Two Goats Brewing
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 44
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Two Goats is the place to go to get a good beer and free popcorn in a laid back atmosphere overlooking Seneca Lake and vineyards in this wine-centric area.
Their beers are good, the Oatmeal Stout and IPA are standouts and their selection of craft beers is the best I have run across in the Southern Tier of New York - you have to see the list to appreciate it.
One of these days we will try the roast beef - but for now the beers drive our visits.
We have always found the place to be friendly - always found another patron to chat up - and often they are the same folks that we might have seen pouring wine at one of the wineries - this is a locals kind of place yet fully welcoming the stranger.
01-13-2014 23:19:25 | More by rmargeson
4.36/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $
This is a really rad place on the lake in the middle of wine country. It basically consists of one big room which looks like an old barn that has been finished - exposed frame post and beam construction. A very rustic look that compliments the beers hardy, filling, full of flavor not your usual refined boring brews. They have a deck that overlooks the lake and myriads of grape vines. They also have a loft over the bar where I'm told bands sometime play.
They had six of their own brews and offered a number of bottles - Sierra Nevada, Unibroue, Founders, Victory, Southern Tier, and some more. Their own beers started with a Pale ale - good balance solid. Red ale - very nice sweet citrus and chewy malt well balanced with some nice hop bitter notes. IPA - big flavor does not disappoint. Cream ale - I did not try. Oatmeal Stout - big roasted malt, bitter chocolate & coffee notes with some dark fruit raisin sweetness. A double IPA - less bitter than the IPA with a slicker malt backbone - more hops but subtle. The Oatmeal Stout was my clear favorite - my Wife preferred the IPA.
The food was really good but they only offer one thing - roast beef sandwich. It was tasty with the horseradish, but if you want variety of food this isn't the place.
The service was excellent - as well as being friendly and helpful the bartender was also the brewer and very knowledgeable about the beer. The prices were beyond reasonable considering the quality.
01-13-2013 13:23:15 | More by Chickenhawk9932
Two Goats Brewing in Hector, NY
91 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.