Summer Craft Picks to Help You Beat the Heat

There’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying a nice, cold beer on a hot summer day with friends and family. Enjoy these local craft beers all season long

Citra Pale Ale, Keegan Ales

ABV: 7.0%

With more than 100 lbs of hops worked in, you get an incredibly juicy, Vermont-style IPA that highlights the flavors and aromas of the Citra hop, which is known for its incredible tropical and citrus aromas. The Citra Pale Ale is full of flavor and hazy in appearance. 

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Pairs well with: cured meats, smoked ribs, brisket, sharp cheddar and bleu cheeses

Availability: In the taproom, local bars, restaurants, and stores within the Hudson Valley

Keegan Ales 
20 St James St, Kingston
(845) 331-2739;


Checkpoint Charlie Berliner Weisse, Newburgh Brewing Company

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ABV: 3.0%

A traditional interpretation of a classic German style, light in body and beautifully tart in lemony flavor

Pairs well with: shellfish, salads, and fruits

Availability: In the taproom by the pint and 4-packs of 16-oz cans to go. Cans available at select retailers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Northern New Jersey; draft available at local bars and restaurants.

Newburgh Brewing Company
88 S Colden St, Newburgh
(845) 569-2337;

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Lionheart Imperial IPA, Clemson Bros. Brewery

ABV: 10%

Fierce in flavor and attitude, this Imperial Indian Pale Ale boasts untamed citrus flavor, rounded out with a rich malt backbone. It has strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, pineapple, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee. A big-bodied Imperial IPA, with a well-balanced profile.

Pairs well with: seafood

Availability: In the taproom and beer garden by the tulip glass or take-home growler

Clemson Bros. Brewery
22 Cottage St, Middletown
(845) 775-4638;


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