Half Time | Poughkeepsie, New York
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Half Time
World Class based on 79 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 (88) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 3,000


Half Time

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Beer Available At Half Time (arranged by most recent)
Ithaca Green Trail 62, Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Blue Point Mosaic Session IPA 89, Long Trail Mostly Cloudy 47, Central Waters Brewerís Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout 99, Green Flash 30th Street Pale Ale 96, Saranac Wild Hop Pils 59, Captain Lawrence Seeking Alpha IPA 96, Ommegang Hennepin 97, Evil Twin Yin 99, Bells Oberon Ale 90, TrŲegs Sunshine Pils 70, Stone Saison 88, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 98, Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale 91, Anchor Zymaster Series No. 1 California Lager 70, Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA 95, Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA 79, The Bruery Saison Rue 98, Sierra Nevada Snow Wit White IPA 91
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79 reviews for Half Time
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  84%
 Selection  91%
 Food  60%
 Value  71%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ABUSEDGOAT  (57) California | November 8, 2005| Updated January 6, 2006
Huge selection here. Canít 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 canít get at home... or rarely at home... HOTD, Avery, Southhampton and lotsa rare ones from places like Rogue, DFH, Belgium, Germany, etc...
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
IMtheOptimator  (33) Bethel, Connecticut | October 23, 2005| Updated May 1, 2006
One of the best selections Iíve seen: Southampton, Heavyweight, Stone, DFH, HOTD, Rogue, Avery, Weyerbacher; tons of Belgian, German, Polish, English and Scottish brews. Friendly staff... gave me a tap on the house when I told them I drove forty miles to see them. RERATE: met the owner today, Alan Daniels. Incredibly nice guy. We talked for quite a while. Theyíre doing a great job and I hope they keep it up!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
leitrim65  (16) Seattle, Washington | September 15, 2005
Good service, great selection, and they allow you to take singles. Growlers are also available from a selection of 12 taps. Itís worth a side trip to this place, and make sure to give yourself some time to linger the aisles.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT  (37) East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania | May 22, 2005
I spent all afternoon here yesterday and several knowledgeable staff members helped me navigate the store. I love the selection-they had a pretty good selection when it came to Belgians, Californians, UK beers, Eastern Europeans, and New York and PA microbrews. I liked seeing 12 beers on tap but found the growler prices a bit high. NYS also has this absurd law which says you cannot taste beers at a beer store. You can only taste wine at a wine store. Iím just happy I could get bottles which was well worth the 45 minute commute from Milford, PA. I think a lot of people go here as the ad now said 1,200 beers down from 1,400. They had multiple varieties of St. Benardus, Rogue, Hair of the Dog, Abbaye des Rocs, Stone, Bear Republic, North Coast, Weyerbacher, Avery, Chimay, Duvel (almost sold out), Cooperstown Brewing, Fantome, Southampton, Rochefort, Westmalle, Anderson Valley, Samuel Smith, Allagash, Youngs, Ommegang and too many more to list. I didnít have time to check out the Asian and Latin American aisles. I do like how they price the 4/6 packs and single bottles separately. Its like being in a supermarket with wide aisles, ample parking, lots of lighting and big carts.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MaiBockAddict  (76) Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey | November 23, 2004
This is where I hit to find the NY micros and Other micros not in NJ. They have them all including Southampton, which is key. Good selection of imports as well, but I have seen better. Growler fills are also available, and Matt is extremely helpful in being a beer guide. Great place to find beers.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl  (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 18, 2004| Updated April 1, 2005
Fairly typical bottle store ambiance. Clean, bright, well-lit, plenty of space in the aisles to navigate your beer cart. Enthusiastic service. Seemed happy to see people picking and choosing plenty of singles rather than just grabbing a case of whatever. Selection appears to be one of the best Iíve seen in the North East. Certainly rivals or betters all other bottle shops outside of NYC. This will always be a destination to stop at on any road trip in the area for me.**Iíve driven six hours out of my way to shop here, and it is worth it. Food rating applies to the restaurant next door that has a nice little tap and bottle selection and a very good quality if somewhat limited menu.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 12, 2004| Updated July 24, 2009
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 youíre still gonna miss a few beers you are looking for even if they are there, so youíd better bring some friends. Lots of room to move. Prices are steeper than average. Probably more bottles than any other store Iíve been to, but not necessarily the deepest and most interesting selection of rare beers. First vintage selection is almost unexistant. Iím not sure exactly how knowledgeable the staff is, but I have the feeling that thereís 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, cuvťe 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 canít 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 youíre hungry.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
DocLock  (145) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | September 8, 2004
By far, this place has the largest selection of beers i have ever seen. They are meticulously arranged by country in diagonal rows. I found some styles Iíve been seeking for awhile, and found some sleepers in the fridge. They threw in 3 drafts for free. Great place, and worth the trip if you are within 3 hours away.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale  (129) Astoria, New York | September 8, 2004
I canít see what the big deal is about this place, unless you live in the area. I drove 2+ hours to see what all of the fuss was. Regular selection without anything I canít get in NYC.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
dojalvo  (1) Southbury, Connecticut | August 15, 2004
The beer MECCA. Incredible selection, both warm and dold. Mix and match 6 packs, and tasty growlers!!!

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