1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe

Not Rated.
Growler & Gill Craft Beer ShoppeGrowler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe
BA SCORE
97
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 600
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: Mkfitz on 08-27-2012)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of edellefemine
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

edellefemine, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

acurtis, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -17.8%

Sammy, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

Billolick, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%

Nice new option for the area. Lots of bottles, decent array of limited releases, everything you'd expect to find on shelves and more. All the latest arrivals and fair, competitive pricing.

Nicely appointed room. 16 taps, cold bottles for on premise consumption, in store tastings, good looking and smelling food, although I didn't have a chance to order anything. The place was jumping on a late Saturday afternoon, youthful college-y crowd that was exuberant but not obnoxious.

Homebrew kits from brewer's best as well as a decent assortment of homebrew essentials. A few shelves dedicated to glassware as well. Service was exceptionally friendly and accommodating, memorably so, particularly in light of the fact that they were so busy.

I left with a homebrew recipe kit, a bomber of Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir, a 750 of perennial's black walnut dunkel, a goose island tulip, and a case of empties for my homebrew. 70 bucks. More than reasonable; the kit was almost ten dollars cheaper than in other stores and ten dollars for an Evil Twon bomber is about as nice a price as you'll find.

Definitely worth checking out of you're in the area. Looking forward to coming back soon!

tobelerone, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%

I work in Orangeburg in Rockland county so when I heard about a beer place dedicated to craft beer, I knew I had to stop by.

As I entered the store, the first thing that hit me was the size of the place. Like a combo tasting room/craft beer store, the area is really large. There's a bar, a growler fill station, and a number of tables for customers to sit and eat/drink. On top of all that, there are shelves and shelves of nice offerings.

Quality is really nice and the place struck me as an upscale lounge-type bar, which I really like.

There seemed to be almost too many people working there as the staff was really attentive and knew what they were talking about. The owner has some connections with a couple of different brewers across the country so he was well versed in his limited release/sought after beers which is always appreciated.

Selection is decent though not over the top. Comparable to any bottle shop in the city though this place is still a bit behind Decicco's in the selection category.

Overall, definitely worth a visit and I wish that when I stopped in, I had time to sit down and enjoy the ambience and atmosphere of the place. A bit pricey overall but good beer places are pretty few nad far between in Rockland so you get what you pay for.

SpeedwayJim, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of Wompus
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Wompus, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of stomioka
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

stomioka, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Cfeezy
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Cfeezy, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of tikk
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%

Great new addition to the sorely lacking rockland county beer scene. Amazing selection of 16 rotating and frequently changing taps. Free Samples of anything you want. They also sell bottles and have some small plate sekections for food. Staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. They do tastings every Thursday, events most nights of the week. I know I'm going to be here more than my wife likes.

tikk, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of prmurphy63026
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%

Very nice *new* store! The business model is remarkable from the perspective of it being a store, bar, small plate cafe, and home brew store.

There is a wide selection of beers from around the world, though some are not represented (Murphy's).

There are 16 taps on the wall with options for pints and flights at a reasonable price point. I did enjoy beers from Captain Laurence - specifically the Imperial IPA! Very nice with Simcoe hops.

I'm sure this unique store with it's mix of business types will do very well.

prmurphy63026, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of BourbonJersey
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

BourbonJersey, May 26, 2014
Photo of BetterBaconBureau
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%

BetterBaconBureau, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Alycee89_
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Alycee89_, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Dtrain4
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Great new place in town. I live 1/2 mile from my house, so it is my local hangout. 16 rotating taps and a fully stocked retail store. They have a great stock that is always changing. If they don't have it, they get it for you; quick!
Small plates of food, but all high quality. Staff is very knowledgeable and is always giving you the full description of every beer and of course will always let you taste anything before you buy. They fill growlers from the 16 taps that they always switch up. They have free tastings every Thursday from different breweries. And, every $100 you spend, you get $5 off.
It's an all around great place and definitely worth a trip to check it out.

Dtrain4, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Beerman1960
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%

I've been to this place several times since it opened. There's no other place like it in Rockland County. They have 16 rotating taps of top notch beers and they have a cooler with dozens of different bottles and cans along with a huge selection of warm bottles and cans for carry out. The food menu is very limited, it's good, light fare, but this not someplace you go to especially for the food, most people who come in are here for the beer. The staff is very knowledgeable and all around very pleasant, always ready with suggestions. The atmosphere is great, it's decorated and designed beautifully and it's great to have a place to go where I can meet up with other lovers of great beer. They do tastings at least once , sometimes twice per week.
I can't say enough good things, the place is great.

Beerman1960, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of hiker1701a
4.9/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

hiker1701a, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of KrissyKat6
5/5  rDev +9.6%

KrissyKat6, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Billquirk
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Billquirk, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of Gints316
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Gints316, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of HobokenJack
5/5  rDev +9.6%

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.

HobokenJack, Aug 19, 2014
Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe in Nanuet, NY
97 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.