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Beer Available At Bierkraft (arranged by most recent)
Captain Lawrence India Pale Ale 83, The Monarchy Happy XMas from Dresden , Toccalmatto Kilowatt 86, Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel 99, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Evil Twin Soft Dookie 99, Evil Twin Yin 99, Innis & Gunn Original 67, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring) 97, Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 98, Freigeist Peated Porter 76, Brooklyn Scorcher #366 64, Newburgh Aces Wild , Barrier Bumble Wheat 49, Perennial Black Walnut Dunkel 94, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 83, Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 87, Maine Beer Zoe 99, Victory Braumeister Pils 95
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t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | August 13, 2013| Updated August 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited February 2009 and again in May, 2012.
My first visit here was a bit depressing as we had flown out to see Les Paul play (timing it around EBF in Boston) but the day of the show, while we wandering around in Brooklyn, the venue called to cancel the reservation since Les had fallen the night before and hurt himself. Bedridden he caught pneumonia and died a few months laterÖ As for Bierkraft they had a nice selection of bottles and the sandwiches were good but we couldnít eat it there and while they had several taps to choose from they wouldnít let us drink anything there. The taps were only for growlers.
My second trip was in 2012 and since my first visit theyíve gotten the appropriate licensing to serve beer. Theyíve also added some tables and some counters. It was late when I arrived so there werenít a lot of people in there but it was still fairly busy. No ticks to try so I got a Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale and hung out for a bit. Iím told that theyíre in the process of getting a license to brew beer there too which would be pretty interesting. Nice place with a good beer selection.
Rastacouere (651) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A dozen of big doors full of craft brews. No place for crap here. Very friendly owner. Probably the only place to find southampton imperial porter these days. they also had the grand cru, saison, old herb and double white. Whole lou pepe line up. Nice cider line-up. Not too distinctive except for the southamptons ultimately, well very distinctive, but I prefer new beer distributors selection and their prices are generally 33% lower. Deus was 30$ here, achel extra was 17, fruit lou pepes were 27, southamptons 750s are 14, celebrator was 4.50! Still, if you pass through brooklyn, Iíd say this is a good stop, but itís so close to american beer distributors which Iíve not seen that Iíd go there first. Next time I hit NY, I think I wonít bother and just stay in manhattan with superbly located New Beers distributor.
JoeMcPhee (501) Toronto, ON, Ontario | November 2, 2006| Updated February 23, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great organization, with loads of stuff all kept in deli fridges. The Belgian selection is very good with quite a few items that I hadnít seen anywhere else. The light could be dimmed a bit, but really not bad. Prices are terrible though. I only picked up a few things that I couldnít find anywhere else. Great selection of cheese, bread, and deli meats though, so Iím not complaining. If youíre in the neighborhood, itís a great place to pick up a nice midday snack to be washed down with a nice beer. Despite the price, itíll still cost less than going to a restaurant. The counterpressurized growler fills are a pretty solid deal and the selection there is usually a nice mix of moderately priced locals along with a few imports. The folks here are quite friendly and like talking shop which is always nice.
Sammy (497) Toronto, Ontario | October 25, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally made it down, you need a car to do this. Grat selection of hard-to-find bottles, but you pay up. Prices were 10-42% higher so that my $240 bottle tab was roughly $60 premium over careful shopping. The plus side is getting barrel aged bottles and new releases available in NY state at one go. The growlers were a good deal, they were out of everything I wanted from checking the site the day before. Still got a decent pilsner. New casks arriving, and they do let you buy a glass before you buy a cask. Narrowish space, with a food takeout area and the use of a washroom.
Leighton (464) London, England | May 17, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 8/20
Way overpriced. I visited but did not buy anything. Selection is great and they have a strong draft lineup for growlers, but the price-gauging is almost criminal. They are definitely capitalizing on the popularity of craft beer and the up-and-coming affluence of Brooklyn. You will likely pay about 30% more for bottled beer at Bierkraft than at other stores. For rarer beers that cannot be found at other stores, Biekraft might be the best option, but for the more common stuff go elsewhere. I cannot comment on the food as I did not purchase any of that either.
Lubiere (442) Ottawa, Ontario | January 5, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Bierkraft is an insane cool place, half store, half beer bar, with an excellent beer selection, bottles, taps, growlers to go...and very decent prices for NYC at 5$ a pint. Over 15 taps of goodness. And they have a nice deli corner, with excellent sandwiches (12 inches for 10$ with chips). Free tasting on Tuesdays. A must in NYC!
theisti (415) Leawood, Kansas | February 1, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited late afternoon on a Tuesday. Interesting layout to the place, fairly narrow when you enter with a long bench against the wall, picnic tables, and seats across. Had a coffee house vibe to it, almost. As you walk towards the back, the food is on the right, and the taps are to your left. The coolers of beer are around the corner from the taps. When I visited, there were about 5 people there, but I can imagine this place and get jammed and crowded pretty quick. The 10 or so taps are well chosen, and the bottle selection was well above average. Knowledgeable (though some what aloof) staff, pastrami sandwich I had was fine (bread was a touch stale). Overall, another really great beer geek hang out.
rosenbergh (407) Helsinki, Finland | August 27, 2012| Updated September 8, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Amazing place. Beerstore and pub combined. You can buy beers from the fridges on bottles or get it from the taps (15 or so taps). Rare and goods ones. I like this place a lot. The music was very loud but thatís the only negative...
Not the cheapest place.
msante79 (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | January 23, 2013| Updated January 24, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of surprised this place does not get higher ratings. Small place on 5th in Park Slope. Basically one side is bottle shop and other side is bar/sandwich shop with a growler station in the middle towards the back of store. Kind of like a horseshoe shape. Pretty nice bottle selection and lots of cool beers available for growlers and to drink on the other side. I grabbed a sandwich to go and while it was good I thought $12 was a little much but that seems to be the norm in this neighborhood. They have events every week and will give you samples of anything prior to buying a growler. Also it appears that they brew their own beer so they be serving that soon as well.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | January 22, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love the layout of this place. Itís set up like a U and you walk through a long hallway of bottles before you reach the taps and kitchen counter. As you continue down the other hallway, there is a collection of picnic tables. Limitedtaps, but they were solid. Nice bottle selection and tasty sandwiches. Will definitely find my way back.
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