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The Defiant Brewing Company

The Defiant Brewing CompanyThe Defiant Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 474
Beer Avg: 3.8

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
$$ - reasonable

[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

6 East Dexter Plaza
Pearl River, New York, 10965
United States
phone: (845) 920-8602

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @defiantbrewing

Defiant pours a different cask conditioned beer every Sunday and serves slow-smoked barbecue food on Thursdays (wings), Fridays and Saturday (full menu), and Sunday (some or all).

They also have cheese and crackers anytime of the week

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2006)
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Reviews by Billolick:
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Find the Pearl River train station and you have found Defiant Brewing. Larger industrial sort of space, fermentation tanks along the wall to the right as you enter, tables with high stools to the left.

They offer mugs of their brwes for $3.50, a few bottles and growler fillups for $7.50. Reasonable prices and good, but usually not great beers. The chocolate stout was a highlight the past few times I've been over for a visit.

The also turn out good BBQ, to eat in or take out..bonus. Nice place for a few brews and quality BBQ. As others have mentioned, not the place to take a date, the family or mom, but fun for a visit with the guys/beer buddies, a good sport of the female persuation, and/or to fill up some growlers.

Service is always friendly, relaxed and on point

Worth a visit if in the Rockland county/North Jersey vicinity. Probaply only 15 mins from the Tappan Zee Bridge/Palisades mall

03-06-2011 14:06:49 | More by Billolick
More User Reviews:
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-03-2014 22:59:15 | More by acurtis
Photo of Ron860

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

As the website states and I totally agree:
Defiant to the last drop!
The Defiant Brewing Company exists to bring high-quality, craft-brewed beer to the tri-state area ― that’s our mission, in a nutshell.
Everyday, we strive to create outstanding ales and lagers, challenge the conventions of mass advertised and mass-produced beers, and offer a unique production micro-brewery experience to our customers.
At Defiant, we use top-notch raw ingredients to brew outstanding beer. Our passion for innovation shows in the variety of offerings you’ll find at the brewery every day.
Come, bring friends, and enjoy ― take a tour, have a taste, and take beer home! <-- and eat! The kitchen is open…
Really enjoy visiting this brewery in Pearl River, NY. Always take home a few growlers for later too!

03-27-2014 23:03:33 | More by Ron860
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-22-2014 14:58:40 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-10-2014 10:59:39 | More by DanE
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

03-07-2014 12:51:21 | More by Sammy
Photo of JC333

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

01-06-2014 02:12:43 | More by JC333
Photo of ConorGolden

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

11-26-2013 02:44:59 | More by ConorGolden
Photo of dogglebe

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I visited this brewery for the first time in several years and I'm happy to say that things haven't changed. This isn't a bar but, rather, a brewery that serves its own beer.

The selection was good, with seven or eight beers on draft and three in bottles.

The atmosphere is extremely laid back and fairly quiet. Casual attire (jeans and sweatshirts) is the norm, though being dressed up won't draw attention to you.

11-24-2013 23:37:49 | More by dogglebe
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-06-2013 17:34:57 | More by Jewel7765
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The Defiant Brewing Company in Pearl River, NY
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.