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Be Defiant Drink Craft

10 Years Being Defiant. | Est. 2005

 
 

Currently on Tap @ Defiant

/ Muddy Creek Lager |   Amber Lager [ 5.2% ABV ]

/ Medusa India Pale Ale |  IPA { 6.8% ABV ]

/ Defiant Porter | English style porter [ 6.0% ABV ]

/ Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale | Pumpkin Ale [ 5.5% ABV ]

/ Geracherie Dunkelweizen | Smoked Dark Wheat Beer [ 6.2% ABV ]

/ Weapons Grade 2XIPA* | Double IPA [ 9.0% ABV }

/ Little Thumper Pale Ale | English Pale Ale [ 4.3% ABV ]

/  Mandarina Mayham 2xIPA* | Single Hop -Mandarina Bavaria Double IPA  [7.5% ABV ]

/ Pearl River Pilsner | Pilsner Brewed with Mandarina Bavaria [ 4.2% ABV ]

/ Frumpy ESB | English Special Bitter [ 5.5% ABV]

/ Tart Cherry Lager | Crisp Lager brewed with Tart Cherries [ 4.3% ABV }

/ DayDrinker Saison | Hoppy Session Saison brewed with Amarillo hops [ 4.6% ABV ]

/ O'Defiant Stout | Dry Irish Stout on Nitro [ 4.1% ABV ]

/American Pale Lager | APL [ 5.0% ABV ]

 
 

Located in Pearl River, NY Defiant Brewing Co. is the home to a team of passionate beer lovers and creators.

originally crafted for 10 years

EVERYDAY, WE STRIVE TO CREATE OUTSTANDING ALES AND LAGERS, CHALLENGE THE CONVENTIONS OF MASS ADVERTISED AND MASS-PRODUCED BEERS, AND OFFER A UNIQUE PRODUCTION MICRO-BREWERY EXPERIENCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.

AT DEFIANT, WE USE TOP-NOTCH RAW INGREDIENTS TO BREW OUTSTANDING BEER. OUR PASSION FOR INNOVATION SHOWS IN THE VARIETY OF OFFERINGS YOU’LL FIND AT THE BREWERY EVERY DAY.

 

This year marks Defiant Brewing Co.'s 10th year of business! Check out our Event page for all the rad stuff we are doing to celebrate and don't miss our 10 year anniversary party on September 12th!

 

Phone

(845) 920-8602

 

Location

6 East Dexter Plaza
Pearl River, NY 10965

Click here for Directions

Hours

M-W 2pm–12am

TH&F   2pm–2am

Sa      12pm–2am

Su      12pm–12am

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The Crew

 

Our Motley Crew

Neill Acer- Owner & Brewmaster          Neill Acer, owner and brew master, brings over 20 years of professional brewing experience, creativity, enthusiasm, and love for his craft to The Defiant Brewing Company. These things have helped Neill win the praise of discerning beer drinkers, critics, and certified judges world wide. Neill is a graduate of the University of Rochester and attended the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology.

Neill Acer- Owner & Brewmaster         

Neill Acer, owner and brew master, brings over 20 years of professional brewing experience, creativity, enthusiasm, and love for his craft to The Defiant Brewing Company. These things have helped Neill win the praise of discerning beer drinkers, critics, and certified judges world wide.

Neill is a graduate of the University of Rochester and attended the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology.

Ben Blowers: Cellerman & Officer in Charge of All Blame, Purveyor of Shananagins.  Ben worked various corners & "jobs" but was never able to fully payoff his bar tabs, so he began working at Defiant 9 years ago. As the years passed Ben attended the Siebel Institute for Brewing Technology and studied bottling Ben likes to spend time bottling in the Dungeon. He celebrates brewery life; spent grain meals, hop teas & yeasty showers. Please be warned though he can easily become distracted by shiny objects.      

Ben Blowers: Cellerman & Officer in Charge of All Blame, Purveyor of Shananagins. 

Ben worked various corners & "jobs" but was never able to fully payoff his bar tabs, so he began working at Defiant 9 years ago. As the years passed Ben attended the Siebel Institute for Brewing Technology and studied bottling Ben likes to spend time bottling in the Dungeon. He celebrates brewery life; spent grain meals, hop teas & yeasty showers. Please be warned though he can easily become distracted by shiny objects.

 

 

 

John Clancey : Smokehouse Chief                           Meat is John's middle name. Well not really, but this dude kills it in our smokehouse. All the delicious food is meticulously prepped and cooked by this fine gentleman. When John isn't working the smoker, he can be found growing his beard, enjoying a beer, and drawing fantastic cartoons on random surfaces.

John Clancey : Smokehouse Chief                          

Meat is John's middle name. Well not really, but this dude kills it in our smokehouse. All the delicious food is meticulously prepped and cooked by this fine gentleman. When John isn't working the smoker, he can be found growing his beard, enjoying a beer, and drawing fantastic cartoons on random surfaces.

Tom Woods- Brewer                 After 21 years as a home brewer, with alot of tutelage from Brewmaster Neill Acer, Woody attended the Siebel Institute. He received formal training and has been working at Defiant for 5 years. Mixing the mash for the last 3 years. So far, he hasn't spilled any..... yet.    

Tom Woods- Brewer                

After 21 years as a home brewer, with alot of tutelage from Brewmaster Neill Acer, Woody attended the Siebel Institute. He received formal training and has been working at Defiant for 5 years. Mixing the mash for the last 3 years. So far, he hasn't spilled any..... yet.

 

 

Kyle Nicholson- Sales, Events, & Marketing : After years of toiling for stupid design companies, injuring himself whilst falling off of high objects, and marketing for "the man"- Kyle decided to take all of those talents and use them in the brewing industry. Kyle has worked at Defiant 4 years in many facets of brewery operations. His specialties are marketing, sales and events with a little bottling thrown in for variety. When he is not shaking babies and kissing hands, you can find him enjoying a beer at the bar - probably with a limp from a recent "incident." Instagram: @iblamekyle untappd: @DefiantKyle

Kyle Nicholson- Sales, Events, & Marketing :

After years of toiling for stupid design companies, injuring himself whilst falling off of high objects, and marketing for "the man"- Kyle decided to take all of those talents and use them in the brewing industry. Kyle has worked at Defiant 4 years in many facets of brewery operations. His specialties are marketing, sales and events with a little bottling thrown in for variety. When he is not shaking babies and kissing hands, you can find him enjoying a beer at the bar - probably with a limp from a recent "incident."

Instagram: @iblamekyle

untappd: @DefiantKyle

Brian Cusack- Sales & Distributuon    Brian has been a friend of the brewery for about 8 years. He finally joined our family to preach about our good beer and expand our sales territory. Full of energy, enthusiasm, a smile, and some craziness. He always loves to talk about the joy of good beer. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Brian brings 20 years of inside knowledge to our retailers. He joined Defiant a year ago. You can find Brian driving the Defiant van everyday in rockland and Westchester,  at beer fests, and at the brewery Saturday nights.

Brian Cusack- Sales & Distributuon   

Brian has been a friend of the brewery for about 8 years. He finally joined our family to preach about our good beer and expand our sales territory. Full of energy, enthusiasm, a smile, and some craziness. He always loves to talk about the joy of good beer. A veteran of the hospitality industry, Brian brings 20 years of inside knowledge to our retailers. He joined Defiant a year ago. You can find Brian driving the Defiant van everyday in rockland and Westchester,  at beer fests, and at the brewery Saturday nights.

Defiant Brewing Company is a proud member and supporter of our community, and strives to give back whenever we can.

Due to New York State Alcohol Beverage Control laws however, we are only able to legally donate product to 501©3 or 501©6 non-profit organizations who have obtained a one-day alcohol license for their event. If your organization and event meets those criteria, and your charitable event is more than 60 days out (since it does take time to activate these programs), you may submit a written proposal to amy.acer@defiantbrewing.com for consideration. This proposal should provide information about your non-profit organization, tax identification number, as well as details about the event. We also require the respective parties to complete and return NYS Tax Exemption form ST-119 (located here). We do receive a large number of these inquiries, so we appreciate your understanding if we are not able to accommodate your request.

Donations are reviewed on the 1st of every month by an employee committee.

  • Your group, organization or event must be located within the State of New York.
  • All requests must be made at least one month from the date of the event. Any request made with less than one month remaining before the event, may be declined.
  • We DO NOT donate product to be re-sold at an event as per New York State law.
  • A qualified applicant is limited to ONE donation within a 12 month period.
  • All donations must be picked up and dropped off at the brewery during regular business hours. 6 East Dexter Plaza. Pearl River, NY 10965
  • There is a $40 keg deposit as well as a $35 tap deposit that must be given at time of pick up. Once all kegs and tap are returned to the brewery the deposits will be returned. Deposits are accepted via Cash ONLY. 
  • We reserve the right to accept or deny any donation request.

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Abominable Snowfest 2016 

This years abominable snowfest was amazing. Here is a video from NB productions of the fest... enjoy!!



We’re in Pearl River, NY – directly across from the train station.
Come, bring friends, and enjoy or take beer home!

Phone: (845) 920-8602
Emailquestions@defiantbrewing.com

For detailed info on transit directions see the bottom of the page.

 

Feel free to contact us with any questions! Use the form below.

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By Train
Take NJ Transit Rail Pascack Valley Line/Spring Valley.
Get off at the Pearl River Station and turn around.
Your back should be to the village green.
Walk forward about 25 yards. You’ll be at our front door!

From the George Washington Bridge
Cross the GW Bridge into New Jersey
Take the Palisades Parkway, EXIT 74
Merge onto Palisades Parkway North – crossing back into New York
Take EXIT 6W – Orangeburg Road, toward Pearl River
Make a slight right onto West Orangeburg Road
(West Orangeburg Road becomes Veterans Memorial Drive)
Turn right onto Old Middletown Road
Turn right onto North Middletown Road
Turn left onto West Central Avenue
End at 6 Dexter Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965-2321

From the Tappan Zee Bridge
Cross the bridge into Rockland County.
Merge onto I-287 W/ I-87 N/NYS Thruway North
Take the Palisades Parkway South – EXIT 13S, toward New Jersey
Merge onto Palisades Parkway South
Take EXIT 8W – NY 59 West, toward Spring Valley
Turn left onto Smith Street
Merge onto NY-304 South via the ramp on the left
Turn left onto West Central Avenue
End at 6 Dexter Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965-2321

From the Garden State Parkway
Take the Garden State Parkway North
Take Exit 172 – Grand Avenue, toward Montvale/Park Ridge
Turn left onto Grand Avenue West
Turn right onto Chestnut Ridge Road
Turn right onto Summit Avenue
Continue to follow Summit Avenue crossing into New York
Summit Avenue becomes Old Pascack Road
Turn right onto NY-304 South
Turn left onto West Central Avenue
End at 6 Dexter Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965-2321

Our parking lot is immediately adjacent to the railroad tracks

See you soon!