Back in December, amid adolescent temperatures and the holiday shopping craze, we administered a series of online polls to answer one burning question: Which Hudson Valley brewery is best?
Behold! Following three rounds of nail-biting competition — seriously, Newburgh Brewing Company eked out a win over Hudson Ale Works by just three votes — the contenders have been whittled down from 32 to the final four: Newburgh Brewing Company, Sloop Brewing Company, Brown’s Brewing Company, and Keegan Ales.
*Now, the fate of these players once again rests in your hands. While NCAA teams duke it out on the court, the winners and losers of our Craft Madness will be decided. Final four voting will take place starting March 2. The championship match-up will happen starting March 9. Support your favorite brews by voting below.
Unfamiliar with the final four brewing companies? Click here to see our resident beer expert’s pick for who will take the whole tourney.
You might look at the bracket above and think, “32 contenders? Big whoop! There are probably only 32 breweries in the whole Hudson Valley.” But this competition is no joke! Take a glance at the infographic below to see just how many breweries there are in the Hudson Valley — not to mention New York State.