The fifth annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival took place Saturday in Beacon and thousands showed to enjoy the tasty craft beers/ciders, delicious food and beautiful weather.

With over 200 different craft beers and ciders to sample, and a dozen or more food trucks, there were plenty of delicious options for everyone. Let's talk about the band lineup too, there were quality performances all day. James Hearn kicked things off at 1 performing as a duo. They were followed by the very talented Band Droiz from Harlem. They were amazing but their lead guitarist was on another level. Lara Hope & The Arktones were up next and the crowd enjoyed their rockabilly/swing vibe. Keep your eyes out for them, they're going places. And finally, Brendan McDonough closed out the day. His time spent working with Levon Helm as a sound engineer has clearly affected his music in a very good way.

Were you there? Check the photos to see if we documented your craft beer experience. We'll see you next year for the 6th annual Hudson River Craft Beer Festival.