Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co operates behind a glass wall at the back of Dirck the Norseman, Brooklyn’s first brewpub (named after Dirck Volckersten, the first recorded European settler of the Greenpoint area). One of the most recent additions to the Brooklyn brewing scene, the brewery just started serving its beer, currently only available in house, in the Spring of 2014.  The large Gothic/industrial space boasts an immense central bar and many beer-garden style tables that invite patrons to spend a relaxing afternoon working through the tap list. 

Owner Ed Raven is well-known in the Greenpoint beer scene: he owns the nearby Brouwerij Lane beer store and founded the beer importer RavenBrands. Brewers Chris Prout and Erik Olsen, who met at Brouwerij Lane, produce a regularly rotating tap-list that is both fun and refreshing, with offerings that range from their “Oui Oui” saison  to a sour named “When Life Hands You...Kettle Sour”.



  • All current beers can be found on the tap list at Dirck the Norseman
  • Full bar and menu of German-inspired food 
  • Open Mon-Thur 5-12 p.m.; Fri 5-2 a.m.; Sat-Sun 12-2 a.m.

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Wit and Sour

  • Wallabout Wit Belgian witbier yeast with 15 percent rye malt

  • Half Wit Wit-Gosse cross

  • Wheat Hot American Summer American Wheat

  • When Life Hands You...Kettle Sour

  • Sour Cream Ale Cream Ale

IPA and Heavier

  • Quay St. IPA Single hop IPA

  • Box St. IPA Belgian IPA

  • Tupelo IPA Brewed with Tupelo honey

  • Oui Oui Saison

  • Ol’ Ironside Brown Porter

  • Grodzisk Gold Polish-style smoked beer

Pale Ale and Lager

  • Clifford Pl. American pale ale

  • Milk and Honey Sweet American Blond Ale

  • Wattles Belgian pale ale

  • Helles Gate Smoked German-style lager

  • Homeboy’s Whim #1 Motueka Belgian table beer

*Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co's beers are always rotating and new brews are available on draft regularly

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Address 7 N 15th St Brooklyn, NY 11222         Website           E-mail none        Phone (718) 389-2940

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Edible on Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co March, 2014

New York Times on Dirck the Norseman March, 2014