Bierkraft | Brooklyn, New York
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Bierkraft
Excellent based on 66 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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


Mayor: BLADT (3) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 300


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Beer Available At Bierkraft (arranged by most recent)
Port City Ways & Means 87, Weltenburger Kloster Asam Bock 99, Yonkers Lager 29, Carton Panzanella 74, Maine Beer Another One 100
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66 reviews for Bierkraft
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  81%
 Food  80%
 Value  60%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
notalush  (374) 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.
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  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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale  (129) Astoria, New York | November 23, 2004
The prices are high but you could find some gems. This place is more of a gourmet deli than a beer stop.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker  (138) Tennessee | November 3, 2004
Not far from American Beer Distributors which has a very good selection at far lower prices. Worth checking out however, if ABD fails to turn up what you are looking for and you must have a particular item. In addition to the wall fo coolers with all the beers, are meats, cheeses, and other gourmet items at equally high prices as the beer.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 19, 2004
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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers  (152) New York, New York | January 22, 2004| Updated February 5, 2008
Bierkraft is the place to go for bottled beer if you want to pay more for cooler-kept beer that is exotic. Bierkraft is particularly strong with Belgian rarities like Cantillon, Fantome, and assorted other 750ml bottles that I donít generally buy but rather gape at in awe. Bierkraftís run by an ex-investment banker (Merrill) whose wife runs the cheese/chocolate side of the store, which is attached. Bierkraftís beer buyer is knowledgeable and they have a shifting rotation of US micros (many obscure NJ brands are represented like Ramstein and Ramapo Valley). This store carries exotic ciders (about six varieties, like Farnum Hill). In addition, Bierkraft has that hard-to-get lambic. IMHO, of the three major NYC bottle shops (New Beer, American Beer, and Biercraft), Biercraft is equally deserving of your time. Iíd call it a 3-way tie.

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