The Lasting Joy Brewery opens in Tivoli, NY, this weekend, and it looks spectacular

Already home to a charming collection of local businesses, Tivoli, NY, will host Sustainable Joy Brewery on the stage this weekend – as the village celebrates 150 years of history. Coinciding with the village’s anniversary weekend and Father’s Day, Lasting Joy, located just outside of town on a bucolic farm road, opens for the first time this month.

Lasting Joy is the dream project of husband-and-wife team Alex and Emily Wenner, who teamed up with Aron Himmelfarb of Auver Architecture to reimagine what a craft brewery could look like, and wow, does that look good? looks great (dig these pics). Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Hudson Valley as well as its traditions of hospitality and agricultural excellence, Himmelfarb designed a stunning glass and metal taproom adjacent to the brewery’s production facility. (an existing barn that the Wenners purchased in 2018). Comfort, accessibility, warmth and welcome are at the heart of the design.

“I wanted to create a space where the customer experience reflects all the care and detail that goes into brewing great beer,” says Alex, who has worked at some of New York’s most iconic breweries. “Some of our malt is grown and malted just down the street by a fantastic little company called Hudson Valley Malt. I love that you can sit in the tap room and look out the 360 ​​degree windows at the farmland all around the brewery and know that the distance from the farm to what’s in your glass is practically within walking distance.

The tasting room, with a central hexagonal floating bar with 12 taps, can accommodate 60 people and 99 standing places. Local carpenter Mark Bennett designed the wooden tables throughout the space, which are flanked by sofas and lounge chairs for conversational and accessible seating.

Besides being an avid brewer, Alex and Emily have four kids, so “family friendly” was a must for Lasting Joy. The brewery sits on 30 acres with plenty of outdoor seating as well as room for kids and dogs (well behaved and leashed) to run around. Baldwin Farms, a family farm in the Berkshires, offers snacks and charcuterie boards, and there are also local wines, ciders, cocktails, kombucha, mock seltzers and mocktails from neighboring Red Hook. Winery, Rose Hill Farm, Abandoned Cider, Tousey Winery, Hudson Valley Distillers, Weathertop Farm and Laughing Gut. Food trucks will be on site on select weekends throughout the summer.

Lasting Joy Beers on tap this weekend and beyond

  • Czech pilsner (ABV 4.75%) – Local New York ingredients shine in this traditional Czech pilsner. Crisp and classic with Saaz and Triple Pearl hops combined with local pilsner malt, this beer is sure to please beer lovers and newcomers alike.
  • ILOVIT Beer (ABV 5.1%) – Brewed to celebrate Tivoli’s 150th anniversary weekend June 17-19 with a label design by local artist Rowan Willigan, ILOVIT Lager is an ode to Tivoli’s cheeky slogan ( Tivoli spelled backwards). ILOVIT Lager is a Viennese-style lager with a malty backbone, available while supplies last for a limited time only.
  • beetroot stout (5.0% ABV) – A third of the country’s beets are produced on New York farms, many of them in the Hudson Valley. This unexpected ingredient brings an earthy sweetness to Lasting Joy’s signature stout. Full-bodied, malty and bittersweet with a hint of chocolate, this is a one-of-a-kind beer.
  • Hazy IPA (ABV 6.5%) – Lasting Joy’s version of a fan favorite. Balancing the hops with a malty sweetness, Hazy IPA is made with New York-grown Saaz, Cashmere, and Mackinac hops that yield the perfect blend of pine and citrus.

Beers invited on tap this weekend:

  • Gilgo Gose (ABV 5.0%) – Destination Unknown Brewing Co. A Gose Ale brewer with passion fruit, pink guava and sea salt.
  • misty escape (5.5% ABV) – Destination Unknown Brewing Co. A hazy, sessionable IPA with Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops giving Tropicana OJ with a light mash.
  • Resonance Kellerbier Lager (ABV 4.8%) – Wild East Brewing collaboration with DeCicco & Sons. Rustic lager brewed with Germantown Pils malt from the Hudson Valley and Saaz & Tettnang hops grown in New York.
  • Contour Interval #3 (ABV 6.1%) – Wild East Brewing. Feeder Aged Wheat Season. Complex and tangy with crisp, lively acidity. Rustic with sweet woody notes, light earthy funk and hints of vanilla and citrus.

Father’s Day weekend opening hours:

Thursday June 16: 4-8 p.m.

From Friday to Sunday June 17-19: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Address: 485 Lasher Rd, Tivoli, NY 12583

Call: (845) 757-2337

Elisha A. Tilghman