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The local brew-lover's guide to all things hoppy, malty, and chug-worthy

Meet the Prince of Pull-Ups

This personal trainer spices up classic calisthenics with martial arts and yoga moves

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Family-Friendly Presidents Day Trivia

In honor of Presidents Day, here’s a bit of trivia about the U.S. presidents — from Washington to Clinton — who have lived in the Hudson Valley

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The Real History of Letchworth Village

Letchworth Village was both a model for compassionate care and a symbol of institutional abuse — and it helped make Geraldo Rivera a household name

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Special Olympics New York Brings Winter Games to the Hudson Valley

The events take place at sports arenas across three counties on February 19-20

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On the Town: Event Photos and Party Pictures in February 2016

See who’s been out and about in the Hudson Valley in our parties and events gallery

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Three Can’t-Miss Foodie Events This Month

News and notes from the Valley’s dining scene in February 2016, including a chili festival, grocery shopping seminars, and a paella cooking class

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8 Top Spots For Bald Eagles

Want to step up your birdwatching game? Grab your camera and head to one of these popular spots for bald eagles in the Hudson Valley

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Yoga Diaries: How I Accidentally Fell Asleep In Class

A word from Hudson Valley Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Olivia J. Abel

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Kathy and Jerry Irish

The pair met in the ’60s when a rowdy bar scene prompted the Navy seaman to help out the owner’s daughter

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10 Great Date Ideas

Day or night, it’s time to put away your phone and plan a great date

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Valley Actor Stars in Grease

The Les Misérables and Gossip Girl star has roots right here in the Hudson Valley

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Chicken Tagine (Recipe)

Courtesy of the book Bacon Nation by Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama

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Bacon Sweet Potato Sticks with Bacon-Bourbon Sauce (Recipe)

Peter Kaminsky and Marie Rama — authors of Bacon Nation — recommend this sweet treat for the big game

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How Planet Wings Preps for the Super Bowl

Local franchise Planet Wings scores big with its chicken specialty

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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 Cheeses You Should Be Serving On Super Bowl Sunday

If Yonkers’s “Cheese Guy” Brent Delman knows anything, it’s cheese. So when he shares his expertise on which types make for the best party snacking, take notes

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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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