Half Time | Poughkeepsie, New York
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Half Time
World Class based on 78 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 (86) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 3,000


Half Time

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Beer Available At Half Time (arranged by most recent)
Central Waters Brewers Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout 99, Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale 89, Keegan Ales Mothers Milk Stout 91, Uinta Crooked Line Birthday Suit: 20th Anniversary 88, Zoetzuur Flemish Reserve Ale 98, The Bruery Rueuze 98, Lambickx Kriek (Zenne Valley, Private Domain) 89, Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 87, Tröegs JavaHead Stout 95, Midnight Sun 2009 Crew Brews: Brewtality 99, Fire Island Sunken Ferry Stout , Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat 100, Leinenkugels Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout 99, Yuengling Original Black and Tan 39, Stoudts Fat Dog Stout (Vintages 2004 and later) 99, Saranac Legacy IPA 83, Lake Placid Nippletop Milk Stout 69, Fort Collins Chocolate Stout 75, BrewDog / Flying Dog International Arms Race 31, Speakeasy Butchertown Black Ale 95
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78 reviews for Half Time
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  84%
 Selection  90%
 Food  60%
 Value  70%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
LiamPatrick16  (2) Montgomery, New York | July 10, 2004| Updated May 19, 2007
this is my place, i love halftime. they have everything and many good beers on tap to sample in a 10 oz bottle or a growler. Many US Micros and everything else. the GREATEST thing about it is you can mix and match any beer you want to make custom six packs. Awesome place . the employees are very helpful and knowelegable. Best place ive been to. mabey if you are lucky you will see me and spkldhenlvr24 wandering around in awe.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
spkldhenlvr24  (31) Newburgh/Buffalo, New York | July 8, 2004
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
SpringsLicker  (128) Tennessee | June 23, 2004
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.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
YogiBeera  (109) Hamburg, Germany | May 15, 2004
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!
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Educatedfool  (1) Ann Arbor, Michigan | February 14, 2004
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.
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!
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | January 27, 2004| Updated February 5, 2004
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.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | January 16, 2004| Updated March 30, 2005
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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