It's no secret that the Hudson Valley is chock-full of breweries. Whether you, for some reason, prefer the funky styles of fruity sours and bitter IPAs or you're more of a traditional lager drinker,  you won't have a problem finding at least one brewery you enjoy. You'd probably have more of a problem picking just one favorite.

Award Winning Beer from the Hudson Valley

If we're strictly talking about the beer, there are a few notable breweries. According to a 2022 Stacker study, the Hudson Valley brews some of the best beer in the entire state.

Local breweries ranking in the top 15 included Suarez Brewery in Hudson (ranked 15th), Captain Lawrence in Elmsford (11th), Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown (6th), and Hudson Valley Brewery in Beacon (4th).

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Hudson Valley Breweries For a Fun Afternoon

I can't help but throw a couple of brewery suggestions in if you're purely looking for a fun spot to grab a drink.

I personally have a soft spot for King's Court Brewing in Poughkeepsie. Their King's Kolsch is a family favorite so apologies in advance for clearing out their to-go fridge of Kolsch in the summer months. They host weekly trivia and take part in lots of local food-pairing events.

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Locust Grove Brewing in Milton has a fabulous view that pairs well with everything they have on tap and Newburgh Brewing Company is your go-to for fun events like Emo Nights, trivia, WRRV Sessions.

But let's get down to business.

Breweries with the Best Food in the Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a spot to enjoy some quality Hudson Valley-brewed beer while taking in a delicious meal, here's a rundown of the top 6:

Breweries with the Best Eats

The Hudson Valley has a great reputation for creating some of the most delicious and creative beers in New York State. But something else to note is the quality of the food that you can enjoy at some of the Hudson Valley's finest breweries. Check out 6 of our favorite brewery eats throughout the Hudson Valley!

Gallery Credit: Arianne Rogers

These 12 Awesome Wine Trails Criss-Cross The Whole of Upstate New York

Over the last decade or more, the wine industry in Upstate New York has exploded. Today there are over 100 wineries across our region. Some of them are big, corporate wineries and vineyards. Others are smaller "mom-and-pop" wineries in out-of-the-way rural places. All are excellent.

Upstate New York has a 12 full-fledged wine trails to offer visitors. These "trails" are organized to maximize a wine lover's experience in Upstate New York. The trails on this list cover the Hudson Valley, Catskills and Adirondacks, Central New York, Finger Lakes, and Western New York regions.

Each entry has a link to the trail itself. Enjoy!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio


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