Finally! I made it out here. If you’re not aware, I love a lot of the Brooklyn Brewery brews, especially Local 2, their Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
The brewery is located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Just northwest of the Bedford stop on the L. They offer tours hourly from 1pm – 5pm Saturday and Sunday and a happy hour on Fridays starting at 6pm. Me and a couple friends went to the brewery for a tour and to hang out. They clear out a large room during the weekends and place chairs and tables as well as a bar.
The tour was interesting, though not quite what I expected. For the tour, they bring you to a room with a bunch of the machinery and tanks they use for brewing the beer. I was expecting more of a walking tour of the facility, but it’s no big deal, it was still interesting. The guide spoke about the history of the brewery, the current location, the different beers, and so forth.
Afterwards we hung out in the large room with the bar. You have to buy tokens in order to get beer. Each token is good for one beer, unless stated (Locals 1 & 2 were 3 tokens each). Tokens were $4 individually (I think) and $20 for 6.
meg enjoying a brooklyn blast
I got to try out a bunch of different kinds of beer that day. I started off with Blast, a double IPA. It was pretty fantastic. Probably my favorite of the day (aside from Local 2).
brooklyn local 2, i know you’re not surprised
Aside from Blast and Local 2, I had some Summer Ale and a Weisse. They had some beer for sale behind the bar too. I was eying up a bottle of Sorachi Ace
, but passed. Dammit, why didn’t I buy it. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now…
chris & chris
Currently their Oktoberfest and Post Road Pumpkin Ales are out! I’ve gotta try em soon. Also, Local 1 & Local 2 have hit shelves in the Philly area, or at least by me. Go get your hands on a bottle of Local 2, sit back, and enjoy!
Tagged: beer, brooklyn, nyc, williamsburg
79 N 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211