Chatham Brewing brings home gold at TAP NY

Three-time winner for Best Brewery in the Hudson Valley

Chatham Brewing celebrates awards at TAP NY (photo credit: Chatham Brewing)

CHATHAM, N.Y. (May 1, 2017) — — Chatham Brewing, Columbia County’s first and finest brewery in New York’s upper Hudson Valley, won major honors at the TAP New York Craft Beer Festival at Hunter Mountain during the weekend of April 28.

Each year, over 130 of New York State’s breweries visit Hunter Mountain for the annual Tap NY festival, in which brewers compete for top honors and bragging rights amongst their peers.

For a third time, Chatham earned the Matthew Vassar Cup, which recognizes the Best Craft Brewery in New York’s Hudson Valley. Chatham previously won in 2012 and 2015.

“We’re thrilled to take home the Matthew Vassar Cup for now a third time and the gold medal for lagers with our Bock & Bock! It is truly a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of head brewer Matt Perry and the rest of the Chatham family. We’re thankful and of course, looking forward to continuing to brew great craft beer here in the Hudson Valley,” said Tom Crowell, co-founder and owner, Chatham Brewing. 
 In addition, Bock & Bock Dopplebock won the gold medal for the Light/Dark/Strong Lagers competition.

Chatham Brewing wins the Matthew Vassar Cup (photo credit: Chatham Brewing)

Chatham Brewing is celebrating its tenth anniversary brewing great craft beer in New York’s Hudson Valley, with a focus on not just local, but personal. Additional company information can be found online at, on Facebook (, and on Twitter (@ChathamBrewing), and on Instagram (@ChathamBrewing).



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