Gilded Otter Brewing Company

3 Main St, New Paltz, NY, 12561, United States
(845) 256-1700
Latitude: 41.74678, Longitude: -74.08948


  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 4.33 | Service: 4.00 | Food: 5.00
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miori1230 (215)
Sunday 21st of July 2013 03:50:44 PM
Gilded Otter Brewing Company is located in downtown New Paltz. The building is very large, and seats lots and lots of people. The bar, also, is very long, but with the large number of people it still was not easy to find a place to squeeze in comfortably. Also, there's a decent sized parking lot, but it was full and I had to park about 1/4 of a mile down the road at another nearby lot.

I was here with a friend on a local brewery tour. They have a large wall with a list of all the beers they've brewed over the course of the year - I didn't count but it was around 50. There were 8 beers on tap. I decided on a pint of a Back Porch Summer Lager. It seemed like a nice light beer, and was surprised to find that it was blueberry flavored - right down to the little blueberries floating around the beer itself. I don't like fruity beers, so I wasn't too pleased with this surprise discovery, but drank it nonetheless.

My friend went with the sampler, and seemed genuinely disappointed with the beers. His quote was "I had more water in this place than beer, and for good reason". He also said I lucked out because the blueberry lager was the best choice by far. **shudder**

We also got a couple of appetizers. The bean curds and quesidillas were both good. In all, this is probably a good stop if you're looking for a place to bring your family to dinner. Not a great option for a real beer drinker.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.25

miori1230 (215)
Friday 1st of July 2011 02:00:38 PM
Stopped in a few weeks ago, but felt I had to say something on the site here. Its bad when the food and atmospehere are better then the beer at a brewpub. The place is huge and the bar is nice to sit at. really nice area/quiet and easily accessible. But the beers I tried were really average. I thought maybe they were just having an off batch or something, but after reading the other reviews it does seem that this place has gone down hill slightly.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 5.0

decoman (58)
Sunday 28th of March 2010 07:24:55 AM
This was my first stop on day 2 of my recent trip. I got here right when it opened. Never having been to New Paltz before i was impressed by the little downtown area, shops, stores people walking around. just coming up from Newburgh, NY which was a little rough to say the least was not sure what to expect.

I walked in and was first one there so i expected it to be quiet in there which it was. Sat at the very large bar and the whole place is large in itself. The bartender gave me a menu, told me the specials and describe a few of the beers. The have a wall area will wooden sign which tell the current beers on tap. The also have the wooden signs for all the beers they have brewed over the years on another wall. The list was quite impressive to say the least. I was excited to try some beers...

Thats where my excitement ended, I ordered the Crimson Lager which is a red lager style not found to often but I have had it and like it before I figured I nice way to start out a late Sunday morning... Again another beer w/o much carbonation and was flat IMO. I should of said something but I didn't I did order a smoked roast beef sandwich with melted jack cheese and it was good, I liked the fries as well. I then sampled the Porter and IPA in which the IPA was the best I had but it was not outstanding...

Prices on the beer were reasonable and had three sizes you could purchase, I did noticed some GABF medals but were from many years ago and wonder if maybe the quality had gone down or a brewer change happened? Growler fills were available as well, clear glass growlers IMO aren't the best tho.

If I was in the area again I do not know if I would stop again if I did i would try a few of there other offerings..

Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.25

leftfield (1)
Saturday 19th of September 2009 02:34:16 PM

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Tried the Dusseldorf Altbier, Three Pines IPA and Stone House Coconut Stout and felt they were above average at best. The Dusseldorf was a well-balanced, medium bodied, medium bitterness brown ale that is pretty good for the style. The IPA was just OK, but the stout was pleasantly creamy, although a little lower in carbonation than I would have liked. The food (Pizza Rustica and Meatloaf Sandwich) was great, and the atmosphere was nice.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 5.0

trixie (2)
Monday 17th of March 2008 02:42:59 PM

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this is a very decent brew pub! nice relaxed atmosphere with good service, a decent vegetarian food selection and not too bad gourmet pizza part of the menu to go with the constantly rotating seasonal and regular beer selections. Plenty of fish and meat too. they even have special events and live music, a pool table, Growlers! The brewing tanks are right there in the center of the room just asking you to try the new beer too. they do let you sample.

The bitters are bitter, the ales are varied, they often make their own rootbeer. Something for the whole beer drinking family here; and there often are a lot of families in for lunch. two levels of seating with seasonal outdoors and a semi-separate bar area.

Oh yah, this is worth the trip to the end of town to eat and drink and be hairy (it's in a college town near the Gunks...).
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.5

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