Anyway, they offer tastings and tours on weekends and I've been wanting to go for SO LONG and finally made it out there with partner in grime, Greg.
Tours are free; tokens for beer are $5. I picked a Sorachi Ace to accompany me on the tour, which, for such a refreshing and light tasting beer is 7.8% ABV. I swear I only picked it because it's not one you see in stores.
Okay, so the tour was cool. Apparently the brewery had just expanded so we were seeing a lot of equipment and space that most people hadn't seen before. I took a lot of photos on the tour but so I'll try to narrow it down for those of you who don't care about smooth, clean (and it did look pretty spotless), stainless steel.
Outside of the brewing rooms, the front of the brewery was a bar with benches, a small gift shack, and some extra history information about the company in a timeline (most interestingly, to me, that Milton Glaser designed the Brooklyn logo - for free, but for a piece of the company and a lifetime supply of beer! Ha!)
We also tried a There Will Be Black beer and a Winter Ale, spiced with anise seed (but not really licorice-y, Andrea!) that was delicious.
Tomorrow I will show you the food we got to soak up the booze. Here's where we Cheers, Ingrid!