When I first met Kristop Brown, he was working at Millbrook Winery and had long hair, well it was much longer than mine. I am probably dating both of us right now. Kristop moved from Millbrook Winery to Benmarl and then took some time out in the state of Washington.
Missing the Hudson Valley he and his family soon returned and Kristop made a name for himself as an award winning winemaker in the Hudson Valley. He does make wine for at least 2 wineries in the region.
In his spare time he hangs with his best friend and chef James along with their combined 5 kids. What do they find themselves doing in the kitchen with 5 kids running around, they begin to make beer.(I would too!) Hence, the birth of Yard Owl Craft Brewery. (They always say it takes a lot of beer to make good wine)
I've know Kristop a long time and I am so proud of him and all his accomplishments! He is not one to boast about what he is doing, so I am here to do that for him. Not only is his wine award winning, but his beer is right up there with it!
I did seek out his beer while dining at the Mountain Brauhaus in New Paltz. You can read my thoughts on it here http://snip.ly/2BHY. I enjoyed every sip!
Now Kristop and James find themselves with the need to expand from the shed in the backyard and take this baby to a tasting room for all to enjoy, taste and purchase.
They need your help!
They have created a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising enough funding to move their operations from shed to big boy brewery with a tasting room for all to enjoy.
Please visit their Kickstarter page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yardowl/yard-owl-craft-brewery watch the video, listen to their story and make a contribution if you can.