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Peekskill Brewery

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41 Beers
1,674 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 43
Visits: 106
Avg: 4.09
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

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Reviews: 43 | Visits: 106
Photo of hoppymcgee
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +11.5%
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 ONovoMexicano
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
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 seanchai
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
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 PA-Michigander
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
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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Photo of nesarebad
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%

Beer was good to outstanding. Food was good but a little pricey. The building is very nice and would highly recommend as a great place to stop for some beer and a meal.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'm just now returning from my visit to Peekskill Brewery's tap room. I had honestly never heard of the brewery, until recently, so I decided to drop in on the way back home from VT. I'm just glad there was daylight during the drive there, because that crazy mountain I drove around to get to the town would've spooked me out at night.

The tap room (and brewery) is situated in what seems to be a refurbished warehouse or factory of some kind, with a sort of contemporary industrial flair to it. There are two floors, but I stayed downstairs. The bar seated about 20 people, with additional standing and sitting area around the perimeter of the room. I bellied up to the bar, considering it wasn't too busy. The crowd was kind of annoying...not sure if there's a college in town, or if it's just a "hip" hangout, but I dealt with it.

There was a good selection of house brews on tap, about 15, as well as a cask, and a guest tap, which was something from Troegs. Nice options, with many different styles to choose from. I wasn't really *wow*ed by any of the beers, but they were solid for the most part. Sampler flights were offered, so I got a couple, trying such beers as Simple Sour, Aristocrats, the three Standards IPAs, the coffee IPA, and a couple others. Pretty standard stuff all over. Good, but not enough to make me want more necessarily.

The service was bad. At any given time, there were 3-5 bartenders working the bar. There are certain simple things you expect from bar service, which should be cardinal rules that all bartenders should generally adhere to. Among these are: offering water, offering beer, offering food menus, asking for food orders once the menu has been on the table for a while, giving utensils when the food comes out. I received none of these, apart from my original flight of beers...after that it was a full 15 minutes before anyone even glanced in my direction for me to flag them down. Just downright bad overall.

The food was pretty good. Options were pretty decent, ranging from typical pub grub apps to meat and cheese plates, to burgers, to larger/pricier entrees. I opted for the mac&cheese, which--after waiting for 5 minutes for utensils--was pretty tasty.

Prices were decent, but veering on the higher side. Sampler flights were 4 pours for $10, which seemed pretty steep to me, and the food menu prices were mostly acceptable, but a little crazier for some items--I saw someone get the 3-sausage plate, which intrigued me, but I didn't see $24 worth of food on that plate.

I'm definitely glad I checked this place out and experienced what they had to offer. If you put one of their beers in front of me, I wouldn't turn it down. But I wouldn't go out of my way to get their beers, or revisit the brewery, especially with the shaky service.

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Photo of BeerTwigs
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I have visited the brewery a few times since its less than an hour away but I haven't taken the time to review it until now. There new location which opened over a year ago is spacious and has a few different set ups. There is a full bar downstairs which opens later in the afternoon/evenings and then on the second floor is a half bar and seating for dining. The half bar is nice because you can grab a beer or 3 and a bite if you aren't looking for table service. Overall a great venue and clean space.

The beer is really good, I've tried a majority in my time there. If its Thursday or Friday definitely see if there is any cask left because its usually something new and exciting. If you love IPA's they wont disappoint you. Simple Sour is one of the best sour beers I have had and its really drinkable. Amazeballs, Eastern Standard, NYPA and Higher Standard are all good choices. Overall I would definitely recommend getting a flight because they have a great selection.

The staff is super cool and friendly. I have found them to be super helpful and seem to enjoy working.

The food is good. I have only ate at the bar and the menu has some good selections. I had the burger and again wasn't disappointed.

Overall this place is great, good location and they make amazing beers. Definitely family friendly and drinking friendly. Check it out and I hope to get back there soon. Cheers!

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Photo of otispdriftwood
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 1 | selection: 4.75

If I could have given a 0.00 for service, I would have. And the atmosphere rating suffered because of the poor service as well. A pretty busy Saturday afternoon with 3 or 4 people working? behind the bar and I couldn't get a 2nd beer after putting my empty glass on the edge of the bar [and having it taken away without being asked if I wanted another] and trying to make eye contact with someone. Great beer but the employees need some supervision or need to look at the patrons once in a while. I don't think it's too much to ask to have a bartender ask you if you want another, especially when someone takes the empty glass away. And I don't care if the person who took the glass away is a bar back and isn't allowed to pour; he can at least ask me if I want another and tell someone who can pour. If the beer wasn't so awesome, I wouldn't go back. Come to think of it, maybe I'll just get growlers from the place [if I can get anyone's attention to fill it, that is].

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Photo of mediumtommy
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

The food is overpriced and not very good. The beer however is worth it. They brew a lot of different beers, so there is something for everyone. They even have cask ales often. Most of the beers there are on the safer side (no extreme flavors or ingredients) but are not weak in flavor as is the case with a lot of brew pubs. The bar is on the first floor with giant glass doors that open in the summer and allow for a view of the river. I have eaten upstairs several times, always had problems though with food or service so now I stay downstairs.

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Photo of Astrolia1
4.98/5  rDev +21.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

My wife and I had our first "date" at the original location 3 years ago. Since they moved we make a weekly visit on our way back from work every week.

The service is amazing. They treat you extremely well and personally. Always willing to have us try new beers, or refresh our memory on ones we have had in the past, but haven't had in awhile. The place looks great, open, a lot of room and as a results isn't ridiculously crowded (read elbow to elbow) like the older place. There is seating upstairs for dining and a smaller bar, downstairs is more open with long tables and bar seating at the bar. All beers are available at either upstairs or downstairs bars. There is an open floor that allows you to look down through to the bar and people below, which is a nice touch.

What else can I say. Nothing touches this place in my opinion. I have brought friends and family here and they are now regulars or beg to go when we visit. Quality is a MAJOR focus here. The brew master is constantly checking glasses, lines, taps, and other equipment to make sure the product is 100% every pour. Every week they have a cask on of different varieties. They sometimes will mix two of their beers together for a cask or it will be a simulation run of a coming new or new batch of a previous beer. There is a beer for everyone, whether they are a craft brew "novice" or a genuine "beer snob"

I thought it was a little more generic at the older place. Now I would describe it as "high end" pub food. Their sausages, which are a new addition are made in house and are outrageously good. The pork confit sandwich I highly recommend personally. The only reason it's not a 5 for food is because I can see how some people might find the recipes to be a little "pretentious", but if you give it a chance, everything is good.

Overall, if you go, you will want to go back!

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Photo of jrnyc
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

This brewery is a standout amongst New York breweries and we are lucky to have a place that makes such great beer.

Very cool atmosphere, open spaces and great view of of the Hudson river and mountains.

Service is excellent. I have always drank and eaten at the second floor bar, the bartenders are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Brandon is the man and an asset to Peekskill. Growler fills on the first floor are done quickly, even had the Chief himself take me to first floor when it was closed to make sure I got a great growler fill out of the machine.

Selection of beer is outstanding. There are usually 10 or so beers on tap and the selection is consistently rotating. The beer ranges from solid to outstanding.

The food is pretty good, some stuff is really good, other stuff is only OK.

Prices for the beer are a bit high on the high side especially since it is coming straight from the source. But since they don't bottle and distribute I am guessing they need to maximize revenue at brewpub. Prices of growlers have increased recently and are pushing the limits as some fills are $26.

Great place, great beer and I highly recommend a trip there, especially if you are from NYC, take the train up. Awesome scenery on the trip and you can drink to your hearts delight.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Peekskill Brewery lived up to the hype to me. They do hoppy beers better than most and the other styles I had were world class or close to...

The appearance was nice... nice bar area with a bunch of tables surrounding the windows and walls.Very nice setting. Like an upper class bar/pubm

Service was vert good. Nothing super off the charts but they made great suggestii 2nd and answered all questions.

Selection for the beer was phenomenal. 16 taps, 1 cask and they had liquor for sale as well like a typical bar. Food selection was great as well and paired well with the brews. They had a chesse section sausage section burgers and others.. very game-y foods such as rabbit, duck etc.

Beers were phenomenal. Enough said. Look at thier reviews. Great selection and something for everyone.

Food was beyond phenomenal. Ao good and all went well with thier beer selections.

Quality... top notch. Worth every dollar.

Value... notice I said nothing about price yet.. Me and my fiancee had 3 flights of 4 beers($24 total, $8 each flight), she had a burger and fries($15) and I split a sausage fest with my friend (I paid $12 it was $24 total). I had an addition pint($6) and went home with a growler($25) ... $80 after tax and tip. I was blown away as that was very expensive. Basically they would charge $20 for a six pack of thier brew.. that is the one thing that will deter me from visiting more frequently. Overall you get what you pay for (maybee a tad too much) but they were world class and definitely recommend.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A jewel on the Hudson. A great new-ish brewery run by the former head brewer at Ithaca Brewing Company who seems to have really come into his own. Every beer I've tried in the two times I've gone has been incredible, amazing really. Amazeball, Eastern, Double, and Higher Standard, Simple Sour, Moscow on the Hudson, Vaporizer, Awesome Sauce, and pretty well damn much everything is well-crafted, drinkable, and creative.

This brewing spirit extends into their food selection as well. The food is really expensive, mind you, but you get your money's worth. The poutine is excellent (every beer bar tries to do poutine these days, don't they? This is one of the best beer bar poutines I've had) as well as the burgers and everything else. Really nice people as well. There's a bald bartender with a moustache was working the first time I went who was super knowledgeable and friendly, talked to me about homebrewing and all the beers that were on tap. I wish I remembered his name! Table service was slightly slower than bar service the second time I went there, nothing that bad though.

There are two areas to enjoy the brewery- downstairs on ground level is a regular bar with a growler station. Not sure if you can get food down here. The growler filler is one of the most high tech machines I've ever seen. Upstairs is the restaurant. Worth a trip if you're in the area, and honestly worth a trip from anywhere in New York, really.

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Photo of lorkovicb
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Moved to Peekskill recently and am very happy to have the brewery a short 5 minute drive away. Very neat atmosphere with a modern industrial design. They have a decent beer selection with around 10-12 original beers on tap varying in styles. I preferred the Vaporizer after trying most of their beers after a few visits. They also open a new cask varying in style every Thursday which I haven't had the chance to get to, but have heard good things. Give this place a try if you are ever in upper Westchester.

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Photo of BGsWo22
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Arrived at noon today for a few tastes and a growler or two. Tried some good beers. Simple sour and styriana are really nice. Nuggy yum yum and hop common were solid. Nypa and eastern standard were decent. Higher tankard was the one I got a growler of. Hope to be back for amaze balls soon.

The pretzels were good and the service was informative and good as well

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Photo of sholland119
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

This stop was worth every one of the 120 minutes I went out of my way to get here on a trip home from Burlington,VT. Peekskill is in a great spot right off the highway and right across the street from a riverfront park. Parking was plentiful on a Saturday afternoon.

Cool place inside with a long bar that seats 20 or so and lots of tables in the dining room. Bright, open and airy, which is not usually the case in a plce like this.

Beer selection as good as advertised or could be expected to be. Lots of hoppy beers of various style and strengths, a cask, a couple of sours, strong beers, lighter beers. Even a totally unnecessary guest tap or two. Not a bad beer in the lot. Shotgun Willie and Eastern Standard IPA were the standouts for me. I'd have filled the car with growlers if travel plans had not precluded our ability to drink them fresh.

Food was decent. Service was very good, especially given that the bar was packed.

Go there.


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Photo of SBXLII
2.56/5  rDev -37.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

This being the 5th visit combined, between the previous location and new, the service is still pitiful. The last location was terribly cramped, and the new spot isn't that much roomier - maybe an extra 20 person capacity at best.

Between the four bartenders, it literally took 7 minutes to place an order, which I had to prompt, and that was on three separate occasions. After my first flight, someone presumably a manager/owner, took the paddle away and didn't even bother to ask if I wanted anything else. Thank you very much, m'am.

It's as if the ownership and staff firmly believe they're not situated in Peekskill, but Williamsburg or Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Far too obnoxious and pretentious for my taste.

The beer? Oh yea, right - there's better in the area.

If you're from out of town, and want to try a solid local NY beer, go across the Hudson to Chester, and try Rushing Duck.

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Photo of JoeBloe
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My wife and I came here for dinner with friends on a Saturday night- making reservations earlier in the day for 7:30 pm -entering through the side door off the parking lot we took a peek at the first floor bar and through the window to the brewing vats as we waited for the elevator to the dining level on the second floor -the 3rd, 4th and 5th(?) level elevator buttons were taped off (we were later told that those floors aren't finished yet) - walked a few steps off the elevator into the large dining room where the mait're de told us our table is "being cleaned" and we could wait by the crowded bar along the short wall by the entrance - a few short minutes later she came over to tell us our table was ready - nice-
we got seated at a table along the rail which looks down into the first floor bar - very nice - the large and loud room has nice dim lighting by hanging pendant lamps with Edison bulbs - good atmosphere - the room feels very 'open' -
the menu looked good, with a beer list consisting almost entirely of house brews, with many styles represented -they also had Ommegang Hennepin and a cask ale from Rushing Duck - we started with some tasty appetizers and a dozen oysters - my wife ordered a short pint of Amazeballs, her now favorite beer, and my friend and I ordered a couple pints of Higher Standard ( which they describe as a 'triple ipa, ha!) -
good appetizers and good beer on the first round - the imperial ipa's paired nicely with the oysters and the wings my buddy ordered -
We ordered short ribs for the main course and Vaporizer imperial stouts - another nice pairing - for the next round we ordered some Midnight Toker black ales, which wound up being good beers to end on with their surprising infusion of coffee flavor -
too full for dessert, we left satisfied -
This was a very nice dining experience - cheers!

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Photo of LizCollins
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Absolutely awesome decor! The place is really nicely decorated, with a great big open room. One drawback to that was that it was a bit loud, but good crowd. Felt like a neighborhood place, coming from out of town but still nice chat with bartenders. Food took a while. Beers were great, and everyone around me liked theirs as well. They were willing to take the time to be sure you got the beer you wanted and giving different samples. Didn't try the restaurant part, but looked nice- much more open than the old place. Nice that they had the ballgame on, like a bar but with much better beer. Yummy pretzels!

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Photo of petermethot
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

My wife and I had been wanting to get to Peekskill Brewing for several months but living over an hour and a half away with a newborn made it challenging to get there. Well worth the wait. We tried all 12 beers they had on tap as well as an excellent Sunday brunch. For us the highlights were all of there IPAs (loved that they had everything from a very session able low alcohol IPA all the way to a very serious triple IPA) as well as the Imperial Stout. Food was way above average, almost exceptional gastropub status, for a place mostly known for their beer. Atmosphere was comfortable and spacious. They were even able to accommodate my wife's food allergies and the presence of my 7 month old son. Great experience and will be back whenever possible.

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Photo of BeahDrinkah
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Traveling through the area armed with beer advocate reviews as a guide I couldn't just drive by without stopping into Peekskill Brewery. Glad I did. Though ridiculously loud, the place had a very festive atmosphere. It was a busy evening with plenty of pleasant and attentive staff on hand. I was able to enjoy a couple of fantastic draft pours - Amazeballs and Flavor Saver - and appetizers at the bar at my own pace. Nice.
Clean and Professional with quality brews, I give this spot a thumbs up.

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Photo of Mfoleybrews
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A taste of Eastern Standard at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn sent us up river to check this gem out. Seemingly brand new facility is modern and comfortable. Had a flight enjoyed almost everything! Hipster bar staff will keep you informed as well as provide a laugh or two. Good times in Peekskill a little over an hour for me to get there is worth it. Be back soon.

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Photo of DrankIT
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Outstanding experience, call for a tour the staff is very knowledgeable and wants to impress you they deserve a 5.00 in service but I think you can always improve. Peekskill Brewery is definitely an up an comer and they are still getting there legs under them in the craft beer industry. The beer is very impressive with a lot of variety for all types. Atmosphere is awesome with some very scenic views as they sit on the Hudson River. Great place to grab a beer in the summer! Peekskill is worth the trip you wont be disappointed

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Photo of drinker36
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I visited the old Peekskill brewery location a few years ago and the restaurant/food/beer was nothing worth writing a review about. The new location and the beer deserves a glowing review so I'll do my best:

Net: In order, this place is worth the trip for the beer, atmosphere, and food.

Beer - Top notch. I'd had the pleasure of trying PBs IPA's at a Decicco's tap takeover a few months before and the ones I had on my visit were better than I remembered. The double standard (IIIPA) and Higher Standard (3IPA) can compete with the highly rated IPA's on this site. They have 5 - 5 oz tasters available too which is great for trying a few of their great brews.

Atmosphere - The 5 story building is right across the street from a nice looking park and the Hudson river. Great Views. Bar / Brewery on 1st floor and pub/restaurant/2nd bar on the 2nd floor. I believe the 3rd floor has their coolship (although I didn't see it) and I have no idea what is on the 4th and 5th floor(roof). The bars and restaurant are clean, minimalist/industrial designed and both the 1st and 2nd floor have tons of windows for great views.
***side note - As others have pointed out. Easy to take the train up from NYC. You can walk from the train station to the Brewery/Restaurant.

Food - high quality/high end bar food. Menu is on their website. I had the wings and lemon parm fries. Both were great.

Service - Great. I love when your server asks if you want another beer before you've finished the one you're drinking. Sitting with an empty glass is no fun.

Value - It's gonna cost you ~ $30 for food and a couple beers but the quality/value are well worth the money.

Overall: Great Local/space, Great food, Great Beer. I wish I lived closer. I will be back.

Improvement suggestions:
1. Open a Rooftop Bar (I've heard rumors) Would be killer to sit up there with the views / beer / food.
2. Bottle or Can your beer.
3. Never run out of Amazeballs! (I know there is a supply demand thing for the beer as well as the ingredients but this is one of my favorite beers ever so I had to put this on the list even though it's an unrealistic expectation.)

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