Craft beers have become immensely popular in recent years. New York City is home to several breweries, and a couple of them actually offer FREE tours of their facilities. This is a perfect outing for any beer lover, whether you are a local or just visiting! Here are some tips on taking advantage of these free New York brewery tours.
Brooklyn Brewery (see video above) has been in operation since 1988. Today their beers are sold in 25 states and in 20 different countries!
The Brooklyn Brewery offers both year-round varieties (including the extremely popular Brooklyn Lager), as well as seasonal specials. The company recently expanded their facility and will be able to double production.
Location: The Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N 11th Street in Brooklyn (map). By subway, take the L Train, Bedford Avenue stop. For exact directions from your starting point, use this Google Map. Or take the East River Ferry to the North Williamsburg stop.
One of the newer breweries on the scene, Transmitter Brewery calls themselves an “Urban Farmhouse Brewery” specializing in French and Belgian style beers, and barrel-aged sours. The 15-minute tour gives you an inside look brewery floor to learn about the craft beer making process from start to finish. If you love beer — whether a beginner or advanced level, you’ll become acquainted with the complexities of the beer-making process and how it is fine-tuned to create unique brews you cant find anywhere else. You will have ample opportunities to taste the variations along the tour. Perhaps you will fall in love with a new style?
Location: 53-02 11th St, A Ste, Long Island City, Queens. Take the 7 train to Vernon Blvd – Jackson Ave Station. For exact directions from your starting point, use this Google Map. You can also take the East River Ferry to Hunters Point South.
Tour Schedule and Price
Fridays 4 pm- 8 pm
Saturdays 12 pm – 8 pm
Sundays 12 pm – 6 pm
All tours are FREE.
Tours are 15 minutes long. They are free and you will be able to sample beers during the tour. You can book here.
Groups 6 or larger please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You must be at least 21 years old and bring valid photo identification.
The Chelsea Brewing Company is the largest microbrewery in Manhattan. The facility, which is located at Pier 59, is capable of bottling 100,000 cases of beer for off-site consumption every single year! That is not even counting what they serve on-site in their restaurant on a daily basis.