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Bottoms Up! New Westchester Breweries Opening North, South Of I-287

Some examples of Decedent beers that will be sold at a new restaurant set to open this spring in Mamaroneck. Photo Credit: Provided
Ready to brew at Sing Sing Kill Brewery. Photo Credit: File

Do three Nor'easters this month with a start-of-spring storm set for Wednesday make you want to drink?

Well, now you have plenty of excuses to tip some brews.

"It's water, not murder" is the unofficial tagline of the soon-to-be-opened Sing Sing Kill Brewery (SSKB).

The new Ossining business -- set to start pouring its beers later this spring at 77 Spring St.-- is all about paying homage -- and celebrating — local history.

Hence, the name -- and nod to the past, as reported here earlier by Daily Voice.

The Village of Sing Sing was established years before its most famous institution was built explained Eric Gearity, the brewery's head of operations.

“Naming ourselves Sing Sing Kill Brewery is about embracing our local heritage," he said.

"But it’s the beautiful and iconic Sing Sing Kill, the creek which flows through Ossining, that gives the brewery its name."

"A kill, after all, is water," added Matt Curtin, who is the head brewer (and was proudly wearing a t-shirt with the motto when he met this reporter). "And beer is mostly water."

The brewery, which will sell those t-shirts along with other items, has been two-ish years in the making and started with a conversation had by many at a backyard barbecue, when talks turn to what one likes to drink.

Curtin, a home brewer for more than 20 years, is known among his friends for creating interesting flavor combinations. When he and his wife, Lisa, moved to Ossining in 2007, she already knew at least one resident. Gearity's wife Victoria, now Ossining’s mayor, grew up in the Tarrytown schools with Lisa.

A second new brewery to unwind at will be Decadent Ales Taproom at Half Time. It's set to open this spring at 139 Hoyt Ave, Mamaroneck

It’s considered by some to be the best beer store in Westchester County, but soon Half Time also will be home to Decadent Ales’ brewing operations. 

The store is adding a brewery and taproom, where they’ll serve draft Decadent beer and other brands curated by Half Time. There will be a full restaurant menu and customers can open beer purchased at the store.

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