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Road Trip: Peekskill Brewery

Road Trip: Peekskill Brewery

47-53 South Water Street

Peekskill, NY 10566

 

We make a supply run every other week to stock Westchester Homebrew Emporium. This past trip Anita agreed to come if we made a few side trips on the way back. The plan was to visit Peekskill Brewpub and then a historic site, Boscobel.  However, the best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley. We were delayed talking with customers at the store. Then, our GPS was not willing to cooperate.  Going from New Rochelle to Peekskill a 25 minute trip turned into an hour trek.  Finally, though, we got into Peekskill and after passing the brewery and turning around, we found it.

They have a number of terrific murals painted next to their South Water Street location.  It was a raw day so we didn’t even think about sitting outside.

We peeked in the first floor. The place was hopping for a Sunday afternoon. There was a restaurant upstairs and we climbed upstairs taking a quick look at the equipment on the way.

Upstairs we found a nice space and we were quickly seated. A bar lined one side of the room. The kitchen was to our right.

In the middle you could look downstairs.

Looking out the upstairs window one can see the Hudson River.  Anita and I turned our attention to the menu, first looking at the beer list. There were lots of choices, with quite a few IPAs. Also you could get 5, 10, 12, 16 ounce, glasses, a pitcher or a growler. Looking for something tame I chose Wish list, a lager using mandarina hops and got a pint. I’d made one similar last winter and liked it. This was light, with a nice balance between malt and hops. Anita chose the Pinky Up, a sour. Next we turned to lunch. I still have problems with an $18 hamburger, even with two 5 ounce organic patties. We both chose the mac and cheese and we split a side of Cider Glazed Fried Brussel Sprouts. Both were pleasant surprises. The mac was made with cavatappi, a spiral pasta. The sauce was tasty and everything was topped with panko.  The big surprise was how tasty the Brussels sprouts were. They were sliced thin and fried until crisp and had some fruit sweetness.

We decided to have a small chaser for the road. I tried the Brown Betty, Anita tried the Cutty Bang wheat. All their beers were solid.

Our next stop, Boscobel, closed at 4 pm, and it was already 3pm. We reluctantly decided to postpone that for another time.

 

PEEKSKILL BREWERY

47-53 South Water Street

Peekskill, NY 10566

914-734-2337 (BEER)

https://www.peekskillbrewery.com/

 

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