Newburgh Brewing Company
Active Beers: 30
Beer Ratings: 375
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by slander:
4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Well, the ‘burgh waterfront is looking a whole lot nicer these days. Running blind but I’m ascertaining that this is the right place by the absurd amount of cars running both sides of the road. Old brick millish looking place from the mid 1800’s (give or take) on the side of the road halfway up the hill. In & up to the tap room…
Big brick 3 sides around with panel windows; the east side offering great views of the mighty Hudson and the bridge just north, and the wall done up with prints & framed pics between the windows. Some good local art for sale rotating. On the opposite wall, vintage beer trays over an elevator, a pair of video games & a shelving unit with board games to the sides. Slat & plank floorings, and high ceilings with massive crossbeams & an arched A-frame plank ceiling. Drop spinny fans, mounted 5 prong glass lamps from the crossbeams, and a large crane hook on a pulley dangling out over the floor.
A ping pong table and a set of cornhole boards (thwap! thwap! thwap!) at one end of the room, and at the other end, a rounded bar with a wood panel base, and seating for none (get your beer, then stand clear!) Matching barback unit holds a center triptych of narrow mirror backed pieces, the outer ones with glassware & growlers shelved. Larger openings on the ends blackboard backed, displaying growler & merch pricing to the left, and tap selections with light descriptions & ABV’s to the right. A slight crescent overhang above, mostly obstructed by a large projection screen, a growler filling apparatus that looks like the Genesis device from ‘The Wrath of Khan’ countered, and shirts & brewery prints displayed alongside the bar.
Wide sheet metal topped tables in 3 rows of 5 constructed from old floorings and their benches from beams across most of the room. A looong bar counter runs the length of the wall below the art & windows, and a single cut tree hightop table off the bar.
2 rounded wood towers holding 6 taps each with carved logo handles along the bar, apparently constructed from the old freight elevator wheels. Early on it was regulars & seasonals but that line seems blurred now. Across my 4 visits, I’ve tasted a dozen different beers (Brown Ale, good maltiness, chocolatey, some roast, this has become my go to beer here; Cream Ale; smooth, malty sweet, creamy, dry, clean; Peat Smoked Stout, dry, smokey, cigar ashtray, in a good way, I very much so like; Saison, lighter than most, maybe, not of the spicy but hoppy, yes, it’s Saisony; Von Steuben’s Gose, light, tart, highly quaffable, okay, that’s a nice Gose; Bitter English; grainy, dry, herbal grassy, bitter, pleasant; NewBurton IPA; English IPA, not hoppy face but grassy, earthy, mineraly, subdued, nicely balanced, it’s a real nice IPA; Sterk Aal Van Hoodie, Belgian candy sugar sweet, big & warming, some spicness, it’s a nice Tripel; Menditto-Madura Harvest Ale, a wet hopped APA, earthy, hop hop, good bitterness; Squashtober Ale, pumpkin & gourded up, toasty, dry, a bit bitter; Unkle Dunkel, tasty, listed as a Dunkelweizen, but I don’t get the banana & clove at all, at first, I thought it came off a bit like a Belgian Dubbel, and now I find it to be more of a Munich Dunkel, malt, roast, chocolate, maybe, I do like it; Old Tjikko, a Baltic spruce porter, minty, piney, not for me). I think that’s everything. The Brown Ale, Von Steuben’s Gose, Peat Smoked Stout, & NewBurton IPA are my faves. No sampler proper, but they’ll give you a taster of anything you’d like. Beers are served in pints only, except for the IPA, Tripel & Old Tjikko which get you smaller serving sizes. There are currently 10 beers on tap, a guest tap (Naked Flock Hard Cider from Applewood Winery), and the cask Brown Ale on the bar.
And was looking for a bite, I took in the artisanal grilled cheese sandwich (Local goat cheddar, multigrain bread, house smoked bacon, caramelized onions, & Dijon mustard), for a mere $13. Served with frites or a house salad, I opted for the salad (local greens with a Newburg Saison vinaigrette & shaved local cheese). Ordered, paid, took the number they gave me, got tabled, and the kid delivered. It was a mean goddamn sandwich, just what I needed. Light menu otherwise (frites, rings, rinds, pretzel, waffle, salad, brat, mussels, cheese plate).
Seasonally decorations, previously leaf & gourd setups with pumpkins and now Christmas mode. They do Wednesday trivia night and live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. I caught an acoustic show by Dan Stokes the other night, he was kickin’ (Hendrix ‘Little wing’, Jorma ‘Genesis’, Airplane ‘Embryonic journey’, Zeppelin ‘Babe, I’m gonna leave you’, Dylan, Joni, Beatles, and on and on), and I must say, the acoustics in here are sick.
Great space. They get really good light here, what with windows on 3 sides, and it’s a cool room. Have spoken with the owners & brewer, nice folks, and I’m liking what I’m drinking. They get a good crowd of well behaved patrons, lots of grown ups. I do dig.
12-26-2012 03:03:54 | More by slander
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$
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 +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Newburgh Brewing is a great place to hangout with friends. They always have a large beer selection on tap with unlimited samples. Good amount of appetizers to much on while drink and playing games. Can't beat being able to play cornhole inside while having a beer. Also have arcade games, air hockey and foosball.
06-01-2014 17:36:19 | More by NJBeer265
4.29/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
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
4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
The wife and I crossed the bridge from Beacon and drove through the deserted street of Newburgh until we reached the brewery. We came here to say hello to a buddy of ours who used to tend bar in NYC and now brews at Newburgh.
From the outside, quiet and industrial, you would never expect all the energy and action going on inside. Lots of folks watching a hockey game (only in Upstate New York, kids), some playing foosball, others looking out the window into the mighty frozen Hudson River... there was even a fundraiser event going on for the nearby Washington Headquarters. Two funny-looking men in Revolutionary regalia. There is also local art displayed on the walls.
The space is stunning, well-restored, high ceilings, wooden beams, lots of light. No wonder they have weddings here. It's like an upscale Viking hall.
13 taps, all Newburgh stuff: Double IPA, Imperial Stout (fantastic the Newburgh Conspiracy), Spruce Porter, Brown, Cream, Triple, Peated Stout... a bit of everything. These guys sure experiment. Some are better than others, and the good brews are truly great. Can't wait for their barrel-aged program to roll out.
Great service, good fun, fantastic atmosphere. A nice, bright spot in bleak Newburgh. It deserves all the best.
01-30-2014 00:14:30 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Newburgh Brewing Company in Newburgh, NY
93 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.