Peekskill Brewery

Peekskill BreweryPeekskill Brewery
Peekskill BreweryPeekskill Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

47-53 S Water St
Peekskill, New York, 10566-2035
United States

(914) 734-2337 | map
peekskillbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.89
Beers:
79
Ratings:
2,016
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
78
pDev:
10.07%
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Rated by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jun 11, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.23 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Johncnh from New Hampshire

2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3
Traveled to Peekskill to visit family. I went to brewery on 7-7-21 to try some of their beer. I selected two 4 packs that was on the white board near the bar. One of my selections was not available so I settled for the Daily Standard. Unknown to me the 4 pack that was sold was dated 5-4-21.A total waste of $18. Why would a brewery sell a two month old 4 pack IPA? I will never go back again and would not recommend to anyone.
Jul 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by smi69 from New York

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.83 by xungmound98 from New York

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.27 by ProNR from Florida

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by eddiefl from New York

Oct 27, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
Peekskill Brewery is located close to the Hudson and right off of Rt 202/9A. The facility has a large serving area with sixteen taps, pretty much all of which are in use, including 4 dedicated to guest drafts. The bar is long with seating for at least a dozen, while the remaining serving area has one to two dozen tables for two or four. A restaurant is located upstairs.

The vibe is low key, but lively; two large screen televisions provide were displaying baseball and track & field events. The staff were pleasant and fairly efficient. The food was palatable and the beers my spouse and I tried were enjoyable enough, if not. This would be a fun place to hang out or entertain friends.
Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by pbass78 from New York

Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by BethanyB from New York

3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75
Admittedly, I traveled to Peekskill merely to try out the brewery. Seems a bit small-minded to some, but here we are on Beer Advocate so y'all get me, right?

Here's the thing: the brewery, while still enjoyable, ended up being my least favorite part of Peekskill. It's a truly lovely waterfront town, with plenty of quaintness and curiosities to explore...and yet, its brewery, at least from the outside, looks like the planet of New Jersey dropped a chunk-of-a-strip-mall asteroid in the middle of a culturally educated version of Pleasantville.

Once inside, you get a tiny glimpse of the brewery through a narrow glass window, not unlike something you would find at a zoo's reptile house. And yet, considering the beyond bland facade, it's a nice reminder that "yes, you are in a brewery."

There is plenty of room at the bustling bar, and one automatically takes note of the exposed second floor where, according to the menu, astronomically-above-standard pub fare is served. The set-up pays off, as first-time clients down pints with the full intention of soon journeying to that delicious second floor, especially once giant, juicy burgers are delivered to a few fellow bar-dwellers.

The beer menu feels somewhat limited and lackluster, despite a colorful chalkboard menu displaying beers with fun, tongue-in-cheek titles. After ordering a flight, I was unsurprisingly unimpressed, but at the same time, I was hardly horrified. The beers, while unmemorable, were not without merit. They were steady and safe, but not at all worth the MetroNorth journey.

So yes, of course we trekked upstairs. A blurry-eyed first glance made the area seem almost chic, but an only slightly closer look revealed a both poor and lazy man's design plan: What really says it all were the hanging squares of canvas which had seemingly been wrapped in blue and red burlap by a bored twelve-year-old who then secured the misshapen "decorations" with a couple apathetic smacks of a staple gun.

Still, the staff, though poorly versed in beer, were friendly and responsive, and the food, while not quite worth all of our salivating, was solid.

I can say with certainty that I won't be back...at least not for the brewery. But cheers to the facility anyway: It certainly tries enough hard enough to keep the locals with limited options coming back.
Jul 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by wafers from New York

Jun 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Apr 28, 2017
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Reviewed by nh2032 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Rated after a couple visits spread out over a few years. They have been a through a few different brewers, but overall quality of the beer has remained pretty high. There is no denying it is a popular spot especially on weekends. Service can maybe suffer a bit as it gets busy, but between the downstairs taproom and upstairs offering you can hopefully find a vibe that works for you. Now that they are canning more often it provides another good excuse to stop in. Food is pretty good, but I've by no means tried it all.
Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.84 by Urk1127 from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by DarkSideOfTheMoon from Virginia

Mar 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Mar 09, 2017
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Located on the river and the brewery/restaurant is a two story open foyeur area - pretty cool! Sixteen taps and a nice selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches/entrees. I had the Mac n' Cheese with bacon and was a meal within itself - very creamy with huge 1/2 cubed bacon chunks - NICE! The food is not cheap.

The beer was also very solid as we did a flight each between the three of us.
Feb 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Spreetaper from New York

Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by beerocrat from New York

Apr 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Ethanol4one from New York

4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.75
Best Sour in America. Great place. Setting is comfortable and fun. Always a nice, friendly mix of people with enough odd balls (or Amazeballs, if you will) to make it interesting. Service is attentive, polite and caring. Beer is outstanding-- off the charts quality, variety and imagination.
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2015
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Reviewed by hoppymcgee from Maine

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
V: Cool, industrial style with a cut-out second floor.

Q: There are higher-quality breweries in NY.

S: Superior.

S: Plenty of options, and very accommodating with growler fills.

F: A little pricey, but good quality.
Sep 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Phigg1102 from New York

4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Tap room felt really welcoming and the bartenders were great. They could tell I was a beer geek and didn't hesitate sharing some cool beers with me. Awesome selection of stuff I don't come across in NYC. Food was all reaaly good as well. Definetely worth an hour and a half train ride on the metro north!
Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by schroeder1200 from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2015
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Came to visit the brewery but it wasn't open yet. Fortunately they serve all their beers upstairs in the restaurant.

The restaurant definitely has an upscale feel and prices to correspond. But the food is pretty damn good. Peekskill beers that make it to NYC are always good and that was the case at the brewery, although on my visit, there weren't any standout seasonals, barrel-aged beers, cask or anything to get really excited about.

I'd give them a second visit certainly or drop in if ever riding the train up north because the train stops just steps away from the brewery and restaurant.
Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.55 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2015
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Reviewed by seanchai from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
This place gives the vibe of, "at one point we were hitting it on all cylinders food and beer-wise and now we're slacking and cashing in". Beers were all solid but nothing really noteworthy. Food was decent and over-priced for what you got.
Jun 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.36 by jammery from New York

Jun 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.19 by barflybastard from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.91 by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

May 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by Jeff_ODell from New York

Mar 14, 2015
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Reviewed by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
I stopped in on my way to Vermont. Beautiful scenery overlooking the river and train tracks. The bartender was incredibly knowledgable and kind. The growler fills are on the expensive side but a must stop for anyone in the area.
Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.48 by Lucoli from New York

Feb 14, 2015
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Rated by Macsimus from California

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
Loved my visit - beer and food were great!!
Jan 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Jan 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by sd123 from Georgia

Jan 01, 2015
Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill, NY
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2016 ratings