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Brooklyn Brewery

  • 79 N. 11th St. Map It
  • Brooklyn
  • Brewpubs/Beer Gardens
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/10/2016

Fodor's Review

When Brooklyn officially became part of New York City, in 1898, it had almost 50 active brewery operations producing a startling 10% of American beer, but a hops blight and Prohibition put beer production here into serious decline through the 20th century. The Brooklyn Brewery stepped onto the scene in 1988, first bringing beer to Brooklyn from a brewery in upstate New York and then, in 1996, from this former matzo factory in Williamsburg. Free 15-minute guided tours are offered on weekend afternoons, and there are always at least eight or 10 offerings in the convivial taproom: the signature lager is popular, as is the Belgian-inspired Local 1, or try one of the seasonal offerings. Note that no open-toed shoes are allowed on the tours.

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79 N. 11th St., between Berry St. and Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, New York, 11249, USA

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Published 09/10/2016


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