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TWO VILLAINS BREWING

Two Villains Brewing - Restaurant | 132 Main St, Nyack, NY 10960, USA

NYACK, NEW YORK

Right in the heart of Nyack’s Main Street neighborhood village, TWO VILLAINS BREWING turned on its lights during November ’19 to become part of the Hudson Valley’s flourishing gastropub scene. On Valentine’s Day ’20, the narrow downtown brewpub added a light pub menu (with a Southern twist) to go alongside its promising liquid fare.

Upon entering the cozy wood-furnished joint, there’s a certain antiquity to the red brick and plank wood interior walls. The silver-tiled ceiling and small decorative mirrors add archaic charm and the plank-sided bar’s pendant lighting brings rustic elegance to the elongated one-room setup. Central fans hover over the right side high-chaired tables and a few windowed tables round out the front end.

A silver-handled tap station pours the suds emanating from the back-staged silver brew tanks. There’s also a fine selection of top shelf liquor available.

My wife and I gobbled down Candied Bacon Salad, Mac & Cheese and chicken wings during our 90-minute stopover late August ’20.

Casual soft-tongued light body, Harmonic Resonance, retained straw-like pilsner malting, corn husked barnyard acridity and mild herbal whims to embrace its salted lemon spritz.

Soft-watered Kveik yeast provided ultra-clean mouthfeel for A Drifter’s Gambit, a ‘Norwegian pseudo lager’ with brisk lemon zest brightening modest Nelson Sauvin-hopped mandarin orange, white peach, guava, melon and papaya lacquer over light pilsner-Vienna malts.

Lactic milk-sugared New England-style Imperial IPA, Moo’d Ring: Green, a juiced-up collaboration with Bolero Snort, maintained a splendidly sweet-tart tropical fruitiness as advertised Peach Smoothie and Orange Creamsicle succulence absorbed floral-bound mango, passionfruit, guava and gooseberry illusions lightly embittered by dank pine resin over mild oats malting.

Another lactic NEIPA, the hazily copper-marbled A Monument To All Your Sins, plied tangy grapefruit-peeled orange zest and subtle papaya, mango, green grape, guava and melon souring to floral-spiced orange blossom perfuming above oats-flaked wheat malts -’finishing like an orange sherbet.’

POUR HOUSE

NYACK, NEW YORK

Making no bones about their American heritage, Nyack’s POUR HOUSE prides itself on unwavered nationality as ubiquitous United States flags, Americana food and stateside beers welcome local denizens and curious travelers. Based in a historic bohemian community just up the hill from the Hudson River and 20 miles northwest of the Big Apple, this amiably cozy two-room sportsbar features TV’s at every conceivable corner, 20 tap handles and 100 bottled beers (mixing well-known craft offerings alongside several reliable macrobrews).

Founded in 2010, Pour House soon became the #1 sportsbar and grill serving ‘innovative entrees,’ burgers, pizzas and salads to go with its well-chosen brews, creative cocktails and lively spirits. Its windowed blue awning frontage, hardwood floors, acoustic ceiling tiles, potted plants and stooled tables fill the interior alongside the 20-seat bar.  

My wife and I first visit Pour House for Monday dinner in early June, 2015. As we enter, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s celebratory “Sweet Home Alabama” is playing. Upon leaving, the Southern rockers’ cheeky barroom tale, ”Gimme Three Steps,” blares from the jukebox. In between, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top and several classic rock gems receive airtime.

Though I was already well acquainted with the tapped beer selections, the refrigerator near the checkout register provided the previously untried Full Sail Original Amber Ale, a brisk citrus-hopped medium body with pale-malted yellow grapefruit and orange rind bittering. Loaded Fries with cheddar-cheesed bacon and scallions made for a filling appetizer while Pastrami Reuben and Cheesesteak hoagie also sufficed.

Whether serving friends, family or business associates, Pour House will satisfy hunger and thirst with blue-collared workmanlike efficiency.  

www.nyackpourhouse.com