Warwick residents and visitors now have an opportunity to sample some of the finest beers produced by local and other small brewers.
On Thursday, Oct. 2, Town of Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton, Mayor Michael Newhard and members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce joined owners Michael and Maggie Keller and their staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Craft Beer Cellar, which opened on Oct. 15.
Grand opening Oct. 25
The official grand opening celebration will begin on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. and will feature appetizers and tastings along with live music from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Craft Beer Cellar is located at 93 Main Street in the former facility occupied by Country Chevrolet. The entire site is being developed by Kennedy Companies and when completed will have added four new businesses to downtown Warwick.
Michael and Maggie Keller are from Sparta, N.J., and fell in love with Warwick, which they had been visiting for years.
“I am a financial planner,” said Michael Keller. “I have been in the finance industry for over 15 years starting out as a broker and trader for a foreign exchange firm. I was more recently with Smith Barney for five years before starting my own company-Keller Wealth Management Group, LLC.”
Keller added that he has had a true passion for good craft beer for as long as he could remember.
“I have always been fascinated by the chemistry of the beer making process and the real craftsmanship that goes into every single batch and barrel of beer that is brewed,” he said. “At Craft Beer Cellar we will be pouting beer into 64 oz. growlers and 32 oz. grunts for your consuming pleasure. We will also be conducting regular tastings from local breweries.”
Craft brewers are defined by the Brewer’s Association as those that are small, independent and traditional.
Some of the local breweries featured at Craft Beer Cellar include Rushing Duck in Chester, Ommegang in Cooperstown, and Newburgh Brewing Co. among others along with some international breweries.
“We are beer geeks and not snobs who spend our time studying beer and figuring out how to get the best beer in your hands, much of which is uber-local,” said Keller. “We care about education and customer service as much as we do about some of the finest beer ever produced on the planet earth.”
For additional information call 544 – 7688, visit www.craftbeercellar.com or go to facebook.com/cbcwarwick.
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