Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week

Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week kicked off last Friday with a party at The Oath Craft Beer Sanctuary in Tarrytown, featuring the specialty craft beer creations breweries crafted specifically for the event. The week long schedule of event celebrates local breweries and their contributions to the local beer industry.

The participating Hudson Valley breweries, with their HVCBW brews, include:

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.: One Flew Over the CuCu Nugget (Cucumber Lager)
Newburgh Brewing Co.: Blueberry Brett Mint (Cream Ale)
Broken Bow Brewery: Honey RyePA (Double IPA with Honey and Rye)
Yonkers Brewing Co.: Yonkers Plum Honey Blonde (Blonde Ale)
Keegan Ales: Cherry Rhubarb Sour Ale (Sour Ale)
Sloop Brewing: Table Farm (Farmhouse Ale)
Defiant Brewing: NYke Missile (Belgian Style Tripel)
Peekskill Brewery: The Last Straw (Oatmeal Stout)
North River Hops and Brewing: East IPA – No. 3 (East Coast Style IPA)
The Brewery at Bacchus: Verjuice (Sour Ale blended with Hard Cider)
Rushing Duck Brewing: Onion Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

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I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite events for the week. Check out…


Tuesday, September 15th • 1 p.m.
Fork This with IntoxiKate

I’m celebrating HVCBW all week long on Fork This with IntoxiKate. Tune in to 1490 WGCH, or listen live at, for interviews with brewmasters, beer experts and more. The show features:
The crew from Yonkers Brewing Co.
Sonya Biacobbe of Kelso Brewery
Matt Levy of Peekskill Brewery
Brendon O’Brien of DeCicco & Sons (Armonk)

PLUS! Listen to win a pair of tickets to Big Brew NY Saturday, September 19th.
Call in: 203-661-5051.


Tuesday, September 15th • 6 p.m.
11 x 11 Chef Beer Dinner

Newburgh Brewing Company: 88 S. Colden Street, Newburgh, NY
Tickets: $100
Dinner pairing 11 breweries with 11 restaurants, including Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Newburgh Brewing, Empire Brewing Company, Rushing Duck Brewing Co., Broken Bow Brewery, Yonkers Brewing Co., Peekskill Brewery, Bacchus Restaurant, Defiant Brewing Company, Keegan Ales, Sloop Brewing Co., North River Hops and Brewing, The Cookery Restaurant, Xaviar’s at Piermont, Harper’s Restaurant & Bar, Clocktower Grill and Bar, Restaurant North, Rivermarket Bar and Kitchen, The Hop: craft beer and artisanal fare, Daughters Fare & Ale, Fortina, and Coals Pizza.
For tickets, visit:


Thursday, September 17th • 1 p.m.
Fork This with IntoxiKate

I’m celebrating HVCBW all week long on Fork This with IntoxiKate. Tune in to 1490 WGCH, or listen live at, for interviews with brewmasters, beer experts and more. The show features:
Lacey Johnson, Magic Hat
Jay Wuliff of Drink Hudson Valley
Eric Lorberfeld of Growlers Beer Bistro

PLUS! Listen to win a pair of tickets to Big Brew NY Saturday, September 19th.
Call in: 203-661-5051.


Thursday, September 17th • 6 p.m.
Women in Beer

Growlers Beer Bistro: 25 Main St., Tuckahoe
Meet some of the most awesome ladies in the beer industry all working in breweries right here in the Hudson Valley. Attendees include Nikki Cavanaugh (Co/Owner, Rushing Duck), Sonia Giacobbe (Co/Owner, Kelso), Sonia Barbaresco (Brew Master, Broken Bow), Kerri Diomede (Brand Manager, Keegan’s Ales) Molly McDevitt (Brand manager, Captain Lawrence), Olivia Cerio (Brand Manager, Empire Brewing).

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Thursday, September 17th • 7:30 p.m.
Live Music Thursdays

Yonkers Brewing Co.: 92 Main St., Yonkers
This Live Music Thursday features the music of Amanda Lee Peers. Amanda is an amazing up and coming musician who has worked with Gwen Stefani and has also appeared on NBC’s The Voice! There is no cover charge.

Friday, September 19th • 6-10 p.m.
DeCicco’s Rare Beer Showcase

DeCicco’s Brewster: 50 Independent Way, Brewster
Tickets: $75
After over a decade of enthusiastic commitment to craft beer both locally and from all around the world, DeCicco & Sons is thrilled to present their first very exclusive Grand Tasting. A beer festival meant for beer lovers, DeCicco & Sons’ Grand Tasting will feature over 30 world-class craft beers, as well as a lineup of delicious chef-prepared food pairings to go along with them. This event is the culmination of years of planning, with multiple varieties of rare craft beers being made available for this night only. The Grand Tasting’s tap list can sit among the selections on-hand at the best beer tastings from around the world, so don’t miss out!
Confirmed beers so far *:
Avery Raspberry Sour
De Dolle Stille Nacht
Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break
Founders KBS 2014
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2014
Keegan Ales Mother Pucker
Mikkeller Spontanbeetroot
Perennial Abraxas
The Bruery Cuivre
The Bruery Oude Tart
For tickets, visit:

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Saturday, September 19th • 4-8 p.m.
Big Brew NY

Westchester County Center, White Plains
Tickets: $65 General Admission, $10 Designated Driver; Enter code IntoxiKate at checkout for $10 off.
The Big Brew NY Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. It’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives, featuring over 200+craft brews and, this fall, pumpkin beer.

PLUS! Visit the WGCH booth to meet IntoxiKate creator and radio host Kate Schlientz (aka ME!) for a special live broadcast of Fork This with IntoxiKate.


Saturday, September 19th & Sunday, September 20th • 10:30 a.m./12:30 p.m.
Stretching’ & Belchin’ Yoga Class

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company: 444 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford
Tickets: $25
Lauren Crowley instructor at Westchester Yogini will be conducting our very own yoga class here at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company on Saturday September 19th 10:30am-12:30pm.
$25 per person includes the class, tasting glass and beer samples during that time. Please bring mat and water. For questions please contact: or
For more information, visit

Sunday, September 20th • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Brewer’s Brunch

Peekskill Brewery: 47-53 S Water St, Peekskill
Tickets: $25-$40
As an end to the Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week celebration, Peekskill Brewery is throwing an all-inclusive Brewer’s Brunch sourced with local Hudson Valley ingredients. All 11 HVCBW beers will be poured and paired with buffet stations. Mingle with the brewers, enjoy local music and maybe even nurse your hangover from all your weekend fun.
For tickets, visit:


Yonkers Brewing Co. is kicking off the Octoberfest season with Yonktoberfest Saturday, Sept. 26th at 12 p.m. Packages include (only available pre-event):
Princess Therese Package: One Entry Ticket, Official Yonktoberfest .5L Glass Stein, First Fill of Beer $25
King Ludwig Package: One Entry Ticket, Official Yonktoberfest 1L Glass Stein, First Fill of Beer $30
Coachman: One Entry Ticket $5
You must be 21 years of age of older to attend Yonktoberfest.

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