Westchester's Most Coveted Craft Beers

The county’s taste for exceptional suds has expanded as a new class of sought-after craft beers hit local shelves.

Oscillation

FinBack Brewery

Crafted by a Queens brewery quickly becoming the darling of area beer hounds, Finback’s Oscillation series is actually a revolving roster of IPAs that are complex while remaining ultra-drinkable. The most recent Oscillation 003 features El Dorado, Citra, and Mosaic hops.

Half Time Beverage, Mamaroneck; $6.99 per can, $24.99 per four-pack

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Founders Brewing Co.

This Michigan-based brewer already had a hit with their unique breakfast stout, KBS. When they decided to age the stuff in barrels that previously housed maple syrup, they ended up with a beer so popular, people literally line up for it. You might have to call ahead to make sure a can of this drink with notes of chocolate, coffee, and maple is available.

Half Time Beverage, Mamaroneck; $29.99 per bottle

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Utopias

Sam Adams

With a hair-curling 28 percent alcohol by volume and an eye-popping price to match, this rare beer is the centerpiece of many craft collections. Made in small quantities by Sam Adams, this non-carbonated brew sports notes of butter and malt and, due to its high alcohol content, is illegal in 15 states.

DeCicco & Sons, Armonk; $275 and up per bottle

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Magnetic Tape

Grimm Artisanal Ales

Produced by the uber-hip Brooklyn-based Grimm Artisanal Ales, this oat single IPA uses Motueka hops from New Zealand, which give the beer citrusy undertones of mango and melon. Grimm products are often hard to find, but in the case of this particularly refreshing specimen, it’s well worth the search. DeCicco & Sons, Armonk , $5.99 per can

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