HopHeads Craft Beer Market and Tasting Bar: Foodie Review from High Falls
Another reason to visit High Falls
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For going on six years, Jane Simos ran the Morning Brew, a coffee shop at the crossroads here in High Falls. Then a few months back she abruptly closed the place, revamped, and reopened as HopHeads Craft Beer Market & Tasting Bar, offering different brews altogether. As a beer fan, I consider this a smart move — and another sign that good beer is slowly creeping up on the gnat’s pee that’s presently the number one best-seller in the U.S. (Yes, Bud, I mean you.)
Simos’s interest in craft beers grew in the 1990s, when she was living in Colorado, where microbrews were already really popular. Simos managed a microbrewery herself, and worked at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, so she knows her stuff. At HopHeads you’ll find about 35 small-batch breweries represented, including many from New York State. Eight coolers and racks hold bottles covering the suds spectrum from Coors Light to the dark, rich, Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout. You’ll also find ales from our local brewery, Keegan, along with those from the likes of Magic Hat, Dogfish Head, Sawtooth and Samurai.