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Peekskill Brewery

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Based on:
42 Beers
1,673 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 43
Visits: 107
Avg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

47-53 S Water St
Peekskill, New York, 10566-2035
United States
phone: (914) 734-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @peekskillbrews

Place added by: madmanjf on 09-13-2008

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 107
Reviews by madmanjf:
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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

So ... recently opened in early September '08. This place is located a stone's throw from the train platform at the Peekskill Train station off the Metronorth Hudson line (NYC <-> Poughkeepsie). It's an L-Shape layout with the bar and high-top seating in one area, connected via a hallway to a dining area on the other side.

I sat at the bar ... Go Figure :)

Well, I was initially very disappointed. I spent $9 on a train ticket to find out that they were out of their own beer. All was not lost though since they had an excellent guest tap selection.

18 Lines of 100% micros: Widmer, Abita, Southampton, Kelso, Brooklyn, Captain Lawrence, Bluepoint, Ithaca, Ommegagn, Dogfish were some of the breweries represented.

They had quite a good selection of bottles as well. I didn't count, but I'd estimate around 20 various bottles including some macros but mostly micros.

From what I could find out from the Bartender (a very friendly and outgoing chap), they plan to have their Pale Ale on tap as well as a seasonal. So unlike most brewpubs, it doesn't sound like we should expect more than two of their own beers on tap at any given point.

I find this surprising and unique. From the business end, I'm not quite sure how they'll be able to justify the overhead of a brewing system while offering so many excellent guest beers .... but who knows, for every great idea someone has come up with, each probably came under some scrutiny and criticism. I'll leave the business end to them, and for myself I'll go and enjoy some good beers.

Their food menu consisted of a Starters section with most items sized and priced for two people. They had a small plate section consisting of burgers, wings, etc. followed by a Large Plate section oriented towards full size meals. These larger plates ranged in price from $12 to $18. While having the typical pub fare you'd expect, they had many unique offerings and ingredients. Some things that come to mind were sandwiches made with Duck Prociutto and a Quesadilla made with Asparagus and Fontina (if memory serves correctly).

So in closing ... definately check it out if you're in the area. If you're taking MetroNorth, it's a convenient place to stop over enroute to wherever you may be coming from or going to.

If you're going specifically to check out their own beer, I strongly suggest calling ahead to see if it's available. I suspect they'll be going through some growing pains with availability for at least a few months.

And in anticipation of a question ... "No, I do not know how large their brewing system is". All I know is that, according to the bartender, they had their Pale Ale available on opening but ran out of it last weekend.


$5 pint ... some are $6

Flight of 4 .. $12 ... extrememely high price and not competitive.


One thing I should mention. The bartender was very personable and attentive with a great personality. I can't say anything negative about the one I had on a personable level

However... I MUST STRESS that it's SO IMPORTANT to have people behind the bar that KNOW THE PRODUCTS as well as Craft Beer and Styles in general. This was NOT the case here. Bartenders in establisments like this should be well versed in beer styles and which beers are presently available and be able to offer recommendations after inquiring on peoples tastes.

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1) As of Feb 2009, the cost of a flight is down to $10. Better than the original $12 but still not competitive with what other establishments do.

2) As of May 2009, the service has improved since my initial review back when this place opened. The knowledge of the staff has increased behind the bar.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WheelsPSU
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

V: Cool, industrial style with a cut-out second floor.

Q: There are higher-quality breweries in NY.

S: Superior.

S: Plenty of options, and very accommodating with growler fills.

F: A little pricey, but good quality.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Tap room felt really welcoming and the bartenders were great. They could tell I was a beer geek and didn't hesitate sharing some cool beers with me. Awesome selection of stuff I don't come across in NYC. Food was all reaaly good as well. Definetely worth an hour and a half train ride on the metro north!

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Photo of schroeder1200
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came to visit the brewery but it wasn't open yet. Fortunately they serve all their beers upstairs in the restaurant.

The restaurant definitely has an upscale feel and prices to correspond. But the food is pretty damn good. Peekskill beers that make it to NYC are always good and that was the case at the brewery, although on my visit, there weren't any standout seasonals, barrel-aged beers, cask or anything to get really excited about.

I'd give them a second visit certainly or drop in if ever riding the train up north because the train stops just steps away from the brewery and restaurant.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This place gives the vibe of, "at one point we were hitting it on all cylinders food and beer-wise and now we're slacking and cashing in". Beers were all solid but nothing really noteworthy. Food was decent and over-priced for what you got.

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Photo of jammery
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of barflybastard
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

I stopped in on my way to Vermont. Beautiful scenery overlooking the river and train tracks. The bartender was incredibly knowledgable and kind. The growler fills are on the expensive side but a must stop for anyone in the area.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Loved my visit - beer and food were great!!

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4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill, NY
92 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.