United States > New York > Poughkeepsie
Beer Available At Half Time (arranged by most recent)
Southern Tier 2XRye 96, Bayou Teche LA 31 Boucanée 41, Morland Old Crafty Hen (Bottle) 77, Bells Amber Ale 88, Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid 100, Ommegang Adoration 96, Dogfish Head Kvasir 88, Courage Russian Imperial Stout (2011+) 99, 21st Amendment Fireside Chat 52, Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA 96, Upstate Brewing I.P.W. (India Pale Wheat) 64, Leinenkugels Hoppin’ Helles 44, Upstate Brewing Common Sense Ale , Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 91, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale 81, Samuel Adams Merry Maker 97, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout 99, New Holland The Poet 95, Bells Midwestern Pale Ale 70
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spkldhenlvr24 (31) Newburgh/Buffalo, New York | July 8, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Awesome store. Best way to describe it is a grocery store of beer. Tons of US micros, a lot of Rogue, DogFish, plenty more. You’ll most likely walk around for 20 minutes looking at everything possible. Some great beers on tap with different size growlers. Great selection of glassware. Rate-Beer shelftags come in common. The owner knows ALOT about good beer, and is very willing to help. Worth a stop if your anywhere near it. I’d say the best in US, although I haven’t been to Buffalo yet.
SpringsLicker (122) Tennessee | June 23, 2004
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Extensive selection of German, Belgian, English and American Micros as well as growler fills, glassware and soda and macros too. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Lots of parking too.
YogiBeera (109) Hamburg, Germany | May 15, 2004
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
A great place. Unbelieveable selection of american microbrews, belgians and german brews (there is more varity in the german shelf than I ever saw in a store in Germany. A wide selection of other foreign beers. Now new with shelftags from ratebeer - which helped with making decisions what to buy - it is just so overwhelming. Super nice selection of Beers on tap which varies nearly every week. The staff knows its business and every single one is very helpfull. I even got a great bottle of Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra presented what was really nice. Therefor and the great selection I have to come back and bring a rare German beer they don’t have - it will be tough!
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!
austinpowers (152) New York, New York | January 27, 2004| Updated February 5, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Massive selection - you'll need a beta-blocker to keep from getting your heart rate too elevated. Lots of bombers, 750ml and Euro exotics. Aisles and aisles of good stuff. Prices are acceptable. I went around 2/03, and don't remember more than about 600 different bottles, so things might have changed since then.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004| Updated March 30, 2005
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
The only reason you can go to Poughkeepsie is for Half Time. The only reason you go to Half Time is for the selection of high-quality brews. And, man, do they deliver!! I have to pause for a few seconds in fear of hyperventilating at the first sight of tons of brews I had dreamed of getting. Easily the best store I’ve been to north of New York City, including all of New England. Crew is very helpful too and generous. A MUST stop!
I’ve come back a few times now and everything is just perfect I think. Selection is still the best I’ve ever seen, service is very friendly and accommodating, presentation on the shelves is as orderly and clean as possible, the whole room seems to be cooled for the pleasure and conditioning of the beers on the shelves, etc. Simply put : the Perfect Beer Store.
By the way, there is a restaurant right next door now, called Crew, which serves pretty good meals with a dozen interesting taps and 40 bottles or so. Great if you got hungry shopping next door!
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