ASK BROOKLYN BREWERY

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We love hearing from our fellow drinkers, but we also know that similar questions tend to pop up. Please check out the frequently asked questions listed below for answers to some of our most common inquiries. If you’re still curious, feel free to contact us or message us on social media.

BREWERY VISITS

  • We are open to the public:

    Monday-Wednesday 5- 11 PM with reservation-only Small Batch Tours at 5, 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 PM
    Summer Thursdays: 2- 11 PM with reservation-only Small Batch Tours at 5, 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 PM
    Summer Fridays 2 PM- 12 AM with reservation-only Small Batch Tours at 5, 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 PM
    Saturday 12 PM- 12 AM with free tours on the half hour from 1-6 PM
    Sunday 12-8 PM with free tours on the half hour from 1-6 PM

    We highly recommend our Small Batch Tours for anyone visiting the brewery with an interest in brewing, our history, and trying some of our favorite beers. Click here to book yours now.

    Free weekend tours are on the shorter side and do not include beer tasting, but we encourage bringing your beer along to see our facility and learn about our history.

    You can also catch parties, concerts, food vendors and more in our Tasting Room depending on the night. Visit our Events page to see what’s coming up, and use our Visit page to discover more about booking private events.

We offer tours throughout the week:

Monday- Friday at 5, 5:45, 6:30, and 7:15 PM: Small Batch Tours include information about brewing, our company, a tour of our facility, and tasting several of our favorite beers. Check our Visit page to see if we have any Technical Tours available for a deeper dive into the world of beer. Click here to book your Small Batch Tour spot.

Saturday & Sunday: Free tours on the half hour from 1-6 PM. These tours are shorter and do not include a beer tasting, but are a fun way look inside our brewhouse and learn about brewing and our company history.

Please note that all tours are conducted in English unless specifically noted on the Small Batch Tour you book. Tours tend to fill up quickly, so please plan ahead and arrive on time to be sure you see everything.

Yes, you must be over 21 or accompanied by a parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Unfortunately due to space limitations, we do not reserve tables for parties and ask that you do not hold tables for friends. If you’d like to reserve our Barrel Room for your party, please inquire through our Visit page. Otherwise, we recommend getting to the Tasting Room early so you can get spots together before our Tasting Room fills up. Good luck!

Yes, children are welcome accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Yes, dogs are welcome accompanied by a leash in our Tasting Room, but unfortunately they are not able to accompany you on a tour of the brewery.

We offer selection of chips and other small snacks. Keep an eye out for other food vendors in residence on weekends, or ask our bartenders for a recommendation for delivery options. You are more than welcome to order or bring in food of your own while you hang with us.

In addition to beer, we serve wine, hard cider, and sodas, water, and other non-alcoholic options, so we ask that you do not bring in outside drinks.

We do not sell liquor, but are happy to serve a selection of wines from our friends at Rooftop Reds‘ and a hard cider from our buddies at Brooklyn Cider House. Contact us or ask your bartender for more information.

We are proud to offer Brooklyn Special Effects, our hoppy, delicious, and non-alcoholic friend. We also stock a selection of Saranac sodas, and have water coolers set up around the Tasting Room.

CAREERS

Thank you for your interest in working with us. All of our available opportunties are posted on our Jobs page.

Here is some information on professional brewing education in the United States:

The World Brewing Academy and Siebel Institute of Technology: Based in Chicago and Munich, this institution combines the venerable Siebel Institute with the German brewing school Doemens to offer long and short courses on a wide variety of brewing topics.

The UC Davis Extension: Growing out of its program in viticulture, the University of California at Davis offers a variety of professional brewing courses.

The American Brewers Guild: Designed by British brewmaster Steve Parkes of Wolavers and Otter Creek Brewing, the American Brewers Guild courses are designed to give a very practical hands-on brewing education. Long-distance courses are available, and all full courses include brewery internships.

From time to time, The Brooklyn Brewery takes on interns and apprentices, but only through recognized brewing studies programs.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

We regularly donate and provide discounted product to charitable and arts organizations. To see if we are able to help you, get in touch with our donations team here. Please be aware that donations are limited, and distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

We love movies and TV shows, especially when we can point to our own beer onscreen. To discuss availability, please email donations@brooklynbrewery.com and provide us with the following:

+ Film synopsis
+ Script for only the scenes in which the beer will shown
+ Date when the product is needed

We truly appreciate your interest in documenting our company. However, we regret that we are only able to accommodate a very limited number of information, interview, photography and filming requests.

The History and Beers pages of our website, as well as Beer School: Bottling Success At The Brooklyn Brewery (written by our co-founders Steve Hindy and Tom Potter) are excellent sources of information on Brooklyn Brewery. For other media requests, please contact Sam Itzkovitz at sitzkovitz@brooklynbrewery.com.

Sustainability is a goal that is widely shared in the community we support, and as we continue to grow we aim to be a leader in sustainable practices. For more information and specific practices, please visit our Sustainability page.

PRODUCT AND DISTRIBUTION

Click here to access our Beer Finder and track down Brooklyn beer near you, or contact your local distributor.

While we’re proud to distribute to as many drinkers as we already do, we can’t be everywhere at once. Check out our distribution list below, and keep asking your local spots if they can get some Brooklyn Brewery beers for you. When drinkers speak, we listen.

Below is a list of the states and countries in which we are currently distributed. Please remember that this list is subject to change:

Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Nevada
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia

Australia
Baltic States
Brazil
Canada
Denmark
Dubai
Finland
El Salvador
Finland
France
Germany
Guatemala
Hong  Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Korea
Netherlands
Norway
Puerto Rico
Russia
Serbia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

As part of our Brooklyn Limited releases, these beers were only made in small quantities and were available for brief times. You’re unlikely to find these beers again, but if you see an event advertising vintage beers or have a friend with a deep cellar, you might get lucky. Keep an eye on our social media for the latest Brooklyn Limited beers, and be sure to stop by our Tasting Room for the latest from our brewing team.

We have no idea what you’re talking about, and if there was such a beer, we would certainly not be able to tell you it’s released every November in exceedingly small quantities.

Here’s a list of some of our most commonly requested calorie counts, per 12oz serving:

Brooklyn Lager: 170
Brooklyn Summer Ale: 150
Brooklyn Pilsner: 155
Post Road Pumpkin Ale: 165
Brooklyn Oktoberfest: 175
Brooklyn Brown Ale: 190
Brooklyn East IPA: 200
Brooklyn Black Chococlate Stout: 320

For further calorie counts, please contact us here.

Check out the lists below for carb ranges on our most commonly requested beers:

5-10 carbs (per 12oz)

Brooklyn Summer Ale

10-15 carbs (per 12oz)

Brooklyn East IPA
Brooklyn Pilsner
Brooklyn Oktoberfest
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

15-20 carbs (per 12oz)

Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Post Road Pumpkin Ale

25-30 carbs (per 12oz)

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

For more information, contact us here.

All of our beers are vegan friendly. Our cask beers are filtered with the vegan-friendly Biofine Clear.

We do not add sulfites as a preservative to our beer. Any sulfur formation is a result of the fermentation. Therefore, all of our beers are low in sulfites. Brooklyn Lager would be a good example of low sulfites, which has less than 1 ppm (the average sulfite content for wine is 80 ppm). Typically, sulfur dioxide levels in our beer are less than 1 ppm. The exceptions are Black Chocolate Stout and Black Ops, which have levels of 5-7 ppm of sulfur dioxide.

None of our beers are gluten free. There are a growing number of breweries who offer tasty gluten free or reduced gluten options, but our current production does not include any such varieties. If you’re visiting our Tasting Room, please ask your bartender about our wine and cider options on tap.

PURCHASE

We unfortunately do not sell kegs directly to customers. In order to purchase a keg, please visit a home beverage center or distributor near you.

Yes, you can. Please stop by our Company Store during public hours in our Tasting Room to shop for beer, merch, and more. Unfortunately, we cannot ship beer directly to consumers, but we’re well worth the visit.

Sorry, we do not have the ability to ship beer directly to customers. One place that might be able to ship our beer to you is Half Time Beverage. You can also click here to find out how to locate Brooklyn beer near you.

If you happen to live near our Tasting Room or travel to the area. stop by our Company Store during our Tasting Room hours. You’ll be able to stock up on beer, merch, and more, and stick around for a beer while you’re at it.

Sorry, we don’t sell or fill growlers. When you visit our Tasting Room, ask your bartender which beers are available to go in freshly filled Crowlers. These 32 oz cans should be kept cold and drank fresh to ensure quality. They’re your best chance to take home some of our most limited releases, so be sure to stock up while you can.

We don’t currently have an option available to purchase gift certificates or gift cards, but you might consider purchasing a ticket to one of our upcoming events.