Brooklyn Brewery, founded by Park Slope neighbors Tom Potter and Steve Hindy in the 1980s, is by far the largest and most well-recognized Brooklyn-based brewery or distillery. With it’s beer currently available across the US and in over 20 countries worldwide, the brewery has played an integral role in the re-emergence of Brooklyn as a creative and manufacturing hub. Though the total annual production tops 200,000 barrels, Brooklyn Brewery still focuses on small-batch, experimental, and collaborative brews. These beers, released under ‘Big Bottles’, the Brewmaster’s Reserve, and the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment (BQE) labels, highlight Brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s creativity and add depth to the brewery’s lineup.

The brewery, a former Williamsburg matzo factory, is open every day of the week for tastings and tours. The rambunctious beer hall atmosphere, complete with long picnic tables and live music, is the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of day drinking delicious Brooklyn brews.


Small Batch Tours

  • $10 Mondays through Thursdays at 5 p.m.
  • Reservation only (Currently booked approximately 3 weeks in advance)

  • A 30-45 minute in-depth tour 

Regular Tours

  • Free Every half hour from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays
  • No reservations. Just sign up at the company store upon arrival

Tasting Room / Beer Hall

  • Open Friday 6-11 p.m.; Sat noon-8 p.m. and Sun noon-6 p.m.
  • Beer tokens are 5 for $20 or $5 each
  • Get there early (a line forms outside) to grab a table

Upcoming Events


Year Round

  • Brooklyn Lager

  • Greenmarket Wheat

  • Brooklyn Brown Ale

  • East India Pale Ale

  • Brooklyn Pilsner

  • Brooklyn Pennant Ale ‘55 (Pale Ale)

  • Brooklyn Blast (IPA)


  • Black Chocolate Stout

  • Brooklyn Winter Ale

  • Brooklyn Summer Ale

  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest

  • Post Road Pumpkin Ale

Big Bottles

  • Brooklyn Local 1

  • Brooklyn Local 2

  • Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager

  • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

  • Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat

  • Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale

Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment (BQE)

  • Cuvée Noire

  • Wild Streak (Barrel-Aged Wild Brett Ale)

Around the Brewery



Address 79 N 11th St, New York, NY 11249           Website           E-mail contact form           Phone (718) 486-7422

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