Gilded Otter Brewing Company
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 178
Beer Avg: 3.62
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Reviews by TheDeuce:
3.6/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Gilded Otter Brewing Company…in New Paltz, NY.
Stopped here in the middle of Ragnar Relay New York, a punishing relay in Upstate.
Atmosphere – large old stone building, decent looking on a quiet street at the end of New Paltz. Inside there are two floors, large bar with tables surrounding. We sat at a six seater. Nice looking.
Quality – I was only able to have one beer given that we were still running a long term relay. That said the beer was quality and some of the others I had a look at seemed decent too. Nice mix of styles as well.
Service – We had a new waitress, polite and eager, but needed some help at times. No problem and no major issues.
Selection- again seemed to have a nice mix, some seasonals, and a range from stouts and IPAs to German specialty bocks.
Food- Had a burger, we mostly stuck to sandwiches, food was good, maybe a little overpriced.
Value- decent for what we got.
Overall-enjoyed being able to stop in, would love to come back and try more.
05-25-2011 04:44:02 | More by TheDeuce
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Set on the far end of town in a scenic spot overlooking the Walkill River Valley beyond to the 'Gunks, the exterior stonework and the timber rafters inside make it look like a mountain lodge. The dining room is set amongst copper brewing kettles, a bar gigantic bar (75 feet plus), and an upstairs loft. It can get VERY noisy in here and at times sounds like a cafeteria (this sense is added to that silverware is left in holders on the table-nice when you drop you first fork on the floor I guess). In the summer, I'd recommend sitting on the outside patio. The wait service is not always up to par, but it is a college town meaning a lot of turnover. The bartends stick around long enough to know your name though.
The food is consistently adequate, and the base menu hasn't changed much in the last few years; however, the head chef seems to put some interesting specials on. Their wings are exceptional especially if you mix the bbq and hot sauces together.
In back of the bar is a series of cascading glazed, wooden signs etched with beers they have brewed, numbering around 30+. They usually only dabble with about a third of those, and some seem to be retired for good. You can always expect some combination of a kolsch, light lager, amber, pale, ipa, stout, seasonal, and altbier. Yeah, they also make a pretty darn good root beer, even better when mixed w/ Wild Turkey. Prices are high @ $7/pint. Growlers are $16.20. Go b/t 4-6 during the week for happy hour when they lower beer prices and app prices to $5.
This place seemed to be stuck in a rut, satisfied with maintaining the status quo. I've noticed some recent innovations w/ menu specials as well as the return of some beers, which hopefully suggest they have found their swag again.
06-01-2014 14:33:33 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Gilded Otter Brewing Company in New Paltz, NY
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.