Our February home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Brooklyn Brewery
We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’ve embarked on an exciting home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region. Our region is home to some of the best craft breweries in the world, and we’re telling their stories to our craft beer fanatics here on our blog.
Up next: Brooklyn Brewery!
When good beer is hard to find, sometimes you have to make it yourself. That’s exactly the story of Brooklyn Brewery. In 1988, Steve Hindy took his homebrewing knowledge from his days as a foreign war correspondent and started the business with his friend Tom Potter. Together they hand-delivered the first batches of Brooklyn Lager to a handful of local bars.
Today Brooklyn’s beers now travel to more than half the U.S. and over 30 countries. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, a James Beard Award winner, and his team brew everything from classic styles to bold experiments, collaborating with their peers across the globe to keep pushing the boundaries of beer.
Brooklyn believes that great beer should be delicious, unpretentious, and support the community where it is enjoyed. This belief is engraved within the combination of flavors in its Brooklyn Lager. Toffee, toast, and caramel all unite with a dry-hopped aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pine to represent the hometown.
Whether it’s at home or on the road good beer is always present at the best celebrations. That’s exactly where Brooklyn’s quirky Rosé de Ville shines. This sour ale harnesses perky raspberries and a tart edge, leading to a satisfying balance of sweet fruit and clean acidity. It’s bright, bubbly finish, and brilliant pink hue leaves your worries behind and lets the good times take over.
Interested in trying some Brooklyn brews?
Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Brooklyn’s craft beer, take home some custom home.grown. coasters and more.
Saturday, 2/1: 11am-2pm at our Warwick Price Chopper
Saturday, 2/8: 11am-2pm at our Market Bistro Growler Station
Saturday, 2/15: 11am-2pm at our Clifton Shopper’s World Market 32 Growler Station
Saturday, 2/22: 11am-2pm at our Altamont Ave Price Chopper
Saturday, 2/29: 11am-2pm at our Newburgh Market 32
Interested in visiting the brewery?
Make the most of everything Brooklyn Brewery has to offer! Visit brooklynbrewery.com/ for taproom hours and menu, info on brewery tours and more.
Brewery House Address: 79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249