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Hyde Park Brewing Company

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Hyde Park Brewing CompanyHyde Park Brewing Company
BA SCORE
82
good

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 18.62%
Active Beers: 12
Beer Ratings: 82
Beer Avg: 3.38
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

514 Albany Post Rd.
Hyde Park, New York, 12538
United States
phone: (845) 229-8277

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Photo of Boppar
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%

I spent many a Trivia NIght here back in the day.

The weirdest thing about this place is that is has eight different beers on any given day, and usually at least half of them are lagers. For example, the Rough Rider Red is basically a modified Irish Red Ale brewed with a strain of lager yeast, and definitely an interesting take on the style.

I like the glass cases that let you see the brewing equipment. Always soild. The place itself is a bit on the small side, but it's fairly cozy. It is clean and is (thankfully) not garishly decorated the way many places are.

The quality of the beer is pretty decent, but this varies largely on what you order. It took us a couple times to try all of them (except the Vienna Lager, which I think they don't make anymore... maybe they were just always out of it). Anyway, there are a couple really solid beers there. Mary P's Porter is a really solid choice, and the S.O.B. had a lot more personality than I typically find in a Bitter. But overall, there's nothing there that'll really knock your socks off or make it worth a trek there just to try the place.

Still... if you're in the area and are looking for a decent micro pub, you could do one hell of a lot worse. Also, it's right on Rt. 9, which makes it incredibly easy to get to, and get back to wherever you're going.

What food I have had there has always been good, although over-priced. Your best bet is splitting a BBQ chicken pizza with a friend.

Boppar, May 01, 2007
Photo of maximumsheehan
4/5  rDev +14.6%

4s across the board on this one. Went there for dinner and also sampled some of their brew. Nice building but kind of odd looking, kegs act as sign posts in the parking lot. I went at about 7pm and the bar was filled with folks 40-50. I hear it get younger during the school year with students from the Culinary Institute of America which is about 2 miles down the road. Their beer selection is all made about 10 feet from where you eat, nice glass window looking in on what seem to be copper tanks. I had the Chaos Dry Stout which stood up nicely to the Big Boy Bleu Burger. Service was good, nothing spectacular, but she was nice. The price is very reasonable pints were $4 if I remember correctly. Great place for a burger and a beer.

maximumsheehan, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of jimbotrost
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%

Don't let the outside fool you. What looks like a funeral home or an old folks home is the home to some very nice beers. I love the fact that they retrofitted an existing building with brewing equipment and it is working. THe brewery is visible, the walls do carry some breweriana. There are TVS, big ones if you are in to that. A seperate diing room leads you to believe you could be someplace else. A nice effort and a very historic town. I would definitely return with or without family, it is that comfortable.

jimbotrost, Sep 01, 2005
Photo of vladtheimpaler
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Last place on a stop from a recent trip. I have been to the place in the past, and the beers seem relatively consistant overall.

Anyway, neat bar area with seating on all sides and the brewing equipment overhead. Boob Toobs are around as well as some games.

Beers are clean and easy drinking. I wouldn't expect anything too assertive here, but German lagers are rare and they have a couple of decent ones. Excellent pils.

Barkeeps have always been friendly and attentive.

I like the selection with 8 taps, and having 4 ales and 4 lagers when I was there last. I don't know if they usually keep this many on at all times though.

You would expect the food to be good, being across from CIA. Did not have much this trip, but what we did have was good: A spinach dip and some Chili and French Onion Soup. In the past I have had excellent meals here though.

Woth the visit, and only a short ride from Half Time...

vladtheimpaler, Mar 09, 2005
Photo of etho1416
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%

This place is locate about 2 hours north of NYC near poughkeepsie and is right across the street from FDR's house and near the vanderbilt mansion. The bar was huge and the service was good. The beer was not very exciting, kind of tasted like big chain brewpub beer. The sampler tray was cheap and good sized along with the logo pint glass. The beers were pretty mediocre. The only really bad one was their lager, which had the awful aftertaste of a budweiser. I did not try the food but the menu looked good.

etho1416, Feb 26, 2004
Photo of Gavage
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%

This place is convienently located on northbound Route 9. It has a decent size bar of about 20 stools, and other high top tables surround the area. A small stage is in the corner for weekend entertainment. I did not look into the restaurant area, but it does exists if you prefer a table.

There are usually about 6 beers on tap (Easy Blonde, Winkle Lager, Rough Rider Red Lager, S.O.B bitter, and a special brew or two), but with my luck, I arrived at noon time on a Saturday and they were out of everything except the blonde, pale lager, and red lager. Before I left a seasonal Santa Lager became available, but the Mary P's Porter I was waiting for did not.The beers are good and enjoyable.

The food was also good, as the fish and chips and appetizers we had were tasty. The service was pleasant and knowledgable about the beers. Nice place to watch sports and enjoy a few pints.

Gavage, Dec 24, 2003
Photo of Suds
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

I think that it was 1997 when I first visited Hyde Park Brewing Company. It was interesting to see how little it changed when my wife and I stopped in this weekend. The atmosphere is open, bright, and friendly. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. I just had a burger, and my wife had a duck quesadilla, but the food was better than your average pub fare. The beer is extraordinarily well made: clean, flavorful, with no apparent flaws. They had an alt on tap that was very tasty, and the pilsner was quite good too. The beer selection, though, was a little lacking. They could have put some more challenging brews on the selection.

Suds, Nov 23, 2003
Photo of ecoboy
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%

I guess I expected a brewery right across from a former U.S. president's home to have some stiff conservative air, but Hyde Park was nothing like that. I was in on a sunny afternoon, and while the TV was tuned to something "true crime" in nature, there was a light happy atmosphere in the few patrons and the servers alike. I sat alone at the central rectangular bar, and was treated very pleasantly.

I was driving that day, so I confined myself to the Chaos Stout, which was a fine example of the style, with no off notes. I ate a Greek Salad that was fine, but you cannot judge a brewpub's food on one salad. I also picked up one of the jewels of my glassware collection, a mug with a glass etching of Roosevelt's profile. I like when we can associate beer with everyday history.

There's lots of pretty country just to the east of Hyde Park... I definitely look forward to getting back there on my way through.

ecoboy, Jun 19, 2003
Photo of slander
3.86/5  rDev +10.6%

Exiled to Kingston, NY for a 2 week work stint, what do you do? You comb beerfly to see what's in the 'hood.
Met an old boss there for drinx last week. They've got a long rectangular bar that seems confined but it's because there's a brewing set up above the bar on a platformed area. Someone was climbing the ladder at the end of the bar to get up there as we sat there. Most curious. There's a separate dining room in the back and you can see the brewing equipment in a side room as you enter. Off the bar, there's an area where they have bands set up. The decor is mostly old brewery beer trays on the walls and a large collection of old beer cans lines the trim above the bar as well as stacked here and there. They have 4 full time beers there. The SOB (Special Old Bitter) was very nice, and the Rough Rider Red Lager was pretty good too with a nice malty presence. They also have a Barre 9 Brewer's Choice beer which rotates in (this one was a Pale Bitter Ale which wasn't too bad). And then they have a rotation of three dark beers, a porter, a stout, and a Schwarzbier. The one they had in rotation when we were there was the Von Schtupp's Black Lager (the Schwarzbier) which was absolutely wonderful). I drank that all night (like a viking!!!).
Didn't get to the food menu beyond having a giant pretzel although my buddy says they make great salads. Would love to get back there when they've got the stout or porter on.

slander, May 18, 2003
Photo of Longstaff
4.28/5  rDev +22.6%

Shiredave pretty much said it all in his review. Except that I really enjoy the Winkle Lager alot. So much so I don't see the point in tying any of their other beer . Its a crisp refreshing German style lager that tastes as fresh as the lagers you get in Germany. Next time I go, I am going to bring my liter mass krug and see if they will fill it for me. Drinking a lager this good from a pint glass just doesn't seem right.

Longstaff, Mar 10, 2003
Photo of Shiredave
3.7/5  rDev +6%

Located directly accross the road from FDR's ancestrial home in Hyde Park NY, Hyde Park Brew. Co. is a contemporary design building with a Industrial / beeraphanalia motif. Lots of cans and platters on display. Narrow rectanguler bar w/ seating all around with a small stage and a few tables in the bar area with a seperate, non smoking dining room. Brewing equipment is visable throughout the building; Brew Kettle downstairs, fermenters on steel cat-walk above the bar and copper ( all copper) serving tanks downstair behind the stage. Everything shiny and clean. Several TV's , jukebox, video games and darts for amusement, with live music a few times per week, predominantly Blues.
John Eccles is the Brewer, formerly of Mountain Valley Brewing( now Ramapo) in Suffern, makers of the Ruffian line of beers a few years ago. All beers here are clean, well made, brewed to style and for the most part unremarkable. The brewers preference is to make clean, well conditioned, accessable session beers and he does a excellent job doing so. I have never had a bad beer at HPBC. The brews are begining to get more assertive, and the most recent "seasonal" was a nicely hopped IPA. Winkle lager is a crisp, traditional German style lager that won an award at this years Tap NY festival. Big Easy Blonde is a very mild, slightly sweet ale made and described as a low alcohol session beer. Rough Rider Red Lager ( named after Teddy) is nicely red amber in color with a hint of crystal and vienna malt sweetness and a good dose of hop bitterness. SOB Bitter is my personal favorite, served via Guinness style tap aerator, dark amber, with good, if slightly thin and metalic hop flavor and bittering. Barrel 9 is a rotating seasonal, which is usually one of five " periodics" rather than seasonals. Chaos Stout is a Guinness clone and does a good job at the impersonation.
Food is OK to very good but entres can be a bit over priced. Bar menu offers several items from personal pizzas, Giant pretzels, wings and calamari, the dinner menu is a combination of both unique and standard fare. Being 1 mile up the road from the Culinary Institute of America helps keep a good chef in the kitchen.
A decent place to check out. Good for families and kids in the dinning room. Well made beer and good food.

Shiredave, Dec 25, 2002
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Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park, NY
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.