's visit to Coney Island's small brewery



On a recent Sunday afternoon, I visited the self-proclaimed “World’s Smallest Brewery”, located in Coney Island (right next to the entrance for the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, aka Freak Show), near the southwest corner of Surf Ave & West 12th Street.  Run by Shmaltz Brewing Company, this location makes several beers of the Coney Island Craft Lager line.  They weren’t joking, the space is very small!  The size of a small storefront, the place is a basically one-person operation that brews in one-gallon batches.  Beer is available for sale, but technically, they are not allowed to offer on-site tasting.  If you want to drink their beer while visiting Coney Island, there are several nearby spots including the café/bar at the corner of Surf Ave & West 12th Street, Beer Island and Bratva. The storefront will be open through Halloween on Thursdays through Sundays, noon until 6 p.m.


The brewery in action!



The one-gallon sized aging tanks

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