The Brewery of Broken Dreams, Hammondsport

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Brewery · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
The Brewery of Broken Dreams, a NYS farm brewery opened in November 2014, is an example of the name reflecting the journey. Let the intrigue and suspense of the name draw you toward the adventure that awaits your beer thirsty soul! You will find all of the complexities and subtleties of our beer making journey imparted with each sip, as we delve into the possibilities that are presented by the native ingredients of our region. Our ales are traditionally inspired and uniquely rendered from a combination of resources provided by our naturally abundant farm land, and the desire, knowledge, and skill of local farmers and our brewers. We hope to entice and satisfy your senses as we continue to increase our use of NYS grown ingredients.

A piece of the story behind the name… Not long after the last thwarted attempt to open our brewery, the name came to us as we feared our dream was doomed to become a nightmare! Although we tried several times to rename the brewery it was evident that nothing else would do. It is also a testament to the beauty of dreams, that some dreams will recur until realized and that what seem to be broken pieces present unlimited possibilities that arise from an involuntary action. That action is the process of finding and connecting the pieces together in the right order. We cannot help but dream, good or bad!

Now for the loon… loons quite literally began to appear in our daily lives, so much so that we found ourselves researching the symbolism. We discovered that the loon is attributed with awakening the imagination and reminding us that we are never given a hope, wish or dream without also being given opportunities to make them reality. We continue to draw inspiration from the symbolism of the loon as a constant reminder not to compromise the pursuit of our dreams. They are masters of hunting in the depths of the water but always resurface with grace and a call that speaks to your soul.

It is the tears that make the difference.

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  • Great craft brewery with a great assortment of beers. The Belgian is outstanding and they some good sours too. Brewery is housed in old brick building and has some character. Would be a great...  more »
  • The beer was fantastic! Mostly local NY ingredients (unless there’s a malt he needs but can’t get in NY) that make up terrific, complex beers. Great browns, porters and seasonal beers, and not...  more »
  • Loved this place. After a long day on the motorcycle it is a great place to stop.
  • Great beer selection in a casual atmosphere!

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