We had planned on several breweries, but alas, we were able to fit two into our busy beer day!
The two breweries in the far away lands of Queens were worth the visit and satisfied our brewery hunger.
Our first brewery was of course the highly anticipated, the next big thing, the Brooklyn Brewery of Queens....SINGLECUT Beersmiths in Astoria!
Yes, we have read the hype on all the blogs, on all the city mags and social networks and we finally made it!
And of course, we had the sampler!
This infant is already walking....still in it's infancy, Singlecut is making beers that can stand up to older Long Island siblings.
Beer Snoots will appreciate Singlecut's "Billy's Full Stack IPA"!
The space is massive for a NYC brewery.
It's beautiful, comfortable, clean, sleek, there's a piano, an elevated space for bands to play and a spot on the wall where they can play movies.
(The hipsters and tourists haven't invaded yet....yet)
Small plates and cheese pairings are available.
A visit to Singlecut will not only be delicious, but enjoyable and pleasant!
For more information on SingleCut Beersmiths, please visit their website at:
On the other side of town...LIC
We visit the very inconspicuous ROCKAWAY BREWING COMPANY
This place was as easy to find as a prohibition era speakeasy!
Rockaway Brewing Company is your basic brewery (mico-brewery) - which makes this place freaking AWESOME!
No red carpet, no wannabes, no "I read it in TimeOut NY", no restaurant, no art gallery, no performing circus clowns....pretty much...
If you can find the creative mural that leads you to their red door, you will be greeted by the very knowledgeable and earnest, Flint.
You can try to school this fellow, but he knows his stuff!
He was warm and friendly and gave us a tour of this clandestine-like operation.
They have a tasting counter, growlers for sale and an impressive beer can collection.
We were welcomed to complimentary samples and...
WE LOVE THE ESB!
We love their beers and we simply, just love this place.
No food menu and food is not available for sale.
-They offer free pretzels and dog biscuits-
They will be moving to a larger space, so one might look forward to a contemporary tasting room and a space suitable for "trendy" needs!
For more information on the Rockaway Brewing Company, please visit their website at:
We took an excursion to Brouwerji Lane beer merchants located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (in fact, we walked from the Rockaway Brewing Company to this place)....
They have an extensive beer selection.
They have a cozy indoor and an outdoor tasting area.
We love that they offer small pours for the beer explorer that wants to sample everything on tap without ending up on the floor.
Does anybody know how to pronounce Brouwerji?
For more information on Brouwerji Lane, please visit their website at:
Join us on our next adventure...
We will be going to The Randolph!
See you there!