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.
Very large beer only store. Huge selection but nothing extremely rare. Can break any sixer which is awesome. Cool growler station. Definitely worth a trip. Did not have as big of selection of Captain Lawrence or Ithica as I was hoping for. Awesome store none the less.
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.
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!
To sum up the review: THIS PLACE IS FREAKIN’ AWESOME!!!
Large warehouse located on RT 9, south of "downtown" Poughkeepsie. Large sellection of beer from all over the world, BMCs, Micros, Imports from almost every corner of the globe. If you name a brewer, I will bet they carry at least one offering from them.
They also carry about 6 beers on draft and will fill growlers.
Service was excelent prices were decent, these people know their beer. Definatly going back despite the long drive.
Wow! What a huge beer selection! Tons of great beer with friendly and helpful staff. Great ambiance, well organized and clean. For the price, it depends of the beers. Some are cheaper than in other store and some are a lot more expensive. Add a vintage/rare section and it would be the perfect store!
JCB (282) Durham, North Carolina | November 4, 2009
Stopped off here after a long haul, and was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, well-lighted, and - especially - majestically well-stocked store. Not that I expected slim pickings, based on the reviews I’d read, but I’m saying it exceeded expectations. Picked up some Captain Lawrence and Ithaca goodies, and wish I could have packed more. Suffice it to say that all major US micros are represented, as well as a comprehensive selection of regionals. Really good Belgian selection too, with plenty Cantillon. Plus, I went next door to a sweet joint called Crews (mods, it’s back open - unretire it!) and had a great convo with Matt the manager of Half Time. Awesome, and I will assuredly be back.
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)
beastiefan2k (253) HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland | March 16, 2006| Updated May 24, 2006
Out of all the great things my gilfriend has done for me, one of them was to introduce me to Halftime. I am from NYC and she is from Poughkeepsie. So about 2 years ago I went up to meet her family and we drove to a couple of distributors that were disappointing. Then she took me here and I was amazed. It is a supermarket for beer. Over the years my enthusiasm has subsided becuase I have found a few other similar places (New Beer in NYC) but this was a first. As everyone said they have a lot of everything. Numerous micros, more belgians (dont get your hopes up no Westy’s) then I have seem anywhere, same with German beers., and even macros if you’re into that stuff. The prices are steep for some of the bottles, not all. The taps are all overpriced, but they do get rare kegs. The staff are all great, many of them know their beers, they do not bother you, and the owner just loves to talk about beer. Very clean, gift baskets, free coasters, once in a while they throw in free glasses. Ok thats enough, go there and see.