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Patrick Sylvester, an employee of Keegan Ales, offers (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Patrick Sylvester, an employee of Keegan Ales, offers a sample to an event attendee during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

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Beer and cheese are tasted during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Patrick Sylvester, an employee of Keegan Ales, offers
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Patrick Sylvester, an employee of Keegan Ales, offers a sample to an event attendee during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Jess Waddlington, of Rhinebeck, explains the different ciders
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Jess Waddlington, of Rhinebeck, explains the different ciders that are available from Doc's Draft Hard Ciders, of Warwick, during The Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Justin Taylor of Poughkeepsie, an owner of Sloop
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Justin Taylor of Poughkeepsie, an owner of Sloop Brewery, a new local brewery based in Poughkeepsie, pours a sample for Sean O'Connor of Sonoma County, Calif. O'Connor, originally from the Hudson Valley, is here on vacation with his wife, Lisa. (March 24, 2013)

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Karen Golembiewski of Rock Tavern gets samples from
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Karen Golembiewski of Rock Tavern gets samples from the Aroma Thyme Bistro during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

A man prepares a beer sample from Chatham
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A man prepares a beer sample from Chatham Brewing during The Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

People taste local beers and cheeses during the
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People taste local beers and cheeses during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston, sponsored by Keegan Ales and the Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville. (March 24, 2013)

An employee from Chatham Brewing prepares a beer
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An employee from Chatham Brewing prepares a beer sample for a woman during The Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Ryan Gillette, originally of Kingston and a student
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Ryan Gillette, originally of Kingston and a student in Oneonta who works with Cooperstown Brewery, pours a sample of Porkslap, a beer made by Cooperstown's company Butternut Brewery, during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 3013)

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Porkslap, a pale ale made by Butternut Brewery
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Porkslap, a pale ale made by Butternut Brewery in Butternut, near Oneonta, is available to taste during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Old Chatham Sheepherding Ewe's Blue , a local
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Old Chatham Sheepherding Ewe's Blue , a local cheese, is available for tasting during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Brian Facquet explains information about his distillery in
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Brian Facquet explains information about his distillery in Roscoe, Prohibition Distillery, and the vodka, Bootlegger 21, of which he is offering samples, to Dayna Adamek of Poughkeepsie during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

A man pours a sample of beer during
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A man pours a sample of beer during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Hudson Red, a cheese made by Twin Maple
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Hudson Red, a cheese made by Twin Maple Farm, and bread from Bread Alone in Rhinebeck are available for tasting during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

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People enjoy tasting local beers and cheeses during
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

People enjoy tasting local beers and cheeses during the Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest at Keegan Ales brewery in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

Porkslap, a pale ale made by Butternut Brewery
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Porkslap, a pale ale made by Butternut Brewery in Butternut, near Oneonta, is available to taste during the Hudson Valley Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Fest in Kingston. (March 24, 2013)

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