Craft beer has exploded in popularity over the past decade, not only in New York, but the rest of the country.

In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the country's retail beer market, according to StackerWorld Population Review says that there are over 8,000 breweries across the country. New York state currently has the third most amount of breweries with 423 total breweries.

According to World Population Review, New York state produces 1,347,435 barrels of beer a year.


New York's Best Beer

With so many breweries and beers to choose from it can be a bit overwhelming where to start. This could help. The website Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 100 in New York using data from BeerAdvocate. several Hudson Valley breweries ranked near the top when it came to highly rated brews.

Best Rated Beers in the Hudson Valley? 

According to the study, Beacon's Hudson Valley Brewery ranked 4th overall, with 8 of theirs beers ranked among the state's best. Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown was 6th, with 6 beers on the list. Captain Lawrence in Elmsford was 11th, with 2 beers. Suarez Brewery in Hudson was 15th, with one of their beers making the cut.


Brooklyn's Other Half Brewing Company ranked 1st, with 44 beers among the best in the state, according to BeerAdvocate.

Other Places To Go For a Beer in the Hudson Valley 

Of course, lists like this are subjective. If double barrel aged stouts and quadrupole IPAs are not your thing, there are plenty of other great local breweries to go to in the Hudson Valley.

7 Hudson Valley Breweries Worth Visiting

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.