New Paltz Restaurant Review: The Gilded Otter Brewpub
by Dylan Taft
on Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 3:18pm.
If you're dining in New Paltz, NY and looking for a place that has something for everyone and plenty of room take it from Taft Street Realty and visit the Gilded Otter! The Gilded Otter in New Paltz, NY is an amazing place to grab a bite and/or some delicious, fresh-brewed beer. Perched right on the Wallkill River at the edge of the village, the Gilded Otter is a brewery, a restaurant, and a great meeting place for friends. The building alone is beautiful: large and spacious with expansive windows that offer views of Mohonk Mountain and the Shawangunk Mountain Range. The interior is open and spacious with accents of rustic stone & wood-work. The shiny basins, kettles, and tubes of the micro-brewery wind their way around the restaurant. Belly up to the enormous and beautiful bar, or take in some sunshine on the outdoor patio. There is plenty of private parking, making it an ideal spot to gather with friends! So have a cold one with Taft Street Realty as we profile the Gilded Otter.
Award-Winning, Hand-Crafted Brews in New Paltz
Beer enthusiasts will love the Gilded Otter and their hand-crafted, seasonal beers. Created in-house, entirely from scratch, the various ales and lagers are always fresh, unique, and delicious! Brewing beer is both an art form and a science, taking experience and patience. The brew masters at the Gilded Otter use the finest ingredients, from the malted barley which is ground down into fresh grist, to the hops used for flavor and bitterness. It is a time consuming process, with some beers taking up to 4 weeks to ferment. It is well worth the wait, because when the lever is pulled, the flowing beer is fresh; directly from the distillery into your glass. Not sure which beer to choose? Taft Street recommends their seasonal sampler, which provides a little taste of everything!
Another Unique Ulster County, NY Restaurant
You don't have to be a beer drinker to love the Gilded Otter. Along with the tasty house brews, there is a great menu with a wide range of dishes. Start with fresh, tasty salads and hearty soups, to the classic tavern favorites (try the chicken wings!). They also offer individual pizzas, pasta dishes, seafood, and hot sandwiches. On nice days and evenings you can dine outside on the stone patio. The Wallkill Rail Trail runs along the river right by the Gilded Otter, so whether you're kayaking, biking, or hiking, stop in for a cold beer when you're done! New Paltz homes for sale are in high demand due to the combination of convenience and pristine natural beauty. New York City is less than 2 hours away, and stunning mountains with world-class climbing are right in your backyard. SUNY New Paltz, a top-rated state school, gives a youthful energy to this bustling town. Students, faculty, and New Yorkers create a high demand, so home prices tend to be higher in new Paltz than in other Ulster County towns. The Gilded Otter is just one of many great restaurants in the New Paltz area. For the inside scoop on all of the great places to east, visit Ulster County, NY's best real estate blog, brought to you by Taft Street Realty!