Category Archives: Pub Crawl Brooklyn Visits

A review of Other Half Brewery in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens

Located at 195 Centre Street on the southern edge of Carroll Gardens, the Other Half Brewery offers a very small tasting room (approx 15×15 square feet) with 8-9 beers brewed in the room next door (you can peek into the brewery from the tasting room). The tasting room has one small table and standing room along the walls. Tasting options include 4 4-oz beers flight, 12-, 16- oz pours and then 32 and 64 oz growlers for takeaway. They also sell some glassware emblazened with their logo.  The tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday (opens at 5pm on Thursday and Friday, noon on Saturday and Sunday). The tasting room is a bit out of the way, but well worth the visit!

The Other Half

The Other Half 2

A visit to Staten Island's Flagship Brewing Company

Located at 40 Minthorne Street in the Tompkinsville section of Staten Island, the Flagship Brewing Company opened in 2013 (“Unforgettable Beer Brewed in the Forgotten Borough” is their slogan).  It’s about a 12-minute walk from the ferry terminal in St. George (or one stop away from St. George on the Staten Island Railway).  During our visit, they offered four beers to sample (or for takeaway via 64-oz growlers).  Fairly spacious, the tasting room offers numerous picnic tables for group seating.  On the opposite side of the room from the beer taps is a stand where you buy your tasting tickets (pint or growler) and brewery memorabilia.  We look forward to returning here.

Flagship Brewery 1

Flagship Brewery 2

A visit to SingleCut Brewery in Astoria, Queens

Located at 19-33 37th Street in Astoria, Singlecut brewery consists of a sizeable taproom area, along with the brewery in the back of the building.  During our visit, the taproom offered ten of their own beers, most of which are named after famed guitarists.  The taproom is open Wednesday through Sunday and tours are available on Saturday (3pm and 5pm) and Sunday (4pm).  If you’re taking the N train to get to Singlecut, you will have nearly a mile-long walk from the Ditmars Blvd station.  But don’t be discouraged.  This brewery is worth going out of your way for.

Pub Crawl NYC visits the Mayflower Brewery in Plymouth, MA

On a recent weekend trip to Cape Cod, Pub Crawl NYC decided it was worth a small detour north to Plymouth, MA and the Mayflower Brewery.  Mayflower, which started in 2008, has four year-round offerings, along with one or two seasonals.  The IPA is our favorite.  Here are some pictures of our visit.  Tasting hours and tours are available on Saturdays, 11am – 3pm.  No reservation required.

This is the main entrance. An otherwise unassuming two story office building. Doesn't look like a brewery, does it?
Through the main entrance is the tasting room. Can fit 30-40 visitors fairly comfortably. Free six ounce samples available here before during and after the tour. Also growlers available for sale.
The Mash Tun, where the brewing process begins.
The Aging Tanks
Bottling line. Few breweries this size that we've visited (approx. 6,000 barrels annually) have their own bottling line.

Great time, friendly staff.  The next time you find yourself in or near Plymouth, MA, the Mayflower brewery is worth a visit.

Pub Crawl NYC's visit to the Sam Adams Brewery in Boston

Next time you’re in Boston, you must check out the Sam Adams Brewery in the Jamaica Plain section of town.  Here are a few photos from a recent visit:

The entrance to the brewery
Just inside the main entrance, numerous banners celebrate Sam Adams' victories at the Great American Beer Festival.

 Hey, look! It’s the guy from the TV commercials!

The copper kettle and tank for the first part of the brewing process
The tour participants learning about the beer ingredients
The best part of the brewery tour, aka the tasting room!

What are your thoughts on Sam Adams and brewery tours?  We want to hear from you!

Some pictures from Oktoberfest at Bohemian Hall in Astoria

A visit to Bohemian Hall in Astoria is always a good time.  Here are several pictures from a recent Saturday afternoon visit.

The crowd enjoying the gorgeous weather and tasty beer
The Polka Brothers band entertained for a few hours
Another shot of the crowd.
Burcak (prounounced 'boorchaak') was available for sale. Burcak is wine in its first stage of fermentation.
A Sam Adams sign remaining from the previous night's events

Pictures from Stone Street Oktoberfest

Entering Stone Street from the east.
A view looking west from in front of Ulysses.
A view of Mill Lane, which, by the way, is the shortest street in Manhattan!
A view down Stone Street from the west
I'm no Franziskaner fan, but this Ad is priceless!
A new bar on Stone Street called The Growler! Detailed review upcoming in a future post!

Great time today on Stone Street!  Several different tasty Octoberfest-style beers.  In addition, I was so happy to learn of The Growler, which has all the looks of a craft beer-focused bar.  I think we’ll now have enough such bars in the nabe to create a Financial District craft-beer NYC bar crawl.