Brooklyn Brewery | Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn Brewery
Good based on 87 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 12 - 8 PM; Sun 12 - 6 PM

Mayor: Travlr (10) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 6

Brooklyn Brewery

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Beer Available At Brooklyn Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Brooklyn Blast! 96, Brooklyn Local 1 96, Brooklyn Intensified Coffee Porter 97, Brooklyner Weisse 51, Brooklyn Galahad 95, Brooklyn Pilsner 46, Brooklyn I Wanna Rye-It! 89, Brooklyn Ale 45, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 97, Brooklyn Wild Horse Porter 91, Brooklyn Lager 86, Brooklyn K is for Kriek 90, Brooklyn Cuvee Noire 95, Brooklyn Brown Ale 82, Brooklyn Dry Stout 69, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale 82, Brooklyn Unsung Hero , Brooklyn 1/2 Ale 59, Gulden Draak 98
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87 reviews for Brooklyn Brewery
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  70%
 Selection  68%
 Food  80%
 Value  73%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
PRBeer  (360) 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  (198) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill  (88) Austin, Texas | November 22, 2012
Amazing tour. Short and to the point. Beautiful space. Nice tap selection, even better bottles. Expensive but worthwhile.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
troubles  (200) Tel Aviv, Israel | November 7, 2012
Visited on Sat. afternoon. Missed the tour and went straight to the tasting room. Great selection of the brewery beers (of courseÖ), including fresh brews that were not listed yet on ratebeer. Price is $5 a pint (or 5 for $20), no food but you can order in. Nice ambiance, I liked the place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz  (122) Brooklyn, New York | October 10, 2012
It gets super crowded with a Manhattan crowd. But the price is good and you canít get more fresh BK beers than here. Usually something not on the regular six pack line-up is pouring. Itís like a real beer hall except you can see portions of the brewery. Not a bad place to start early before it gets crowded.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | August 12, 2012
It is no frills but a decent place. Bartender was very friendly and hooked us up. It got insanely crowded but was alright when I first got there a little after noon,
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
vodo  (86) S„o Paulo, Brazil | July 15, 2012
very good place to go on a fridey afternoon, many brooklyn seasonals and special editions on tap.

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