Gowanus brewery crowned craft king in statewide battle

NEW YORK - The battle of the brews ends with a winner from Brooklyn.

Gowanus’s Threes Brewing took home the Governor’s Excelsior Cup for its pilsner, called “Vliet.”

It's all part of the state's first ever craft beer competition.

The beer first earned gold in the Light Lager category and then went on to win the best beer in the state award. 

The brewery also won the Best Belgian Farmhouse division with its “Wandering Bine” beer. 

Dozens of judges sampled over 700 entries for the competition's 20 categories.  

About 140 different breweries took part. 

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