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Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery

Location

Address:
79 North 11th Street
Postal Code:

Brewery Information

Type of Brewery
Commercial Brewery
Brewmaster / Head Brewer:
Garrett Oliver
Brewery Founded
1988
Brewery Contact:
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Brewery Website:
Brewery Twitter:
Brewery Phone:
(718) 486-7422
Brewery Fax:
(718) 486-7440
Tap/Tasting Room:
Yes
Brewery Tours:
Yes
Days Tours Available:
  • Sunday
  • Saturday

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Brewery Notes


Brooklyn Brewery was started in 1987 by former Associated Press correspondent Steve Hindy and former Chemical Bank lending officer Tom Potter. Hindy learned to brew beer during a six year stay in various Middle Eastern nations such as Saudi Arabia and Syria, where possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages were forbidden. Upon his return to his home in Brooklyn in 1984, he and Potter, his downstairs neighbor from Park Slope, quit their jobs and founded the brewery. The pair hired graphic designer Milton Glaser, best known as the creator of the logo for the I Love New York campaign, to create the company logo and identity. Originally all their beer was brewed by contract by Matt Brewing Company, and the pair started their own distribution company and personally transported and marketed their beer to bars and retailers around New York City. In 1996, they acquired a former matzo ball factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and converted it into a functional brewery.

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