Things to do in New York: Visit Brooklyn Brewery October 27 2017

Brooklyn Brewery

It doesn’t need to be Oktoberfest to enjoy a tasty beer.  Since 1988 the Brooklyn Brewery has been making some good beer at a reasonable price in Brooklyn, NY.  While sipping on a great IPA is a great way to spend some time, some people really enjoy going on site and learning how the beer is made by going on a tour.   

Brooklyn Brewery has a wide variety of perennials including Brooklyn Lager, Defender IPA, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison, Brooklyn Pilsner, Brooklyn Easy IPA, American Ale, Scorcher IPA and more. And their seasonal and small batch options are even more broad. 

Brooklyn Brewery Lineup

While they allow delivery and have a bunch of delivery options, there is no food on the premises, though they do sell soft drinks and water.

Brooklyn Brewery

Tours can be free if you go on Friday nights, or Saturdays or Sundays and are available at the Company Store about an hour before the preferred tour time.  Unfortunately, tickets go fast and once they are gone, they are gone.  You can buy tickets in advance Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm ($18, Advance Reservation Required) if you want to make sure you can get in.  You must be 21 or over to participate in a tour, but children and dogs are welcome on the premises in Tasting Rooms, though not on tours.

The brewery was the brainchild of Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.  In 1996, they acquired a factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and converted it into a real brewery.  In 2005 the owners published Beer School: Bottling Success At The Brooklyn Brewery from John Wiley & Sons.  There are talks that they may soon relocate to Staten Island.

Here is some information directly from the Brooklyn Brewery website

We are open to the public:

+ Monday-Thursday from 5-7pm for reservation-only Small Batch Brewery Tours ($18)

+ Friday nights from 6-11pm for Happy Hour, with tours at 7 and 8 PM (free- 40 tickets available)

+ Saturday from noon-8pm, with tours on the hour from 1-5pm (free- 40 tickets available)

+ Sunday from noon-6pm, with tours on the hour from 1-4pm (free- 40 tickets available)



+ Monday-Thursday, 5-7pm

+ Reservation Only

+ $18

+ 30 people max

+ Guided tasting of 4 different Brooklyn beers

+ 30-45 minute tour of our facilities

+ Afterwards, one is welcome to get a couple of pints (beers are $5 each, or 5 for $20) or purchase dry goods and souvenirs at The Company Store

+ All participants leave with a complimentary souvenir Brooklyn Brewery stemware glass

+ Guests must be over 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

+ Dogs are welcome

+ One can order food delivered to The Brewery or can bring their own

+ Reservations are accepted 30 days prior to the requested date. Dates fill up very quickly! For reservations, click here

+When you arrive at the Eventbrite Reservation link, use the drop down box "Please select a date to attend" to choose your date. If the date is not listed, either it is not available yet (the date is 30+ days prior to the requested tour) or the date is sold out with no additional availability. All guests must have a ticket to join the Small Batch Tour.  Due to the limited space in our brewhouse, we are not able to accept walk-ins and do not have a waitist available for the tours.

+If you have a New York Pass, please make reservations as normal. Your discount will not apply until you arrive at the brewery on the date of the tour and present your New York Pass. Each guest that presents a valid New York Pass upon entrance to the Small Batch Tour, will be issued a $2 refund.



+ 6-11pm every Friday

+ Free

+ Free Tours at 7 & 8 pm - 40 guests per tour

+ Beer tokens are $5 each, or 5 for $20



+ Noon-8pm

+ Free Tours at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 and 5pm - 40 guests per tour

+ Beer tokens are $5 each, or 5 for $20

+ Outside food is allowed to be delivered or brought in

+ Children are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult



+ Noon-6pm

+ Free Tours at 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30 and 4pm - 40 guests per tour

+ Beer tokens are $5 each, or 5 for $20

+ Outside food is allowed to be delivered or brought in

+ Children are welcome with the accompaniment of an adult


Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 N 11th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249 and more information may be found here!