At Plan Bee Farm Brewery our mission is to brew 100% New York State ingredient beer. We source all our ingredients from the state of New York with many grown on site. Our beers go from ground to glass within measurable feet of their origins. Our goal is to work with local businesses to produce a delicious product for the community we serve.
At Plan Bee Farm Brewery, our beers are created by the limitation of local resources. From the yeast we cultivate from our honey comb, to the grain and hops in our fields, if it isn’t in our community it doesn’t enter our beer.
Today, brewers talk about ‘local’ craft beer while sourcing ingredients from around the world. At Plan Bee Farm Brewery, we define ‘local’ as that which grows in New York State, if not on our farm. Over the course of the next few years we will work tirelessly to reduce the radius of our sourced ingredients. The goal is to be able to say, “I planted & processed everything in this beer personally.”
At Plan Bee Farm Brewery we use 100% NYS ingredients, most grown on our farm in Poughkeepsie. This makes all our beers seasonal and the vintages tied directly to local agriculture. Estate grown hops, heritage grains, well water, wild cultivated yeasts, locally grown oak tanks, homegrown fruits, herbs and flowers -all defines our terroir.
"Tart, but delicate; going forward on the farm we are designing beers with profound flavors & aromas that highlight the ingredients that we will painstakingly grow, harvest, & process."
Plan Bee Farm Brewery was born through the creativity and experience of Emily and Evan Watson. They moved to New York City in 2003 after Evan signed a recording contract. After several years of sharing music around the nation, Evan decided he was ready for a new challenge.
From Emily’s experience growing up on a farm in Ohio to working in an environmental non-profit for the Hudson River and Evan working several years at the esteemed Captain Lawrence, they were ready to marry their experience. In 2013, Emily and Evan moved north to Fishkill, NY to a small farm and began working on their dream of a 100% sustainable brewery.
In 2015, Plan Bee Farm Brewery moved to a 25-acre farm in Poughkeepsie, NY. The new location features an original 3-story 1830's barn which fully renovated houses their stainless steel 10BBL steam-fire brewhouse, local HV open oak fermenters, coolship, and a barrel aged sanctuary for wild, 100% NY ingredient farmhouse & sour beers tied directly to the farm & the Hudson Valley.
Founder Evan Watson
Founder Emily Watson