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This distillery, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is the oldest in New York City, and the first one since the end of prohibition. The distillery uses grains from New York state in their traditional distilling equipment that produces amazing whiskey and moonshine. In fact, the bourbon is highly rated, coming it at the number two craft bourbon in the US according to the New York Times. The distillery offers tours and tastings every Saturday.
Brooklyn Brewery is an industrial-scale brewery that churns out one of New York's favorite beers, the Brooklyn Lager. Though it's available on tap in numerous local bars and restaurants, as well as bottled in most delis and grocery stores, appreciating the brew and the process it takes to craft is a delightful experience that should not be missed, and this brewery facilitates just that. The brewery opens its doors to beer aficionados and the curious alike for tours as well as tasting sessions. It has become a terrific social spot for New Yorkers and tourists who come for a visit. The facility goes all out to welcome visitors and even has happy hours. So drop by at Brooklyn Brewery for stellar brews and an interesting experience.
Located right in the heart of trendy Williamsburg lies the Brooklyn Winery. The founders decided to start the winery after noticing the almost total lack of wineries in Brooklyn, and the rest is history. In fact, the Brooklyn Winery is only the second full-service facility for winemaking in all of New York's boroughs. The winery offers tours of the facility, which last 30 minutes and are followed by a 30 minute tasting session. Or if you're more of a self-guided wine drinker, just head to the tasting room and sample to your heart's content.
If you are in the mood for fresh IPA or Pale Ale, Other Half Brewing Company is the place to go to in Brooklyn. The beers have flavors of citrus and pine and the tasting menu offers visitors an opportunity to sample various types of beers. Owners Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson ensure the quality of beer is consistent and the taste of the local craft beer remains well balanced.
Finback Brewery, named in the honor of a whale found dead on the shore of the Breezy Point in 2012, is revolutionizing the beer drinking experience! The brewery is open from Thursday to Sunday with guided tours available on the weekends from three in the afternoon. Each tour is twenty minutes long which helps one make educated choices about beers! The tasting room is open to visitors from Friday to Sunday for four hours. Complimentary popcorn is served with the beer but one can also carry food inside. There are over a dozen or so beers on tap, all of which are available in small tasters, half pours or full. Finback are known to take risks to create new and interesting flavors. They hold various events, beer fests and also have an online store where one can buy exclusive Finback merchandise.
As the first microbrewery to operate in Queens since prohibition ended, SingleCut offers a variety of staple and seasonal beers. The focus at SingleCut is hoppy lagers and ales, focusing particularly on rare or hard-to-find hops. They don't just package and distribute their beer (check website for respective area contacts) but also supply for in-house and outdoor events. There are guided tours for free on weekends as well as live music weekend nights.
The Bronx Brewery was originally started by a group of enthusiastic brewers in 2011 in Connecticut. Making their brews available in stores in New York City, the brewery gained notoriety for their delicious micro brews. Two years later, they found a new home in South Bronx's Port Morris neighborhood. Netled in an early 20th Century warehouse, The Bronx Brewery opened its doors in 2013, being the first of its kind in the borough after five decades. The pale ale variety are the highlight of this place, with the Bronx Pale Ale and the Summer Pale Ale being popular favorites. Barrel-aged brews are also available.
Located in an industrial neighborhood of the Bronx, The Gun Hill Brewing Company is dedicated to producing and supplying high quality beers to their patrons in and around New York. It is a 5000 square foot (464.51 square meter) garage that has been turned into a brewery with a bar. Their beer has found its way into more than thirty bars in the neighborhood. They serve a wide range of beer and offer complimentary popcorn to go with it. You can enjoy your chilled beer with grilled chicken available at the food stalls stationed outside the bar. The Gun Hill Brewing Company also holds exciting events, for more information check out their website!