Newburgh Brewing Company

Newburgh Brewing CompanyNewburgh Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

88 South Colden Street
Newburgh, New York, 12550
United States

(845) 569-2337 | map

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Added by madmanjf on 07-09-2012

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Reviews by slander:
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Well, the ‘burgh waterfront is looking a whole lot nicer these days. Running blind but I’m ascertaining that this is the right place by the absurd amount of cars running both sides of the road. Old brick millish looking place from the mid 1800’s (give or take) on the side of the road halfway up the hill. In & up to the tap room…

Big brick 3 sides around with panel windows; the east side offering great views of the mighty Hudson and the bridge just north, and the wall done up with prints & framed pics between the windows. Some good local art for sale rotating. On the opposite wall, vintage beer trays over an elevator, a pair of video games & a shelving unit with board games to the sides. Slat & plank floorings, and high ceilings with massive crossbeams & an arched A-frame plank ceiling. Drop spinny fans, mounted 5 prong glass lamps from the crossbeams, and a large crane hook on a pulley dangling out over the floor.

A ping pong table and a set of cornhole boards (thwap! thwap! thwap!) at one end of the room, and at the other end, a rounded bar with a wood panel base, and seating for none (get your beer, then stand clear!) Matching barback unit holds a center triptych of narrow mirror backed pieces, the outer ones with glassware & growlers shelved. Larger openings on the ends blackboard backed, displaying growler & merch pricing to the left, and tap selections with light descriptions & ABV’s to the right. A slight crescent overhang above, mostly obstructed by a large projection screen, a growler filling apparatus that looks like the Genesis device from ‘The Wrath of Khan’ countered, and shirts & brewery prints displayed alongside the bar.

Wide sheet metal topped tables in 3 rows of 5 constructed from old floorings and their benches from beams across most of the room. A looong bar counter runs the length of the wall below the art & windows, and a single cut tree hightop table off the bar.

2 rounded wood towers holding 6 taps each with carved logo handles along the bar, apparently constructed from the old freight elevator wheels. Early on it was regulars & seasonals but that line seems blurred now. Across my 4 visits, I’ve tasted a dozen different beers (Brown Ale, good maltiness, chocolatey, some roast, this has become my go to beer here; Cream Ale; smooth, malty sweet, creamy, dry, clean; Peat Smoked Stout, dry, smokey, cigar ashtray, in a good way, I very much so like; Saison, lighter than most, maybe, not of the spicy but hoppy, yes, it’s Saisony; Von Steuben’s Gose, light, tart, highly quaffable, okay, that’s a nice Gose; Bitter English; grainy, dry, herbal grassy, bitter, pleasant; NewBurton IPA; English IPA, not hoppy face but grassy, earthy, mineraly, subdued, nicely balanced, it’s a real nice IPA; Sterk Aal Van Hoodie, Belgian candy sugar sweet, big & warming, some spicness, it’s a nice Tripel; Menditto-Madura Harvest Ale, a wet hopped APA, earthy, hop hop, good bitterness; Squashtober Ale, pumpkin & gourded up, toasty, dry, a bit bitter; Unkle Dunkel, tasty, listed as a Dunkelweizen, but I don’t get the banana & clove at all, at first, I thought it came off a bit like a Belgian Dubbel, and now I find it to be more of a Munich Dunkel, malt, roast, chocolate, maybe, I do like it; Old Tjikko, a Baltic spruce porter, minty, piney, not for me). I think that’s everything. The Brown Ale, Von Steuben’s Gose, Peat Smoked Stout, & NewBurton IPA are my faves. No sampler proper, but they’ll give you a taster of anything you’d like. Beers are served in pints only, except for the IPA, Tripel & Old Tjikko which get you smaller serving sizes. There are currently 10 beers on tap, a guest tap (Naked Flock Hard Cider from Applewood Winery), and the cask Brown Ale on the bar.

And was looking for a bite, I took in the artisanal grilled cheese sandwich (Local goat cheddar, multigrain bread, house smoked bacon, caramelized onions, & Dijon mustard), for a mere $13. Served with frites or a house salad, I opted for the salad (local greens with a Newburg Saison vinaigrette & shaved local cheese). Ordered, paid, took the number they gave me, got tabled, and the kid delivered. It was a mean goddamn sandwich, just what I needed. Light menu otherwise (frites, rings, rinds, pretzel, waffle, salad, brat, mussels, cheese plate).

Seasonally decorations, previously leaf & gourd setups with pumpkins and now Christmas mode. They do Wednesday trivia night and live music Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. I caught an acoustic show by Dan Stokes the other night, he was kickin’ (Hendrix ‘Little wing’, Jorma ‘Genesis’, Airplane ‘Embryonic journey’, Zeppelin ‘Babe, I’m gonna leave you’, Dylan, Joni, Beatles, and on and on), and I must say, the acoustics in here are sick.

Great space. They get really good light here, what with windows on 3 sides, and it’s a cool room. Have spoken with the owners & brewer, nice folks, and I’m liking what I’m drinking. They get a good crowd of well behaved patrons, lots of grown ups. I do dig.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Newburgh is a great spot overlooking the water.

The beer is fantastic and the set up is fun and casual.

They have excellent draft and to go options including brew house rarities.

One detractor the staff seemed a little slow in ringing me up, but overall not a huge problem.

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Photo of Antc2382
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place has a lot going for it. From the location overlooking the Hudson River to the large upstairs beer hall style space to the great food and games available. We visited not too long after they opened up with a bunch of people. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and selection of beers. We had a great time playing ping pong and corn hole. Next time we're in that area, we're stopping in for sure. The place fills up early afternoon on weekends and gets crowded. The bathrooms are small. People are generally friendly here. Good mix of people too...old, middle-age, parents, etc.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Pretty cool place with a pretty cool view of the waterfront, however wandering a little too far the wrong way makes it apparent that you're pretty much in the ghetto. In fact, I got accosted by a crackhead as soon as I parked. So just FYI. But anyway, NBC is in a big space, a refurbished warehouse, there's a bar to stand, but mainly lots of table space. Board games to play. There was a very good selection of brews on tap with many different styles to choose from. Also, cans and limited bottles for take out. The beer overall was pretty good. The bartender was knowledgeable and friendly, and the owner was there as well, who I think will give you a tour of the facility if you ask at the right time. There was a good menu as well; I went with the chicken burrito which was very tasty.

I'd definitely stop back if I'm in the area, and as it's vaguely on the route home from VT, it could happen.

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of cosmo4u
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75

Photo of Suds
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Located in an old industrial building, not far from the Hudson River, this is a fascinating place. Large, open, with picnic type seating and a beautiful curved bar at one end of the room, this is a unique feel. The beer selections were varied (two gose beers and both lagers and ales) and well crafted. There ar no servers, you order food at the bar, then bring it to one of several common tables. The food was simple, pub food, but good. Parking is on the street. Certainly woth a visit if you are in the area.

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Photo of Irish-NYer
2.68/5  rDev -36.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.5

Could have been a lot better. The building and its facade make it look like an awesome place to go, but the food says just go get white castle. If you plan on taking a drive upstate to go here...rethink those plans.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Plenty of reasons to like this brewery, the first being that it's a huge, naturally-lit space that feels like an old dancehall or something. Or just a cozy beer hall, complete with long tables for community seating. Big windows offer a gorgeous view of the Hudson river just a stones throw away.

The beer selection was pretty awesome, showcasing a number of different styles, barrel-aged beers, light-drinkers and everything in between and everything tastes good if not great.

There's light food and snacks including a lovely pretzel with mustard, cool gear for sale, and a family-friendly feel to the place (meaning kids are welcome). Cornhole toss and foosball tables are present as well as a couple of video games. There's just about everything you want here.

Beer prices are reasonable and the service is pretty friendly.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of barflybastard
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of JonB25
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Great atmosphere, good selection of beer, and amazing food. Recommend the salsa n chips! And they have Corn hole

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Photo of Jason_the_Argonaut
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AntAle
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Nice big place, lively atmosphere. Pretty good food selection. Worth the trip.

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Photo of beershack1
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mdowes
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Will_Rivera
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of traxstar7
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

The brewpub is located in the upper part of a former warehouse for paer boxes, which gave Newburgh its name for the pale ale. Exposed brick and remnants of the warehouse remain such as a hooked chain hanging from the ceiling, and double farm doors for the product to be moved from the loft to the shipping area. Great open space with panoramic views of the Hudson River and highlands. Ample seating communal tables made from refurbished wood that seat ~8 to a side. Very large projection screen hangs above the bars. There's a lot of 'entertainment' options fro groups including multiple board games (at least 4 of which are Simpson themed), a cornhole set-up, and ping-pong.
There are usually about a dozen beers on tap, and six of these you can bring home in growlers. They rotate fairly often with a new beer being introduced perhaps bi-monthly. Food selection is standard pub grub. Heavily salted fries, beer steamed mussels, and asian tasting deep-fried wings. They use locally pork, cheese, bread, etc. for their grilled cheeses and sandwiches. Adequate tasting food, but not done with any finesse. Greasy, oily, and salty food, not much on the lighter side.
Beer quality is good with maybe three higher ABV beers and the rest clocking in at more sessionable levels. The ingredients in the beer are very specialized: home-smoked malts, local hops, local maple syrup, honey, etc. Growlers to go at reasonable prices. Good prices on the beer overall, ranging from $4 for a 10 oz pour to $6 for a 20 oz pour. Good place to go with large groups. Not so much for individuals as there's no sitting at the bar, and you just look lonely at the tables.

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Newburgh Brewing Company in Newburgh, NY
3.85 out of 5 based on 1,060 ratings.
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