.
  • Food Pairing: Salads, medium/mild cheddar, Italian, chicken, & grilled meats.

Word of Mouth Pale Ale

A medium bodied, medium hopped pale ale with notes of orange zest, guava, stone fruit, and a slight piney bitterness. This beer finishes with a smooth clean malt backbone.

  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBU: 50
  • Hops Used: Columbus, Apollo, & Amarillo.
  • Food Pairing: Salads, Italian, chicken, & grilled meats.

Waterloo Belgian Style Witbier

A medium bodied, medium hopped pale ale with notes of orange zest, guava, stone fruit, and a slight piney bitterness. This beer finishes with a smooth clean malt backbone.

  • ABV: 5%
  • IBU: 26
  • Hops Used: German Hallertau
  • Food Pairing: Compliments salads with light citrus dressings and feta, or goat cheese, light white meat such as chicken, turkey, or pork.

Manhattan Project DIPA

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.

  • ABV: 7.8%
  • IBU: 65
  • Hops Used: Mosaic
  • Food Pairing: Complements intensely flavorful, highly spiced dishes, such as curry, & bold, sweet desserts like flourless chocolate cake & crème brulée.

Trinity Test (Simcoe/Mosaic) NE IPA

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.

  • ABV: 7%
  • IBU: 0
  • Hops Used: Simcoe & Mosaic.
  • Food Pairing: Seafood, Soft Cheeses.

Relativity NE Session IPA

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  • ABV: 5.4%
  • IBU: 14
  • Hops Used: TBA
  • Food Pairing: Havarti cheese, Curry based dishes.

M-Town Beetdown Sour Ale

A sour ale brewed with berry mix & beet juice. Mildly sour, with more of a sweet flavor.

  • ABV: 5%
  • IBU: 0
  • Hops Used: Citra
  • Food Pairing: Bleu cheese, goat cheese, eggs, & seafood.

IPTea Pomegranate IPA Craft Tea

A sweet malt IPA full bodied craft tea with strong flavors of green tea and pomegranate.

  • ABV: 7%
  • IBU: 0
  • Hops Used: Green tea leaves replace hops.
  • Food Pairing: Seafood, Salads, Chicken, Asian or Middle Eastern Foods.

IPTea Lemon IPA Craft Tea

Our take on a hard tea. Light in body with the qualities of a Session IPA brewed with an organic black tea lemon blend.

  • ABV: TBA
  • IBU: 0
  • Hops Used: Black tea leaves replace hops.
  • Food Pairing: Seafood, Salads, Chicken, Asian or Middle Eastern Foods.

Jack of All Trades Cherry Wheat

An American cherry wheat medium in body and amber in color. It has a creamy and sweet malt profile with highlights of tart cherry that complement the malty flavor.

  • ABV: 5.4%
  • IBU: 45
  • Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Cascade, & Centennial.
  • Food Pairing: Gorganzola, blue cheese, cubanos, crawfish, & spicy wings.

Sun-Kissed Mango Pilsner

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.

  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBU: 25
  • 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.

Raise the Flag Pale Ale

Info coming soon.

  • ABV: 6%
  • IBU: 45
  • Hops Used: TBA
  • Food Pairing: Salads, medium/mild cheddar, Italian, chicken, & grilled meats.

Oktobearfest Märzen Dopplebock

A traditional Märzen style Double Bock beer with a medium body and dark Amber color. Very little to no bitterness allows the rich malt to dominate. Sweet throughout with a dry finish.

  • ABV: 5.7%
  • IBU: 26
  • Hops Used: German Hallertau
  • Food Pairing: Caramelization of malts complements that of char- grilled & seared meats or hearty, & spicy Mexican dishes.

Jolly George's Gingerbread Stout

A winter release. Classic oatmeal stout with gingerbread spices cinnamon ginger nutmeg clove vanilla and dark brown sugar.

  • ABV: 6.8%
  • IBU: 10
  • Hops Used: Info coming soon.
  • Food Pairing: Peanut Butter Cups, Oysters, Venison Stew, Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Shakes.

Ragnarök 1st Anniversary Cask Aged Lionheart IIPA

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.

  • ABV: 14%
  • IBU: 70
  • Hops Used: Magnum, Citra, Centennial, & Cascade.
  • Food Pairing: Info coming soon.

A Little Extra Cask Aged Porter's Stout

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!

  • ABV: 8%
  • IBU: 25
  • Hops Used: Mosaic
  • Food Pairing: Works well with smoked meats, especially bacon; complements chocolate, espresso & coffee-flavored desserts & soft, creamy cheeses.

Midnight Express Cask Aged Imperial Milk Stout

Our Freight Train Imperial Milk Stout that has been bourbon barrel aged.

  • ABV: 12%
  • IBU: 40
  • Hops Used: Nugget
  • Food Pairing: Pepper Jack Cheese, Oysters, BBQ, Beef stew, Chocolate & Vanilla cakes & French toast.

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