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Craft Brew Boogaloo Returns to Saugerties for Second Year

Here’s all the hullabaloo about the Boogaloo

Hudson Valley Breweries Win Big at TAP New York

Hunter Mountain’s annual beer celebration marked its 19th anniversary on April 23 and 24

TAP New York Set to Return to Hunter Mountain

The beer festival and competition celebrates its 19th year in 2016

New Brewery Opens in Middletown: Clemson Brothers Brewery

A new spot in Middletown sets the bar high for area microbreweries

Angry Orchard in Walden Debuts Two New Ciders

Presenting Knotty Pear and The Old Fashioned from the brand’s new Orchard’s Edge collection

New Brewing Class Begins at the Culinary Institute of America

A new brewing course at the CIA teaches students the art of brewing

The 3 Best Craft Beers For Your Favorite Super Bowl Party Snacks

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl bash by pairing local beers with these classic snacks

Collar City Players Perform Monthly Shakes-BEER Readings at Troy Pub

A troupe of thespians performs Shakespeare’s popular works, cold brew in hand

Build Your Own Custom Beer at Pine Island Brewing Company’s Kraftify

Your dreams have finally come true! A Pine Island brewer lets patrons create their very own bottle of beer

8 Holiday Beers To Sip This Season

Spreading the beer: craft brewers toast the holidays with heartier brews

Rare Form Brewing Company Mixes Beer and Art

A husband-and-wife duo combine their passions to launch a creative collaboration in Troy

Angry Orchard Apple Cider Headquarters (Finally!) Opens in Walden

Cheers, Hudson Valley! The much-anticipated grand opening of Angry Orchard has arrived
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Welcome to The First Draft — a column devoted exclusively to all things beer. Yes, that’s right, from taste-tests to profiles of brewers (and homebrewers) to expert advice (hello, Craft Beer 101), we’re going county to county, city to small town to uncover all the sudsy stuff you need to know. Heck, we’ll even let you know which brewery has the coolest looking T-shirt in town. You can expect reviews, food and beer pairings, roundups, trends, expert advice, homebrewing, profiles, big beer events, best nights out.

To make sure we don’t miss a thing, we’ll also have updated information, breaking news, fabulous photos, and special guest bloggers. Cheers!

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