Visiting The Brooklyn Brewery

The Brooklyn Brewery brews really good beer. From the perennial lager with the green label, to darker, richer, complex beers resembling pricey Belgian Trappist ales, and the seasonal beers — the Brooklyn brewers are not kidding around.

The Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11249 between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.

“Small Batch Tours” are held Monday-Thursday, and are limited to 30 people – according to the Brooklyn Brewery website, “…the first 30 souls to put down their $8.” Take note, that means REGISTERING ON THE WEBSITE and paying the toll. Showing up with cash in hand puts you at the back of a line and probably not on the tour, which does sell out routinely.

The website continues: “The price of admission gets you a guided tasting of four of our beers and an in-depth Brewery history lesson and tour. Our resident experts can answer just about any beer or Brooklyn Brewery question you can think of, so come prepared to geek out. The Small Batch Tour is great for neighbors and tourists alike, as you pretty much have the place to yourselves.”

Before and after the tour, you’re in quaint, somewhat bohemian Williamsburg; so you’ll want to walk Bedford Avenue, poke your nose into an old hardware store, a neighborhood bodega, a hat store… a cheese market….

From Manhattan by Subway
Take any Uptown/Downtown line to 14th Street, change to the L train for Brooklyn, exit first stop in Brooklyn, Bedford Avenue (stay at rear of train), walk from North 7th Street to North 11th Street, turn left (towards the water) and walk a block and a half to the brewery. The Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 11249 between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue.