Gilded Otter Brewing Company

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Gilded Otter Brewing CompanyGilded Otter Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.65/5
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25 Beers
119 Reviews
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 53
Visits: 70
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3 Main St
New Paltz, New York, 12561
United States
phone: (845) 256-1700

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Photo of rokosz
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

These guys should be celebrating their 10th anniversary (or did they already?). I remember when they were building this -- and found out it was a brewpub--Yahoo!. The beer itself has never disappointed. Although in 10 years I have yet to have all the beers they've "made in the past and will make again" (There's about 40 of them).

In the last 2 years or so I've noticed some degradation in prices and portions.

The beers can be pricey (for Hudson Valley) (yes, yes, malt _and_ hops are up in price lately) -- Then why hasn't Pump Station in Albany just up the river upped their prices? And the growler value is almost non-existent (esp for the bigger brews) 18-20$ for a growler? refill?

The soaring space gives great atmosphere, aesthetically, but in the cold months can make for a chilly seating. The patio outside remains heaven when its warm. And its improved the last year by the awning versus the old table umbrellas.

Food is better than average hereabouts and they've always got specials for dinner. Good for me because I've tried everything I care to on the menu at this point. Food portions, esp. the Calamari, are smaller now too. It seemed the nachos, whenever I used to order them, came with a big pile of nacho chip pieces&crumbs under the top layers of chips. What the fuh? That hasn't happened recently. But I still hold my breath.

Overall, after 10 years, I get the feeling greed or a little "resting on laurels" (or is that simply supply and demand?) has taken place here. Still, tG, they haven't sacrificed the beer quality. You'd think, 12 million people in the lower-mid hudson, why do I gotta drive an hour for a quality (locally brewed) beer on tap? (1,680 characters)

Photo of sliverX
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere- for a Saturday night in a college town the place wasn't overly jumping but the fact they closed at 10:30 and we were there at about 9:45 didn't help
Quality- There were no complaints that I dragged everyone to a brewpub for dinner, food or drink everything was well received
Service- We were seated right after entering hostess poured water for most of us (5 of 6) and didn't bring enough silverware (4 of 6), after what seemed like 3 or 4 minutes the waitress came for drink orders and was fairly quick bringing them back and took food orders, food took a normal amount of time, the second round of drinks on the other hand had everyone scrambling to steal water from who ever had any left, just seemed at times that the waitress got "lost"
selection they had 8 or 9 beers and a house root beer and pretty good sized menu 5 or so pages
food was good pulled pork sandwich was about what you'd find in NY, chicken fingers were decent but a bit over cooked, everyone else enjoyed their food enough that I couldn't scavenge any
Value well I didn't pick up the bill or even see it but to me everything seemed a $1 or $2 more than what I'd pay back home but that comes with the region it seems (1,201 characters)

Photo of yossarian14
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Went around noon on a Tuesday for the first time. Inside is very clean, big, open and inviting. My wife and I took a seat at the rounded part of a question mark shaped bar. This place is like a brand new ski lodge. Doesn't quite feel lived in yet. Large brewing tanks are everywhere inside the brewpub.

The service was unimpressive, but I don't really have any complaints either. We enjoy it when the bartenders are excited about what they do and interact with the customers more about the beer and food. That one of the reasons I sit at the bar instead of a table. Anyways, the service was fine.

We got a 9-beer sampler and everything was good not great. We liked the Brown Porter, the Crimson Lager and the Alt. Meaning we got pints of those three. The Three Pines IPA was tasty as well as the all malt Naked-Under-Me-Kilt Scottish Ale. The Cream Stout, Pumpkin, Pilsner were sub-par IMO.

We got a Caesaer Salad w/ Chicken and a Roast Beef sandwich which were both very good and fresh. I would not go out of my way to find this place, but if you're passing through or live a half-hour away, then its worth stopping in. (1,123 characters)

Photo of HopGoblin
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

While on a trip to Half Time, we stopped at the Gilded Otter for lunch. The place was busy for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. In general the overall service was a bit slow, but when our waiter finally came over he was attentive and brought the food and beer out promptly. They had several beers on tap including a stout, belgian wit, altbier, IPA, a Tripel, among others. I tried the IPA and the Wit. The wit was a bit thin and not too deep in flavor. The IPA was balanced and tasty. I sampled a sip of the Tripel and it was really good, slightly sweet, balanced, nicely spiced and would definately kick you in the butt if you had a few. The food was good, we had the Wisconsin Cheese curds for an appetizer. They were alright, the breading was like a frozen seafood batter and the sauces were not very good, a spicy sour cream based sauce and a puttanesca tomato sauce (which was actually very good). I had the flatbread pizza with gorganzola and pears for under $10. It was very good. The overall experience was good, reasonable prices and good beer. If I was in the area I would stop back in. (1,093 characters)

Photo of tdawgydog
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I first went to the Guilded Otter for a company holiday party, what can I say I work with a bunch of beer lovers! I never knew of this small brew-pub restaurant in my own back yard. New Paltz is a small college town in the Hudson Valley of New York. The Guilded Otter renovated an old train station and did a beautiful job. The interior is mostly wood (country feel) but very nicely done. I was originally a fan of the Rail Trail Pale Ale even though Pale ale's aren't typically my thing. On my most recent visit in the fall of 2007 I tried and loved the Pumpkin ale. What's more amazing is that I don't even like Pumpkins, but this brew was out of this world. I only wish that I could convince my wife to go here more often. She knows that every time we go I am probably going to enjoy a few more beverages than I probably should and she is going to end up driving home:-) We have been to quite a few brew pubs and this is definitely one of our favorites, and not just because we're pulling for the home team. The food is really good too! (1,040 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited the establishment on a Thursday ebening and we were promptly seated. It was a nice evening and we elected to sit outside. Our waiter arrived promtly and took our drink order, which was served promptly. Our food order was then taken which was served in an appropriate time frame. The beers I had were all at least good, with some of them being very good. Our food was excellent, and the menu was so appetizing I had difficulty making a selection. The meals my wife and I had were substantial and delicious. I can highly recommend this brewpub if you are in the area. (573 characters)

Photo of MoonTan
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Our second visit to the Gilded Otter. Located in a small college town in the Hudson Valley it is a larger modern restaurant with a nice atmosphere, lots of wood accents with tanks breaking up the dining room. There is also a large outdoor dining area. The bar is long and twisty making it feel cozy despite its length.
Beer was good, but not distinctive. I had an altbier and an IPA. They have an extensive list of more exciting sounding beers they brew at different times, but I have not been lucky enough to be present when they were on tap. Luckily I have had some of their other flavors at TAP NY which prompted our first visit.
Our food this visit consisted of a spent grain crust pizza which was appetizing, but a little small for two.
The staff was pleasent with adequate service. Apparently it was payday, so they were understandably distracted.
Nice brewpub in a nice town, worth a visit. (897 characters)

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Down to New Paltz for a wedding, my wife and I stopped in for dinner. The place was packed! Initially, we had a bad experience...went to hostess she said it was a 10-15 minute wait for a table outside, and inside... well she had to check. At that, she handed a pager to a couple that entered AFTER us, then went upstairs to straighten tables?!?
After that debalce, most everything else was top notch. Another hostess came by, we explained our deal, asked for an outdoor table, went to bar for beers, took 2 sips and the pager went off. While at the bar, we saw a substance that looked like watered down antifreeze. It was their blueberry lager!? Had a sample, it tasted like it looked.
I had the alt, my wife had the IPA. Both quite good. Initially, we thought the IPA was a bit weak, but then realized it was just more subtle than the recent spat of IPA offerings out there.
The food was amazing. Menu had typical pub grub, with a few interesting offerings. I had the spent grain pizza with pear, gorgonzola, bacon, carmelized onions. It was the best meal I have had in a long time and paired well with the alt.
Stayed at the Maplestone Inn, a B&B 5 minutes from the Otter. A bit pricey, but well worth the splurge! (1,221 characters)

Photo of Stimack
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We stopped at the Gilded Otter during a trip down to the FDR National Park and Archive/Library. Side note, if you enjoy history there are many places around the area to visit and take in some of the brewpubs and beer bars while you’re at it. The Gilded Otter is a fantastic looking brewpub that is in New Paltz. A nice looking place with a lot of seating inside and a nice patio area outside. The interior décor is very nice, lots of light colored wood, large windows which really light up the place. They have some climbing gear hanging up in places, a nod to the Gunks. The fermenting tanks are in the center of the of the restaurant while a few others are behind the bar. They had a nice selection of beers on tap, I guess about 9, and a nice range of types. The first beer that I had was great, it was the Düsseldorf Altbier and I would recommend it. The second brew was the Summer Backyard Lager which was not very good, but was not really my cup of tea anyway. The food was very good, my wife had a burger and I had the Cuban, both where fantastic. The rest of the menu looked pretty good, some nice pub like choices along with some upscale selections. The wait staff was very good, kind, efficient and helpful. Overall a very good experience and we are looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommended! (1,317 characters)

Photo of madmanjf
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I enjoy coming here; unfortunately, that isn't as much as I'd like. The beer is very well done. The consistency is there, along with some nice variety. You can't miss all the names of the beers they've done in their history, because they are all hanging on the wall. There's always some good seasonal brew available.

The food menu leaves something to be desired. It's very eclectic, which is fine with me, but for some reason the various combinations leave me in a quandary regarding what to order. I think it could use a little more simplicity with a tad more quality in the ingredients.

Definitely come to check out the beer ... you won't be disappointed, and you'll probably want to come back and see what's on tap next time.

UPDATE: Avoid this place on a Wednesday evening. It's Kids Night. It's like being at Chuckee Cheese. To my surprise, they'll even have kids at the bar with their Fischer Price toys. (919 characters)

Photo of Hautacam
3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Part of our road trip to Half Time.
This was a disappointing visit to the Otter...maybe just the wrong day to go.
The place is great looking...lot of light wood...big windows...amazing views of the "Gunks"...high ceilings.
The big L-shaped bar... about 8 beers on tap..no guest taps..we probably should have sat at the bar, but we got a table in the restaurant area.
We asked for a couple of tastes of a few of the beers, and the waitress told us that they had a sampler of eight beers....we said that we just wanted a little taste of a few to decide. This seemed like a real pain for her , but she went and got us two thimbles full....their Alt and their IPA.
My girlfriend didn't like either, and because the waitress seemed put out , she just ordered an amber , thinking it would be a safe bet... but she really didn't like after all. I ordered their IPA which was just OK. I tasted the Alt, Amber and IPA and they were all just OK. The bock was listed on the website, but they were out of it...that would have been a nice option.
I ordered the Cuban sandwich, which had mustard and mayo listed on the menu...I asked for it without the mayo and the waitress said " You can't do that , they are already set up and the mayo is already on there " Ok....premade sandwiches..??..is this the
7-11 brewpub ?
I did get the bratwurst , which was good. My girlfriend got the melt, which was good but messy. The fries were outstanding ! ( there , I said something nice )
Anyway; maybe on another visit there will be a better selection of beers....hopefully , their other beers are better.... and we will sit in the bar....it's always a good experience for me to talk to a bartender , to get samples and recommendations.
I would not recommend traveling any great distance to get here based on this one visit....and I admit that I'm probably spoiled by my local BPs , like Willimantic, Cambridge House, or City Steam...I just expect to get really good beer if it's brewed in house.
If you happen to be in the area, then it's worth a try....it is a beautiful spot. (2,066 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Easy to find right off Route 299 and only 2 miles from Exit 18 off the NYS Thruway. Pulled in late afternoon during happy hour, and the bar had a decent sized crowd. The bar can easily seat 20, and has an airy feeling about it. Some tanks are located behind the bar. All the beers GOBC have brewed are prominently listed with light wooden boards hanging from the rafters. The beers on tap are nicely listed on similiar wooden boards.

A nice selection of 9 beers were on tap - Back Porch Summer Lager, Huegonot St. American Lager, New Paltz Crimson, Otter Steam Light, Three Pines IPA, Mayday Maibock, Hefe, Dusseldorf Altbier, and Stone House Oatmeal Stout. The beers I had were of good quality and were very tasty.

I did not sample any food, but there are daily specials. Beers are nicely described in the menu. Service was friendly, but I did not have a chance to discuss the beers with the barkeep.

This was the first chance I got to hit this place, and I will definitely plan on making time to stop here on future jaunts to the area. (1,048 characters)

Photo of Nutleybeer
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the better brewpubs around. Located in New Paltz, a short drive from Mohunk Mountain House. If you are not from the area, like me, if you go there, there are also a ton of wineries in the region to visit as well (if you want more of a reason to make the trip). The town has shops and plenty of other restaurants too.

The Gilded Otter has almost a ski lodge feel about it. High ceilings. A decent sized bar. Outside seating as well, under a shaded canopy.

To get a waiter who knows the beers is always a plus. Nothing is a bigger turnoff than someone who doesn't know anything about what is on tap in their own establishment; which is sadly often the case. The waiter here, though, was very good. He knew the styles and clearly had tried them all himself.

They had a nice assortment of beers on tap. The blueberry summer lager as the seasonal, along with a lite, alt, IPA, pilsner, crimson lager (special $3 pints), oatmeal stout and one or two others. Their sampler is called a "Beer Garden" and runs $7.95. The sampler glasses are small, but it is worth trying. Each beertasted fresh.
A pint will run you $4.50 (as noted, aside from the specials).

I had a beef brisket sandwich, topped with fried onions and a BBQ sauce which is uses one of their beers. It was incredible. As were the onion rings on the side. Not a huge menu, but the prices were reasonable.

Overall, Gilded Otter is a cool place to go. There is enough going on in the area too, to make the long trek up there worth it. (1,511 characters)

Photo of Suds
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Following an afternoon of Hudson Valley sightseeing, I dropped into this place with my wife and my son. It’s an open, clean, very attractive brewpub. Fermentation tanks are at the center of the restaurant, and large windows let in plenty of light. High ceilings give the place an airy feel. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. The menu was slightly above average, with more than just pub fare. I had a meatloaf sandwich and my wife had a pasta and chicken special. Both were very tasty. I was not as impressed with the beer. The selection was average, with a seasonal focus on Belgian styles. Many brews, unfortunately, had a lactic acid tang that certainly wasn’t supposed to be there. This was distracting and disappointing. There was one brew, however, that was pretty good: the Alt was refreshing and well-made. If the quality of the beer were improved, I’d have loved the Otter. (893 characters)

Photo of Dicahomebrewing
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A great place to eat and enjoy a good brew. Once entering you are welcomed by happy faces and Brew kettles. Nice and clean atmosphere.

They had a variety of good beers to select from. {Blonde to Stout}Only the beer that they brew is served there, besides the liquor. Also a variety of food is avaliable from burgers to Entrees.

Very friendly people and good service.

I recomend this place to others to enjoy. There is also an upstairs to the Otter which contains pool tables. Live bands jam out on the weekends. Also the Barley wine and the imperial stout are excellent! (581 characters)

Photo of Dogwonder
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was really impressed when I walked into the establishment. Very open floorplan and lots of windows to let in sunlight. It was a sunny and bright day and the place seemed to sparkle. There was a lot of wood trim and a very natural theme. One thing that did bother me was the acoustics. It was a little on the loud side and you had to speak up to hold a conversation.

We were promptly seated and service was timely and courteous. There was a well balanced menu with a lot of different options. There was traditional pub fare and some interesting non-tradtional items (jambalaya, greek salads). All were reasonably priced.

They had about 6 beers on tap. I opted for the Dunkelweizen. My palate isn't developed enough to give it a review. All I will say is it was tasty. I brought home a growler of the rail trail pale ale as well. Tasty as well, but I liked the dunkelweizen better. They had small signs of all the beers they have brewed over the years, it was quite impressive (about 50 I would say). There are certainly some I will try once they come back.

Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and am planning to get back some time this winter. I would recommend if you were in the area. (1,201 characters)

Photo of goodbyeohio
4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

driving down the road towards the otter, i thought, 'this seems like a cool little mountain town.' narrow, regularly-trafficked road with small boutique after small bar after small cafe. big iron bridge and there's the otter... a grey, two story structure that looks alot like my local favorite, cambridge house in granby. 1/2 ski lodge, 1/2 banquet hall.

interior is nice but a little bit too new-y. yankee candles lit around the restaurant give it a country kitchen aroma. nice brewerania display between the hostess and the bar. bar is a rectangle with an additional octagon, seats many. light-grain wood everywhere. birch tree tap handles and hand-burned oak beer signs. way too many chairs and tables.

oh, and the selling point for any brewpub: NTN trivia! and nobody was playing it!! wish i lived here

the beer: good selection on tap.. all session brews. the pilsner, lager, oatmeal stout and pale ale were delicious. the hefeweizen tasted like penicillin with an aspirin chaser. however, the display of past beers supports my belief that winter will bring some serious brews and seasonal specialties. octoberfest was light and off-tasting. good selection but not top-notch quality. no matter, there were at least 2 here i could drink all day and that says alot.

had the nachos, and they were cheap, fresh, and plentiful. three of us got full on one $8 serving. like the last reviewer (my companion for the trip) said, the exec chef larry chu has invented some real novel asian-fusion style pub grub.

service was friendly and i took a growler of that tasty pale ale home. i would certainly return and this would be my home if i had closer residence. i fear this might be a troublesome crowded joint on a friday or saturday with the college crowd (all parties ID'd) in the area. for a lazy monday.. beer meditation at its country kitchen finest. (1,867 characters)

Photo of UnionMade
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

First off, i have to thank Jim and Allie for letting me tag along, and the pints!
The place seems fairly easy to get to, and they've handily situated a legible sign near the road, so the place is hard to miss. The exterior is very attractive, wedgewood blue with some stonework. I can only compare it to some sort of ski lodge. Plenty of parking in back, with an old train depot and rails-to-trails next door.

The interior continues with the ski lodge look. Rustic, unfinished, hand-hewn beams, lots of windows and a sense of open space. The brewing tanks are situated right in the middle of the place, amidst some stairs to the second floor. The bar is located on the far side, against a large, tiered window that reaches the ceiling. Very attractive wooden bar, with plenty of tap handles fashioned out of small sections of white birch branches. Overall, a nice, rustic ambiance that I fully enjoy.

The barkeep was our server, and I definitely owe him one. My wallet was stolen this past weekend, and all I had was a cheesy replacement wallet with nothing but a few bucks in cash. No cards, no ID, not even my sub club card that was nearly filled. I know I look young, but I was with a couple friends my age that both had theirs. He had pity on my plight and served me a fine, fine glass of oatmeal stout. A good, full pour, not to mention that refills were very prompt, and he was happy to fill a growler. I was pleased as punch.

I browsed the menu, and prices seemed pretty reasonable. Some very interesting items, such as pot stickers with a peanut dipping sauce, and spent grain muffaletta pizza. Definitely enough to keep you interested, both tradional pub fare and something out of the ordinary.

As far as the beer, I only had the pale ale and oatmeal stout. They offer quite a variety of beers, including several lagers, a kolsch, IPA, and a hefeweizen made with bavarian yeast. On the back wall, to the right of the big window is a complete list of all their beers they've made that year. Quite extensive, including most everything from schwarzbier to barleywine. Our gang took home a growler of their pale ale, which we all agreed was superb.

I'd love to come back here again and eat a proper meal, maybe get a sampler, and certainly bring home a growler or two to share with friends. One of the more impressive brewpubs I've visited. (2,362 characters)

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

After hitting HalfTime, the Guilded Otter semed like a smart hitch. Set up like a ski lodge, the two level pub is a welcome hit. Belly up and order the sampler as I did. It's cheap and good like a sampler should. Food is plentiful and cheap. The nachos were a mountain. They have a double stout that is a fusel killer. Nice. On the side wall they list all of the beers that they have made. There must be 100 of them. No joke. Check it out if you are in the area. The sampler beer flight is cheap and plentiful. Also, most folks were drinking pints which is cool to see. (569 characters)

Photo of aquatonex
3.83/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went to visit some friends at SUNY New Paltz. Saw this place driving in, figured I'd check it out.

Apparently, it's rated the Top Brewpub in the Hudson Valley. Well, that's nice. The place was rather good. I don't know how many brewpubs there are in the area, though :).

Looked like a ski lodge sort-of, cute place. Nestled at the edge of New Paltz town. Right next to some Italian place that's supposed to be good. Clean, airy inside. Bar has all the beers listed on hanging planks of wood. A lot of selection. We were served drinks very promptly. Wasn't so crowded, was expecting a wait for a Saturday night. I had a nice sampler platter, 8 beers in all. A large selection. Their beers are good, but overall they are rather bitter. So, for the styles that are supposed to be bitter, that is a good thing. Food took a long time to come out, we were passing out from hunger. I had a nice fried cod on a roll with fries. Fries were very good, as was the fish. I also had some blue cheese dressing on a salad. UGH!!!! Tasted like friggin mayo. Also, they charged you an extra buck for a little piddly bit of blue cheese dressing that doesn't even taste like blue cheese. Otherwise, was a good place. Prices aren't bad. I'd definitely go here again if I'm in the area. (1,271 characters)

Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went with blitheringidiot on an all-day beer trek. Apparently, this place is named after the boat that brought the Huguenots to the region. Since I share the same theology as the Huguenots, I'm already pleased with the place.

I can only describe the place as ski lodge meets brewpub. By the bar there is a lot of bright wood. Each beer has a name etched into wood which is then hung by the bar. There is an open, upstairs area with some video games. The other, downstairs area has an atmosphere which I can't describe, but let's just say it isn't the most stylish area in the world. If you've been to Sly Fox in Phoenixville, Pa., this area in the Gilded Otter has a similar feel.

The service was good and relatively prompt while it was busy, although they forgot my water. Their selection is a typical brewpub selection, with the addition of an alt, an Imperial Stout, and a dopplebock. We had the nachos which were yummy.

If you are heading to Half Time, this is definitely worth stopping at. (1,003 characters)

Photo of vladtheimpaler
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Was here twice actually this past weekend. May have been here a dozen times all told. Love the mountain view from the bar, through the tall wall of windows. And the paddles with the names of all the beers they have made over the bar adds a nice touch.

Beers are generally average to very good. Seasonals are the real gems, if you can catch the right batches. Three visits this year and every pint I have had has been well made.

Service is always good when you are there when noone else is...

I love the selection of ales and lagers (especially the Billy Goat Bock). You can expect some nice bigger, more assertive brews from this place (Impy Stout was on the past weekend).

Never have had a complaint about the food, but really have only indulged in lunch. Nice selection of pub grub, that generally goes good with their brews. (839 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
4.1/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

An awesome brewpub in downtown New Paltz, NY. On Main street in fact and close to the oldest block of original houses in the US as well. Atmosphere is cool with a real ski-lodge wooden feel to it. Big glass windows, a very long wooden bar, and a very open feel make this place feel like it is located in Aspen, not New Paltz. Quality of the beers is very good with the beer selection running the gamet of styles pretty darn well. Food was very good, but the menu was not very vegetarian-friendly. We ended up getting a nice pizza, and a good veggie quesadilia. The beer sampler was nice with the imperial stout being one of the best of the bunch. Service was pretty fast and very friendly ensuring me that I will visit again when in the area. Nice. (748 characters)

Photo of necoadam
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is one nice brewpub. Looks very nice inside and very clean which I liked when I entered in. Lots of big windows in this place so you can get quite a nice view of the area. We wanted the patio, but it was starting to rain. After visiting Half Time, we decided to hit this place thanks to some advice from fellow BA's. Atmosphere was nice. Not too loud or not too quiet either. I noticed there was a second floor but didn't bother going up there. Quality was good. Beer was nice and fresh and the food was quite tasty as well. I started out with their hefeweizen of course and was damn tasty. I went with some pasta dish which was good as well. After that we ordered some desert. I went with the key lime pie which was excellent. Service was good. The waitress kept looking out if we need more to drink. My sister-in-law wanted to take home her leftovers, but something happened in the back and they threw it out by accident, but they said they would deduct one beer off the tab which was really nice of them. Selection is nice and full and could choose from quite a bit (food and beer). Big thanks to Davo and Venom for pointing out this place to me. (1,154 characters)

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4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited this brewpub after spending $$ at Half Time Beverage. This brewery is located on the main drag in New Paltz just before the bridge over a river. Large parking lot behind the brewery.
Upon entering the bar you can go to a dining area to the right with several booths and table/chair setups or go straight back to the bar. I chose the bar due to a rather large crowd. It was Saturday at 2:15 and the place was packed.
The bar is rather long and wraps around in a sort of L shape. There are 8 brews on tap plus a root beer. The brewery has brewed close to 30 styles in the past and display signs for each one. Almost all the furniture is wooden including the bar and stools. GIves a bit of an outdoors feel to the place. Some climbing rope on the walls adds to this feel. Fermenters are visible all around.
There is a patio area with another 15 or so tables as well. The view is spectacular with mountains and a river flowing past. Onto the beer.
Growlers are $13 to buy, 10 to refill or buy with a meal. Also can be in a mug club and get discounts. All of the tap handles are brich logs so you really need to read the beer list to see what is available. You can get a sampler of 3 oz glasses of each beer for 7.50. Video games and pinball up stairs provide entertainment, while they also have bands etc on weekends. Also a cool deal on Tuesdays if you have a tattoo you get 10% of your entire order!
Now the food. The selection is typical pub fare. I had a pulled pork sandwich and fries for lunch. The pork was moist and had a little heat tot he BBQ sauce, which is made with their lager. Fries are large sliced and crispy with a fair amount of salt. Keeps customers thirsty I guess. Overall the meal is very tasty and compliments the beer and/or vice versa well.
A really nice stop that I hope to go back to sometime this summer. (1,846 characters)

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Gilded Otter Brewing Company in New Paltz, NY
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.