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2 Can't-Miss Events in February 2014: Beer and Wine & Chocolate Festivals

The Big Brew NY Beer Festival takes over the Westchester County Center in White Plains on February 8, while Mahopac hosts the Hudson Valley Wine & Chocolate Festival the next day

Patrons Pour Their Own Beer at Elaine’s Tap & Table in Poughkeepsie

Free-flowing fun: Do-it-yourself taps take center stage at a Poughkeepsie restaurant

Terrapin Restaurant Presents Three-Day Holiday Beer Dinner

A local restaurant’s three-day dinner-and-beer pairing kicks our winter blues

Beer Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Stuff for brew buffs: Seven gifts for beer lovers

Mill House Brewing Company Opens, Offers Ten Taps and Variety of Ales

Mill right: Downtown Poughkeepsie revives its brewing history

Of Stouts and Summits: Bethel Woods Hosts First Craft Beer Festival and Chili Cook-Off; Pros Talk Business at Beer, Wine, and Spirits Summit 2013

Here are two more reasons to toast the craft brew movement in the Hudson Valley

Mill House Brewing Company to Open in Poughkeepsie in Fall 2013

The Valley’s newest brewery takes up residence in a Dutchess County city’s rehabilitated mill house

Yard Owl Craft Brewery Opens in New Paltz; Oktoberfest and Craft Beer Festivals in October 2013

Hoot, hoot! An Ulster County duo gets busy brewing; plus, local craft beer festivals and Oktoberfest events

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Opens in Yonkers; Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festivals Abound in 2013

A Yonkers theater offers an intoxicating mix: craft beer, food, and film; PLUS: Local beer events in September 2013
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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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