Peekskill Brewery

BEER AVG
3.99/5
Peekskill BreweryPeekskill Brewery
PLACE INFO

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

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

(914) 734-2337 | map
peekskillbrewery.com

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Added by madmanjf on 09-13-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Ratings:
1,959
Reviews:
233
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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Photo of BethanyB
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of wafers
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of nh2032
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.11/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.78/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Spreetaper
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of beerocrat
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ethanol4one
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
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 schroeder1200
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Photo of jammery
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of barflybastard
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Peekskill Brewery in Peekskill, NY
3.99 out of 5 based on 1,959 ratings.
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