Hold on to your koozies, gang– there’s a lot of cool stuff coming to Brooklyn.
We’re proud to officially announce that we will be taking up residence in the newly renovated Building 77 in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. We’ll be opening a brewery on the ground floor, right next to our good friends at Russ & Daughters and close to our Barrel Aging Facility in Building 269, and opening a truly massive beer garden on the roof, all by early 2018.
Imagine that: stop in on the ground floor and go, “wow, those tanks sure are shiny!” Take a tour of the brewery from a walkway above the brewhouse and say, “goodness, look at all of those hoses!” Then pop in an elevator, step off into a garden on the roof of the sixteenth floor, gaze over the Manhattan skyline and all of Brooklyn laid out before you, sip a beer, and scream something unprintable from sheer glee. Like “DADGUMMIT,” but with more salt.
(Our offices will also be on the ninth floor of the building, but we figure we’re the only ones who are excited about getting new conference rooms and more spinny desk chairs.)
It’s a huge moment for us, and it’s a momentous occasion for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Since it was decommissioned in 1966, the Yard has worked hard to provide a space for industrial businesses, but there is a growing list of reasons to visit. Our move, along with Russ & Daughters, Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Mast Brothers Chocolate, and many more to come, signifies a new era for the hardest working section of New York City.
We already know your first question, and no, we’re not leaving Williamsburg. Remember a few months ago, when everyone thought we were moving lock, stock, and brewers’ barrels to the Navy Yard? That was about twenty percent accurate. Our Williamsburg home on North 11th Street will still be a brewing center for us, and our Tasting Room will continue to host tours, events, and raucous public hours. You’ll just have to choose– Tasting Room, Building 77 brewhouse, or rooftop beer garden? (Hint: All of them.) Our Williamsburg leases are not up until 2025, but you can count on us staying here.
We’re also still planning to expand our brewing operations over the bridges to Staten Island, and we hope to have more details to share with you soon. We’re working with Davis Brody Bond on both our Staten Island facility and our spaces in the Navy Yard. They’re one of the leading design firms in the nation, pulling down over 200 major design awards for projects ranging from the National September 11 Memorial Museum to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Once we harness all of our brewhouses, we will be able to send forth even more Brooklyn Brewery beers across the country and around the world.
This is one of the most exhilarating times in Brooklyn Brewery history, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share our plans with you. If you have any questions, you know where to find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and right here in Brooklyn.Back to all blog posts