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Hyde Park Brewing Company

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Hyde Park Brewing CompanyHyde Park Brewing Company
Based on:
10 Beers
90 Hads
Place Score: 83
Reviews: 24
Visits: 37
Avg: 3.53
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 37
Photo of ecoboy
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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.

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Photo of slander
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Longstaff
4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of Shiredave
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

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.

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Hyde Park Brewing Company in Hyde Park, NY
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.