CH Evans Brewing Co in Albany has an Ales For ALS beer on tap using their hop blend, 6.2% Lou’s On First American IPA. 7.2% Handsome GuyPA is back, made this time with Lemondrop hops. Their tradition of collaborating with local Hudson Valley Breweries continues producing three new beers: Short, Tart & Handsome: Our Eyes Are Up Here will be the last in a series of sours made over a 2-year period with Crossroads Brewing. It is a 5.6 % Norwegian Raw Ale made with local boysenberries and rhubarb, fermented for seven weeks and dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Galaxy. Another Hill Williams beer, an IPA was made with Helderberg Mountain Brewing. The third is a 5.1% lambic made with Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery (ILF). The turbid mash was made with NY Conlon Malt from Hudson Valley Malt and ILF unmalted oats and hops. After spending a night in the coolship, it fermented for a few weeks before transfer into barrels. Look for it in a year.

CH Evans Brewing and Indian Ladder Farmstead Cidery and Brewery Collaboration Lambic. From left, Christopher Leo of CH Evans, Dietrich Gehing and Lisa Stewart of Indian Ladder Farms Cidery & Brewery and Scott Veltman of CH Evans

Brown’s Brewpub in Troy brewed a whopping 20 beers in two months. Look for all NY wet-hopped Harvest IPA, Iron Horse Ale, (an ALE for ALS beer using a Citra, Loral and multiple HBC experimental hops blend); Triad IPA, and Brewers Reserve #10 oak aged sour blend conditioned on rhubarb, pink rose petals, and vanilla. In September, Raspberry Sour will be on tap in-house and it will also be distributed off premises. The production brewery in North Hoosick Falls will release 12 packs of Brown Ale in August as well as 4-packs of Double IPA.
The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA in Hyde Park in late August will have a new Class Project beer, 6% Citra and Galaxy dry-hopped Saison. In September look for an Oktoberfest. Tickets are now on sale for their 2nd Annual Brew U festival taking place Oct. 7 with more breweries, more educational seminars and more great food offerings. Mill House Brewing in Poughkeepsie recently expanded into NYC and Long Island. In August, look for 7.5% ShipRock IPA, a beer that was brewed to raise awareness for the Hudson River. Some of it was placed on a boat on the river where it rocked for a month through temps that ranged between 42 and 96 degrees F. Next year they will do it again on a larger scale. In August and September, look for new beers that include a new DIPA, Shiso Ace Down; a rice pilsner made with Sorachi Ace hops and dry hopped with the Sushi garnish Shisho; Citra Bridges Yogurt Sour, a brown ale, and all NYS How Gose It? made with Thai ginger sea salt.