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Gilded Otter Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Gilded Otter Brewing CompanyGilded Otter Brewing Company
Based on:
26 Beers
218 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 54
Visits: 72
Avg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 54 | Visits: 72
Photo of ecoboy
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had a fine experience here in December 2002. Saturday evening resulted in a 30 minute wait for a table... something I would expect they get from time time: a healthy smiling crowd. I didn't see a downbeat soul in the place, and that includes servers. The inside reminded me of a cross between a ski lodge, a church and a train station. Struck me as having a devotion to the wild outdoors that would not be out of place in Maine: "otters" "river" "valley" "trail" "pines" in the beer names.

28 beers with 8 always on tap garnered a 5 for selection from me. Pints, glasses or schooners. I didn't complain when I was served the pale instead of IPA on first order. In a noisy place you can get misheard. The pale was very nice and the IPA that followed it was less aggressively hopped than typical American IPA's. An older keg of passed seasonal (Pumpkin) was being hurried off at $2 a pint, but it tasted fine to my companion, and not overly "pumpkiny" or pie-like. I had a sampler taste of Imperial Stout for dessert. Didn't have the "big beer" taste I've come to expect from the style.

Food was done with panache, although I didn't keep good notes on that. I wrote "would definitely return" in the notes, though.

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Photo of Running4beer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

By far a very enjoyable place. Atmosphere is good, live entertainment on certain dates, good service, artsy college town and very nice. Plenty of wineries around if your going on a trip with your wife or girlfriend. Nice views, outdoor seating which is very nice in the spring or summer. Good selection of their in house brewed beer. You can find all different seasonal and your year round brew. They have excellent food and desert(always have desert first) take home growler(64ounces). My favorite brew there is Stone house Imperial Stout real good. But like I said they have a wide variety. Very nice, like everyone else said it does remind you of a ski lodge. I go at least twice a month to enjoy the food and of course sweet sweet beer.

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Photo of OatmattStout
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

This place was overall pretty good. The beer selection was good and the Imperial Stout was the best. THe food on the other hand was average. I had some good oysters with a broth made with one of the ales. But my lamb entree was not so good, not the best cut.
The atmosphere was good however in the small college town it resides in. I went on a freezing monday night in January and there was a good crowd.

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Photo of slander
4.18/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Davo & myself hit this joint on the way back from Half Time a few months ago. This brewpub fits quite well in the cool little artsy college town they call New Paltz. You drive through the town, past the rows of shops and there she is just before you hit the bridge to absolutely nowhere...

"A clean, well lit place". It's like a ski lodge. The bar seats upwards of 2 dozen. It starts straight but then hooks around an octagon shaped corner piece with tables riddling the perimeter. Beyond the bar area is the main dining room housing a few dozen tables running adjacent to a staircase and a handful of fermenters. Upstairs lies a perch with access to the Tax Determination Tanks and Milling room, a dozen tables, a small pool table, that table bowling game and a Pac-Man machine. That's right, you heard me, Pac-Man. Not Ms. Pac-Man, not the Ms. Pac-Man/Galaxa hybrid machine, no... we're talkin' an old weathered original Pac-Man machine, pasturized and homoginized (woka woka woka woka, bwiiiiuuu). From the perch, you get a good view of the place. Lots of bright colorful nature pictures on all the walls. A handful of TV's over the bar and that trivia game.

The food is good. I'm always good for a bowl of the Jambalaya and they make a good brew. Usually 7 or 8 taps running, some regulars, some seasonals. The Smoked Porter, the Imperial Stout, the Winter Wassail, the IPA, nice stuff. They've got a listing on the wall of everything they've brewed in the last year's time. It's a most impressive list, offering up a wide variety of year round beers and seasonals. Bartender did us a buyback after 3 beers (which does not suck), and they've got growlers to go.

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Gilded Otter Brewing Company in New Paltz, NY
86 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.