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
- 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
Brooklyn Brown Ale
East India Pale Ale
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ‘55 (Pale Ale)
Brooklyn Blast (IPA)
Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn Winter Ale
Brooklyn Summer Ale
- Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Brooklyn Local 1
Brooklyn Local 2
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat
- Brooklyn BAMboozle Ale
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment (BQE)
Wild Streak (Barrel-Aged Wild Brett Ale)