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Ramapo Valley Brewery
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
143 Highway 59 Building 6
PO Box 1031
Hillburn NY 10931
Telephone: +1 845-369-7827
Brewer: John Calen, Jeff Findley
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Notes

Visited: December 2, 2001

Opened: 2000

Annual Production: 1,000 bbl

Contributors: D.A. King, Diane Crawford, John Calen, K, Robert Gamer, Trevor Brown

Ramapo Valley Brewpub featured a 15-barrel Pub Brewing system that served up six beers at a time. They had three dartboards for real steel-tipped darts - not that plastic electronic garbage - and a bubble hockey table. There was live music on the weekends.

Early in 2005, they closed their brewpub and moved the brewing operation to a new location not far from Suffern, and soon after were acquired by Montréal-based ICBS, an arrangement that lasted about two years.

Updated: April 4, 2009

Beer List

    • Date: December 2, 2001 (#4011)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep bright red, thick head. Mildly malty aroma. Medium-big creamy body, cinnamon, allspice, and malt. Interestingly spicy without being overbearing at all. Mildly warming.

    • Date: December 2, 2001 (#4010)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep bright red, thick head. Rich caramel malt aroma, with hints of herbal hops. Medium-big body, hugely malty, rich and toasty. Moderate hop bitterness at first, and again at the end.

  • Barley Wine-Style Ale
    • Date: December 2, 2001 (#4012)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, very hazy, big dense white head. Alcoholic-spicy malty aroma. Medium body, hugely alcoholic and fairly malty. Tastes and feels a lot like a Belgian Trippel without the yeast character. Just tapped today!

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    • Date: December 2, 2001 (#4009)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright golden, low carbonation, thick head. Sweet, malty, honey aroma. Light-medium body, high carbonation, big hefty malt flavor. Mild dark-fruity hop flavor and bitterness up front fades quickly. Sweet lingering finish.