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Be Defiant Drink Craft

10 Years Being Defiant. | Est. 2005

 

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–2am
T&F   2pm–2am Sa
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 

Here you can find out all about the breweries involved in the Abominable Snowfest along with each beer they are serving.

902 Brewing

Starting with a 3 gallon pot and a home brewing kit, the idea of 902 Brewing Company fermented into a business in August of 2012. Brew-stablished by Colby Janisch, Tucker Littleton, and Andrew Brown in Hoboken, NJ, 902 pays tribute to the apartment where they took it to the next level. the three found a place on Washington street with enough room to grow into a 15 gallon, all-grain brewing system... and its about time to make the next upgrade.

"BLACK DYNOMITE" BLACK IPA- 7.3%ABV

Jet black in color, an alcohol content of  7.3%, an IBU just over 100, and a well balanced hop profile... we give you the winner of 2012s Brooklyn Wort Homebrew Competition: Black DYNOmite.  Unlike its younger cousin the Pale Ale, this IPA (short for India Pale Ale) packs a punch.  Don't let the stoutish appearance fool you: this is a true IPA.  Have a couple... you'll see why we call it DYNOmite.

"ONE" - 7.7%ABV

A malty amber ale with plenty of caramel, burnt sugar, and raisin flavors nicely balanced with a burst of passion fruit, grapefruit, and earthy hop ride. It’s the ONE year anniversary take on our first commercial brew.

Barrier Brewing Co.

Barrier Brewing Co. is the collaborative effort of brewers Evan Klein and Craig Frymark, located in Oceanside, NY. Brewing their first batches on a 1bbl system (2 kegs at a time!) in June 2010, the two expanded the business to a 5bbl brewhouse in June 2012 which operated for four short months before being severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. After several months of rebuilding, Barrier reopened in late-February 2013. The brewery currently produces nearly 50 different beers throughout the year totaling 1500bbl annually, all of which is self-distributed throughout the NY metro area.

Brix City Brewing Co.

A New Jersey Craft Brewery based out of Bergen County.

Bronx Brewery

Our philosophy at The Bronx Brewery is to do one thing, and do it right. 
Proudly established in The Bronx and steeped in the American craft tradition, we’re obsessed with brewing exceptional pales for you. Complex, not complicated. Considered, not cautious. Reverent, not rigid. We’re driven to explore the limits of what a pale ale can be – to create a uniquely diverse range of beers. We hope you enjoy drinking our beer as much as we enjoy brewing it.

Winter Pale Ale- 6.7%ABV

An amber colored pale ale brewed with cinnamon, molasses, cloves & ginger that delivers a delightful winter spiced flavor.

Our brewmaster is mildly obsessed with ginger snap cookies this time of year so we decided to brew this spiced pale ale to celebrate his addiction.  A blend of malts create honey, biscuit and dark caramel flavors which are gently balanced out by woody, minty hop bitterness and aroma.  We introduced whole ginger, molasses, hand-picked cloves and cinnamon to this brew to create the ideal pale ale to enjoy during the winter holiday season.

American Pale Ale- 6.3%ABV

English caramel & biscuit malts balanced with West Coast citrus hops

Our flagship: a bold American pale ale with an English backbone.  Think driving a ’64 Mustang over London Bridge.  This is the beer we drink when hanging out after a hard day at the brewery.  

 

Broken Bow Brewing Co.

At Broken Bow Brewery our passion towards offering our very best is deeply personal. Family owned and operated, our earliest brews were designed to be enjoyed by family and friends. With those gatherings as our standard, we're committed to delivering every drop with the thoughtful attention to detail that special people and times deserve.

VIP | Barley Wine Ale Aged In Rye Whiskey Barrels 14% abv


Go big or go home!  Our Barley Wine, aged for 9 months in barrels previously used for port and rye whiskey, clocks in at 14% ABV.  The medium-to-heavy bodied brew has a full aroma of rich malts, fig, and peat.  A perfect candidate for aging, its complex flavor will continue to change for the better.  

 

Broken Resolutions IPA 7.8% abv 

Our annual Broken Resolutions IPA is generously hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops. Tropical fruit and melon aromas leave a gentle bitterness that persists on the tongue. This juicy medium-bodied brew with evergreen notes makes this a truly thirst-quenching IPA to start the New Year off right. This is one resolution you will not want to break!

 

OLD SPLIT-FOOT BELGIAN GOLDEN STRONG ALE  10% abv

 

A full-bodied Belgian ale, intense and complex with a rich, creamy head. The nose is a fruity bouquet topped with honey and clove notes. This “devil” of a beer finishes with a spicy alcohol warmth.

Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

Established in 2002, Cricket Hill is one of the oldest craft breweries in New Jersey. With our Year-Round, Seasonal, Small Batch and Reserve brews, we offer a clear alternative to the large commercial breweries.

VIP |Russian Imperial Stout - 8.9% ABV

Our RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT is a rich, dark, full bodied beer has layers of flavor and aroma.  It begins with a roasty, dark chocolate and coffee nose then fades to earthy hops and dark fruit. The flavor finishes with bittersweet dark chocolate and a dry, warm character.      ABV = 8.9, IBU = 91

Hopnotic IPA - 6.5%ABV

Four different flavor/aroma hops and generous dry hopping result in a beer with a huge hop nose and flavor indicative of grapefruit and tropical fruit.  Well-balanced with a solid malt backbone, HOPNOTIC will impress any IPA enthusiast and stands up to spicy food or your favorite burger.  ABV = 6.5, IBU = 54

Colonel Blides ESB- 5.5% ABV

With subtle aromas of biscuit malts and tangerine, this British-style beer will accentuate the flavor of food and hence pair well with just about any cuisine. Drink cool, but not cold, to fully enjoy the entire flavor spectrum this beer has to offer. ABV = 5.5, IBU = 32

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

After the closing of The Colorado Brewery, there was nowhere else for me to brew without leaving the area. I was amazed that an area with such a diverse culinary scene could be without a local brewery to help to compliment all of that great food. From the day I walked out of the Colorado Brewery for the last time, it became my goal to create something special and to give the people if this region a brewery to call their own; to build a brewery with distinct and flavorful beers for the people to enjoy; to help promote the wonderful culture that has sprung up throughout this country as a result of these new and exciting craft brewers. And I wanted to do it right here so that you can stop by on a Saturday and walk through the brewery, taste the beers, and talk beer with people who enjoy craft-brewed beer as much as you do.

VIP| BOURBON BARREL FROST MONSTER IMPERIAL STOUT- 12.1%ABV

Deep and dark as a cold winter night… The Frost Monster is lurking. This beast of an ale started out as a pilot batch concept by packaging line veteran Justin Perrone. Thinking of his own monster (dog) “Frost” he wanted to make a beer that had intense flavor, aroma and strength. Working with Brewmaster Scott Vaccaro and Head Brewer Scott Tobin they came up with an Imperial Stout only befitting its title. 

FROST MONSTER IMPERIAL STOUT- 12.1%ABV

Deep and dark as a cold winter night… The Frost Monster is lurking. This beast of an ale started out as a pilot batch concept by packaging line veteran Justin Perrone. Thinking of his own monster (dog) “Frost” he wanted to make a beer that had intense flavor, aroma and strength. Working with Brewmaster Scott Vaccaro and Head Brewer Scott Tobin they came up with an Imperial Stout only befitting its title. 

JERSEY DEVIL- 6.4%ABV

A chili smoked wheat IPA at 6.4%. Dry hopped with Equinox. The chilies are a Fatali pepper(citrus habanero) locally sourced from Old Hook Farm in Emerson, NJ. Brewer Rob Kuhnert & Justin Sturges.

Defiant Brewing Co.

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.

VIP | Stout of War- 10%ABV

A 10% imperial stout made with peated whiskey malt and German Rauch malt. Cellared to perfection.

Cask aged rye ipa w/ belgian candy on Summit Hops- 6%ABV

A dark rye IPA casked aged with dark belgian candy sugar and delicious Summit Hops.

Docs Hard Cider

In 1989, we purchased the orchard and began to learn how to cultivate fruit. Local apple growers and extension agents taught us the basics and contributed to our early success. Our first product, in fact our entire business, started as a result of an abundant apple crop that lead us to experiment with Hard Cider. We were soon hooked and we applied for and received our farm winery license and cider producer license in 1993. Our doors opened to the public in the fall of 1994.

In the early days, we had three wines and one cider all of which were a bit unrefined to be completely honest. Our inexperience was as evident as our enthusiasm and we persevered to create higher quality wines and cider. Every vintage improved as we honed our skills and continued to learn the art and science of wine and cider making. Eventually, hard work paid off, leading us to the development of our critically acclaimed Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider. The success of our Doc’s Draft Hard cider is due to our insistence in using the finest fruit available. 

VIP | Dry hopped cider- 5.5%ABV

Doc’s Draft Dry Hopped Hard Cider is dry hopped with Centennial and Chinook hops providing a citrus and floral hop character to a traditional cider. 

Hard Apple Cider- 5%ABV

Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider is semi-dry and wonderfully effervescent with a remarkably fresh apple nose. Its crisp, fruit forward taste and a clean, refreshing finish, have won our cider countless awards and praise. 

Hard Pear Cider- 5.5% ABV

Doc’s Draft Hard Pear Cider is a traditional cider hand crafted from a select blend of apples and pears. Intense aromas of ripened pear dance from the glass. The taste is light and crisp with a clean, dry finish. 

Finback Brewing

Our aim is to make great beer following our passion for flavor and complexity from quality ingredients and small batch artisanal brewing. We brew fun, unique beers made for enjoyment. We like it hoppy and complex, roasty and smoky, strong and sippable to sessionable and gulpable. Most importantly it’s something to drink with friends, in the backyard, at the beach and at the bar. We make beer because we like to drink it delicious and fresh and because we like to smile.

Water on Mars - 7.0%ABV

SPECIALTY, Red IPA - full bodied IPA, amber red, dry hopped with citra, and an experimental hop 06277, very resinous, slightly fruity with notes of lime and strawberry. 

 

Massif - 8.4% abv

SPECIALTY,   Baltic Porter - Rich, smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Toffee, and subtle fruit aroma. Malty, notes of caramel, vanilla and deep roasted coffee, finishing with a hint of licorice and roast.

Gun Hill Brewing Co.

At GUN HILL BREWING CO. we hold this truth to be self-evident: that all beer is NOT created equal.
GUN HILL BREWING CO. is dedicated to supporting you in your cause, by bringing unique, high quality and delicious craft beer to those that demand the very best.
We brew our beer for you, using the freshest ingredients from local New York farmers. Our award-winning Brewmaster works his craft on our premises, just north of Manhattan and yards away from GUN HILL, the site of a strategic battle of the Revolutionary War.

VIP | (anti-IMPERIAList) Imperial Stout- 9.8%ABV

We reject all emperors, monarchs, and czars, yet celebrate this strong style of stout originally brewed for the czars of Russia. Our American version features a significant hop profile to counter the rich, assertive strength of the brew, creating a fruity Black Forest cake-like complexity in both the aroma and flavor.

Frosted Hop Strong Ale- 8.2%ABV

Made using the brewer’s home-grown hops from the Catskills, which were hand-picked and then immediately frozen to preserve their freshness, this tasty treat features a deep red color, complex aroma and a pleasant fruity flavor with notes of strawberry and blueberry. It’s a lot of work but definitely worth the effort!

Void of Light Stout- 7.9% ABV

All light vanishes here. The pitch-black color and cocoa-espresso aroma and flavor are derived from roasted barley while the complexity is enhanced by the strength of this foreign-style stout.

KelSo

The name "KelSo" is an amalgamation of the Brewmaster's name, Kelly Taylor, and that of his wife, Sonya Giacobbe. It was their goal to create flavorful, fresh and easy drinking beers for the people of Brooklyn and greater New York City. Since inception in 2006, we have met scores of people who have an association with the name Kelso. Whether a home-town (WA state and Scotland have towns named Kelso), a friend's last name, or a TV character, we've been happy to note that those associations have been markedly positive. We hope to consider the trend.

VIP | Flemish Red - 5.5% ABV

Aged with fresh cherries and french oak, sour and luscious.

Nut Brown-5.75% Alc. by Vol.

BREWED SINCE 2006 19 IBUs 5.75% Alc. by Vol.

Full malt flavor, spicy hop background, clean, crisp finish

Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Chocolate

Hops: Northern Brewer, Hallertau, Fuggle

KelSo IPA- 6.0% Alc. by Vol.

BREWED SINCE 2010 64 IBUs 6.0% Alc. by Vol.

Intense tropical fruit, malty, with a bone-dry finish

Malts: Scottish Golden Promise, Pale Crystal

Hops: Columbus, Cascade, Nelson Sauvin (NZ)

Keegan Ales

Keegan Ales was founded in early 2003 when Tommy Keegan learned about an empty building in Kingston that nobody would buy because there was a defunct brewery stuck in it! (Although the building was built in the early 1800’s, the building was most recently home to the Woodstock Brewing Company.)
After months of cleaning and rebuilding, Keegan Ales brewed its first batch of beers on August 1, 2003(Tommy’s mom’s birthday) and set out hand-selling beer to local bars and restaurants early September. The first kegs of Old Capital, Hurricane Kitty and Mother’s Milk went to competition at Hunter Mountain that month. Mother’s Milk took home a gold medal and Old Capital was honored with People’s Choice: Best of Show.

VIP | BINE CLIMBER SESSION IPA "DRY HOPPED" WITH TRIX- 4.7% ABV

Bine Climber Session IPA is a light bodied session-able india pale ale packed with plenty of citrus and floral aromas. Coming in at just under 5% ABV, this beer has a light, refreshing mouthfeel, loads of hop character, and the perfect brew for a summer day.

VIP | Mother's Milk Stout "Dry Hopped" with Cocoa Puffs- 5% ABV

As the name implies, Mother’s Milk is a dark and creamy milk stout. Hints of oatmeal, chocolate and of course, milk make this brew have a remarkably smooth and silky finish, a classic example of the style.

BINE CLIMBER SESSION IPA- 4.7% ABV

Bine Climber Session IPA is a light bodied session-able india pale ale packed with plenty of citrus and floral aromas. Coming in at just under 5% ABV, this beer has a light, refreshing mouthfeel, loads of hop character, and the perfect brew for a summer day.

MOTHER'S MILK STOUT- 5% ABV

As the name implies, Mother’s Milk is a dark and creamy milk stout. Hints of oatmeal, chocolate and of course, milk make this brew have a remarkably smooth and silky finish, a classic example of the style.

Kuka

Since inception, our goal was to start an artisanal small-batch brewery that offers beer lovers flavorful artisanal beers that are inspired by different types of foods, fruits, and spices and are of the highest quality and consistency.

VIP | Devil's Treat- 8.5% ABV

Two worlds collided in this latest brew – spiciness and creamy, sweet chocolate goodness – with just enough heat to balance out the sweet. Brewed with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nibs roasted in the fires of the underworld and finished off with the Devil’s own stash of cayenne pepper. Just as the Lords of Beer experienced, you will find the fire created by the Devil’s cayenne is quickly soothed by the sweetness of the oats and creamy milkiness of the brew. Yet you will be left with the subtle memory of the Devil’s fire on the back of your palette and in your throat to leave you wanting more. Just be sure to watch your back as this is truly the Devil’s Treat and he’s bound to come looking for it

IMPERIAL RYE IPA- 9.4% ABV

With a sea of fresh hop aromas, this BarleyWine inspired Imperial Rye IP invites you to dive in to your first sip. It offers rich, creamy malt flavors that balance the hops and the spiciness of the rye malt. A complex yet accessible brew, Imperial Rye IPA is full bodied with a clean, bitter and spicy finish.

London Porter- 6.0% ABV

TBA

LIC Beer Project

LIC Beer Project is a collaborative journey of insight, experience, travel, education, and the goal to achieve a beer we have yet to discover. Here at LIC Beer Project we will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the slaves of the ordinary. Join the odyssey.

Ardent Core- 6.0% ABV

This Belgian inspired ale pays reverence to old world Franco-Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions. Brewed with the finest malts from Belgium and France and generously hopped with a blend of fresh aromatic noble hops. 

This ale is fermented with our house saison yeast that takes a back seat to no other yeast when it comes to overall complexity. The final result is softly contoured pale golden ale with a billowing rocky head and slight haze in appearance. The aroma is rife with floral, spice and earth, an artifact of the yeast and hops in a delicate brushstroke. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, displaying some of the best attributes of American craft brewing. The finish is crisp and dry. The bracing, but not overwhelming hop bitterness ties things together and heightens the finish.

Grisette-5.0% ABV

This table bier represents a delicate interplay between noble hops, our house saison yeast and Brettanomyces. Throughout Northern Europe, light-bodied, generously hopped, low alcohol table beers were often the beverages of choice during working hours or with meals. There are delicate esters present in the beer as well as a soft yeast note from the Brettanomyces. A faint toasted note and silky palate from the addition of flaked oats leads into a light bodied beer that finishes dry, tart, and quenching. The overall impression is an easy-to-drink refreshing table bier.

Newburgh Brewing Co.

Honor. You’ll find a good deal of it in everything we do here at the Newburgh Brewing Company. We honor the natural goodness of our ingredients, by working hard to make them shine through in every sip. We honor the rich history of Newburgh, a tough-minded town that’s still as hardscrabble as it was when General George Washington stationed his army here more than 200 years ago. That earnest, pull yourself up by your bootstraps energy still abounds in Newburgh and it’s reflected in the simple, honest flavors you’ll find in our beer. People have been brewing beer in Newburgh since before America was America – it’s a tradition we’re proud to be a part of. Most important, we honor you. We love making beer. We pour our passion into this brewery every day and we are deeply honored each time you choose to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Mega Boss IPA- 7% ABV

“Mega Boss” (adj): meaning ‘radical’ or ‘awesome’ or ‘super duper’ 
3 years after we opened in 2012, we really think this whole IPA thing might be taking off… 
So we bring you “MegaBoss IPA”, our American IPA loaded with 8 different hop varieties, showcasing some of our favorite IPA things: a rich pineapple & tropical fruit aroma, with a flavor profile that very much follows that aromatic start, concluding with a lemon & herbal hop finish. 
At 7.0% ABV, it’s incredibly smooth & easy-drinking, with a bitterness that never overpowers the wonderful flavors from the many hops. An IPA to be enjoyed over & over again.

Spruce Mousse- 5.4% ABV

Description: It is spruce beer season! Which maybe isn't a thing, but it is for us. This year's spruce beer is the delicious "Spruce Mousse", a 5.3% ABV Black Saison made with spruce needles and cocoa nibs from Fruition Chocolate Works. Light in body, pitch black in color, it has pleasant minty chocolate notes with a subtle touch of bitterness. A nice winter beer to keep you warm and to be perfectly paired with a cup of hot chocolate.

North River Hops & Brewing

North River Hops and Brewing, situated in the scenic Hudson Valley of New York, is a micro craft brewery conveniently located in Dutchess County, on Route 9 in Wappingers Falls. With six to ten beers always on tap, fresh, locally brewed craft ales (and the occasional lager) are enjoyed both on premise in the tasting room and brought home in growlers.

Wee Heavy 8.2%

26 ibus, traditional in style - dark fruit sweetness up front and on the nose, notes of caramel and chocolate. Finishes clean and dry with a welcome alcohol warmth. 

Clermont - no. 1: 9% 

87 ibus, first in a rotating line of imperial IPA - well balanced, with a medium body and notes of stone fruit and wine. Two newer hop varietals - belma and caliente - share the stage with this simple yet flavorful grain bill.

Peekskill Brewery

Peekskill Brewery (PB) is  an award-winning brewpub located on the Riverfront in Peekskill, New York.  We’re craft obsessed from the top down…Craft is clever, quality and fresh. These are the elements we use to deliver innovation to your table each and every day. Authentic and without pretense. Our mission is to deliver an inspired brewery atmosphere with all the comforts of thoughtfully sourced food, wine and spirits.

VIP | Moscow on the Hudson Baltic Porter- 8% ABV

Atlantic-style Porter brewed with European malts and barley and lagered for over seven weeks. Slight hint of licorice, coffee, and smoke.

Maltballs- 6.8% ABV

American Brown Ale. Big nose of aromatic Munich Malt and Segal Ranch Centennial Hops.

Eastern Standard IPA- 6.8% ABV

Another true classic, our IPA holds nothing back. It’s loaded up with Simcoe and Citra hops, grown for us at Carpenter Ranches in Granger, WA.

Plan Bee Farm Brewery

At Plan Bee Farm Brewery, our beers are created by the limitation of local resources. From the yeast that grows on our fruit, to the grain & hops in our fields, if it isn’t in our community it doesn’t enter our beer.Today, brewers talk about ‘local’ craft beer while sourcing ingredients from around the world

VIP ONLY | COMB- 5%ABV

"Comb"- Seasonal blend of sour ale. Light brown in color, this year's comb contains a blend of 4 different barrel aged beers including a sour beer aged in a peat-smoked whiskey barrel. Toffee, tobacco, white grape, oak staves in the aroma. Hazelnut, peach, sour grapes, peat smoke, light-roast coffee flavor. Fairly sour, but not as bracingly sour as last years offering. 

Ramstein

Founded in 1996, High Point Brewing Company is America’s premier brewer of German-style Lagers and Wheat Beers. The founder and driving force of Ramstein Beer is Greg Zaccardi, an award-winning brewer who trained and brewed professionally in southern Germany.

Double Platinum Blonde Weissbock- 7%ABV

Rich and deeply flavorful, this is Weiss Beer boosted to the next level. The spicy clove and apple aromas intertwine with the rich flavors of barley, wheat and complex yeast character. This is an original style of beer. Hops and a subtle fresh fruit character balance.

Ramstein GPA- 5.5%ABV

Well-balanced Pale ale has English, German & US influences to   create a unique harmony of flavors.   The hops are a blend of Noble European Hops with citrusy West Coast Cascades. Smooth bitterness with an herbal citrus aroma. The flavor is clean and malty with a hint of caramel toffee and firm bitterness in the finish. 5.5 %  abv., 45 IBUs.

Rushing Duck

 

Rushing Duck Brewing Company is a small, family owned and operated brewery located in the Historic
District of Chester, NY that began selling beer on draught in August of 2012. Based in Orange County, our beer is distributed throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City by Remarkable Liquids. We produce a wide variety of tasty beers. Hoppy, malty, American-styled, Belgian influenced, barrel aged, sours, you name it. First and foremost we brew beer that we like to drink. We hope you do too.

War Elephant- 8.7% ABV

War Elephant is as unapologetic as Double IPAs get. At over 4lbs. of hops per barrel, War Elephant contains a completely irrational amount of hops designed to create a unique hop experience. It has a “smack-you-in-the-face” hop aroma consisting of pine needles, grapefruit, tangerine, and other citrus fruits. Unlike many other Double IPAs, though, War Elephant has a subdued malt character so it’s never cloyingly sweet, and at 80 IBUs it isn’t overly bitter. Like all Rushing Duck beers, War Elephant is unfiltered so as not to strip any of the precious hop aromas from the beer. As a result it has a hazy golden color with a thick rocky head.

Ded Moroz- 11.2% ABV

Meaning “Father Winter” in Russian, Ded Moroz, is pitch black in color. It is an imposing beer that is best enjoyed by slow sipping to fully soak up this beer’s complexity. It has a very deep flavor profile of dark chocolate, coffee, graham cracker, overripe fruit, amongst others. To add to its complexity, it is generously hopped with a large portion of imported Brittish hops to balance the sweetness and keep it true to style. Ded Moroz is a decadent treat perfect for the cold winter months!

Sloop Brewing


Sloop Brewing Co. was founded in December, 2011, by Adam Watson and Justin Taylor, two friends who met at college and bonded over their love for good beer. After college, Adam and Justin took this love for beer one step further and started brewing together. Living in Beacon, NY, Adam and his wife, Amy, would visit the local farmers’ market every Sunday. On a whim, Adam asked the market manager if he could start selling the beer he was brewing with Justin. The manager told him he probably needed some sort of license for that sort of thing. Six months later, after retrofitting Justin’s garage into a nanobrewery and acquiring all the proper licensing, Sloop Brewing Co. was born and began selling their Red C and their Old World Pale Ale in Beacon every Sunday. For the next three years, Adam and Justin balanced their day jobs, their growing families, and their passion for brewing. Justin focused on brewing. Adam managed sales, deliveries, and the business side of the brewery. All profits went back into Sloop, as they slowly expanded from farmers’ market to farmers’ market, and eventually into restaurants, bars, and craft beer stores. With the humbling support of the Hudson Valley community, retailers, and local breweries, Sloop has been able to grow and raise the necessary capital to finance their expansion into a full-scale microbrewery. Partnering with Vosburgh Orchards, a working apple orchard in Elizaville, NY, Sloop’s new brewery is opening in an early 19th century barn set on acres of rolling hills. The farm provides not only a physical space for the brewery, but the opportunity to begin growing many of the raw ingredients necessary to brew Sloop beers, strengthening the farm-to-table circle and grounding the brewery in the upstate New York community and economy. Grounded in the craft and tradition of brewing but always searching for innovative ways to improve old recipes and create interesting taste experiences, at Vosburgh, Sloop has found the perfect environment to set their roots and grow into what lies ahead. 

VIP | Black Razz- 5.0% ABV

A black sour ale brewed with raspberries and aged on oak. Completely opaque, it looks like a stout but is delicate and balanced in flavor. The raspberries deliver an intense aroma and fruit flavors; as the beer rests on oak the sour culture works on merging these flavors to create a truly unique Sloop experience. The Black Razz is the true test of not judging a beer by its color.

Waves of Grain- 5.5% ABV

A dry-hopped pale ale made with four grains — barley, wheat, oats, and rye. The complex grain profile balances well with the citrusy American hops, while the clean ale yeast puts forward the deep flavor of the hops and grains.Unfiltered and unrepentant, Waves of Grain is a big, bold taste experience for people who love good beer.

Galaxy Farm- 5.2% ABV

A Belgian farmhouse ale dry-hopped with galaxy hops. The simple grain bill lays a solid ground for late hop additions during dry-hopping, adding flavor and aroma that can’t be quantified with simple IBUs. The expressive Belgian farmhouse yeast provides complexity, fruitiness, and a classic farmhouse flavor.The Galaxy Farm plays equally well with sunshiny days or nights under the stars.

Yonkers Brewing Co.

Like any other great idea Yonkers Brewing Co. was thought of with a beer in hand. The concept of brewing came to John Rubbo and Nick Califano after they tirelessly helped their grandfathers make homemade wine. As they exchanged stories about crushing grapes and discussed the intricacy of fermentation, they cracked open a cold beer. As the cap fell off the lights went on, "Why not just make the sweet nectar we enjoy so much more?" they asked. The generations-old tradition of wine making sparked a fire and with head brewer, Sharif Taleb, they brewed up a recipe that is now known as Yonkers Lager

Vienna Lager- 5.2% ABV

Our Flagship. An easy drinking, accessible Vienna Lager with a balance between the rich malt character and refreshing hop presence. Copper in color this beer is made from American Bittering and Noble Aroma Hops. Not too sweet and not too bitter, a beer you can enjoy anytime. 

GingerRed Rooi- 5.9% ABV

a red cream ale brewed with authentic South African rooibos & fresh ginger

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

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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!