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The Defiant Brewing Company

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The Defiant Brewing CompanyThe Defiant Brewing Company
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35 Beers
658 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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

Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-03-2006

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
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by Billolick:
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of lifebeer
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Ksilver2
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

V: Benches line the wall opposite of the bar. Seating area blends right into the brewery. A bit cramped but high energy.

Q: Has a typical barbecue restaurant feel but with stickier floors. From what I could tell the bar was well kept.

Ser: You can order food and drinks at the bar. Food came quickly and waitress was kind and helpful.

Sel: Beer selection was great, they have a large variety of types. Menu for food was limited but you can't expect much for barbecue.

Food: Food was great, the variety platters are worth sharing and you're able to taste everything.

Overall seems like a fun place to go with friends

Photo of Lucoli
4.03/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of JonAdams
2.95/5  rDev -27.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

No food, just beer! Adjacent to RR tracks, warehouse industrial location, all the usual good things that make it authentic...

Photo of BlackHawk89
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of throwpudding
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jeffleepa
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

The food is so good, they usually run out

Photo of Alycee89_
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of Huffs
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rgirl
4.72/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Will_Rivera
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tikk
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ron860
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DanE
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of JC333
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of ConorGolden
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of dogglebe
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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The Defiant Brewing Company in Pearl River, NY
91 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.