Brooklyn Brewery | Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn Brewery
Good based on 82 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn, New York United States 11211 [ print map ]
718 486 7422

Hours: Friday 5 - 10 PM Sat open also

Mayor: UXO (4) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 6

Brooklyn Brewery

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Beer Available At Brooklyn Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Brooklyn Pilsner 48, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 98, Brooklyn Brown Ale 86, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale 86, Gulden Draak 99, Brooklyn Local 2 97, Brooklyn Lager 89, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager 93, Brooklyn Blast! 97, Brooklyn Monster Ale 95, Brooklyn Buster Beer II , Brooklyn 1/2 Ale 62, Brooklyn Ridgy-Didge 76, Brooklyn Summer Ale 42, Brooklyn Fire & Ice 92, Brooklyn Local 1 97, Brooklyn Black Ops 100, Brooklyner Weisse 57, Brooklyn 1/2 Pilsner , Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome 81
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82 reviews for Brooklyn Brewery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  70%
 Selection  67%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

KyotoLefty  (500) Kyoto, Japan | August 22, 2014
Went on an off day, got a tour from a friend working there, and hung out a bit with a tour and tasting that was going on. Great space, lots of great beers available, people working there know their stuff, and the tour guide for the other group was very informative and funny. Great place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush  (124) Granollers, Spain | August 9, 2014
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
EvanFriend  (9) Pennsylvania | July 6, 2014
Long lines, you need to buy tokens in the front rather than just paying for a beer at the counter, and often overrun with obnoxious Brooklyn hipsters, but still a pretty fun place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mfp13jr  (42) Glenville, New York | April 5, 2014
Hipsters are taking over the beer scene! Have always loved coming here, but recently it has been getting harder to deal with the crowd. Great beer, and a nice concept of purchasing wooden tokens for beer. Get in early, and donít even think of trying to get a table....
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (775) Columbus, Ohio | March 31, 2014
Brooklyn Brewery is located on N 11th in Brooklyn not too far from the river. The large brick building has multiple access points from outside.

The entrance for the brewery tours opens to a waiting area with a small merch booth and a view of pretty much the entire brewery. There is a large beer garden with picnic tables and bar adjacent to it. Interesting art installations in the beer garden, with a walk up bar that has a large chalkboard behind it listing all the beers. There is a cooler behind the bar as well with bottled offerings.

The brewery has 10 or 11 draught offerings, with a few standard Brooklyn beers like East IPA, Blast! and of course the Lager. Some more rare and seasonal stuff like Hammarby Syndrome, Sun Donít Shine, 1/2 Pils and 1/2 Ale during my visit. The beers were all above average.

Service at the merch booth, during the tour and at the bar was all good. These people are obviously passionate about the brand and everyone was friendly and answered questions. My colleague and I lucked out and got the last two openings for the tour we took, and I understand the place gets crazy during peak times but we didnít have to wait to use any of our tokens.

This place does not serve food to my knowledge.

All in all, brewery tours are pretty much the same everywhere but Brooklyn does a great job all around and I would definitely visit again on future visits to NYC.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
rickhall28  (294) Parsippany, New Jersey | January 20, 2014
Iím not sure why the ratings for Brooklyn Brewery are so low (if you read the reviews they are mostly positive). I realize not everyone likes the atmosphere...but hey...this is a brewery...and youíre drinking "in" the brewery! I remember coming here many yearís ago...when they were only open for tastings on a Friday night...there were literally no amenities...and the closest thing to a table was a piece of plywood on 2 saw horses! Yes it gets crowded (plan ahead/come early)...but thatís because their beers are so freakin good...especially the special beers often only available here. Garrett Oliver is a pioneer and leader in the craftbeer movement...I respect what heís accomplished and a visit here is time well spent for the true craft beer fan...and a bit of a pilgrimage...
AdamT  (22) North Carolina | October 7, 2013
It was worth leaving Manhatten for a few hours to visit here. The staff are great and the brewery tour was worth it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable  (132) Ontario | August 19, 2013
Was there on a Saturday afternoon, and it was insane. I got lucky, line was only maybe 20 deep, but 5 mins later was running maybe 100 deep. My low-ish score for Service has nothing to do with the actual staff, they were fine, just the hassle of having to stand in line to buy tokens, then stand in line again to buy beer. And the token line is the same line to buy merch which sucks. Iím assuming the dual lineup for tokens is to get around a law of some kind, so maybe this isnít even anything Brooklyn can do about it directly, but at least have more staff to handle the lines. Anyway, still a cool spot loaded with people sitting at communal tables. Be in no rush to go back, but glad I went once.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
An original pit-stop. The main room is like a hangar/gymnasium with spread out picnic tables. You can drink fresh beers on tap by buying $4 tokens at a separate kiosk, certainly a way of doing things to avoid some kind of restrictive law. I will not forget the big cat laying on the token booth, seems to be some kind of mascot of the place. As for the beer they had 8 taps. Those are obviously ultra-fresh beers and a fresh Brooklyn Blast on tap is never a bad experience. They are however serving the beers in plastic glasses, that sucks. Then there is also the tour of the brewery. Note that THIS IS NOT Brooklyn brewery main installation. If Iím not mistaken this is the original brewery but nowadays, 95%+ of the production is done at a large out of town facility. This smaller set-up is still used to brew the more experimental and smaller batches. Tour guide was a brewer and even though his presentation didnít go into much details he was happily answering more geeky questions that the more knowledgeable people were asking. Overall a really worthwhile and original pit-stop, a fun change of pace while touring the beer places in Brooklyn. Really worth visiting once, but not a place I will go back to.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50  (77) Chicago, Illinois | January 23, 2013
Went here on a Saturday afternoon while visiting NYC. $20 for 5 12 oz beers. Did the free tour which was fun. No food, but a pizza food truck was parked outside and appeared to be very popular. My only complaint is that at times the line for a beer was about 75 people deep. Lots of fun, but be prepared for crowds.

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