Fans of Beak and Skiff will love what we have to tell you. They'll be opening their Apple Hill Campus next month. You can enjoy the cafe, tasting room and live music. But as our Iris St. Meran tells us, there's more including a brand new bottling facility.
LAFAYETTE, N.Y. -- A trip to Beak and Skiff typically means summer is over and the fall season is in full swing with apple picking and cider. This year, think spring.
"It's a beautiful time of year around here in the spring. We're used to it, we see it all the time, to see the orchard in full bloom and to smell all those flowers and see them on the trees, and we’ve always thought it was amazing. Now we feel we're at the right point to invite everyone else to experience that as well," said Danielle Fleckenstein, Beak & Skiff and 1911 Spirits Spokesperson.
Come May 2, you won't see what you're used to in the fall, but the Apple Hill campus will have the tasting room, cafe and general store. There will also be live music, but until that time there's work to do.
"We've got to add a different product mix than we normally have in the fall. We've got to prepare for that, we've got to get our staff ready and get the grounds ready," said Fleckenstein.
Across the way from their apple hill campus, beak and skiff is building a 1911 bottling plant that will be open this summer.
"As it is right now, every bottle is small batch, hand done, hand done, every single bottle; building this bottling facility is going to allow us to increase production enormously," Fleckenstein.
It will be a 15,000 square foot facility for the 1911 cider line. To start they'll add five positions. And once open, visitors will able to see how it's done, adding to a growing list of activities at the Orchard.
Once the Apple Hill Campus opens May 2, it will be open Friday through Sunday through the summer.
For hours and other information, visit www.beakandskiff.com