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Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Brewtality 99, Speakeasy Butchertown Black Ale 95, Lakefront New Grist Sorghum Beer 6, Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout 99, Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster Double IPA 98, Otter Creek Kind Ryed IPA 96, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew 99, Victory Winter Cheers 76, Bad Seed Bourbon Barrel Reserve , Bad Seed Dry Hard Cider , Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA 99, Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale 89, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Southampton Burton IPA 70, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry) 98, Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious 97, New Planet Pale Ale 7, Upstate Brewing Common Sense Ale 40, Wolters Märzen (Festbier) 27, Elysian The Immortal IPA 91
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Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | October 12, 2004| Updated July 24, 2009
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Huge selection. They claim to have 1400 bottles now. Very friendly service. I was offered a free glass and I only bought worth 36$. Huge alleys, well ordered by country, but you’re still gonna miss a few beers you are looking for even if they are there, so you’d better bring some friends. Lots of room to move. Prices are steeper than average. Probably more bottles than any other store I’ve been to, but not necessarily the deepest and most interesting selection of rare beers. First vintage selection is almost unexistant. I’m not sure exactly how knowledgeable the staff is, but I have the feeling that there’s always one person on the floor who knows his/her stuff.Peaceful shopping experience, great lighting, very clean. Examples: 3f gueuze: 19.49, hitachino eisbock: 4.99, hanssens gueuze: 9.99, cuvée des fleurs: 11.99. They had the 2 SH saison and alt only btw. ///// They had 6 southamptons on the last visit and the prices seemed fairly cheaper than I remembered. I must say I can’t think of any equal anymore..perfect service, perfect selection, those taps offerings seem to have SH everytime I look.. The restaurant in the same building also offers around 30 local beers and excellent food if you’re hungry.
Educatedfool (1) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 14, 2004
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Phenomenal selection, coming from Ann Arbor out to school in Poughkeepsie, there simply was no place to with even a decent range of beers. I've been in heaven since Half Time opened. It has one of the widest arrays of beer I've come across and the staff, particularly the owner, are some of the most well-informed I've ever known.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | January 27, 2004| Updated April 2, 2005
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
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!
blklab2007 (16) Connecticut | April 26, 2008| Updated June 14, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
took a drive up after hearing so much about the place. walked in and wow there is quite a bit of beer. got a cart and started browsing. loved the singles of anything in the store and quickly had a loaded cart. found a couple of sweet clearance beers and they comped me two glasses with the purchase. the store is certainly well organized and i thought the selection was great. as someone else noted all the blinds were open and the sunlight was streaming in which i thought strange as well.
kiscokid (8) Mount Kisco, New York | July 19, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
I drive 50 miles from Westchester County to shop here several times a year. Their bottle selection is outstanding (sure, there are a few important breweries missing but why quibble) and their keg selection is not to be believed. I recently wanted a keg and asked if they had any Avery and they said, "which one, we have them all, in multiple sizes". Very friendly owner and knowledgeable staff. Well worth the trip from, well, anywhere!
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 11, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
It’s rare that I walk into Half-Time and leave with anything less than a full cart. And yes, that’s even when I stop in just to pick up a 6 pack. There are typically about 12 beers on tap, some of which are quite rare, and never make a showing in a bottle.
Selection of micros is the best I’ve ever come across, though being rather greedy, there are always a few more that I would like to see.
Staff is knowledgeable and helpful, but unobtrusive and laid back enough that they pretty much leave you alone unless you look lost, or go ask them about things.
TaktikMTL (237) Montréal-Nord, Quebec | April 27, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
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)
DYCSoccer17 (297) Woodland, California | July 30, 2004
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This place lived up to all the hype. Had a great selection and the prices were very fair as well. I personally believe this place is better than Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Beers of the World in Rochester, probably has a better selection of European stuff. Beers of the world doesnt have the knowledgeable or friendly staff, though. The Owner was awesome.
ABUSEDGOAT (57) California | November 8, 2005| Updated January 6, 2006
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Huge selection here. Can’t get uber US micro brews and stuff like Westy, but otherwise they probably have it. Everyone here knows a lot and are all helpful. Worth the 2 hour drive. Since I got quite a bit I got 2 free glasses: Westmalle and Duchesse, and 2 samples from their taps: Southhampton Porter and Samiclaus.
Stuff I can get here that I can’t get at home... or rarely at home...
HOTD, Avery, Southhampton and lotsa rare ones from places like Rogue, DFH, Belgium, Germany, etc...
beerbill (97) Laurel, New York | April 30, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I was driving home from a recent business trip to Albany and decided to see what was along Route 9 for part of the trip. Happily, I saw this place and stopped in. The store is well lit and very well organized. Beer is grouped by locale with a large display up front of seasonal beers they are trying to move out. They have lots of empty six pack holders in several places in the store to purchase singles. Quite a large refrigerated section as well. Large growler station with all of the available beers easily visible. They even have a nice clean restroom for their customers! A new beer destination on my Albany road trips!
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