United States > New York > New Paltz
mfp13jr (39) Glenville, New York | May 9, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I canít believe that the brewers work around so much in the way...stairs, tables, chairs...This is set up as more of a restaurant than a brewery...which, if you are here for the food is nice enough. Two floors, with a smaller second floor, and outdoor seating. If you are by on a nice day, sit outside...Right across the street from the Wallkill. The building is made to feel almost lodgelike with plenty of outdoorsy pine around. Even the tap handles are wood..birch to be exact. One wall was entirely made up of glass letting in plenty of natural light. So, sitting outside on a spring evening, we were promptly seated and served our beers. The service was pleasant and courteous, although I asked no questions of the beers. Food was served quickly and was above average both in selection and quality for a brewpub; nothing crazy special, but good eats. They had about seven beers available, theirs and one guest beer, which I couldnít seem to find any information on. I rated all of the beers in the mid 70ís, with my favorite being their Three Pines IPA. The beers are a bit overpriced for a brewpub, but how else do you expect them to make money? Overall, I would stop by if I was passing by, but wonít need to make a special trip.
merc7186 (167) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
A: Nice looking building, rustic feel, large bar that holds about 25 people with seating all around, nice outdoor patio.
Q: The beers were average or slightly above but no consistancy amongst them.
S: Sub Par at best, I went in on a monday night to watch football, there were 2 bartenders and no more than 12-14 patrons. Not once but twice, I sat with an empty glass longer than 10 minutes (literally). I dont expect them to wait on me hand and foot but an empty glass should warrant a response after a couple of minute. Also, a group next to me wanted to order food at 920pm (before halftime of football game) and we told friers and grill were turned off already...even though kitchen was open until 10pm. Sucked for them.
S: They had 6 taps going upon arrival and a guest cider. Their beers were a Altbier, Light Lager, Pumpkin Ale, Scotch Ale, IPA, and Porter. Their Stout had kicked earlier that day.
F: I ordered their Brewmasters Burger and it was decent, served with french fries.
Price: 6 dollar pints is higher than any other microbrewery that I have been to in the area...the median price in area was about 4.50 to 5 bucks.
Overall, a really nice place to be at but I would try Hyde Park Brewing over Keegan and Gilded Otter.
rickhall28 (266) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great location...beautiful place...pretty good food. The beer varies though from average to occasionally very good. Add the music...often live...the outdoor seating...the views of the "gunks"...and the eclectic and very mixed outdoorsy crowd, and you have a mostly winning combination. Best to stop after a day of hiking.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Large beautiful pub, lots of wood, feels like a large ski shack type of place. Brewing equipment right in the middle of the main floor. Two levels inside that probably sits 200 and another 100 on the patio. Good time on the patio that almost make you feel like youíre a remote area. I three pints, a terrible hefe, an acceptable IPA and a very good oatmeal stout. So obviously I have mixed feelings about the beer there. Food was what I expect from this type of place, satisfying slightly above average pub fare. Worth a visit.
ben4321 (269) Hoboken, New Jersey | September 30, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I thought this was a decent brewpub. We didnít eat here, but had a couple of drinks, and the beers were alright, though there were not a ton of standouts. This place is worth a stop if you are in the area.
blipp (120) Newark, New Jersey | July 27, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome location thatís right of a hiking trail and adjacent to a river. Very earthy/crunchy vibe. The flight of 8 beers was relatively cheap, I think only $8 or so. The food and service were both good. Most of the beers were solid, although the IPA was a bit of a disappointment. Looking at the ratings though it looks like I just got a bad batch.
UDBeernut (138) Moving to Jax, Florida | March 1, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located on the next to the Plattekill River just west of the center of new Paltz is on of the few brewpubs in the Hudson Valley.
The Gilded Otter has a large resturant area with plenty of tables, a fairly sizeable bar, and a nice patio for good weather.
On draft are usually around 8 beers, all of which they brew on premise. Most beers are tasty and close to their respective style.
Food is usual pub food well executed. Atmosphere is a nice mix, nothing roudy or out of hand.
I think the food is a bit expensive but New Paltz is a bit of a tourist area during the nicer weather.
TURDFERGUSON (153) Durham, North Carolina | August 18, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Visited here with dickinsonbeer on the way to/from bctc a few years ago. Pretty standard brewpub lineup. Got the sampler. Have no idea where my ratings ended up. Food was meh. Not worth the stop in my opinion.
Jow (150) New York | July 20, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Killing time while my wife was getting nails done prior to a wedding I was happily surprised to find a brew pub. Ordered a beer sampler and an appetizer. Place was really nice especially the patio. food was decent and beer was just ok but worth stopping by if you find yourself in the area
Photog (26) Camillus, New York | December 6, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Went here while in town for a wedding. i was really digging the ambience, kinda of a warehouse meets lodge theme. Didnít have the food but the beer was alright. We tried three of them and they all were a little flat but tasted pretty good. If you are in town not a bad place to visit right by the river.
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