Hyde Park Brewing Company
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 77
Beer Avg: 3.38
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by donniecuffs:
2.41/5 rDev -30.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
A: The inside of this place looks as if someone took an old sawdust-floor, truck stop-type watering hole and tried converting it into a brewpub. Unfortunately, aside from the rosy-cheeked, friendly patrons..and bartender...this place fell flat. I think I even noticed the silhouette of an old Bud neon sign on the wall, but then again that might've been my over-active imagination playing games on me.
Q: I honestly do feel bad when I pan someone or something in a review, since we can all appreciate how much work goes into making good beer, but these beers were terrible...with the exception of the Von Schtupp's schwarzbier. With the latter exception, all were thin, headless, and bland. The schwarzbier did reveal nice notes of roasted malt, thicker body, and a creamier mouthfeel.
SRV: The bartender was sweet, but came off as, dare I say, airy...even comparing one of the beers in the sampler to a Coors Light. 'Nuff said.
SEL: Schwarzbier, stout, wheat beer, amber ale, etc...it was a decent selection, but two of the 'usual' beers were out, and the bartender substituted them in my sampler by mixing a few of the others. Needless to say, something terrible mixed with something terrible, tastes like something terrible.
F: Didn't bother.
We won't be going back.
01-19-2010 05:04:12 | More by donniecuffs
More User Reviews:
3.56/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
So this is a decent restaurant that has been around for awhile and brews their own beer which is is all alright, but unfortunately nothing special on tap as I do live close. Prices I think are average for area, it's not too fancy, more of a nice casual place, with decent sized quieter seating area and then large bar area where they sometimes have music.
The have basically the same 6 beers always on tap with one rotating dark beer which would be better if they had anything that really stood out since they haven't changed in years. It is nice in that they probably have something for most people but this place would be more for the average beer drinker that likes more then Bud then it is for a BA who seeks out beers.
Decent place to hang out and eat, but not a special beer place I guess is bottom line
06-05-2014 03:40:50 | More by mmmbeerNY
4.56/5 rDev +31%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Wow I really loved this place! The decor reminded me a bit of a 40s style home- in line with the FDR and Hyde Park theme. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The cheddar cheese lager soup was one of the best I've ever had. Had a flight sampler- especially liked Rough Rider Red and Von Schtupps. Grilled Knockwurst was perfect. Really wish they were a lot closer!
09-23-2013 00:31:14 | More by LizCollins
4.05/5 rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stopped into the Hyde Park Brewery in Sept of 2011. I was in Poughkeepsie on business and had heard about this small brew pub. I had a flight of their beers and a sandwich. Both were very good. The atmosphere is very comfortable for a craft beer lover. The vats are right over the bar but they have a separate restaurant for people who don't care to see the machinery that brings them their beer. I spoke to the owners for a little while about their business and wrote up a review on the Tristate Beer Blog : http://tristatebeerblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/hyde-park-brewing-company.html Enjoy!
10-31-2011 03:41:43 | More by Mkfitz
3.63/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
When asked how I have tried a large variety of beer, I joke that it often just magically "appears" on trips (after researching several websites). In this case, Hyde Park Brewing did simply appear across the street from the home of FDR. After a morning of tours and contemplation of the New Deal, we headed to Hyde Park Brewing for lunch before heading over to Val Kill down the road.
Very nice stop on a Sunday morning for a brunch menu. Ended up having the pizza, which was a bit better than good. Six beers on tap, more or less German inspired mostly. All were solid beers, clean and well done--no flaws in the lagering. The Von Schtupp's Black Lager was smooth with enough depth in the taste to make it interesting.
Not sure how far out of my way I'd go for Hyde Park Brewing, but it was a great no-brainer stop while visiting a very beautiful and historic area.
07-08-2011 15:16:08 | More by FightingEntropy
Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park, NY
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.