About

After years of planning and searching for a suitable property to build their brewpub, Ken Landin and Janine Bennett purchased the Brooks Opera House in historic Athens in October of 2009.  A year of renovations later, Crossroads Brewing Company opened with a 7 barrel brew house and a tiny tasting room where the first beer was poured on October 1, 2010. The work didn’t end there and renovations continued with the pub opening in June of 2011. Finally, the full kitchen and restaurant opened in June 2012. The unique building was once again the pride of the beautiful, riverside village, just as it was in 1893.

With founding Head Brewer Hutch Kugeman in the brewhouse, Crossroads came right out of the gate to win the Matthew Vassar Cup for Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley in 2011, as well as the inaugural John Calen award for Best IPA in New York State. Since then, Crossroads has received numerous awards including a prestigious World Beer Cup medal and 2 GABF medals.

Adam Krawczak would later take the reigns as Head Brewer and continue the tradition of quality craft ales, taking home several TAP NY medals and the Matthew Vassar Cup for Best Hudson Valley Brewery along with a GABF Bronze medal. Crossroads Athens location isn’t just great beer. The locally sourced menu and casual, friendly vibe have earned them the title of “Best Restaurant in Greene County” 4 times and several Capitol Region Living “Bestie” Awards.

With the Athens location running at capacity since the first brew, Ken and Janine eventually began looking for expansion options. In 2016 they found a great location to expand their production operation in nearby Catskill. With Brewery Production Manager Christian Ryan joining the team, the new Crossroads Brewery and Catskill Taproom opened in October 2017 with the 20 BBL brewhouse promising to meet demand for canned products as well as tap lines across NY and beyond. In the Catskill Taproom, you can grab a pint while you check out the brewery. Or just pick up growlers, canned products and souvenirs. In warmer weather, you’ll want to relax with a pint on the creekside patio. For the most up to date news and events, follow Crossroads on social media!

The little brewery that could

October 2010

October 2010

Our small tasting room opens after a long year of construction.

2011 TAP NY

Matthew Vassar Cup – Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley

2011 TAP NY

Bronze Medal  – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Outrage IPA

2011 TAP NY

John Calen Award – Best IPA New York State

June 2011

The bar opens with a food truck providing our pub fare.

2011  Hudson Valley Magazine

Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley

2011  Greene County Planning Board

Ellen Rettus Planning Achievement Award

June 2012

Our kitchen is complete and Crossroads becomes a full service brewpub.

2012 Hunter Beer & Wine Festival

Best Brewery

2013  Hudson River Craft Beer Festival

Second Place – Outrage IPA

2013 Great American Craft Beer Festival

Bronze Medal – Belgian Style Saison

2014  World Beer Cup

Gold Medal – Foreign Style Stout

2014 TAP NY

Silver Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Outrage IPA

2014  Coxsackie Regional Chamber of Commerce

President’s Award – Crossroads Brewery

2014  Hudson Valley Magazine

Best Restaurant in Greene County

2015 TAP NY

Bronze Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Barleywine

2015 Great American Beer Festival

Silver Medal – Black Rock Stout

October 2015

Adam Krawczak takes over the head brewer position

2016 TAP NY

Matthew Vassar Cup – Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley

2016 TAP NY

Silver Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Black Rock Stout

2016 TAP NY

Silver Medal- Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Brooks Brown Ale

2016 TAP NY

Silver Medal- Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Barleywine

2016 TAP NY

Silver Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Successor Imperial Porter

2016 TAP NY

Gold Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Black Rock Stout

2016 Hudson Valley Magazine

Best Restaurant in Greene County

June 2016

Catskill property purchased for brewery expansion and taproom.

2017 Capital Region Magazine

Best Restaurant in Greene County

2017 TAP NY

Gold Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Barleywine

2017 Hudson Valley Magazine

Best Brewery in the Hudson

2017 – Hudson Valley Magazine

Best Restaurant in Greene County

September 2017

Catskill Taproom opens

The little brewery that could

2010

  • October –  Our small tasting room opens after a long year of construction.

2011

  • TAP NY – Matthew Vassar Cup – Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley
  • TAP NY – Bronze Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Outrage IPA
  • TAP NY – John Calen Award – Best IPA New York State
  • June – The bar opens with a food truck providing our pub fare.
  • Hudson Valley Magazine – Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley
  • Greene County Planning Board – Ellen Rettus Planning Achievement Award

2012

  • June – Our kitchen is complete and Crossroads becomes a full service brewpub.
  • Hunter Beer & Wine Festival – Voted Best Brewery

2013

  • Hudson River Craft Beer Festival – Second Place – Outrage IPA
  • Great American Craft Beer Festival – Bronze Medal – Belgian Style Saison

2014

  • World Beer Cup – Gold Medal – Foreign Style Stout
  • TAP NY – Silver Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Outrage IPA
  • Coxsackie Regional Chamber of Commerce – President’s Award – Crossroads Brewery
  • Hudson Valley Magazine – Best Restaurant in Greene County

2015

  • TAP NY – Bronze Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Barleywine
  • Great American Beer Festival – Silver Medal – Black Rock Stout
  •  October – Adam Krawczak takes over the head brewer position

2016

  • TAP NY – Matthew Vassar Cup – Best Craft Brewery in the Hudson Valley
  • TAP NY – Silver Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Black Rock Stout
  • TAP NY – Silver Medal- Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Brooks Brown Ale
  • TAP NY – Silver Medal- Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Barleywine
  • TAP NY – Silver Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Successor Imperial Porter
  • TAP NY – Gold Medal – Best Beer in the Hudson Valley – Black Rock Stout
  • Hudson Valley Magazine – Best Restaurant in Greene County
  •  June – Catskill property purchased for brewery expansion and taproom.

2017

  • Capital Region Magazine – Best Restaurant in Greene County
  • TAP NY – Gold Medal – Best Beer in New York State – Barleywine
  • Hudson Valley Magazine – Best Brewery in the Hudson
  • Hudson Valley Magazine – Best Restaurant in Greene County
  • September – Catskill Taproom opens