Craft Beer in Westchester: Yonkers Brewing Co.

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After months of contract brewing in Connecticut, Yonkers natives Nick Califano and John Rubbo finally found a home for Yonkers Brewing Co. Their new brewery and tasting room is at 92 Main St., walking distance from the Yonkers train stop. Want to help get the ball moving? They’re about to launch a Kickstarter to raise funds for their new brewery. Contributions will go to everything from chairs to drought systems. Visit their website for more information.

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Where to get it: More than 40 bars, restaurants and markets across Westchester, Rockland and New York City. Yonkers created specialty house beers for Pinch and Dan Rooney’s at Empire City. Check them out at The Tapp in Tarrytown, Butterfield8 in White Plains, Bourbon Street of Nyack, as well as the Mickey and Molly Spillane’s restaurants. The website has a complete list.

The beers: Yonkers Lager, a smooth, golden beer that’s refreshing and not too hoppy or bitter; IPA, West Coast style, meaning there’s a stronger hops presence; Honey Blonde, malty with a touch of Hudson Valley honey is warm and stands up throughout the seasons; Vanilla Stout, available both on Nitro and regular draft, and brewed with traditional English malts; Summer Wit, a Belgian style wheat beer made with pear juice; Belgo, a hoppy pale ale brewed with fruity Belgian yeast; Irish Style Red Ale, a full-bodied, sweet and malty brew.

Details: 92 Main St., Yonkers, yonkersbrewing.com, 914-424-9918. Twitter: @YonkersBrewing; Facebook:Yonkers Brewing.

Yonkers Brewing Co. is one of four new brewers in the area. Click here to read the latest about craft beer in Westchester and Rockland.

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Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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