Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill BreweryPeekskill Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(914) 734-2337 | map

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Added by madmanjf on 09-13-2008

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Photo of Astrolia1
4.98/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

My wife and I had our first "date" at the original location 3 years ago. Since they moved we make a weekly visit on our way back from work every week.

The service is amazing. They treat you extremely well and personally. Always willing to have us try new beers, or refresh our memory on ones we have had in the past, but haven't had in awhile. The place looks great, open, a lot of room and as a results isn't ridiculously crowded (read elbow to elbow) like the older place. There is seating upstairs for dining and a smaller bar, downstairs is more open with long tables and bar seating at the bar. All beers are available at either upstairs or downstairs bars. There is an open floor that allows you to look down through to the bar and people below, which is a nice touch.

What else can I say. Nothing touches this place in my opinion. I have brought friends and family here and they are now regulars or beg to go when we visit. Quality is a MAJOR focus here. The brew master is constantly checking glasses, lines, taps, and other equipment to make sure the product is 100% every pour. Every week they have a cask on of different varieties. They sometimes will mix two of their beers together for a cask or it will be a simulation run of a coming new or new batch of a previous beer. There is a beer for everyone, whether they are a craft brew "novice" or a genuine "beer snob"

I thought it was a little more generic at the older place. Now I would describe it as "high end" pub food. Their sausages, which are a new addition are made in house and are outrageously good. The pork confit sandwich I highly recommend personally. The only reason it's not a 5 for food is because I can see how some people might find the recipes to be a little "pretentious", but if you give it a chance, everything is good.

Overall, if you go, you will want to go back!

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Photo of libeer4182
4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

After hearing great reviews of the restaurant and the beers, I stopped in here for lunch on my way down to Long Island from New England. It was well worth the side trip, one I would make again as I frequently travel between NYC and New England.

Tough to get a real handle on the atmosphere as it was mid-afternoon on a Tuesday and very quiet, but the space is nice. On street level is the brewery itself and the tap room - the tap room doesn't open until 3pm on weekdays but I did stop in for a growler fill on my way out. Seems like a nice space that opens on to the street. The upstairs pub was nice and open. Open windows looking out onto the Hudson on a beautiful late spring day was a plus. Open kitchen in the back left, well-spaced tables throughout the restaurant. I'm told they're planning on expanding into the other floors of the building.

Quality was very high. I sampled eight of their beers and none were a throwaway. The Eastern Standard is a stellar IPA, the Simple Sour is one of the best American berlinerweisses I've had, and the Higher Standard was a dangerously drinkable triple IPA.

Service on the day I stopped in was outstanding. I sat at the bar in the upstairs pub. The bartender was very attentive and excited to talk about their beers and beer in general. While I only actually ordered four beers (half-pints of Eastern Standard & Dream Of The 90's and full 12oz pours of Simple Sour and Higher Standard), I was also given unsolicited samples of four other offerings (Double Standard, World's End, DRye Irish Stout, New Wagon). As I was still talking to one of the other patrons after I paid my check but had finished the beer I was drinking, he passed off another small pour of Simple Sour.

Selection was excellent. They were pouring 12 of their own offerings on the day I stopped in, as well as a handful of guest taps including Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter. Pour sizes are 12oz/16oz full pours dependent on style and ABV as well as half-pints of all offerings. They'll also pour samples if you want to try something.

As for food, I had an order of the bacon-wrapped brussels sprouts and a bowl of the gumbo. The gumbo was solid but the bacon wrapped brussels sprouts were amazing.

Overall, this is one of the best brewpub experiences I've had in a while, and I consider myself a regular at the Portsmouth Brewery and make frequent stops at Cambridge Brewing Company and Southampton Publick House. Good stuff happening here.

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4.91/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Photo of drinker36
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I visited the old Peekskill brewery location a few years ago and the restaurant/food/beer was nothing worth writing a review about. The new location and the beer deserves a glowing review so I'll do my best:

Net: In order, this place is worth the trip for the beer, atmosphere, and food.

Beer - Top notch. I'd had the pleasure of trying PBs IPA's at a Decicco's tap takeover a few months before and the ones I had on my visit were better than I remembered. The double standard (IIIPA) and Higher Standard (3IPA) can compete with the highly rated IPA's on this site. They have 5 - 5 oz tasters available too which is great for trying a few of their great brews.

Atmosphere - The 5 story building is right across the street from a nice looking park and the Hudson river. Great Views. Bar / Brewery on 1st floor and pub/restaurant/2nd bar on the 2nd floor. I believe the 3rd floor has their coolship (although I didn't see it) and I have no idea what is on the 4th and 5th floor(roof). The bars and restaurant are clean, minimalist/industrial designed and both the 1st and 2nd floor have tons of windows for great views.
***side note - As others have pointed out. Easy to take the train up from NYC. You can walk from the train station to the Brewery/Restaurant.

Food - high quality/high end bar food. Menu is on their website. I had the wings and lemon parm fries. Both were great.

Service - Great. I love when your server asks if you want another beer before you've finished the one you're drinking. Sitting with an empty glass is no fun.

Value - It's gonna cost you ~ $30 for food and a couple beers but the quality/value are well worth the money.

Overall: Great Local/space, Great food, Great Beer. I wish I lived closer. I will be back.

Improvement suggestions:
1. Open a Rooftop Bar (I've heard rumors) Would be killer to sit up there with the views / beer / food.
2. Bottle or Can your beer.
3. Never run out of Amazeballs! (I know there is a supply demand thing for the beer as well as the ingredients but this is one of my favorite beers ever so I had to put this on the list even though it's an unrealistic expectation.)

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4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Honestly, I haven't been as pleased with a brewpub experience in a long time. That's as simply as I can state it. I had been once before to Peekskill under the old creation (September 2012). I liked the beer, the atmosphere was tough to really get a handle on, but the beer was excellent. The new incarnation is just fantastic.

There's the Tap Room downstairs. I only visited this for growler fills on the way out as I had my 2 year old in tow (and there's only high tops and bar stools downstairs). That said, the vibe downstairs at lunch time seemed pretty cool. The growler filling machine was beyond impressive! Very nice space with a view into the brewing operation.

We went upstairs for lunch. A very open space that I am sure is really loud when it's crowded. There was a decent crowd at lunch but open tables so that made the noise very palatable.

We ordered the corn bread skillet, the bacon wrapped brussel sprouts and the burger. Every one of them was top notch. Excellent quality, well prepared and flavorful. I would come back for the food alone. (The food was a notch overpriced for the are in my opinion - there's my one negative).

Then you get to the beer ... oh my goodness, the beer. Had 9 beers over 2 samplers (doubled up on Amazeballs - one in each sampler). There's 15 beers on tap. When there's 15 beers on tap at a Brewpub, when isn't one of them a throw away. Well, as I said, I only had 9, but none was even close to a throw away. They were all incredibly high quality. From the SImple Sour, to the Skills Pils, to the coffee IPA (I don't like coffee), to all the various IPA's ... oh, and Amazeballs - which is easily the best pale ale I've ever had) ... the beers are excellent.

Highly suggest you head on out there.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

A jewel on the Hudson. A great new-ish brewery run by the former head brewer at Ithaca Brewing Company who seems to have really come into his own. Every beer I've tried in the two times I've gone has been incredible, amazing really. Amazeball, Eastern, Double, and Higher Standard, Simple Sour, Moscow on the Hudson, Vaporizer, Awesome Sauce, and pretty well damn much everything is well-crafted, drinkable, and creative.

This brewing spirit extends into their food selection as well. The food is really expensive, mind you, but you get your money's worth. The poutine is excellent (every beer bar tries to do poutine these days, don't they? This is one of the best beer bar poutines I've had) as well as the burgers and everything else. Really nice people as well. There's a bald bartender with a moustache was working the first time I went who was super knowledgeable and friendly, talked to me about homebrewing and all the beers that were on tap. I wish I remembered his name! Table service was slightly slower than bar service the second time I went there, nothing that bad though.

There are two areas to enjoy the brewery- downstairs on ground level is a regular bar with a growler station. Not sure if you can get food down here. The growler filler is one of the most high tech machines I've ever seen. Upstairs is the restaurant. Worth a trip if you're in the area, and honestly worth a trip from anywhere in New York, really.

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Photo of cavedave
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Okay time to undo, and start over, a new day is here. Updated 2/25/13

Peekskill is in a beautiful building now, the bar area is street level. It is designed for maximum relaxation, maximum access to the bartenders and the taps, maximum area to party in groups. Gorgeous digs. There is a restaurant on another floor, which we didn't visit. Yet. The brew room is visible from just inside the entrance. I spent a good while staring with a smile here.

The beer, well what can you say? It is, plainly and simply, the finest beer made in the Hudson Valley. And yes I know the other breweries from north where the river is a stream to south where it flows into NYC. What is scary is this is just the beginning. One can see that Chief's creations here, once the system is dialed in and his customer base solidified, are likely to gain national attention. Already standards like Shotgun Willy and Amazeballs have been loved by many, but how lucky some of us have been to have tasted harbingers of greatness yet to come, Simple Sour, Wakeup Call, Midnight Toker, and a new beer of incredible vibrancy called World's End. An already delectable taste of a wondrous future. Makes me very thirsty. Yes, friends, the beer is amazing.

Food here is much better than it was at the other location as well. It is prepared wonderfully, served artistically.

Growler fills will soon be done on state of the art CP system, sadly they haven't opened that station as of my last visit. Have had 16 fills from their taps, though, and have found that they survive remarkably well for up to 2 weeks, which is all you can ask. Staff is friendly, know their beer, great pours.

Hate to give props to the guest taps for a pub with such excellent house beers, but even the guest taps rock. They love to showcase as local as possible, many great kegs have already been to the guest handles

So happy to set the record straight, and to say this is the best brewpub in New York State. Period. It is the Mid Hudson's version of the, RIP, Alchemist, in such a great way.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
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!

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Photo of jrnyc
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

This brewery is a standout amongst New York breweries and we are lucky to have a place that makes such great beer.

Very cool atmosphere, open spaces and great view of of the Hudson river and mountains.

Service is excellent. I have always drank and eaten at the second floor bar, the bartenders are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Brandon is the man and an asset to Peekskill. Growler fills on the first floor are done quickly, even had the Chief himself take me to first floor when it was closed to make sure I got a great growler fill out of the machine.

Selection of beer is outstanding. There are usually 10 or so beers on tap and the selection is consistently rotating. The beer ranges from solid to outstanding.

The food is pretty good, some stuff is really good, other stuff is only OK.

Prices for the beer are a bit high on the high side especially since it is coming straight from the source. But since they don't bottle and distribute I am guessing they need to maximize revenue at brewpub. Prices of growlers have increased recently and are pushing the limits as some fills are $26.

Great place, great beer and I highly recommend a trip there, especially if you are from NYC, take the train up. Awesome scenery on the trip and you can drink to your hearts delight.

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Photo of DrankIT
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Outstanding experience, call for a tour the staff is very knowledgeable and wants to impress you they deserve a 5.00 in service but I think you can always improve. Peekskill Brewery is definitely an up an comer and they are still getting there legs under them in the craft beer industry. The beer is very impressive with a lot of variety for all types. Atmosphere is awesome with some very scenic views as they sit on the Hudson River. Great place to grab a beer in the summer! Peekskill is worth the trip you wont be disappointed

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Photo of Macsimus
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Loved my visit - beer and food were great!!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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