Bierkraft | Brooklyn, New York
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Excellent based on 64 ratings
Type: Bar

191 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York United States 11217 [ print map ]
718 230 7600 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon - closed? Tu-Th till 9p, Fri-Sat 11p, Sun 8p

Mayor: Sammy (5) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 300


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Beer Available At Bierkraft (arranged by most recent)
Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock 99, Yonkers Lager 24, Carton Panzanella 73, Maine Beer Another One 100, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Samuel Smiths India Ale 85, Fullerís London Pride (Pasteurised) 86, Crooked Stave Batch #60 99, Evil Twin / Sante Adairius Joey Pepper 93, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, Sixpoint Hi-Res 97, Stillwater Why Canít IBU? 94, Newburgh Amis DíHiver , Captain Lawrence Pilot Batch #08 6 N Change Black IPA , Newburgh Small Beer , Newburgh The Newburgh Conspiracy 90, Allagash Red Howes 92, Adirondack Rye IPA , Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 95, Left Hand Widdershins 92
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64 reviews for Bierkraft
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  82%
 Food  80%
 Value  60%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
nhorween  (6) Chicago, Illinois | September 3, 2006
Really nice place with good service. Some really good finds to be had there (and they deliver to Manhattan, which rocks). The other side of the store is all gourmet food and cheeses, really good stuff. I got a sandwich there when I was on the way out, and it was super tasty. Really amazing selection of cheeses too. Free tastings every tuesday, if I understood them right, and they provide free beer samples that they pair with cheese.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
beervana  (32) Libertyville, Illinois | August 23, 2006
(07.03.06) I visited this Brooklyn site and was astounded by the wall of refrigeration holding a huge collection of high quality bottled microbrew beers from breweries such as Southampton, Smuttynose, Stoudts, Weyerbacher, Heavyweight, etc.. Many imported bottled beers as well. There was also a section where you can purchase growlers of draft beers from Six Point and other breweries. The store also had an amazing selection of gourmet cheeses and chocolates. High quality stuff. Very knowledgeable staff. I spent an enjoyable hour speaking with an employee named Ben who really knew his beers and then another few hours studying their beers. I could live in this place. A must for all beer geeks.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
chimay67  (60) hunt sta, New York | August 12, 2006
Not the largest selecgtion, but amazingly well picked. More Normandy style ciders then Iíve ever seen. Only complaint was not enough warm selections. But great if you are buying for immediate gratification. Great selections of cheeses and meats. Killer chocolate selections. Helpful staff. Prices are not bad for NYC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Capa  (270) Manama, Bahrain | August 8, 2006
Very big selection of micros and imports. all sinlges are kept in coolers for imediate consumption. They have about 8 taps of some good brews to get your growler filled. Also had some, what I was told, was the owners homebrew that he lets people taste from time to time. too bad he wasnt there at the time. Large cheese, meat and fine chocolate sections too. Good looking beer store, though a little pricey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes  (53) paramus, New Jersey | July 26, 2006
Been here once to buy buy some cheese. They have a nice cheese and beer selection. Its a bit expensive though. They have a good selection of beer bottles. Lots of belgians here too. Nice knowledgable, helpful and friendly staff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan  (29) New Jersey | June 26, 2006
more beers in the cold case than I have ever seen. prices are very expensive. just for kicks I looked at the scaldis prestige - $62.50!!!!! but you can get things like a sixpoint bolshoi and other rarities because not everyone in brooklyn/park slope is willing to pay that much for a beer. but if they hop on the craft beer bandwagon look out. the attached gourmet cheese/chocolate shop kicks ass, that is the way a beer store should be! you can also get a growler filled of whatever they have on tap (usually around 8 taps?)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k  (181) Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington | May 11, 2006
Here is the deal there are 3 beer stores in NYC and they each have a different bright spot. BierKraft is more of a beer geek store. They know whats rare, they know whats wanted and they know they can charge a bit more for it. Its a U shaped store, one side beer in coolers, the other side gourmet food (cheese, sweets, meats) and some taps in the middle. They definitly carry beers that are rarier than either of the other 2 stores. The will charge more for them as well. For example: 2003 WWS (10.50), í02 Old Crusty (6.50), singles of Rammstein WInter Wheat (2.25), Peche Mortel (21). But you will go here if you really want something thats not available in the other 2 stores and you are willing to pay a bit more for. The staff were really helpful when I was there. Pulled stuff out of the cellar for me, told me what they got coming, and tried to convince me that the fridges donít affect any of the beer. we talked about stuff e like and so on. Numerous hard to find belgians as well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGuy1000  (1) | April 6, 2006
Bierkraft has over 700 different beers. Over 600 are in coolers, and around 80 are kept on warm shelves. There are also six beers on tap-not available in bottle-that rotate about twice a week. These are available in pressure filled growlers that stay fresh for weeks. There are no beers from breweries that have closed down, or beers that have expired. I recommend checking expiration dates at all other beer stores.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
notalush  (340) Denver, Colorado | November 5, 2005
Iím actually more impressed with their cheese and other foods than with their beer - all beer is stored in a wall of coolers that are kept quite cold, which means that if you want to buy anything to cellar, youíre shit out of luck - the prices (on beer and food) are pretty outrageous, too - for example, I saw bombers of Peche Mortel here for 21 bucks, and they had them at American Beer Dist. (just a short drive away) for 15 - also, their website lists far more beers than are actually in stock at any given time - however, their cider selection is probably the most extensive Iíve seen in the area - not really worth a trip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
dialectric  (2) Providence, Rhode Island | October 17, 2005
A small store with friendly staff, and an entire wall of beer refrigerators, full lines of rogue, dogfish head, and a wide range of belgians. Also has organic produce, chocolate. Havenít been to ABC, but have made trips here from queens to pick up a few things I havenít seen anywhere else.

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