Open Friday, May 26, 2023 – Monday, October 9, 2023
10am – 5pm
Open 7 days a week, including holidays
9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
This program is only offered through Zoom.
Meet two of Tupper Lake’s taste-making companies as Raquette River Brewing and the Birch Boys share their stories and offerings. Discover their unique collaboration to create Chugga Chugga Chaga. Josh Weise and Tanner Hockey from Raquette River Brewery will wrap up the evening with a few tips on how to infuse local flavor for home brewers.
Garret Kopp grew up in Tupper Lake and naturally formed a close relationship with nature from an early age. He began harvesting Chaga and selling it at local pop-up markets with his grandmother when he was 15. While attending business school at Clarkson University, Garrett began turning his passion for wild Chaga into a career-oriented enterprise, which he named Birch Boys. Now 24, Garrett is a certified mushroom identification expert & licensed NYS guide. Today, Birch Boys leases 220,000 acres of private land in the Adirondacks for sustainable Chaga harvesting. The company has shipped Chaga-based handmade products (including teas, tinctures, and skin care products) to over 20,000 online customers in all 50 states.
Josh Weise + Tanner Hockey – Brewers at Raquette River Brewery (Bios coming soon)
This program is sponsored by the Adirondack Experience and Albany Public Library