Half Time

2290 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, New York United States 12601
bottle shop  4.9/5.0 87 reviews
MON-WED 10AM-9PM THUR-SAT 10AM-10PM SUN 12-6PM

Mayor: ben4321 (28) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 3,000
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Beers At Half Time

NameABVEntered
New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian White5.2%9/4/2017
Bell's Lager of the Lakes5%9/3/2017
Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)6.9%9/3/2017
Anchor California Lager4.9%9/2/2017
Bell's Oberon Ale5.8%9/2/2017
Graft Ashes of Tomorrow6.9%8/24/2017
Modern Times Haunted Stars8%8/21/2017
Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA6.5%8/21/2017
von Trapp Kölsch5%8/11/2017
Founders All Day IPA4.7%8/11/2017
Tröegs Dream Weaver Wheat4.8%8/7/2017
Evil Twin A is for Apricot4.5%7/21/2017
Peak Organic Evergreen IPA7%7/7/2017
Stormbreaker Mississippi Red5.8%7/7/2017
Alpine Beer Company Willy Vanilly5.5%6/30/2017
Evil Twin Sanguinem Aurantiaco3.25%6/26/2017
Burial Blade & Sheath6.4%6/22/2017
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner5.4%6/21/2017
Almanac San Francisco IPA6.5%6/20/2017
Evil Twin Tropical Itch4.5%6/14/2017
Greenport Harbor Pith and Peel IPA5.2%6/8/2017
The Beer Diviner Ancestral Red Ale8%6/6/2017
Boulevard Tropical Pale Ale5.9%6/5/2017
Lord Hobo Consolation Prize9.5%6/5/2017
Long Trail Smash Project #3 - Munich Malt/Single Hop Equinox 6.8%6/3/2017
Boulevard American Kölsch4.6%6/2/2017
Cousin's Revolution Hops of Liberty5.5%6/1/2017
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Golden IPA (2017)6.5%5/31/2017
Broken Bow Bockbreaker6.5%5/29/2017
Lord Hobo Hobo Life4.5%5/29/2017
Two Roads Passionfruit Gose5.2%5/18/2017
Kent Falls The Hollow5%5/18/2017
Stormbreaker Savage Nimbus Double IPA8%5/16/2017
Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA6.2%5/15/2017
Modern Times Fruitlands - Blood Orange & Hibiscus4.8%5/13/2017
Sloop India Ink6%5/13/2017
Graft Green is Gold6.9%5/12/2017
Lord Hobo Boom Sauce7.8%5/10/2017
Evil Twin / Omnipollo Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA7%5/10/2017
Revolution Sun Crusher5.3%5/10/2017
Peak Organic Crush IPA7%5/10/2017
Peekskill Paramount Pale Ale5.4%5/6/2017
Jack's Abby Excess IPL7.2%5/6/2017
Lord Hobo Steal This Can6.5%5/5/2017
Almanac Craft Pilsner4.8%5/5/2017
Steamworks Kölsch (Kanadische Kölsch)4.8%5/5/2017
Sloop Down Under Bomb6.5%5/5/2017
Revolution Galaxy Hero IPA7%5/4/2017
Burial Shallow Water4.5%5/1/2017
Broken Bow Broken Routines IPA Series: Mosaic & Amarillo5.5%5/1/2017
Equilibrium Perturbation Citra6.5%5/1/2017
RavenBeer Tell Tale Hearty IPA7.25%4/23/2017


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (1044) London, England | May 6, 2017
There is lots of beer here. On my visit, I definitely found a lot of new beers for myself, although perhaps not a ton of ’rare’ items. Pretty fair prices. Friendly staff. If you are passing by, you should stop in.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (948) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 5, 2012| Updated May 22, 2012
Has the feel of a total wine/ bev mo type beer warehouse. They have a lot of quantity and some good clearance sales. Everything is arranged by nation which makes it easy to find things. But compared to a typical Total wiine they didn’t have much I hadn’t seen before. The German selection was surprisingly basic. They did have a lot of regional craft and the prices, as others have noted, are hit or miss. They also have 12 taps of craft for growler fills. Maybe it’s the aesthetics of the place. It looks like if the Ontario version of the beer store had a showroom. It felt kind of soulless. But if you live in the Hudson Valley I can’t imagine better being available.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Sammy  (729) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
Not the best beer store in the USA, but certainly up there. About a half dozen rows of beers, plus a clearance area, where I picked up a magnum of red & white mikkeller. Excellent US micro selection, however I found the foreign to be merely par. Good selection of glssware as well. A long shlep up a smaller highway. A good rotation of bottles, I had no qualms of grabbing lagers. Love the single bottle freedom. Some harder to finds like Coronado.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
gunnar  (720) Sandnes, Norway | April 28, 2015
Very good selection of US beers, and also some hard to get countries for an European like me. Ordered via web.Good communication and the delivery was well packed, fast and effective. Would def use in the future, recommended.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (702) 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 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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (660) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
One of the better stores I have visited. A typical large warehouse feel. Selection was top notch with a number of hard to find beers plus a few growlers to choose from. Staff was helpful and threw in some free glasses with my purchase. A must stop if you are in the area and not from NY.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb  (605) Woodland, California | June 10, 2010
World class indeed. Easy web site (ambiance). Quick shipment (service). Perfect packing. Wow.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
j12601  (575) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 11, 2008
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.
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!
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (493) 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.

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