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Spring beer in the Hudson Valley
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Spring Beer: The IPAs & Sours We’re Sipping in the Hudson Valley


Toast to the arrival of springtime and warm weather at craft breweries in the Hudson Valley with these fruity sours and incredible IPAs.

Warmer weather means day trips to the many craft breweries based in the Hudson Valley—it’s that simple! To celebrate the change in seasons, we’re putting a spotlight on the fruity sours and flavor-packed IPAs we’re most excited to sip this spring. There are new releases and seasonal beers aplenty, so get yourself over to these breweries to sample the latest spring beer before the taps run dry and the four-packs sell out.

Anniversary Releases: Double Peach Silhouette & DDH Double Pillow Hat

Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon

To commemorate its sixth anniversary, this Beacon-based brewery has released not one but two new heavy hitters. The double dry hopped Double Pillow Hat packs complex flavors into an IPA, and the Double Peach Silhouette leans fruity with “an incredible amount of peach” used in the brewing process. Treat yourself to both because you know what they say: Two beers are better than one.

Mixed Berry Pop-Tart Smoothie Sour

Tin Barn Brewing, Sugar Loaf


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You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner, but breakfast for beer? Trust us on this one: It’s a top-tier sour with or without the nostalgia factor (but the allusion to the beloved Pop-Tart certainly doesn’t hurt). Beer lovers can look forward to “epic loads of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries” with “a hint of sweet frosting and a touch of pastry dough.”

Mono Mosaic NEIPA

Brown’s Brewing Company, North Hoosick and Troy

Whereas your typical tile mosaic is an assemblage of colorful shards, this mosaic is a fruity, flavorful New England IPA with notes of blueberries, mango, and guava. Stop by this brewery’s taprooms in North Hoosick or Troy for a glassful of this “smooth and juicy” brew next time you’re up in Rensselaer County. At a modest 6.25 percent ABV, this beer is at once striking and sippable.

Tropical Flora Sour IPA

Drowned Lands Brewery, Warwick

Slightly subtler than the Pop-Tart sour from its next-door neighbor—but equally as delicious—this fruity new release from Drowned Lands “is brought to life with a mash of raw wheat, malted oats, and a bit of milk sugar” along with “fresh hunks of mango and pineapple.” It’s a beach day in a can as brewed by “the Best Brewery in New York State,” according to TAP NY. What are you waiting for?

Winter’s End IPA

Vosburgh Brewing Company, Elizaville

For those who can handle a nine-percent ABV brew, this imperial IPA beckons with hops from Simcoe, Azacca, and Citra. Dubbed “Winter’s End,” it’s the perfect brew to warm your bones and celebrate the return of springtime—and with it, many more days spent at Vosburgh, sipping ales and picking flowers. That’s right! Vosburgh does U-pick flowers onsite mid-July through September, so you’ll return home with a fresh bouquet (plus a four-pack or two) when you visit in the summertime.