Top 10 Breweries in Dutchess
What’s better than kicking back on a hot summer day with an ice cold beer? Make that local craft brew and it’s even better! We’re rounding up our top breweries in the county, serving up both drinkable and unique pints that are sure to please your palate!
1. Hudson Valley Brewery, Beacon
What has become a popular hangout spot for out-of-towners and locals alike, Hudson Valley Brewery's taproom offers up a variety of unique brews from sours to IPAs. Open Thursday – Sunday their warehouse building and outdoor seating is the perfect place to gather with friends.
2. Hyde Park Brewing Company, Hyde Park
Since 1995, the Hyde Park Brewing Company has been saying ‘anytime is a good time for a beer’ – ain’t that the truth! We love their natural and fresh brews including their Big Easy Blonde and Big Easy Blueberry. And don’t just sip, pair your pint with something delicious off their menu! Open seven days a week, offering live music, brewery tours and more.
3. Mill House Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie
This award-winning brewery and gastropub has been a major player in the explosive craft beer scene in the Hudson Valley since the beginning. Whether it’s their smooth and drinkable Kold One, or the standout flavor of the Cucumber Cream Ale, they’re always brewing up something amazing. Don’t leave without trying some of the elevated pub fare using local ingredients. Open seven days a week, don’t miss out on what they’re serving up!
4. Obercreek Brewing Company, Wappingers Falls
Obercreek Brewing Company presents a unique experience for beer lovers in the Hudson Valley. Nestled within the certified organic Obercreek Farm, they’re even using ingredients grown on site, offering a diverse range of beers that all measure up to excellence. The tasting room is open Fridays and Saturdays.
5. Sloop Brewing at the Factory, Hopewell Junction
Many may recognize the eye-catching and colorful cans of Sloop! Named for the boats that once moved people and cargo up and down the Hudson, Sloop is excited to be a part of the growing upstate craft movement. They recently opened a location at the 25,000 square foot facility in East Fishkill’s former IBM plant. Now with more room, they’re serving up new beers along with handcrafted pizzas, gourmet burgers and more. Open Thursday – Sunday, this location is great for families and groups!
6. Plan Bee Farm Brewery, Poughkeepsie
At Plan Bee, their mission is to brew 100% New York State ingredient beer. Each beer is created by the limitation of local resources. From the yeast they cultivate from their honey comb, to the grain and hops in the fields, if it isn’t in the community it doesn’t enter the beer, and we love that! You’ll notice a difference as you sip their Barn Beer, a juicy and satisfying flavor with fruity and funky fermentation, or even something as unique as their Pickle Beer, brewed with cucumber and dill – refreshing and tart! Enjoy their tasting room or sit outside among the goats. It’s a true farm brewery experience! Open Thursday – Sunday.
7. King’s Court Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie
One of the newest additions to the city of Poughkeepsie’s craft beer scene, King’s Court is quickly becoming a hotspot. Pouring everything from IPAs and pilsners, to stouts and sours, they’ve got something for every palate. Open Thursday – Sunday.
8. 2 Way Brewing Company, Beacon
Easily accessible for those traveling in for a visit by train, 2 Way Brewing is a fun spot for micro brews and fun with friends! We love the funky vibe fully equipped with board games, trivia night, art, and Texas BBQ food offerings. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
9. Blue Collar Brewery, Poughkeepsie
A great brewery with a “Blue Collar” atmosphere – would you expect anything less from a place called Blue Collar Brewery?! Fully meant to be a gathering place free of pretention, where American craft products can be enjoyed. In the company of friends, new and old, Blue Collar hopes to celebrate the heritage of Poughkeepsie as a manufacturing powerhouse in the Hudson Valley. Enjoy a variety of delicious brews right in the city of Poughkeepsie. Open Tuesday – Sunday.
10. Cousins Ale Works, Wappingers Falls
What started as a hobby and home brewing kit, Cousins Ale Works now to a full on brewery offering live music, comedy shows and entertainment! These guys have a philosophy to work closely with local farms and create ales that are drinkable year round for everyone, utilizing 100% New York State and Hudson Valley ingredients. Open Thursday – Sunday.