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Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe

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Growler & Gill Craft Beer ShoppeGrowler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe

12 Reviews
Reviews: 12
Visits: 36
Avg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 600
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store, Homebrew Store ]

148 E Route 59
Nanuet, New York, 10954-2910
United States
phone: (845) 507-0899

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @growlerngill

Place added by: Mkfitz on 08-27-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Visits: 36
Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice new addition to the Rockland county beer world. This spot is just a few minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Palisades mall and downtown Nyack.

They are filling growlers from 16 taps, offering a boat load of the usual craft bottle options available in the area, and have a nice casual space to enjoy a pint and relax with other beer lovers. Expect to find a lot of what is generally available in the area.

Most of the bottles are kept warm, but there is a mid sized cooler unit or two towards the rear of the place.

Good option for people travelling through the area on the NYS throughway to pick up NY state options. Also, I'd be here regularly to fill growlers if I was more local.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Walked in for bottle shop. Was a slow time so an employee (i think Peter) gave me full attention for over a half hour. I got to taste from a couple of their twenty plus brews on tap. I then walked along the length of their bottle wall discussing the different beers which is divided up by region. The selection is pretty nice though they told me its rotating. Overall good vibe, great service with nice selection plus all those beers on tap for which you can take home in growlers.

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Photo of slander
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I’ve been through a few times before, usually before Boo’s 4th of July party or en route to Kally’s in Kingston; convenient, this. A welcome damned addition to this beer lacking and lagging county. I’ve come for the growler, but have stayed for the Gill or full pour as has happened. Sunday, in the opening hour…

Okay, so some things have changed, we’ll get to that. Something of a triangular space, widening to the rear. Long straight tree slab bar in the left rear corner, wood panel base, & foot box; seating for none by design (get your beer, then stand clear) and glassware stacked there. Barback holds a row of 2 dozen blackboard head handles for the writing on, on a stainless steel panel. Blackboard above lists draft selections by style first, then brewery, beer, origin, ABV, & growler pricing in half & full. Pricing for the drink is mostly the same; dealt by size (pints & goblets for $7, shortys are $4, and a single ‘rare/exclusive’ item done 9oz for $9). Flights for $9, listed ‘Hoppy hours’ offering $2 off for pints, and notation of 7% and over beers not served in pints done in colored chalk. Another board lists reserve beers by the glass, wines, & specials. Flats in the corners of the bar, one of them showing the Yankees, the other showing the stupid Mets. Dead soldier tap handles lining the beam above the barback. Spots on the boards and drop bell lamps over the bar.

A pair of shelving units 6 wide run the far wall with bottles bottles bottles, and a shorty 4 shelf unit up front with glassware & board games, fronted by a cushy couches and a table. Ciders and gluten free beers housed here, too, below the big board listing beer tastings & events. And 4 coolers to the rear holding cold offerings.

Wood slat floors, white painted ceilings with phat wood beams & massive ductwork, dark tan walls with brick pillar accents, and front & side logo windows. Track spots in rows throughout. There used to be a divider between beer and here, but it’s gone now, replaced by additional seating; it really opened up the room some. 3 hightop shared tables adjacent to the shelving units, 5 smaller hightops, some barrel raised roundies, and some squared, and then 10 square low boys and a pair of covered rectangles. And it seems they’ve converted the front corner into a mad coffee zone (slave to the bean).

24 taps; a mix of lower Hudson Valley (Rushing Duck Zingerbier Berliner & Panic on Planet Funkotron, Sloop The Red C, Kuka Ginger Mango IPA & Ales for ALS 2IPA), NY metro (Other Half Micro Green, War Flag American Pilsner, Carton nitro Carton of Milk, River Horse Belgian Freeze), regional (Southern Tier Pumping, Sly Fox Grisette, Troegs Perpetual IPA, DogFishHead 90 Minute IPA, Festina Peche, & Namaste, Narragansett Lemon Shandy), craft beyond (RJ Rockers Son of a Peach, New Holland Dragon’s Milk, Almanac Golden Gate Gose, Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm), a single import (Pilsner Urquell), and a trio of ciders (1911 Cider Original, Citizen Cider, Badass Pear Cider). Sampled a couple of things (thank you for offering) and opted for the Rushing Duck Zingerbier Berliner & Other Half Micro Green as one does in the summer months.

They do food, dood. Chili, wings, sangwiches, and pizzas, too. Lots of goddamn pizzas. They’re everywhere. Bottle pricing seems reasonable, I suppose. $30 something for the Cascade bottles, et al. And beer festivals in the parking lot, too.


It used to be they didn’t carry (lovely) Orval. How the fuck are you a beer store without Orval? Fo’. Real. I’m pleased to say that this has been remedied. On previous Summer visits, the tap list held nothing session anything or easy drinking Pils. This is no longer the case as I’m looking at 5 beers under 4.5%. And it used to be that they only filled 2L growls; that, too has changed. I’m glad they got their house in order.

One of the top 5 best beer bars in the North East, Craftbeer.com? No, not really, and shouldn’t even be in the running, but a solid bottle shop slash growler house? Oh, hell yes! And given what choices they are in Rockland, it’s a no-brainer.

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Photo of mbeerdino21
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of papat444
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Caught them just as they were opening so they weren't quite ready but it gave me time to browse. Most of the space is a roomy bar with lots of tables and the bar in the back. The far right wall is lined with shelf space for beers to go. Beers are classified by region, good selection though not as good as Cable. They had the CC/Evil Twin collab as well as some Midnight Sun brews. Prices for the Belgians were very expensive i found. Overall good but i prefer Cable Beverages about 10 min away.

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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ksilver2
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A mix between the huge selection, the beer tasting bar, and the nice people that work there make Growler & Gill the best place on Earth.

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Photo of Granuaile
4.86/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really great selection. Prices are a little high, but worth it for the beers you can't find anywhere else.

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4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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Photo of HobokenJack
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Excellent place for craft beer lovers. Here are the highlights:
1. The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable about craft beer
2. There are about 20 taps that are always rotating. You can get growlers for most of them
3. Huge selection of craft beers. My guess is around 400-500 beers. Plenty of bombers are rare finds
4. Every Thursday night there is a craft brewery coming in and offering tastings. Not just local NY/NJ
brewers, but from all across the US. Firestone Walker, Bell's, Stone.

Best place for craft brew fans in the Lower Hudson Valley in the NYC metro area.

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Photo of stomioka
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of hiker1701a
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great craft beer shop. Not only do they have rotating taps constantly featuring different craft beers, they've got bottles from all over the world for sale as well. It's fun to mix and match 6-packs and try lots of new beers. A small bar menu, including some truly awesome bavarian pretzels! The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I wish I drank beer more often! They also host craft beer festivals.

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