Visited 01-NOV-2016. Booked a "Small Batch Tour" one month in advance. It seems like they are fully booked very fast. Cheap prize for the tour - 15$. This includes a short tour, a "tasting class", four pours of standard Brooklyn beers, and a very nice glass.
Knowledgable staff. You can buy more beers in the bar as long as you stay a maximum of two hours. But that is sufficient because there are not a lot of "Small Batch" beers on the menu and the few that are are very expensive.
Because of what Brooklyn Brewery is, this is a must-visit.
Visited during a trip in NY, cool place when the weather is hot to have a beer, nice local choices. A bit noisy and crowdy at some times but this is a brewery.
As tourists, we bought t-shirts and glasses ^^
A large beer house that is missing the point. Tokens and plastic cups, no tasters just make this a miss off the bat. The hard part about this review is the incredible one off beers that were superb. I am truly torn.
Surprisingly big brewery . Didn’t take the tour, but visited for a few beers nevertheless . The atmosphere is a lot like a festival . Beers out of plastic cups ( questions rise about how I can respect a beer if the brewery itself doesnt respect it ?? ) , big spacious garden-style tables , Music from speakers sounding like a garden-fest as well . I kinda liked the atmosphere , but it comes across very big , commercial inspired . Not sure wether it is positive or negative to me . Its interesting nevertheless .
Prices were to high , given the fact its the brewery itself , everything was 5 $ , specials even 10 . Also , you had to buy tokens , and even though there is no real service ( order at the bar ) they specifically asked tips as well . A special beer costs 12 $ likes that , which is simply too much to drink something at the source ... Comes across very touristic . Also , with a brewery that has so many beers, You’d expect more than 8 beers to try ...
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.