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7 Hudson Valley Stouts That Make the Dark Side Look Good

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Drowned Lands Black Acres. Photo by Matt Petricone

Guinness isn’t the only stout on our radar this month. Crack open some of these rich, delicious, local brews for easy sipping.

Brown’s Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout

The winning oatmeal stout of the 2004 World Beer Cup, this smooth, indulgent stout is rich, yet easy to drink.
Troy and North Hoosick

Chatham Brewing Northern Comfort

The Columbia County brewery’s winter stout is this 8.5% imperial brewed with chocolate, lactose, and cold-brew coffee for a rich, aromatic taste.
Chatham

Drowned Lands Black Acres

At Mike Kraai’s new Warwick brewery, malted and flaked oats go into this quaffable, medium-bodied, 5.2% stout layered with coffee and malt.
Warwick

Keegan Ales Mother’s Milk

One of the Hudson Valley’s OG brews, Keegan’s award-winning, silky milk stout was dubbed one of the “Top Ten Stouts in North America” by The New York Times.
Kingston

Mill House Brownie Batter

After a massively popular run at Mill House’s pub, this 14.5% cookie stout, brewed in collaboration with Cardoso Cookies, is now available in bottles (while supply lasts).
Poughkeepsie

Rip Van Winkle Toe-to-Toe

For its nutty, coffee-rich stout, Rip Van Winkle goes hyper-local, using Hudson Valley Malt’s roasted barley and Ethiopian coffee from Kingston-based Monkey Joe Roasting Company.
Catskill

Two Way Nitro. Photo courtesy Two Way Brewing Company

Two Way Brewing Two Way Nitro

A classic Irish stout, this Beacon brew gets its Guinness-esque texture via a nitrogen tap that results in an ultra-creamy, smooth, luxurious pour.
Beacon