To Brew-finity and Beyond! Arrowood Farms will Satisfy Your Thirst for Good Beer
With its expansive property housing a laundry list of operations, from growing hops to raising pigs, we're hard pressed to categorize Arrowood Farms as simply a farm brewery. Co-owners, Blake Arrowood and Jacob Meglio, handle the beer side, while Jessie Lotrecciano heads up the farm crew. This triple threat, and the rest of their team, have not only brewed up some grade A beers since starting production in 2015, they have built an eco-system in Accord.
Okay, trust us. It may seem like you'll never find this farm brewery wonderland, but keep you eyes peeled for strategic road signs that will direct you right to a full pint glass. For the GPS, 236 Lower Whitfield Road, Accord.
What to Drink
Arrowood works with the products from their farm-- honey, hops, various fruits-- to create their own takes on European style beers. Recently, we've been craving their Farmhouse ales, which are sour and funky, due to the addition of unique strains of yeast. Our fave in that series-- the Porch Beer-- was actually left on the porch and allowed to collect yeast from the goings on at the farm. Talk about terroir, right?! The taps change seasonally, offering new creations from Blake, Jacob, and their two on staff brewers, Justin Markham and Matt Schulze. Follow Arrowood on social or just stop in to find out what's new.
Earlier this year, Arrowood opened a brand new tasting room and market in New Paltz called The Outpost. This new space allows them to sell items harvested from the farm, as well as their beers and other local beverages.
Inside the Bottle
Like we said, Arrowood has a laundry list of operations and each one is more exciting than the last. They raise pigs, chickens, and bees, alongside growing hops, grains, and maintaining expansive gardens. Last year, they grew multiple acres of sunflowers and harvested them to produce a limited quantity of farm pressed sunflower oil. So in addition to a bottle of beer, make sure to try any of the offerings from the farm. Jessie also plans to plant more fruit on the property, including persimmons, cherries, mulberries, currants, apples, and blueberries, to be incorporated into Jacob and Blake's creative brewing process. Arrowood also has a lively Summer season, often hosting food trucks and bands on the farm.