As a resident of Westchester County, I feel it’s necessary to introduce our fellow readers to a home grown brewery that popped up a few years ago. Peekskill Brewery has been around for several years and has been written about in Westchester Magazinebut who better to check it out than the Food Dudes. I heard about Peekskill Brewery on several different occasions and the name seemed to pop up quite frequently when I searched for a good place to grab some grub. My first encounter of this place was during the holidays with my wife and the other Food Dudes. A few months passed and this warranted another visit.
|Garnishes sitting on the bar|
We arrived to the brewery just in time. The bottom part was indeed packed, but there was just enough seating left in the dining room. Though we were offered a table, we asked if we could dine at the bar. We took our seats and began. It seems as though Peekskill Brewery frequently changes out their choices of brews…and this is a good thing. They have a large variety of brews made right there on site: this is their specialty.
There is one thing that I especially like about Peekskill Brewery is their options of different sized glasses when it comes to having a brew. If you are not looking to pack on the carbs, they offer glass sizes such as tastes, halves, tulips, and of course, your standard sized pint. I would rather indulge in tasting a variety of their brews, so I ordered a flight, which is 4 tastes served on a wooden plank. My four choices were the Cream Ale, Hop Common, Eastern Standard, and the Shotgun Willie. Being someone who likes the taste of hops, Shotgun Willie was easily my favorite, but who is keeping count. Every single one of these tastes were delicious. I have to say that I have yet to taste a bad brew from Peekskill Brewery. On a previous visit I had the NYPA which is an award winning brew that won a Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival and holds a solid 91 on Beer Advocate. Hoppy beers taste good during the cold winter months and the brews I listed are some of the best go-to brews.
|Actual footage from Arlene and I eating the chicken wings|
Our main course was Peekskill Brewery’s version of the delectable French dish, steak frites. This was a cooked to order flat iron steak paired with truffle fries and topped with Moscow on the Hudson Demi-Glace. This added the perfect flavoring to the whole dish. This was definitely my favorite dish to have at the brewery thus far. The schnitzel was incredible a few months ago but this was my favorite of the two.
Peekskill, NY 10566