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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.

Drowned Lands Brewery

Beer: Isabelle West Coast Pale Ale


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Visit the retreat that is the Drowned Lands Brewery in Warwick for history and tasty spring beer. From the taproom, enjoy views of the Appalachian Mountains and Wawayanda Creek as you sip a cold glass of Isabelle, a hoppy West Coast pale ale that’s a little lighter and a lot tastier than your typical ale. With a middling ABV of 5.5%, Isabelle is hopped with Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Citra to create a flavor that’s dry and perfectly bitter. Expect notes of spruce, citrus slices, and what can only be described as pineapple Lifesaver candies.

Hudson Valley Brewery

Beer: Glycerin Pineapple Coconut IPA

This isn’t your average IPA. For Hudson Valley Brewery’s pina colada-inspired beer, the Beacon-based brand doubled up on the fruit and hops to craft a one-of-a-kind double fruit, double sour IPA. Made with wheat, oat, milk sugar, pineapple, coconut, and Citra and Nelson hops, this flavorful drink packs a punch with its 8% ABV content. Sold in four-packs or on tap in the tasting room, this spring beer will transport you to a tropical island—not to mention the can art is pretty cool, too.

Mill House Brewing Company

Beer: Blueberry Blessings

A blueberry rendition of the brewery’s award-winning Cucumber Blessings brew, this spring beer is for berry lovers. Mill House uses the same base beer in Blueberry Blessings as it does for its cucumber counterpart, but switches it up with crisp, sour, and sweet blueberry notes that pair perfectly with soft cheeses and burgers. Wash down the brewery restaurant’s lamb gyro sliders or blue-bacon-mushroom burger with the 5.2% ale that’s a home run for the warmer months.

Tin Barn Brewing

Sugar Loaf
Beer: Geode IPA


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New to the Tin Barn Brewing taproom as of April, Geode is a double New England IPA that flawlessly blends Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. The result is a medley of perfectly paired flavors that take you on a sensory journey that is as rich and vibrant as its namesake gemstone. Expect citrus, tropical fruit, and resinous pine flavors in this smooth and hazy 8.7% ABV brew, and sip it in the Sugar Loaf taproom while you can.

Vosburgh Brewing Company

Beer: How Lucky NEIPA

A nominee for best IPA in this year’s Best of Hudson Valley awards, Vosburgh Brewing Company’s How Lucky New England-style IPA is a true standout. Dry hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, and Citra hops, this spring beer is a refreshing 6.5% ABV that will keep you cool on warmer days. While at the brewery, celebrate the return of springtime with U-pick flowers onsite from mid-July through late September, so you’ll return home with a fresh bouquet (plus a four-pack or two) when you visit in the summertime.

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