New York City and its boroughs has a craft beer scene that won’t stop growing…And we’ve three essential craft beer destinations that you need to check out next time you’re in NYC.
Any beer pilgrimage to NYC that doesn’t start and/or finish the Brooklyn Brewery is making a HUGE and we think inexcusable mistake.
And even though this heritage brewery, which began in a converted a former matzo factory in Brooklyn, now has considerable national and international reach, that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten their artisan roots…They’re constantly crafting new directions and challenging themselves and their fans.
And yes, their Williamsburg neighborhood taproom tends to get crowded but just before arriving you’ll be greeted by a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline and their taproom always offers several small batch brewery offerings…experimentals you’ll only find there.
Brooklyn Brewery Must Beer Suggestion: Brewmaster’s Reserve Lord Sorachi Imperial Saison
Founded by three friends in 2014, Threes Brewing has fast become a Brooklyn institution.
Threes Brewing is actually many things… a brewery/bar/restaurant/coffee shop hybrid…but for us it is their small batch offerings like Vliet Pilsner and Constant Disappointment IPA are the real calling cards.
Built around a communal ethos and housed in a space that’s as warm as it is cool, Threes Brewing offers a beautifully designed indoor-outdoor urban beer garden that attracts beer lovers all year round.
Threes Brewing Must Beer Suggestion: Atomic Swerve Brett Pale Ale
Other Half Brewing
One of NYC’s hottest craft breweries Other Half Brewing has an unrelenting focus… to craft serious beer in the state of New York that represents the “Other Half” of the industry. And to say that they’ve succeeded is an understatement.
Other Half is also known for their brilliant collaborations, beers that people line up for hours to get their hands on. But anything new at their Brooklyn-based taproom will probably blow your mind. It unusually does ours.
Other Half Must Beer Suggestion: Candy From Strangers Imperial Stout w/caramel + apples (a collaboration w/Arizona Wilderness)