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Arts and Casks

Industrial Arts Brewing is inspired by its home in the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Complex

A Family Affair

The Suarez family adds a new name to the Hudson Valley brewing scene

Lights...camera...pour

John–Anthony Gargiulo has gone from Highland to Hollywood to Hudson Valley Brewery.

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

From Burritos to Beer

A Capital Region restaurant owner cuts the ribbon on a biergarten in Troy.

Craft Brew Boogaloo Returns to Saugerties for Second Year

Here’s all the hullabaloo about the Boogaloo

Hudson Valley Breweries Win Big at TAP New York

Hunter Mountain’s annual beer celebration marked its 19th anniversary on April 23 and 24

TAP New York Set to Return to Hunter Mountain

The beer festival and competition celebrates its 19th year in 2016

New Brewery Opens in Middletown: Clemson Brothers Brewery

A new spot in Middletown sets the bar high for area microbreweries

Angry Orchard in Walden Debuts Two New Ciders

Presenting Knotty Pear and The Old Fashioned from the brand’s new Orchard’s Edge collection

New Brewing Class Begins at the Culinary Institute of America

A new brewing course at the CIA teaches students the art of brewing

The 3 Best Craft Beers For Your Favorite Super Bowl Party Snacks

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl bash by pairing local beers with these classic snacks
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The local brew-lover's guide to all things hoppy, malty, and chug-worthy

About This Blog

Welcome to The First Draft — a column devoted exclusively to all things beer. Yes, that’s right, from taste-tests to profiles of brewers (and homebrewers) to expert advice (hello, Craft Beer 101), we’re going county to county, city to small town to uncover all the sudsy stuff you need to know. Heck, we’ll even let you know which brewery has the coolest looking T-shirt in town. You can expect reviews, food and beer pairings, roundups, trends, expert advice, homebrewing, profiles, big beer events, best nights out.

To make sure we don’t miss a thing, we’ll also have updated information, breaking news, fabulous photos, and special guest bloggers. Cheers!

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