First Impressions

What makes craft breweries great is the fact that they come in all different shapes, sizes, and tastes! No two are exactly alike, and some are quite different compared to their contemporaries. So how does Two Way Brewing Company in Beacon, New York stack up to the competition?

Upon entering, you’re met with dim lights and a sort of trail sign, marked with arrows to “the bathroom”, “the bar”, and so on. The theme here seems to be a sort of “hiker’s den”, given the tree-beams propping up tables. But then there’s also the kids toys scattered about, puddles, and a giant projector featuring big-screen football.

Indeed, this is a unique spot, and one that might be best suited for locals looking to meet up with friends or even just those with little ones that need to keep busy while the adults enjoy a brew. And speaking of such, how exactly does the beer stack up?

But What About the Beer?

While some breweries feature pretty much a single distinct style of beer, there’s nothing quite like a place that can crush an “A” grade lager, pilsner, IPA, stout, and sour all in one flight. At Two Way, you’ll have the option of exactly this type of diverse spread (at least in terms of the styles). But do any of them make the “A” grade cut?

Jackie’s Favorite Brew

If I’m being honest, there really wasn’t much of anything that caught my attention here. As much as it pains me to say it (but I have to be honest), our flight tasted more or less flat — one even seeming like it might have been “bad”.

We hope that this was just a fluke for the day we came in. But again, there’s not much else to share in terms of what positively stood out about the IPAs, the saison, or the sour we tried.

Joe’s Favorite Brew

Similar to Jackie, one flight was more than enough for us as per her reflections. I suppose I do have to give a shout out to the “Professor”, which was their fruited sour on tap.

As a professor myself, I couldn’t turn down this fellow professional. However, in terms of sour beers (which granted, aren’t my favorite style), this one was, well, just sour. Compared to Hudson Valley Brewing right down the road (which is a sours-featuring craft brewery), I don’t think Two Ways’ sour comes close to the least of Hudson Valley’s (again, at least on our day of experience!).

Listen to our Full Thoughts (and Grade)!

So what did we think of their other beers? The bathrooms? Crack a beverage of your own and join us on our podcast to hear our full review (and grade)!

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