Join Us for a Holiday Beer Tasting


Saturday, December 5
Huyck House, Carey Institute, 63 Huyck Rd.
2-4 pm

Join us Saturday, December 5th for our annual eggnog beer party at the Carey Institute for Global Good!

Ready for some holiday cheers? This year’s party will feature BEER!

Stop by to sample beers made by our brewer Greg Hostash. The Helderberg Brewery was founded with the vision of brewing beer for our local community—using ingredients grown by local farmers—and Greg’s 15 years of homebrewing expertise played a key role in our inspiration. We’re excited to introduce his farm-crafted beers to you.

In anticipation of the Brewery’s official opening in early 2016, we’ll also be launching our Growler Club at the party. Your membership will provide us with the start-up capital to keep Greg brewing all year long and make sure your growlers stay full with fresh, local beer. Memberships are limited so be sure to sign up for yours at the tasting.

We’ll also be serving our traditional eggnog at the party, adapted from P.L. Elmore’s historic recipe. P.L. Elmore played an important role in the Institute’s history as cofounder of The Institute on Man and Science, along with his wife Katharine Huyck and their friends Winifred and Everett Clinchy. His eggnog recipe is tried and true.

The tasting coincides with many other holiday events happening in the Village. Spend the whole day in town!


More holiday fun in Rensselaerville on December 5:

Hilltown Artists Holiday Exhibition at the Guggeinheim Gallery: 11 am – 3 pm
The Carey Institute is happy to present the first Hilltown Artists Holiday Exhibition that includes the hilltown’s finest artists. The ten artists will each have several pieces of original art displayed just in time for the holidays. Shown will be oil, pastel and watercolor paintings, encaustics, photography, and sculptures made from clay, felt, metal and wood, all created by your favorite local artists!

This expanded exhibit is for one day only to kickoff the holiday season. The main exhibit will remain open during the week from 9 am — 4 pm throughout December at the Guggenheim Gallery, Carey Institute. Featured artists include Alberto Caputo, Sharon Costello, Bente Hirsch, Hope Konecny, Nora Logan, Stanley Maltzman, Dudley Reed, Clay Sorrough, Susan M. Story and Leslie Yolen.

Library Greenery Sale: 9 am – 2 pm
It’s the library’s annual Greenery Sale! Wreaths, local cut trees, sprays, and roping will be available for purchase along festive Main Street. Inside the Library, local vendors can help you find the perfect gift for friends and family. There will also be children’s activities, a book sale and a cookie sale.

Lunch at The Palmer House Cafe: 11 am – 1 pm
The Palmer House will be open for lunch and will feature select vendors.

Rensselaerville Volunteer Fire Department Children’s Holiday Party: 3:30 pm
Santa arrives at the party at 5 pm followed by the tree lighting on Main Street at 5:30 pm. Ho! Ho! Ho!