In this episode of Slow Ride Stories, Erik and Albert visit the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, N.Y., the first distillery to set up shop in the state since Prohibition. They sample some of Tuthilltown’s fine spirits and talk to Tourmaster Cordell Stahl about how climate change is affecting the Hudson Valley. “Everyone I run across is concerned about it,” he says, “and every, one to a man or woman, feels hopeless.”

Erik Fyfe and Albert Thrower are traveling across the Northeast by motorcycle, talking with a wide range of people about their perceptions of climate change and experiences with extreme weather. Their aim is to spark conversations about the changing climate and collect local stories about how it may impact everyday Americans. Find all of the Slow Ride Stories here.