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Cup and Medal Winners

2016 Cup Winners

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Big Ditch Brewing Co. - Buffalo

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Crossroads Brewing Co. - Athens

Governors' Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer in New York State
Union Station Belgian Quad - C.H. Evans Brewing/Albany Pump Station - Albany

John Calen Memorial Award
Best Brown Ale in New York State
Hometown Brown Ale - Steuben Brewing Co. - Hammondsport

2016 Medal Winners

WHEAT BEER

New York State

  • Gold Medal - Southern Tier Brewing Co. - 3 Citrus Peel Out - American Wheat
  • Silver Medal - New Paltz Brewing Co. - Hefeweizen
  • Bronze Medal - Local 315 Brewing Co. - Lawn Jockey
Hudson Valley
  • Gold Medal - New Paltz Brewing Co. - Hefeweizen
  • Silver Medal - Brown's Brewery - Rasperry Sour Berliner Weisse
  • Bronze Medal - None
LIGHT LAGERS

New York State

  • Gold Medal - Sixpoint Brewery - Crisp Pilsner
  • Silver Medal - Steuben Brewing Co. - The Golden One Lager
  • Bronze Medal - Mad Jack Brewery - Pilsner
Hudson Valley
  • Gold Medal - Mad Jack Brewery - Pilsner
  • Silver Medal - Shmaltz Brewing Co. - Sling Shot
  • Bronze Medal -Mill House Brewing Co. - Kold One
DARK/STRONG LAGERS

New York State

  • Gold - New Paltz Brewing Co. - Rauchbier Amber Lager
  • Silver - Kelso of Brooklyn - Nut Brown Lager
  • Bronze - Blue Point Brewing Co. - Toasted Lager
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - New Paltz - Rauchbier Amber Lager
  • Silver - Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. - Maibock
  • Bronze - High Point Brewing Co. - Maibock
LIGHT ALES

New York State

  • Gold - Stoneyard Brewing Co. - Toasted Coconut Kareem Ale
  • Silver - Bull & Barrel Brew Pub - Honey Blueberry Ale
  • Bronze - KUKA - Palisades Pale Ale
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - Bull & Barrel Brew Pub - Honey Blueberry Ale
  • Silver - KUKA - Palisades Pale Ale
  • Bronze - Mill House Brewing Co. - Queen City Cucumber Cream Ale
STRONG ALES

New York State

  • Gold - Lyon Smith Brewing Co. - Ryle Pale Ale Strong Bitter
  • Silver - CH Evans Brewing - Wee Heavy Strong Scotch Ale
  • Bronze - Pine Island Brewing Co. - Scottish Ale
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - CH Evans Wee Heavy - Strong Scotch Ale
  • Silver - Pine Island Brewing Co. - Scottish Ale
  • Bronze - Lake Placid Pub & Brewery - Red Wheat Wine
IPA

New York State

  • Gold - Local 315 Brewing Co. - Soul Kiss IPA
  • Silver - Port Jeff Brewing Co. - Party Boat IPA
  • Bronze - Brewery Ommegang - Nervana IPA
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - Newburgh Brewing Co. - Mega Boss
  • Silver - Adirondack Brewry - IPA
  • Bronze - Pine Island - IPA
STRONG IPA

New York State

  • Gold - Shmaltz Brewing Co. - Wishbone Session Double IPA
  • Silver - Big Ditch Brewing Co. - Deep Cut Double IPA
  • Bronze - Common Roots Brewing - Daylight DIPA
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - Shmaltz Brewing Co. - Wishbone Session Double IPA
  • Silver - Common Roots Brewing - Daylight DIPA
  • Bronze - Paradox Brewery - Southern Hemis-phere Double IPA
PORTER

New York State

  • Gold - Great South Bay Brewery - Hog Cabin Smoked Porter
  • Silver - Cooperstown Brewing - Benchwarmer Porter
  • Bronze - KUKA - Cocoa Ono Porter
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - KUKA - Cocoa Ono
  • Silver - Crossroads Brewing Co. - Successor Imperial Porter
  • Bronze - None
STOUT

New York State

  • Gold - (The) North Brewery - God Complex Stout w/hazelnut, coffee and chili
  • Silver - Crossroads Brewing Co. - Black Rock Stout
  • Bronze - Keuka - Brewing Co. -Local Mocha Imperial Stout
Hudson Valley
  • Gold- Crossroads Brewing Co. - Black Rock Stout
  • Silver - Common Roots Brewing - Coffee Cup Imperial Stout
  • Bronze - Great Life Brewing - 1875 Milk Stout
BELGIAN STYLE

New York State

  • Gold - Destination Unknown Beer Co. - Triple Rainbow Belgian Triple
  • Silver - CH Evans Brewing - Union Station Belgian Quad
  • Bronze - The Farmhouse Brewery - Crazy Daisy Belgian Triple
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - CH Evans - Union Station Belgian Quad
  • Silver - Chatham Brewing - Ghent Bent Belgian Double
  • Bronze - Blue Collar Brewery - Belgian Golden Strong Ale
AGED BEERS

New York State

  • Gold - Abandon Brewing Co. - Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter
  • Silver - Captain Lawrence Brewing - Frost Monster Imperial Aged Stout
  • Bronze - Nedloh Brewing Co - Rickey Aged Belgian Pale Ale w/lime
Hudson Valley
  • Gold - Captain Lawrence Brewing - Frost Monster Imperial Aged Stout
  • Silver - Crossroads Brewing Co - Crossroads Aged Barleywine
  • Bronze - Brown's Brewing - Imperial Brown Ale Barrel Aged
BROWN ALES

New York State

  • Gold – Steuben BC – Hometown Brown Ale
  • Silver – Newburgh BC – Churchill Aged Brown Ale
  • Bronze – Blue Point – American Brown Ale
Hudson Valley
  • Gold – Newburgh BC – Churchill Aged Brown Ale
  • Silver – Crossroads Brewing Co – Brooks Brown Ale
  • Bronze – Pine Island BC – Big Brown

2015

Governors' Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer in New York State
SmackDab IPL - Barrier Brewing Co. - Oceanside

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Horseheads Brewing Co., Horseheads, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Chatham Brewing Co., Chatham, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:

John Calen Memorial Award



2014

Governors' Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer in New York State
The Witte - Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Keuka Brewing Co., Hammondsport, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Elmsford, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:

John Calen Memorial Award
2014 Theme: English Style



2013

NEW!! Governors' Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer in New York State
Higher Standard Imperial IPA - The Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Sixpoint Brewing Co., Brooklyn, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:

3rd Annual John Calen Memorial Award
2013 Theme: IPA



2012

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Spider Bite Brewing Co., Holbrook, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Chatham Brewing, Chatham, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:

2nd Annual John Calen Memorial Award
2012 Theme: Porter




2011


F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Barrier Brewing, Oceanside, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Crossroads Brewing, Athens, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:

1st Annual John Calen Memorial Award
2011 Theme: Best English Style Pale Ale in New York State


2010

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Horseheads Brewing, Horseheads, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Adirondack Pub and Brewery, Lake George, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2009

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Keegan Ales, Kingston, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2008

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Ithaca Beer Co., Ithaca

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Brown's Brewing, Troy

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2007

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2006

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Black Forest Brew Haus and Restaurant, Farmingdale

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. , Pleasantville, NY

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2005

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2004

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Chelsea Brewing Co., New York City

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Original Saratoga Springs Brewpub, Saratoga Springs

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2003

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2002

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
John Harvard's Brew House, Lake Grove

Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:


The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Great Adirondack Brewing, Lake Placid

Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:


2001

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn

Best Individual Craft Beer in New York State:


The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Gilded Otter, New Paltz

Best Individual Craft Beer in the Hudson Valley:


Past winners of the Hudson Valley Beer and Food Festival Matthew Vassar Cup:

  • 2000: Woodstock Brewing Co. - Kingston, NY
  • 1999: Big House Brewing Co. - Albany, NY
  • 1998: Troy Pub & Brewery - Troy, NY



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