Tavern lore: Gilded Otter helped usher New Paltz into craft beer age

While The Gilded Otter Brewery might be one of New Paltz’s youngest taverns, it holds a pretty interesting place in the town’s history.

It’s our first brewpub -- built during craft brewing’s first wave in America -- and the Gilded Otter lot also has deep historical roots.

Here’s a look back at what came before the Otter.



Hotel, motel, Riverside Inn

Much like what you can still see on Historic Huguenot Street, the first building at 3 Main Street happened to be an old stone house built in 1773. It was owned by the . . .

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