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Half Time

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Half TimeHalf Time
BA SCORE
100
world-class

173 Ratings
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 10.68%
[ Store ]

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601-5586
United States
phone: (845) 462-5400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @htbev

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(Place added by: Shiredave)
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Photo of maristfan
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Words cannot describe it. Get in your car, plane, train, whatever it takes and visit Half Time. You won't regret it. I attended college nearby and saw the birth of this beer mecca but couldn't imagine the greatness that it has become. Pilsners and Lagers and Stouts OH MY! First stop to make in the store is the micro-brew-on-tap center. Shortly after that, clean the drool off your sweater and head to the cooler after cooler of choice beverages. I entered the store hearing good things and was curious but didn't expect to purchase any that night. I left the store with a "variety is the spice of life" mixed 6 pack of micro-brews, of which I had only one before. Really, the previous posts and mine aren't exaggerating when we say that this could be the best beer distribution center in the lower 48 and quite possibly the best in the beer drinking world. I live in a small town upstate, very near a brewery that is known by few (Davidson Brothers)...to my delite Half Time had two of these brews on tap and even more on the shelves. They are in search of the scotch ale from there which could quite possibly become my favorite of all time. To quote the man I talked to "We get our beer." I have no doubt that a visit to this store will leave you smiling and pennyless...both good things when it comes to good beer!

maristfan, Nov 09, 2002
Photo of slander
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%

Great Caesar's Ghost!! This place is awesome. I guess I had to see it to believe it. Located just a few miles south of the Mid Hudson Bridge on Rte 9 (northbound), big and new and shiny and clean. An aisle of american micro brews galore. I happily scored me a few single Bert Grant's beers, some Middle Ages this, some Rogue Imperial Stouts that, just a huge singles make your own six pack heaven. Coolers and coolers of just singles. An aisle of Scottish and English and Irish and German and Belgians, oh my. I scored me a Liefman's Goudenband (edit: I came back and scored 4 more Liefman's Goudenbands and am hoarding them), I am one happy camper. Oh yeah, and a couple of Cantillion's to boot. All sorts of stuff I've heard of but have never seen and all sorts of stuff that I've just flat out never heard of but will be doing research on (hmmmmn, if only there was a very informative beer website where people wrote descriptively about all beers and I could reference them). State of the art, a dozen live taps for pouring 10oz sampler bottles, 1/2 gallon or full gallon growlers and the system is done up right!! and the staff seemed alot more up to beer snuff than the Budweiser beer swill lackeys you usually get at your local bevee. The guy me and Davo were talking to used to brew at Woodstock Brewery in Kingston and was knowlegable as all hell about everything we hit him with (and he's a good barleywine man on top of that). I dropped $71 bucks there and I'm sure I'll be doing the 90 mile pilgramage there again real damn soon.
Well worth the hike, says I.

slander, Sep 29, 2002
Photo of Shiredave
4.41/5  rDev -5.8%

If your a beer geek on the east coast and havent heard of Half Time, then your not paying attention.
5000+ sq. ft. of retail space.
Well over 800 different beers in stock (NOT counting Malternatives) ... more arriving all the time.
100+ ft. cooler w/ 31 doors.
12 doors of specialty Imports and domestic craft brews
All bottles sold individually. More than 550 sold cold singely.
Breaking 6-packs is encouraged. Special keg orders are welcome as well. If you know what you want and are willing to pay, give them a week or 2 and you can get almost anything.
12 taps for Growlers to go- All craft brewed US micro's, Belgian Ales, Traditional British and German Beers. Growler sizes vary from 10oz up to full gallons.
Tap selections change constantly with season, availability and demand.
This place really is " The Ultimate Source" on the east coast and beyond.

Shiredave, Sep 06, 2002
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Half Time in Poughkeepsie, NY
100 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.