News from the Farm
Kurt will be pouring and selling our farm brewed beer at the Water Street Market beginning June 7th! 4:30-7:00 PM every Tuesday! Hope to see you there! samples! pints! growlers to go!
BRADLEY FARM ‘s next event is Pints n Pigs! Sunday May 29th!!
The boys will be pouring and the man himself will be working his magic on the grill!!
12-6 PM – great beer, great food and great people.
Ray is still dreaming of what he will be grilling but it is sure to include great burgers, sausages, franks and who knows what else. Dessert will feature Ronnybrook ice cream and S’mores!
Crowd favorite pints of Pale Ale, Bradley farm ale, Sour outage, and Tricerahopter will be on tap. So pen us in as part of your Memorial Day Weekend.
RAIN OR SHINE!!!
Who cares about seasoning or pedigree? Our favorite trifecta this past Saturday was pints, pizza, and Bradley Farm. Everyone got down and DERBY!
GREAT NEWS for Manhattan customers suffering from Ray withdrawals!!! Ray’s pork, including pork chops, sausages, ground pork, bratwurst, hot dogs, bacon and small roasts, will be stocked at this Pop up Farm stand at the South Street Seaport starting this Saturday 4/16- Thursdays through Sundays.
The EscapeMaker Pop Up Shop located inside the Fulton Stall Market on 207A Front Street, will be open to the public Thursdays and Fridays (12:00pm-6:00pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (11am-5pm), March 31st through April 24th.
PLUS, next weekend on Sunday, 4.24 Pull Brewing will be there offering samples of the beer and selling growlers. 97th Street customers – come on down!!!!! AND thank you Bob Lewis for giving us this opportunity.
Here in crawl order starting at 6:30PM- hope to see you along the way!
1.Threes Brewing - 333 Douglass St. Brooklyn
and a last stop in Manhattan!
June 12th. July 10th. August 7th.
We could not be more excited for a return engagement of all the chefs from last year. Get your people together for a seat at the table! 55 seats per event; you know we will sell out!
PLUS, you can join us for the FIRST ANNUAL SPRING BEER PAIRING Dinner, featuring an eclectic assortment of our own farm brewed beer by Pull Brewing along with a special 5 course meal prepared by Chef Justin Farmer of the Deer Mountain Inn.
May 1st - click here for detail and to buy tickets
June 12, 2016
Chef Ralph Scamardella
Executive chef /partner of the acclaimed Tao Restaurant Group, and award winning chef in too many venues to name over the last 30 years, and a close personal friend of Ray – we are so excited he is back along with his great team and the wonderful Executive chef of Lavo, John Deloach. For tickets click here
July 10, 2016
Chef Justin Bazdarich
Chef/partner of Speedy Romeos, former Jean George chef and chef trainer for Vongerichten’s Culinary Concepts, a winner of the Starchef Rising Stars award in 2013. He has traveled the world for food, came and wowed us last year and is thrilled to be back! For tickets click here
August 7, 2016
Chef Saul Bolton returns for 3rd year!!!
Chef Saul Bolton returns!!!! Owner of The Vanderbilt, the acclaimed Saul, the chef behind the amazing Brooklyn Bangers, and the Norms at the Brooklyn Museum! We are honored that he is coming back for the third summer in a row serving up 5 spectacular courses! For tickets click here
The “Meet the Farmer, Photographer, and Chef” workshop with photographer Francesco Mastalia at Fulton Stall Market was a huge success! All of the 75 Peck Slip School 1st graders really enjoyed meeting Ray! Who knows…there may have been a future farmer in the group of kids…
If success means running out of pizza, then we had a very successful day at the farm. GREAT pizza thanks to Chef Justin Nahow, GREAT beer thanks to Pull Brewing Co., GREAT weather thanks to (global warming???), and a GREAT turnout thanks to the wonderful neighbors, friends and customers of the farm who are supporting this new venture. Pizza and beer are here to stay, so stay tuned for the next time. Thanks to the good natured few who missed getting pizza but happily settled for pierogies made in the wood burning oven – works great!!!
by on Nov 9, 2015 • 6:30 am
It all started with a chance encounter at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn. New Paltz farmer Ray Bradley was there to sell his farm products. Kurt Schlachter was there to buy ingredients for a cooking lesson he’d been given as a birthday present. But Schlachter was also a craft beer brewer working out of his home in a Brooklyn brownstone, and he’d run out of options for how to discard the five-gallon buckets of grain left behind from the brewing process. So after some discussion with Bradley about heirloom tomatoes and such, Schlachter asked the farmer whether he would like the leftover grain to feed his chickens. “Forget the grains,” Bradley told him. “I want to try the beer.”
That was five years ago. These days, Schlachter and fellow brewer and business partner, Eric Knapp, are proprietors of the newly formed Pull Brewing Company located on Bradley’s 27-acre New Paltz farm. The hops used for the beer are grown on site. And this past Sunday, Pull Brewing Co. officially launched their first farm-brewed batch of Bradley Farmhouse Ale, an Americanized Franco-Belgian style of beer, according to Knapp; light-bodied with moderate alcohol and a slightly tart finish.
Starting their new venture working out of an old barn at Bradley Farm was a natural progression for the craft beer entrepreneurs. They’ve been supplying home brews to go with the hors d’oeuvres course at the farm’s Summer Series farm-to-table dinners for several years now, after that chance meeting at the Brooklyn Greenmarket with Schlachter led to Bradley sampling their beer.
The Summer Series dinners arose out of Bradley’s background as a professional chef; a stint at Le Cirque is among his credentials. When he traded a chef’s hat for the farmer’s life in New Paltz, Bradley built a commercial kitchen at his farm on Springtown Road and in 2012 began inviting wine experts and top-notch chefs to create monthly dinners for 40 guests utilizing the seasonal products of the farm paired with the best wines in the region.
When Schlachter and Knapp first came up to New Paltz to contribute brews to the farm dinners, they were impressed with the culinary credentials of the people involved and taken with the friendliness of the people they met in the area. Both men were interested in establishing their own brewing business, so when Governor Cuomo signed into law the Craft New York Act in 2014 — designed to encourage agribusiness in the state by easing restrictions on craft beverage producers and reducing costs for small manufacturers — the time was right to create the Pull Brewing Company and bring it to Bradley Farm in the Hudson Valley.
They have the opportunity in New Paltz to start small, Knapp says. The beer is currently being sold through the farm and they’re exploring various venues in which to offer their products. And they plan to do custom brews for local restaurants that are interested in that. For example, they met with the 1850 House in Rosendale to see if they’d be interested in carrying a beer made just for them with a recipe from 1850.
Information about ordering Bradley Farmhouse Ale is online athttp://www.raybradleyfarm.com. It’s sold in 64-ounce refillable “growlers,” five-gallon sixtels (approximately 40 pints of beer) and 15.5-gallon kegs (approximately 120 pints of beer). Additional beer styles will be available soon.
Pull Brewing Company at Bradley Farm on Springtown Road introduces their Bradley Farm Ale Farmhouse Ale. Pictured (L-R) are: founders and brewers Eric Knapp and Kurt Schlachter with farm owner Ray Bradley. (photo by Lauren Thomas)