We don't know! Please don't ask us. If it's a good beer and it is available in
New York, it will be found in one or more
of the good beer bars,
and in one or more of the good beer stores. When in doubt, ask the brewery.
Google is your friend!
Well, perhaps because we don't know it. Or because we feel it's
not up to our criteria. There are no hard rules, but in general we
weigh the positives (variety of good beers, good location, quiet or
interesting environment, knowledgeable and helpful staff) against the
negatives (number of bad beers, already saturated neighborhood, TV
screens, loud music, obnoxious customers, obnoxious staff.)
It depends on the brewery. Some breweries offer tours at select times and
could require advance reservations. For an all-inclusive look
behind-the-scenes of multiple New York breweries,
City Brew Tours NYC
offers daily public and private
brewery tours throughout the city. Tours include 15+ different beers, a
beer and food pairing meal and comfortable roundtrip transportation.
(not affiliated with the New York City Beer Guide)
Brooklyn Homebrew 163 8th Street
(near 3rd Avenue)
Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(4th Ave. 9th St. F/M/R)
open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-7pm; Sunday, 12pm - 6pm.
Check their blog for further information.
The NY Daily News has an article on the subject (8/22/08), with many addresses. Check it out.
If the link
dies or the article becomes inaccessible, please tell us! In addition (see above): Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brouwerij Lane, Eastern District,
the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen,
Good Beer in the E.V.,
One Stop Beer Shop (Greenpoint/E. Williamsburg),
Vintner Wine Market,
and at "Brew York City" inside the Duane-Reade stores on Bedford in Williamsburg (btw N. 3rd and 4th, open 24hrs)
and at 2069 Broadway (72nd St) in Manhattan.