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Mill House Brewing Company

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22 Beers
13 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 12
Visits: 40
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

289 Mill St
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601-3111
United States
phone: (845) 485-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @millstbrewingco

Place added by: JamieBishop on 11-07-2013

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of schroeder1200
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.91/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I've never had a problem with the quality of ingredients they use. The daily specials emphasizing in-season produce is a reflection to that quality. Service at the bar is top notch. They show commitment and knowledge to their craft. Beer selection is good, but as some reviewers noted the quality can run from bland to mouthwatering. This could be blamed on the brewpub side of the business. There is definitely a shift in clientele as dinner approaches their focus slackens as they cater to a more general clientele. Thus, they need to find a balance between quality and selection, vibe and service, between resting on their laurels and becoming a beer destination. (666 characters)

Photo of nmann08
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Stopped in on my way up to RI from DC. It was late afternoon, lunch crowd was gone so it was quiet and sat at the bar. The place is currently expanding so there was a bit of construction, but you really couldn't notice.

They have about 8 or so of their beers on tap as long as two guest beers. Their beers were good, not great, but easy drinking. You can do a flight of any of their beers, or order half or full pints. Bartender is pretty attentive, service was good.

The food is incredible. Wow, the food is good, just order anything and enjoy. They focus heavily on BBQ, and there is a small shop attached that sells sausages among other pork products.

Overall, wish it wasn't so far for me. Great place! (719 characters)

Photo of BeeArthurWhite
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of mmuller226
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Brave-hardt
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Great on site brewed beers and an eclectic menu with everything - they focus on beef and pork (93 characters)

Photo of Nvp2624
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

How did I end up here? I think a fellow beer advocate recommended this place… so I went there on a mini-tour of Hudson Valley spots (other stops included North River and 2 Way). Mill House is a serious brewpub- their building is big and beautiful, their bar is ample and their beer and food options are large. They mean business here!

I sat at the bar on a weekday at lunch time; some folks were partying on the other side of the bar but otherwise it wasn’t busy. Ten beers on tap, I chose a flight of five for twelve dollars: Zoe (dubbel), Kilt (oak-aged Scotch), Cien Cerezas (sour-leaning anniversary ale), Northwest (DIPA), Pandemonium (Imperial Stout). The DIPA and the Imp Stout were fantastic, but the rest were only OK.

Great bartender, super friendly but not overbearing, offered tastings of some beers for free (Velvet Panda and Velvet nitro). The food menu is fancy but so meat-centric it hurts. For somebody like me on a plant-based diet, it was almost overwhelming. All sausage, chicken, animal protein… about the only veggie option was a kale salad, which I ordered and loved. The kale was some local, weird variety I had never seen and it was served with a pad-thai-style peanut dressing to die for.

Expensiv e overall, but well worth. I look forward to checking out the new beers here. (1,314 characters)

Photo of musicsherlock
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Went for Valentine's Day with another couple, arrived 45 minutes early for reservation but was seated right away. Two servers filled our water immediately but it took a long time for them to take our drink order, would of had an extra round. When drinks arrived we placed food orders and everything went smoothly from there. Food was excellent and beer was fine, the Panda-monium IRS is fantastic but the Old Steady IPA is on the level of my extract homebrew. Will certainly return as the food exceeds the beer. (511 characters)

Photo of potownbill
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

There is a big difference in the quality of the beer from when MIll House first opened to now. I meant to sample a number of different beers on my last visit, but got stuck on the Northwestern DIPA. Why switch when there is something that good to drink. I did try a few others, thanks to generosity of friends, and they were also very good. The food is always very creative and very good. Only downside is that the service is often hurried, which is probably a result of the place always being busy......... (507 characters)

Photo of InformedSerf
4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DanReyman
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of stoops_
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Great beer, great atmosphere. More than just a brewery. As a Poughkeepsie local, we're lucky to have a facility such as the Mill House. Can't wait for the Velvet Panda to be back on tap! (186 characters)

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of JamieBishop
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Mikexw
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Crocvelo
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DonBowman
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Stopped by after walking over the Hudson. What an awesome place, well designed and appointed. They had seven beers on tap, all well described on a classy beer menu, listing ABV, IBU and SRM of each beer. The latter was new to us. We are oriented toward the more malty beers. The Kilt Spinner was superb, dark, rich and a 22IBU. The Velvet Panda on Nitro is their Guinness-like beer and was decent. The food choices were excellent, well described and very tasty. The hotdogs, sausages are all made in house and are excellent. Additionally, the service was something not to be commented on. Staff was pleasant, knowledgeable about food and beer and prompt in their delivery of food and beer. Food pricing was decent. Beers were $6 to $8, which we central PA folk felt a little pricy, especially the $8 Kilt Spinner. We will try to make excuses to return, excellent establishment. (890 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Mill House Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie, NY
93 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.