We stopped in to Defiant one weekend afternoon on a beer tour of the Hudson Valley we found online. We began here and ended up really liking the beer. We unfortunately arrived too early to try any of their food, I guess they only serve at dinner time. The atmosphere was very unassuming, there is basically a long bar and a few tables under the active fermentation tanks. Some of the tanks are even used for serving and the bartender will draft your beer from them. They have a rotating selection and a few regulars. We tried the blonde and the IPA and both were very good. There's something about beer straight from the tank that tastes way better.
The service was good as well. We were served right away and the bartender kept checking up on us and told us a little about the history of the brewery and about the beer. The owner even stopped by and talked tous a little about running the place.
It had a great local family owned vibe and we'll definitely be back to continue to fill our new growlers.
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