Crossroads Brewing Company opened in October 2010 with a 7
barrel brew house and a small tasting room. Today there is a pub and restaurant
right inside the historic Opera House that is home to the brewery. The unique
building is once again the pride of the village of Athens, just as it was in
1893. Owners Ken Landin and Janine Bennett are excited to bring you the best of
what the region has to offer in great craft beer and farm fresh food in a
beautiful, friendly setting.
Head Brewer Hutch Kugeman brews quality craft ales. They
have some basic brews (wheat, IPA, brown ale, etc.) and you'll always find
something new to try with seasonal and specialty ales also being rotated
through their taps.
Executive Chef Paul Parillo has created a delicious menu
featuring meats, produce and cheeses from farms from throughout the local
Hudson Valley area. The food was excellent. I had the meatloaf and the macaroni and cheese. Fantastic!
I liked the cream ale (something I haven't had in years...and this is no commercial brew....crafted, delicious), liked the Red Ale, and my favorite was the Black Rock Stout.
Aside from the stout my other favorite was the Wee Heavy, a deep, dark Scotch Ale that was really tasty!
Crosssroads has already garnered excellent attention from the press, and continues to get rave reviews.
Around the brewery and pub and restaurant are historical photographs of Athens and Catskills, which add a lot of interest and fascinating viewpoints on the history of the village.
Go, this is a fun place. They have live music often, and great beer and food!