Newburgh Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
The brewpub is located in the upper part of a former warehouse for paer boxes, which gave Newburgh its name for the pale ale. Exposed brick and remnants of the warehouse remain such as a hooked chain hanging from the ceiling, and double farm doors for the product to be moved from the loft to the shipping area. Great open space with panoramic views of the Hudson River and highlands. Ample seating communal tables made from refurbished wood that seat ~8 to a side. Very large projection screen hangs above the bars. There's a lot of 'entertainment' options fro groups including multiple board games (at least 4 of which are Simpson themed), a cornhole set-up, and ping-pong.
There are usually about a dozen beers on tap, and six of these you can bring home in growlers. They rotate fairly often with a new beer being introduced perhaps bi-monthly. Food selection is standard pub grub. Heavily salted fries, beer steamed mussels, and asian tasting deep-fried wings. They use locally pork, cheese, bread, etc. for their grilled cheeses and sandwiches. Adequate tasting food, but not done with any finesse. Greasy, oily, and salty food, not much on the lighter side.
Beer quality is good with maybe three higher ABV beers and the rest clocking in at more sessionable levels. The ingredients in the beer are very specialized: home-smoked malts, local hops, local maple syrup, honey, etc. Growlers to go at reasonable prices. Good prices on the beer overall, ranging from $4 for a 10 oz pour to $6 for a 20 oz pour. Good place to go with large groups. Not so much for individuals as there's no sitting at the bar, and you just look lonely at the tables.
06-28-2014 23:01:38 | More by orcrist_cleaver
4.41/5 rDev +4%
Newburgh Brewing is a great place to hangout with friends. They always have a large beer selection on tap with unlimited samples. Good amount of appetizers to much on while drink and playing games. Can't beat being able to play cornhole inside while having a beer. Also have arcade games, air hockey and foosball.
06-01-2014 17:36:19 | More by NJBeer265
4.29/5 rDev +1.2%
I don't live far from the place and I've been here a couple of times. I lucked out with parking in front of the door and went right up to the wonderful taproom. It's wide open with enormous beer hall tables. The windows were open to take advantage of the beautiful weather and made the room even more appealing. The bar itself on the far side of the room contrasted the old-timey feel of the room but didn't take away from it. It was sharp, very clean and the servers were more than helpful. Both owners were on hand in the establishment and the small interactions I had with them were pleasant.
The beers that my girlfriend and I were had were all good. With the advice of a friend, we tried the Amis d'hiver which I hadn't thought to order. It was smooth, had wonderful taste and I could see myself drinking pint after pint of it.
The lighting was gorgeous inside with rows of iron chandelier-type things that only added to the atmosphere. As the night wore on though, the lighting showed its inability to make up for the absence of sunlight. The trivia judges resorted to cell phones to be able to read the entries. A little better lighting at night would be a welcome addition.
My single genuine gig would be the food. I've ordered food there once before and wasn't thrilled. Tonight we ordered soft pretzels and chips and dip. The pretzels weren't all that soft were pretty bland. The tortilla chips weren't anything special and seemed to come from the bottom of the bag. The salsa was spicier than I thought was necessary. It didn't make me want to drink more, only to stop dipping the chips.
The menu is limited but if the fare was a little less artisan and a little more pub, I would have more praise. Consider eating before coming if you're looking for standard bar food.
Beers definitely make up for the kitchen. I'll be back just for the drinks.
05-15-2014 12:16:45 | More by rmcnamee
Newburgh Brewing Company in Newburgh, NY
93 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.