Half Time | Poughkeepsie, New York
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Half Time
World Class based on 80 ratings
Type: Beer Store

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York United States 12601 [ print map ]
845 462 5400

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Hours: MON-WED 10AM-9PM THUR-SAT 10AM-10PM SUN 12-6PM


Mayor: beerandbeyond (89) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 3,000


Half Time

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Beer Available At Half Time (arranged by most recent)
Avery Karma Ale 45, Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale 100, Ommegang Cooperstown Ale 91, Green Flash Hop Odyssey White IPA 94, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA (Cask/Bottle) 99, New Holland Paleooza 86, Otter Creek Fresh Slice 84, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Brettanomyces Bruxellensis 94, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: American Ale 86, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: English Ale 84, Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0: Lager 81, Mikkeller George! Barrel Aged (Calvados Edition) 100, Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Easy IPA 87, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 75, Smuttynose Bouncy House 81, Allagash Saison 96, Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter 93, Goose Island Endless IPA 63, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port) 98, Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA (Bottle) 42
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80 reviews for Half Time
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  60%
 Value  72%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (263) Hoboken, New Jersey | September 30, 2012
This place has a really good selection of beers. Pretty much every brand I was thinking would be available here was, in fact, available here. Prices weren’t anything special, but they were fine. There’s not a ton of ambiance, but everything is laid out nicely. If you are anywhere near here, this is a destination-level store.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | January 27, 2004| Updated April 2, 2005
This place has improved MASSIVELY in the 9 months since I first visited. Then, it was merely "among the best" in New England; now, I echo Martin and proclaim it the tops. The owner & managers are as much beer geeks as you and I (we had a nice 3 way conversation about the merits of DFH120), the selection growing & growing, and if you buy a lot and show your enthusiasm (or the distance you travelled) they’ll throw in a bunch of glasses -- cheap maybe but a nice gesture -- and this time, I got my growler of Snowblower on the house as well. 11 different Cantillons in stock last week, including all 3 Lou Pepes and St. Lamvinus. Need I say more? *** adding a food rating for "Brew" a restaurant next door with nice cheap but reasonably classy eats and 60+ bottles and taps from the Half Time selection. ** oh, and Half Time just had Southampton stuff, too!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
TaktikMTL  (241) Montréal, Quebec | April 27, 2010
Établissement visité le lundi 5 avril vers 11h. Ambiance: Grand magasin très propre et très ordonné dans son rangement. Service: Très serviable et aidant. Suggestion de quelques bières rares. Sélection: En voulez-vous de la bière en v’là. Je ne savais plus où donner de la tête. (149e rating d’établissement)
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | November 4, 2009
Stopped off here after a long haul, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, well-lighted, and - especially - majestically well-stocked store. Not that I expected slim pickings, based on the reviews I’d read, but I’m saying it exceeded expectations. Picked up some Captain Lawrence and Ithaca goodies, and wish I could have packed more. Suffice it to say that all major US micros are represented, as well as a comprehensive selection of regionals. Really good Belgian selection too, with plenty Cantillon. Plus, I went next door to a sweet joint called Crews (mods, it’s back open - unretire it!) and had a great convo with Matt the manager of Half Time. Awesome, and I will assuredly be back.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond  (203) Manhattan, New York | February 19, 2012
We came here to stock up the RV before our Roadtrip BQ2010. Very nice selection for a Beer Store - has to be one of the best (especially in the area).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k  (177) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | March 16, 2006| Updated May 24, 2006
Out of all the great things my gilfriend has done for me, one of them was to introduce me to Halftime. I am from NYC and she is from Poughkeepsie. So about 2 years ago I went up to meet her family and we drove to a couple of distributors that were disappointing. Then she took me here and I was amazed. It is a supermarket for beer. Over the years my enthusiasm has subsided becuase I have found a few other similar places (New Beer in NYC) but this was a first. As everyone said they have a lot of everything. Numerous micros, more belgians (dont get your hopes up no Westy’s) then I have seem anywhere, same with German beers., and even macros if you’re into that stuff. The prices are steep for some of the bottles, not all. The taps are all overpriced, but they do get rare kegs. The staff are all great, many of them know their beers, they do not bother you, and the owner just loves to talk about beer. Very clean, gift baskets, free coasters, once in a while they throw in free glasses. Ok thats enough, go there and see.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101  (172) Quebec | August 11, 2012
Wow! What a huge beer selection! Tons of great beer with friendly and helpful staff. Great ambiance, well organized and clean. For the price, it depends of the beers. Some are cheaper than in other store and some are a lot more expensive. Add a vintage/rare section and it would be the perfect store!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser  (162) Cowtown, Alberta | December 24, 2009
Totally found this place by surprise a great bottle shop with a staff that cares. Beer’s organized in countrys.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186  (162) North Tonawanda, New York | November 17, 2013
Visited: 8-8-11 When I walked into Half Time, I had my sights set pretty high because of all the great reviews it got (from people who visited the store). It advertises itself as the Worlds Largest Selection of Beer..and mind you, I haven’t been around the world to check every beer store but it still doesn’t have the volume that Beers of the World in Rochester has. With that being said, it still has a vast amount of different beers but I was kind of disappointed that it only had one aisle (both side, 5 levels high) of american craft beers. I will say that their distributor tries because they get a lot more of the better brewers than we see from the upstate brewers (Bruery, Cigar City, Founders, Firestone, etc) and there selection was a nice change of pace from the stuff I typically see. Their selection was a 4 out of 5 and some of their prices were good and some were higher. I recommend stopping by when in the area and I will be shopping their website in the future.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | August 29, 2011
Came here in 2005 or 2006 while on a crazy trip (we snorted some mali on the way, don’t ask) with hopistotle420, the man who introduced me to cantillon and ratebeer. Incrediblely large selection, isles upon isles of BEER and I remember a growler filling station as well. Remember getting some good Southampton stuff here along with many others.

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