Here are two photos from our recent visit to Brooklyn’s Strong Rope Brewery, located at 574A President Street, just west of Fourth Avenue (aka the Park Slope / Gowanus border). We can’t wait to return here!
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!
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.
A new local brewery in the northern tip of the District of Columbia (at 6400 Chillum Pl NW), Three Stars is one of several new microbreweries in the District. Our visit was within 30 minutes of closing time, just enough to taste their four free samples! Well worth a visit if you find yourself in Washington, DC. We look forward to our next visit.
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.
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.
Great time, friendly staff. The next time you find yourself in or near Plymouth, MA, the Mayflower brewery is worth a visit.
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:
Hey, look! It’s the guy from the TV commercials!
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A visit to Bohemian Hall in Astoria is always a good time. Here are several pictures from a recent Saturday afternoon visit.
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.