Hudson Valley breweries

Vallerie Barone serves beer at Hyde Park Brewing

(Credit: John Roca)

It stands to reason that craft breweries would flourish in New York. Some of the nation's earliest brewing was done by German immigrants in New York City, where Stone Street was the first street in North America to be paved, due to its concentration of beer brewers.

By the mid-19th century, upstate New York had developed into the country's leading grower of hops. Mildew blight, aphids and Prohibition wiped out that industry, leaving a smattering of abandoned hops barns in Central New York.

More recently, the craving for craft beers has spurred the creation of many microbreweries and brew pubs with their own regional flavor.

Here are the region's breweries, presented in alphabetical order. Click on each venue to read more.

- Compiled by Alison Gregor


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