The Brewery of Broken Dreams, Hammondsport

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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.

Tears!
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  • This brewery is about 5 minutes from downtown Hammondsport in an old building with lots of history. They have several beers on tap, no flights are available, only a tasting of your choice of beers. Th...  more »
  • Even though you enter at street level, it feels like you're walking into a cellar because of the stonework and wood beams. It's a nice atmosphere for beer tasting and the space is adequate. Unfortunat...  more »
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  • Broken dreams is an apt name for this brewery. We had only time enough to stop at one place on our way down to a friend's house and so we chose this place. I am sure that the beer would have been delicious, but we never even had a chance to taste it. There is very minimal parking to start with so beware of that to begin with. Once inside it took 15 mins for us to even be noticed that we were there and it is not a very large bar, there were maybe 12 other people there. There were two servers one of which was chatting the entire time we were there with one couple and not at all paying attention while her counterpart I believe was trying his best but just was not doing well. Once we had been noticed by the gentleman he gave us a flight card and then never came back and proceeded to serve the rest of the small bar. The other server stopped her conversation and instead of checking to see if we needed anything (since we were right next to her) she proceeded to start talking with other customers. Once another 10 mins had gone by (for a total of about 30) of not being served we decided to leave. It was unfortunate and disappointing to say the least. Maybe others will have better luck, certainly seemed like the others served at the bar enjoyed it...
  • Loved this place. After a long day on the motorcycle it is a great place to stop.
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