Strengthening business and tourism, supporting local, sustainable agriculture – all this and more – were part of the conversation at the Dutch Ale House in the Village of Saugerties as Assemblyman Pete Lopez, local leaders, chamber members and others celebrated the long-awaited grand opening of John and Karyn Pavich’s micro brewery.
“John and Karyn had to jump through a number of hoops to get their business expanded, from meeting zoning and building codes requirements to satisfying state permits and licenses,” noted Assemblyman Lopez. “Building the on-site brewery was an exciting part of the project and an effort we were all passionate about seeing to completion.”
The brewery joins a growing micro-brewery, vineyard and distillery movement that has been spreading through the Hudson Valley in recent years. Assemblyman Lopez said, “With sustainable economic industries like eco- or agri-tourism on the rise, breweries, vineyards and distilleries are another way to help draw tourism and valuable dollars to our region. Even as we continue rebuilding from the 2011 floods and recession, projects like this give us an opportunity to redefine our region’s economy in a sustainable way.”
The Dutch Ale House is located at 253 Main Street in Saugerties. The gastro-pub’s kitchen is run by CIA Chef John Dedek and features 15 craft beers on tap and 40 bottled in addition to their supply of KPA. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.