8 local breweries are competing along with another 60 plus breweries across New York for the Taste NY Inaugural Craft Beer Challenge. Governor Cuomo is hoping that this friendly competition will help to celebrate the diversity, range and quality of New York's Craft Beer Industry.

Here are the Hudson Valley Breweries that are in the competition:

Captain Lawrence Brewing Co- Elmsford, NY
Catskill Brewery- Livingston Manor, NY
Chatham Brewing- Chatham, NY
Clemson Bros. Brewery- Middletown, NY
Mill House Brewing Company- Poughkeepsie, NY
New Paltz Brewing Co. (Pfälzerbräu)- Wawarsing, NY
Newburgh Brewing Company- Newburgh, NY
Rip Van Winkle Brewing Co.- Catskill, NY

According to a press release from the Governors office, New York is home to 321 breweries. Do you have a favorite New York State brewery? Make sure to click on the link above and vote for your top 5 favorite. What is your favorite New York State Beer?

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