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Reviews by r0nyn:
3.9/5 rDev -16.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Nestled right in The-Middle-of-Nowhere, New York, Half Time is most definitively a beer store, in every sense of the word. With aisles and coolers full of brews from all over the world, it is a veritable treasure trove in a place that likely needs the distraction.
The selection of beers is quite good, especially for the area. Lots of the usual suspects like Stone, Southern Tier, Troegs, and Ommegang, with quite a few other breweries represented from all over the world, so much so that they were separated by nationality. Chances are whatever you're looking for will be here, within reason of course. They even feature a rotating selection of growler taps.
Quality is pretty good, as everything I checked was within reasonable freshness. There were a few older bottles floating around, like a Stone Vertical Epic from '07 and some Great Divide brews with the older labels, but those kinds of beers benefit from a little age anyway. All the stuff that's supposed to be fresh were fresh and that's what counts.
Service was okay, there wasn't really anyone around to help with recommendations and whatnot, but they were cordial and polite enough when checking out. Pricing is generally in line with what I'm used to paying, with certain brews having a bit of a bump in price.
On the whole, Half Time is a great beer store. Certainly one of the most unique beer establishments I've ever visited.
01-22-2010 07:14:35 | More by r0nyn
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3.94/5 rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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 171 ratings.