Here’s a full stein of reality, courtesy of Craft Brew Alliance’s chief executive, Andy Thomas. “If we become irrelevant to consumers, we’re all doomed,” he told a crowd of 250 beer business executives and entrepreneurs who attended the June 9 Brewbound Session conference in Brooklyn.
- BREWERY TYPE
- Production - Regional
79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
For the most up to date listing of our beers, visit BrooklynBrewery.com and click "Beers."
Like our namesake borough, the Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklyners have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer. Among our team is Garrett Oliver, a prolific author and James Beard Award-winning brewmaster, and cofounder Steve Hindy, author and beer industry commentator. It’s more than just a collection of relevant résumés. That dapper brewmaster of ours is also a talented chef with an impressive collection of swords and pop culture witticisms, each sharper than the next. Our CEO first honed his sales skills selling metal mixtapes in Cairo as a teenager. Our technical director owns the upstate farm she grew up on, producing maple syrup and growing crops and the hops used in our Greenmarket Wheat. Our Warehouse & Logistics Manager closes his computer each day to go play in a Ween cover band. Our brewing and packaging teams include people who speak English, Arabic, Urdu, Spanish, Mandingo and French; all of them line up during early morning shifts to buy tamales from the back of Maria’s bicycle when she stops in front of the loading dock. We have musicians, actors, writers, crossword enthusiasts, directors, athletes, home chefs and scientists that converge in Williamsburg every day to work on one thing: making Brooklyn Brewery beer delicious, adventurous and available to all.
Starting with our flagship Brooklyn Lager, the portfolio of Brooklyn Brewery has grown to a wide-ranging collection of beers, always keeping an eye to traditional brewing techniques, even as Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team seek to push the boundaries of beer. It’s now easy to find a smooth Brooklyn Lager, hoppy East IPA or roasty Brown Ale in your favorite watering holes. Four packs of Blast!, Sorachi Ace and Greenmarket Wheat are standing by on shelves near you, ready to be taken to parties, barbecues or your favorite chair. Each season brings beloved seasonals like Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout back to the shelves and taps, ushering in the joys of the changing weather. Big bottles of Local 1, Local 2 and Sorachi Ace are no strangers to restaurants and home-cooked meals alike. Push a little closer to the fringes and you may find yourself enjoying a limited release Brewmaster’s Reserve at a handful of bars, encountering a Ghost Bottle released from our barrel aging facility or stumbling upon a rare offering from the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment stables. Attend one of our beer dinners or special events and there’s honestly no telling what might come in your next glass, but you can count on it being delicious.
Brooklyn Brewery has been a proud supporter of the arts, music and community efforts since our founding in 1988. Right from the start, co-founder Steve Hindy skipped traditional advertising in favor of donating beer to small theaters, art galleries, performers, museums, advocacy groups and more, helping to make their work and events something special while introducing our beer to people in an exciting place. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Transportation Alternatives, Open Space Alliance, Edible Schoolyard, Brooklyn Historical Society and many other groups have received support from the Brooklyn Brewery. We’ve been a part of art openings, album releases, small business launch parties, fundraisers, galas, community awards and plenty of other unique events. Over the years we’ve built strong ties that run through many different cultures and communities.
Each year we hit the road with The Brooklyn Mash, a multi-city international tour celebrating local food, music, art, comedy and beer. Friends old and new come together to highlight what is truly special about their communities and toast the passion and creativity found in their own backyards. Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson and co-founder and chairman Steve Hindy are fixtures on the tour, gathering other chefs, brewers and generally creative folks in each city to cook, eat, laugh, dance, discuss and hang around some of their favorite local spots. Find more information at brooklynbrewerymash.com
If you’re planning a trip to New York City, make sure The Brooklyn Brewery is a stop on your schedule. Come down for a beer, hang out with our staff, attend an event, take a tour, and have a look around where some of the world’s best beer is brewed.
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Ahoy! Brooklyn Brewery will move its Williamsburg headquarters and build a 50,000 barrel brewery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard by 2018. The company yesterday announced plans to open a new brewery, corporate offices and rooftop beer garden overlooking the waterfront within the Navy Yard’s newly-renovated Building 77.
Billion Oyster Project announces their partnership with Brooklyn Brewery for a limited edition oyster beer. Debuting at the third annual Billion Oyster Party, Brooklyn Brewery’s Billion Oyster Saison, a briny saison brewed with whole oysters, was born out of a desire shared by all involved to promote the health of New York’s waterways.
The iconic Brooklyn Brewery brand is getting a makeover for the first time in 28 years. The company this week announced the launch of a full-scale revamp for its entire line of packaged products.
Brooklyn Brewery to Launch New Partner Brewery in South Korea; The Latest on MegaBrew; Georgia’s Dept. of Revenue Lifts Direct Sales Restrictions; Four Peaks to Expand Distribution Outside of Arizona; Tecate Rebrands, Expands to Nationwide Distribution in U.S.; Small Brewers Win Tax Breaks in Virginia
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Harlem Brewing has inked a 39-store deal with Walmart, Brooklyn could leave Williamsburg in 2025, the Iowa Senate has passed a growler freedom bill and more hard soda is on the way.
Another craft-focused contract brewing operation has entered the fray. Great Central Brewing Company (GCBC) broke ground on a new 32,000 sq. ft. contract brewing facility in Chicago last week. Scheduled for a summer 2016 opening, the brewery joins a growing list of craft-minded contract facilities established to help other small producers scale up, instead of focusing on their own in-house labels.
There are now more than a dozen craft brewers looking to sell all or parts of their businesses, according to a Reuters article that, citing unnamed sources, claims beer companies like Lagunitas, SweetWater Brewing, Ballast Point and even Dogfish Head are exploring transactions. One of those companies, New York City’s Brooklyn Brewery, has consistently turned down investments from private equity firms for more than 20 years, founder Steve Hindy told the news service.
What’s a cheeseburger in paradise without a beer? Maui Brewing, in its plans to open its first Oahu location next fall, is set to take over the space currently occupied by Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber, reports the Star Advertiser.
Earlier this week, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery persuaded a Rehoboth Beach land-use board to let the company tear down and reconstruct its brewpub in the city, overruling an earlier rejection of the brewery’s plans to do so, reports Delaware Online.
Scottish craft beer company BrewDog has unveiled plans to establish a U.S. beachhead, last week announcing that Columbus, Ohio, will become the company’s stateside brewing headquarters. On its blog, BrewDog wrote that it has “provisionally agreed” to acquire 42 acres of land in Columbus and said it intends to build a 100,000 sq. ft. brewery complete with a 100-barrel brewhouse, canning machine and bottling line to serve markets across the U.S.
Brooklyn Brewery today announced plans to open a second joint brewery venture with Carlsberg, teaming up to help rebuild the EC Dahls Brewery in Trondheim, Norway. Specific financial terms of the latest project were not disclosed, though last November Carlsberg announced it would invest more than $14 million to build a new brewery, pub and restaurant in EC Dahls’ existing Trondheim production facility.
Today, Brooklyn Brewery and MicroStar Logistics are pleased to announce an extension of their partnership. MicroStar’s industry-leading keg management program delivers the efficiency and flexibility a leading brewer like Brooklyn needs in today’s dynamic marketplace.
Atwater Brewery has some major expansion plans on tap, as the company is building out its staff at its Detroit headquarters while ramping up to build two new facilities in other parts of the country. According to ModeledMedia.com, Atwater is still planning to build a brewery in Austin, Texas, a $15 million project that was first announced last February.
Year Round Beers
|Brooklyn Lager - 12oz bottle||Lager|
|Brooklyn Blast||Imperial IPA|
|Silver Anniversary Lager 1988 - 2013||Lager|
|Dry Irish Stout||Stout|
|East India Pale Ale||IPA|
|Black Chocolate Stout||Imperial Stout|
|Post Road Pumpkin Ale||Ale|
|Blue Apron Ale||Unknown|
|Pennant Ale '55||Pale Ale|
|Brooklyn Local 1||Belgian|
|Black Ops||Imperial Stout|
|Monster Barleywine||Barley Wine|
|Brooklyn Local 2||Belgian|
|Brown Ale||Brown Ale|
|Brooklyner Weisse||Bavarian Hefeweisse|
|Winter Ale||Scottish Ale|
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