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Brooklyn's Thriving Craft Beer Scene: 8 Breweries to Sample

The brewery scene in Brooklyn is characterized by creativity, community and a passion for the art of craft beer.
Photo: Brooklyn Brewery Website

The brewery scene in Brooklyn is characterized by creativity, community, and a passion for the art of craft beer. Whether you're a seasoned beer enthusiast or new to craft brewing, Brooklyn offers a welcoming and diverse array of breweries to explore and enjoy.

Here are eight local breweries you should check out: 

1. Brooklyn Brewery

One of the most well-known breweries in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Brewery offers a wide range of craft beers, including their flagship Brooklyn Lager. They often host events and tours of their facilities. They are located at 79 N 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249.

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Photo: Brooklyn Brewery website 

2. Threes Brewing

Threes Brewing is a spacious brewery and bar featuring a rotating selection of their craft beers alongside guest taps. They have a laid-back atmosphere perfect for enjoying a pint with friends. The Gowanus bar opened in 2014 and is a brewery, coffee shop and beer shop by day, and a bustling brewpub, beer garden, and music venue by night. They also host weddings and corporate events. You can find them at 333 Douglass St., Brooklyn, NY 11217.

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Photo: Threes Brewing website 

3. Other Half Brewing Company

Known for their innovative and flavorful IPAs, Other Half Brewing Company has garnered a dedicated following among craft beer enthusiasts. Their taproom offers a variety of their latest releases. The brewery prides itself on being "the other half" of the beer industry. They are located at 195 Centre St., Brooklyn, NY 11231.

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Photo: Other Half Brewing Company website 

4. Grimm Artisanal Ales

Grimm Artisanal Ales is part small business, part art project. This auteur brewery reflects the creative vision of the Grimm family and their jolly band of collaborators known for their experimental and boundary-pushing brews, often featuring unique flavor combinations and styles. Their taproom offers a chance to try their latest creations straight from the source. You can find them at 990 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211.

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Photo: Grimm Artisanal Ales via Instagram

5. Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC)

KCBC is a collaborative brewery founded by a group of homebrewers turned professionals. They have been operating since 2016 and became the first brick-and-mortar production brewery to operate in the historic brewing neighborhood of Bushwick in more than 40 years. The brewery offers a diverse lineup of beers, ranging from classic styles to bold and innovative brews, all brewed on-site. They are located at 381 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11237.

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Photo: Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC) website 

6. Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.

Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. brews a variety of classic and experimental beers, with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. Their taproom provides a welcoming space to enjoy their brews alongside tasty bar snacks. They are located 1150 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn. 

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Photo: Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co. via Instagram 

7. Sixpoint Brewery

Sixpoint Brewery was founded in 2004 in Red Hook and is known for its bold and flavorful beers, often packaged in distinctive tallboy cans. They have been producing their canned beers since 2010. Their taproom offers a rotating selection of draft beers, as well as packaged options to take home. They're at 40 Van Dyke St., Brooklyn, NY 11231.

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Photo: Six Point via Instagram 

8. Five Boroughs Brewing Co.

Five Boroughs Brewing Co. celebrates the diverse neighborhoods of New York City through its craft beers. They offer a range of approachable and well-crafted brews, perfect for both seasoned beer enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Operating in a 15,000-square-foot facility, their beers are produced on-site. The brewery is also home to a family and pet-friendly taproom, where visitors can sample core and seasonal offerings and take cans to-go. They are located at 215 47th St., Brooklyn. 

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Photo: Five Boroughs Brewing via Instagram

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