Beer from Hudson Valley Breweries are very popular

The Ultimate Guide to Top 30+ Hudson Valley’s Breweries:
Quench your Thirst in Style!

How do you decide which are the Best Hudson Valley Breweries? In recent years, beer lovers have had an abundance of choices. Just like wine, craft beer are now showcased from dry varieties to fruity varieties to sour blends.

Things to know before visiting Breweries in Hudson Valley:

  • Some of your favorite Hudson Valley Breweries may have recently closed permanently or temporary and that’s why they are not included on this list.
  • Before you head out to visit any Hudson Valley Breweries, it’s always a good idea to confirm all information on their website or social media.

The Culture of Hudson Valley Breweries

The culture of Hudson Valley Breweries has been around for quite some time and is constantly evolving. Home to some of the oldest breweries in the United States, these breweries focus on producing quality products.

Breweries today are now focusing on quality ingredients and sustainable practices to stay competitive in today’s market.

You can drink a beer flight from Hudson Valley Breweries

What is Craft Beer?

With so many choices of beer nowadays, our father’s beer choices (Budweiser and then Corona, for my dad) have definitely expanded.

A craft brewery is a small, independent brewer and now makes up the majority of breweries in the United States. Craft beer is not brewed by one of the big brewers. The small brewer makes the production of their beer an art form.

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Why Visit a Hudson Valley Brewery?

In the Hudson Valley, wine drinkers and beer drinkers have a plethora of options when it comes to their beverage of choice.

Just like wine, your preference of beer is subjective and a personal preference.

Map of Best Breweries in Hudson valley

Top Hudson Valley Breweries that may even satisfy a picky drinker

#1: Arrowood Farms Outpost

Located in Accord, Arrowood Farms Outpost brews their beer with ingredients from their own farm and other small, local farms. In addition to offering beer, they also offer spirits and food on the farm. This is one of the Hudson Valley Breweries that does it all!

#2: Blue Collar Brewery

Located in Poughkeepsie, Blue Collar Brewery is open from Wednesday to Sunday and serve quality craft beer along with light snacks available for purchase. Along with a great selection of draft beer, they also have draft cider and wine on hand.

toasting beer from Hudson Valley Breweries

#3: The Brewery at Bacchus

Located in New Paltz and known as ‘The Hudson Valley’s Original Craft Beer Bar’ Bacchus is a restaurant and pub that offers great food, beer and wine, live music and a billiards room. Sitting along the local restaurants of New Paltz, right off of Main Street, this is a one of the great places to have a drink, eat some food and have a good time.

#4: Broken Bow Brewery

Located in Tuckahoe, Broken Bow Brewery has special events throughout the week and season. This microbrewery that produces craft beer and craft hard ciders. They have a tasting room and a beer garden and are family friendly. A 10-minute walk from the Crestwood Train Station makes this a nice way to spend an afternoon and/or evening.

#5: Captain Lawrence Brewing Co

Located in Elmsford and Mount Kisco, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company is the Hudson Valley’s largest craft brewery. The great atmosphere that is found at this brewery does not come close to their selection of beers, ranging from hoppy to sour beer.

beers at Hudson Valley Breweries

#6: Clemson Bros. Brewery

Located in Middletown and New Paltz, Clemson Brothers Brewery is open 7 days a week and not only offers in-house brewed beer but also has a menu full of delicious food. With a large indoor and outdoor space, this is one of the many great places that can be visited year-round.

#7: Defiant Brewing Company

Located in Pearl River, Defiant Brewing Company is open 7 days a week while their smokehouse is open from Wednesday to Sunday only. This mico-brewery takes great pride in serving lagers, ales, their own root beer soda, sour IPA, New England Style IPA, Hard Seltzer, Spiced Ale and more…

#8: District 96 Beer Factory

Located in New City, District 96 offer hand crafted beer that changes periodically and they also offer seasonal brews. Their selections include a soft IPA with tropical fruit notes, an ale with pineapple and sweet orange flavors, and so much more.

#9: Equilibrium Brewery

Located in Middletown, Equilibrium Brewery is a popular spot for drinking craft beer both in their taproom and beer gardens, as well as, having a BBQ Program. Started with fundamentals learned at MIT, this brewery produces hoppy, stouts/porters, farmhouse ale, and lagers. This is what happens when you combine science and beer.

Billiards can be played at Hudson Valley Breweries

#10: Fox N Hare Brewing Co

Located in Port Jervis, Fox N Hare Brewing Company is a micro-brewery and restaurant. In addition to being a great brewery, they also serve wine, cider and craft cocktails. Open from Friday to Sunday and located in a historic building, their selection of craft beer make this a popular place in the area.

#11: Gentle Giant Brewing Company

Located in Pearl River, Gentle Giant Brewing Company is a micro-brewery, BBQ restaurant and live music venue offering the community many great events, like trivia night, bingo and much more.

#12: Gardiner Brewing Company

Gardiner Brewing Company is not only a dog friendly brewery that is open Saturday and Sunday. Offering its clients live music is just one of the great things happening in this place. With a great selection of New York beer from parts of the upper Hudson Valley, Upstate New York and Brooklyn, this brewery also offers Hudson Valley Wine from Benmarl Winery and Whitecliff Vineyard & Winery and rye whiskeys with herbs and fruit from Wright’s Farm.

Some Hudson Valley Breweries also serve wine

#13: Glenmere Brewing Company

Located in Florida, Glenmere Brewing Company is named after the lake from which the brewing water comes from. Producing 2 to 3 beers at a time, that change with the season. They offer a tasting room and an outdoor seating area, as well as being pet friendly.

#14: Hudson Ale Works

Located in Highland, Hudson Ale Works is a small batch craft brewery located near the Walkway over the Hudson and the Hudson Valley Rail Trail. Serving 32 ounce and 64 ounce growlers, this is a great place to visit after a long walk. And it doesn’t stop at beer. This brewery also serves cider, wine and food.

#15: Hudson Valley Brewery

Located in Beacon, the Hudson Valley Brewery is open Thursday to Sunday and offers a new selection of draft beer weekly. Their great beer can also be ordered through their website seven days a week. With an outdoor patio right on East Main Street, this is a great place to visit while in Beacon.

#16: Industrial Arts Brewing Company

With locations in Beacon and Garnerville, Industrial Arts Brewing Company offers 7 core beers, as well as, limited release and seasonal varieties. With a selection of ale, lager, IPA, double IPA and triple IPA, this brewery is a favorite of many.

Some Hudson Valley Breweries also host food trucks

#17: King’s Court Brewing Company

Located in Poughkeepsie, King’s Court Brewing Company hosts food trucks every Saturday. Open Thursday to Saturday and select Sundays, their food truck schedule can be found on their website. Go sample a 4 Beer Flight Sample, including hard seltzer,

#18: Locust Grove Brewing Company

Located in Milton, Locust Grove Brewing Company is housed on the Locust Grove Fruit Farm. With a rotating schedule of food trucks, this is the perfect place to drink craft beverages and eat great food. This Hudson Valley Farm has u-pick apples, peaches and cherries. In addition they have a farm stand.

#19: Long Lot Farm Brewery

Located in Chester, Long Lot Farm Brewery is a farm first and brewery second. The hops, grains, yeast and fruit come from New York State and help other farmers around the region. With a rotating tap list of 10 different beer and cider. Special events take place during the week, like Pizza Thursdays and open mic nights.

#20: Millhouse Brewing Company

Located in Poughkeepsie, Millhouse Brewing Company is open most days of the week. This restaurant and brewery offers lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch. This popular Dutchess County restaurant and brewery takes pride in offering the best products from Hudson Valley farmers.

Hudson Valley Breweries offer a great selection of beer

#21: Newburgh Brewing Company

Besides offering their customers great beer (like their popular Newburgh Brewing Company’s Brown Ale) and food, Newburgh Brewing Company also hosts a weekly Trivia Night, Donate Friday sales to a local charity and so much more. Located on South Colden St., this awesome little brewery is surrounded by history and views of the Hudson River.

#22: Obercreek Brewing Company

Located in Wappingers Falls, Obsercreek Brewing Company is open from Thursday – Sunday. They update their website weekly with what beer is available that week. They use ingredients from their farm and other areas of New York State, not only Hudson Valley products to produce American style beer.

#23: Peekskill Brewery

Peekskill Brewery is a brewery, live music space and restaurant are located along the Hudson River and offer visitors a wonderful experience in the beer garden, tap room and/or restaurant. In addition to their Peekskill location, their newest location in the Jefferson Valley Mall is a pizza and beer experience you will not soon forget. In addition to beer, they also serve wine from Millbrook Winery.

#24: Plan Bee Farm Brewery

Located in Poughkeepsie, Plan Bee Brewery offers indoor and outdoor seating but also encourage visitors to bring their own chairs and blankets in order to enjoy the property. With their selection of beer, wine, and snacks, they also offer weekly food trucks and live music, this is the place to be.

Many different kinds of beer are served at Hudson Valley Breweries

#25: River Outpost Brewing Company

Located at Charles Point in Peekskill, River Outpost Brewing Company make all their beer with unique recipes. In addition to food and beer, they also serve cocktails and wine. Stop by select evenings for live music.

#26: Rough Cut Brewing Company

Located in Kerhonkson, Rough Cut Brewing Company is open from Thursday to Monday and serves food and beer with complex flavors that include the use of apricots and peaches and even a oatmeal milk stout.

#27: Rushing Duck Brewing Company

Located in Chester, Rushing Duck Brewing Company is open from Thursday – Sunday and is a small, family owned and operated brewery. They produce a wide variety of tasty beers. Hoppy, malty, American-styled, Belgian influenced, barrel aged, sours, you name it. They also have a rotation of food trucks and providers that are at the tasting room Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

#28: Sing Sing Kill Brewery

Located in Ossining, Sing Sing Kill Brewery is a NY Farm Brewery and taproom located in downtown Ossining, dedicated to brewing craft beer using sustainable practices. Open Wednesday – Sunday, they also serve snacks, Saranac sodas, canned NY wines, and Distilled Spirits from a variety of producers in the Hudson Valley.

pizza and beer at Hudson Valley Breweries

#29: Sloop Brewery Co. at The Factory

Located in East Fishkill, Sloop Brewery Company at the Factory is a unique home as it was created in the shell of the former IBM semiconductor plant. In addition to beer, you’ll find wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers, fusion dishes & more. Open Wednesday – Sunday, they started by selling beer at farmer’s markets across the Hudson Valley. They made themselves known and look where they are now!

#30: Suarez Family Brewey

Located in Hudson, Suarez Family Brewery is open Thursday and Friday for drinks on their outside patio. Their brewer owned and operated brewery specializes in ales of mixed fermentation, unfiltered lagers and more. The family Suraez Brewery offers Beer to go on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Family Suarez’s Palatine Oils is a popular brew that is on tap.

#31: Two Way Brewing Company

Located in Beacon, Two Way Brewing Company is a short walk from the Beacon station on the Metro North Hudson Line, making it an ideal location. Their full service taproom is open from Thursday to Sunday, as is their outdoor seating. This location also offers a game room with billiards, darts, foosball and more.

#32: Westtown Brew Works

Westtown Brew Works is a true farm brewery that creates small batch beer. They use their own hops and ingredients from other farms in the area. Open Wednesday – Sunday and offer a variety of beer in their tasting room and live music.

Live music is played at many Hudson Valley Breweries

#33: Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company

Located in White Plains, Wolf & Warrior Brewing Company is open Tuesday – Sunday. They are a five barrel capacity New York State Certified Farm Brewery, the first of its kind to ever exist in the City of White Plains. The taproom food menu is true farm to table and they also host Bingo every Wednesday night and Ladies Night every Friday Night!

#34: Yard Owl Craft Brewery

Located in Gardiner, Yard Owl Craft Brewery is a Belgium Inspired American Brewery. They offer their beer, local wine and cider, and some food and snack items. The brewery has indoor and outdoor seating and, for an additional cost, offer a private tour and tasting in the brewery.

#35: Yonkers Brewing Company

Yonkers Brewing Company is a fun place for beer, food, live music, trivia, silence dance parties, karaoke, and much more. Open every day, they also offer tours and serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

3 Best Things to Do at Hudson Valley Breweries

#1: Drink, of Course

With so many varieties of craft beer out there, you will never run out of new choices. In addition, try a cocktail, hard cider, hard seltzer or wine.

#2: Eat

While many of these establishments offer food, the ones that don’t offer food on-site often invite food trucks to stop by and offer their cuisine to the visitors.

#3: Listen to Music

Whether it’s from their own playlist, a DJ or live music, many of these locations offer some sort of music to entertain their guests.

What else can you drink in the Hudson Valley?

While Hudson Valley breweries are abundant and may be found in every corner of the 10 counties, wineries and cideries are not too far behind.

If you need help finding other places to drink, then you can choose from:

Hudson Valley Wineries

Hudson Valley Cideries, like Angry Orchard

Hudson Valley Distilleries

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