Subversive Malting & Brewing is a true farmhouse brewery crafting beers from 100% locally sourced ingredients at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. Driven by a passion for native ingredients + inspired by the bounty that surrounds us in New York State, we aim to capture a sense of place in each of our beers.
We opened our doors in December 2018 as a nano-sized operation producing out of a small barn in Livingston, NY. Within a year of opening, we expanded our production operations and moved them into an old mechanic’s garage in the Village of Catskill, NY, with an onsite taproom which opened in early 2020.
Our beers are simple and expressive and appeal to a wide variety of palates. Come visit! Our outdoor beer garden is currently open Wednesday-Sunday.
We deeply believe that a true regional grain economy is not just possible, but vitally necessary in the 21st Century.
By keeping all our malt production in-house, we’re able to focus on our raw material selection from top to bottom, and we’re able to tweak recipes by tweaking our malts! We brew beers around the malts we have available and we make malts for the beers we want to brew.
The beers that we choose to brew are inherently driven by the malts we are able to produce ourselves, and the grains, hops, and other raw agricultural inputs we are able to source from our neighbors.
Selections From The Subversive Malting & Brewing Menu:
OPEN-FERMENTED FARMHOUSE ALE —4.5% ABV.
Fruity + sessionable
New York Nectar
NEW YORK IPA —7% ABV.
Soft + juicy
Fields of Froth
BELGIAN-STYLE GOLDEN ALE—7% ABV.
Slightly tart with zippy carbonation + classic Belgian esters.
UNFILTERED AMERICAN LAGER—4.2% ABV.
Crisp + grainy all-malt American lager.
NEW YORK DOUBLE IPA—8% ABV.
New York Nectar’s scaled-up and hopped=up bigger brother.
OPEN-FERMENTED FARMHOUSE ALE BREWED WITH LOCAL SEA SALT—4.5% ABV.
Lively carbonation, a classic Belgian yeast presence, + just a hint of brine.
A MALT-FORWARD AMERICAN ALE—7% ABV.
Brewed with fresh house-made crystal malts. Notes of caramel + toffee.
OPEN-FERMENTED FARMHOUSE ALE—5.5% ABV.
Effervescent + floral w/firm bitterness.