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Reviews by ikats:
5/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is pretty much as good as it gets in my opinion. I visit Half Time at least 3 times a year - every time I drive from NY to Boston to one of BA's fests I go out of my way to stop here (and that's at least an extra hour of driving).
It seems this place has every beer distributed in NY state. They have a very strong US selection, excellent Belgian selection and decent choice of other import beers. I am looking at my latest receipt. It's small, only $75. I think this may be the first time it's under $100. This time I walked out with a couple of Sprecher beers, a couple of Southampton bottles, a few Heavyweights, Cantillon Gueuze, Unibroue Quelque Chose, and Middle Ages 11th Anniversary.
In addition to bottles, they have about 10 taps with something interesting on. My best pick was a growler of St. Bernardus Abt 12.
Half Time is big in terms of square footage, and that helps tremendously in having relaxed atmosphere to browse. No crowded aisles here. There are coolers along two walls with chilled beer.
You can break up six packs.
They also have a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks (root beers, sodas, etc.). They sell snacks, and have a fair selection of glasses. They also build gift baskets which usually include a good selection of quality beer with a glass.
The staff is always friendly. My problem is always limiting the number of bottles I want to buy, so I rarely ask any questions. However, I am always offered help and when it's time to fill up a growler, I am always assisted promptly.
Half Time is really a must see beer store!!!
02-27-2007 06:07:26 | More by ikats
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
NH resident, in the area for work....Wow! Quite the selection, bought a case worth of singles that I can't get or find in NH or Mass for that matter.
I will be coming back here to stock my beer fridge on return trips for work.
Not used to seeing the 5 cent bottle deposit as a separate item on the receipt.
05-29-2014 22:22:43 | More by ArmOnFire
4.72/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Great beer store that I'm lucky to live near. Many times the difficult thing is picking out what to actually buy as hard not to find more that I want then I can actually drink. They seem to carry almost everything distributed in NY and the best part is you can purchase everything by the bottle so no need to buy multiples to try a new beer. Have enjoyed some fresh growler fills as well. Prices in reason for NY. They seem to employee people who know and like beer if you have questions; I know many of them are quite knowledgeable and active in local beer community.
03-06-2014 04:25:09 | More by mmmbeerNY
4.29/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A huge beer store in Poughkeepsie, widely renowned. My expectations for this place were absurdly high due to other BA's reviews, and those expectations weren't quite met, but this is still a must stop due to the wide selection and helpful staff. Multiple aisles of beer separated by country, and a solid growler selection. The "best stuff" is behind the counter, visible. Workers were very knowledgeable about the selection and helped me determine if it was worth dropping $20 on BA Boris (they said it would be, and happily, it was). Definitely recommended.
01-27-2014 05:42:21 | More by GreesyFizeek
Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY
100 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.