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Keegan Ales

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29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.64%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 1,408
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

20 St. James Street
Kingston, New York, 12401
United States
phone: (845) 331-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @keeganales

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-09-2013 02:16:00 | More by MikeRusso
Photo of gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-31-2014 19:23:05 | More by gwiedman1
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New York

3.4/5  rDev -11%

I only had time for a quick beer on my way home from work but I did bring a growler of IPA home to have with dinner. It wasn't that busy when I was their it was still early but I heard thier was live music some nights. The atmosphere was great to include outdoor seating my only complant was I wish they had a few more beers to chose from how about a few seasonals I mean you need at least and Octoberfest in the fall and a wheat beer in the summer but the ones they had were good and the price was reasonable. All in all I will be back when I have time to stay for a few beers and refill my growler.

11-12-2007 15:29:22 | More by BeerTaster
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-22-2014 00:17:43 | More by 1Sundown2C
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-31-2013 21:13:11 | More by ajcormier
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New York

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%

Used to come beer here Thursday nights with Bill & Kappy some, while working and that out of Kingston. Just a simple single cramped room, with long lines for sampler cups of the standard 3 beers; the pre pint, pre functional brewpub days. Don't think they had aspirations of anything more than making a few beers keg and bottle, the windows still etched with the logo of its former Woodstock Brewery tenant...

Flash forward a few years. The old bar area is now where you deal foodings, with slight seating adjacent and a cornerish area where they're setting up for some band phenom just now, along the windows givin' views of where they brews. Dude (yes, I dude'd you), Tony fuckin' Levin & the California Guitar Trio played here in '06, why didn't I know that? Please must have been jammed. Piano in the corner and a hand signed guitar by the man, to boot.

They opened up a secret side room previously storaged up with windows over St James. Beaten brick walls, wood rafter ceilings with track spots and exposed ducts, bar counterage on the exterior walls, gray concretee floors, and spots above. Lots of local art, paintings, maybe not for sale, some Keegans house prints along the windows, and large block "Keegan's Ales" lettering on the inside wall. 3 pic-a-nic tables, dotted couches & cushy chairs, and seating for nearly a dozen at the bar to the rear; "U" shaped with strips and runs of grain dark and light under a plexi top. Tap handles in small clusters here and there around the bar. Shelved booze in a nook behind the bar. Why they booze beyond the beer I do not know. Bowls of peanuts for the take, so we took.

Awkward kid behind the bar said they had 5 beers on. Standards Hurricane Kitty (IPA), Old Capital (Golden Ale) & Mother's Milk (Stout), and extras, the Joe Mama Milk Stout (a coffeed up version of the Mother's Milk) and the Hefeweizen (which he described as a Belgian Wit and then argued with me when I told him "no it ain't"). Also a Cream soda I didn't bother with and then we spotted the Super Kitty tap handle. Um, okay, so you've got 6 beers on. Winding down a long day that still holds ahead running Dave into the city 100 miles down the road, we didn't take in a full sampler, just the 3 seasonals. The Hefe was Hefesque, tasty enough, not terribly exciting; the Joe Mama Milk Stout was wonderful, good coffeee everything; and the Super Kitty, just not, comes wee-er and costlier, no matter, but very orange liquourlike, a lot of a bit much.

They do something in the way of food now. Easy kitchen stuff (chili, nachos, salads, sandwiches hot & cold, wraps & paninis), and Sunday brunch. Spoke a bit with bartender guy Tommy Wolf shown in the newsprint framed piece on the wall. I'm glad that guy who calls out "Last call for alcohol!!" wasn't there; he kind of sort of annoys the piss out of me. Comfortable enough space. I'm liking that they're finally expanding out past their standard 3 beers. Sure would like to see Joe Mama out and about more often, too.

02-17-2009 16:02:17 | More by slander
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New York

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

This is a nice home town brewery/brewpub, run by a man who likes his beer.

I've been visiting Keegan's since it was a brewery. They used to have a very liberal tasting bar that I would stop at every time I was nearby. A few years ago they expanded it include a brewpub to serve the beers they make right on premise. It has a nice industrial/warehouse decor, which is comfortable and homey. They offer are few special beers on tap that aren't available through their distributors so it is worth a visit to try these. They also always have a guest micro on tap, which is a nice touch.

This is a must stop if you're in the Kingston area or simply driving by on the NYS Throughway, it's only a short distance from the Kingston exit.

03-11-2009 14:45:34 | More by Naugled
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New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

A: VERY, very laid back, wooden floor, welcoming environment, complete with a grizzly-looking guy in the corner, a friendly staff, and boardgames for your pleasure. It gave off the impression of a great place to come for happy hour drink specials as well as comraderie.

SEL/Q: They only had four beers on tap, but what they had was certainly of above average quality, with Mother's Milk, Old Capital, Hurricane Kitty, and Super Kitty. They didn't have on tap what I was on a somewhat fanatical quest to find (Joe Mama's), but they did have it in 22oz bombers for sale, though a bit pricey.

SRV: Very friendly, down-to-earth staff, who seemed to know a thing or two about beer..and arm-wrestling..and football..and the Buffalo Bills..and so on , and so on.

F: I was surprised to see that they had a small kitchen, but we had already planned out our afternoon (which turned out to be an under-whelming experience at SkyTop, so we would've been better off staying here) so I guess we'll just try the food on the return field trip.

01-19-2010 06:27:40 | More by donniecuffs
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New York

3.66/5  rDev -4.2%

Keegan Ales brew pub is located just minutes for Midtown Kingston, and a short drive from the Thruway.

The atmosphere is strange to say the least. Two large open rooms with a hand full of picnic tables. Small 15 person bar located in one of said rooms. Peanut shells line the floor around the bar as they seem to be the snack of choice.

The bar tenders were friendly and prompt. No complaints there. Beer served in clean glassware.

Selction was their own beers. Seem to have 3 always on tap. Did have two rotating beers. had the Hurricane Kitty which was good, had a Pumpkin Ale that was also good.

Did not seem to serve food, as that was contrary to previous reviews. If they did... no one was eating.

Over all, a good place.


12-08-2009 23:07:53 | More by UDbeernut
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Keegan is divided into two parts for no easily identifable reason. The right room has food and growler fills and the left room, attached through an internal brick wall which clearly was an external wall at some point, has a nice bar, several picnic tables, and some dart boards. 

They have about a half dozen taps which had all the Keegan offerings, including Super Kitty, plus some Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold. Prices are pretty reasonable and they offer sampler sizes as well as pints. 

The food is weirdly diverse including everything from tamales to sandwiches. The tamales were perhaps a touch dry but still pretty good. 

Overall, the place is a diamond in the rough that is Kingston.   

02-09-2010 03:21:58 | More by drseamus
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Keegan Ales in Kingston, NY
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.