Helderberg Brewery Taproom

The Helderberg Brewery is project of our Sustainable Communities program, and a NYS Farm Brewery operated by the Carey Institute for Global Good in historic Rensselaerville, NY. We source nearly 100% of our hops and grain from local farms. 

With easy access to the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve trail system and a short drive to Kuhar Family Farm Market & Cafe, we are a great day-trip destination. Our outdoor patio and fireplace are open in the summer and fall months and we welcome families with children. 

Your purchases at the brewery directly support New York State farmers and our craft beverage incubator. We hope you enjoy our locally grown and brewed beer.

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Visit our public taproom* at:
26 County Route 353
Rensselaerville, NY 12147

The bridge below the taproom is closed for repair until November 1. Here is a LOCAL DETOUR to help you get here. You’ll see our signs on the road. It’s about 3.5 miles around.
1) From Route 85, take a RIGHT onto Main Street/CR 351 (or just continue up Main Street if you’re already there). 
2) RIGHT onto Pond Hill Road.
3) LEFT onto Bryan Road.
4) LEFT onto CR 353.
5) Continue on CR 353, past the LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY signs.
6) LEFT into Taproom parking lot. 

Please note, our location on the Carey Institute campus does not have regular public hours.

Taproom Hours:

Wednesdays | 5-9PM
Fridays | 6-10PM
Saturdays | 2-8PM
Sundays | 1-5PM

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Alcohol Offerings:

In addition to our beer, we also serve the following New York State Craft Beverages: 

Indian Ladder Farmstead Signature Cider

Nine Pine Cider Signature Cider 

Hudson-Chatham Winery Baco Noir & Seyval Blanc


Millbrook Winery Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir & Tocai Fruilano 

Bloomer Creek Vineyard Cabernet Franc & Unoaked Chardonnay 

KyMar Farm Distillery Cabernet Sauvignon, Story House Vodka & Schoharie Mapple Jack

Finger Lakes Distilling McKenzie Rye Whiskey