Brooklyn Brewery Plans Move to Greenpoint
By Dispatch Editors on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at 8:39 am
Williamsburg staple Brooklyn Brewery is closing up and moving– to Greenpoint.
Greenpointers reported that the new location will be at 1 Wyeth Avenue and should be open by 2024. The building is not yet built.
The new location is just a few blocks away.
NYIMBY reported that 1 Wyeth Avenue has filed for construction permits in August. The new building will be partially commercial and partially industrial uses.
With about 41,000 square feet of space, Brewery will make up about half the 78,842 square foot space in the new building assuming both above reports are accurate.
The Brooklyn Brewery has been an icon along Williamsburg’s Waterfront and a destination along what had once been a derelict stretch of industrial buildings. Now surrounded by hotels, clubs, and restaurants, it is hard to imagine even a decade ago how isolated the tap room was.
The entrance to the existing tap room once had long lines on the few nights a week the brewery was open. It’s now open 7 days a week.
The tap room has been reinvented several times over the years. Originally the bar was to the left of this photo. Where the bar is currently situated was once vats of brewing beer.
The brewery was known as a casual place to drink unique beers, play board games, and order pizza for delivery.
Back in 2018, the Brewery renovated the tasting room and eliminated beer tokens — the currency required to buy beers. Sadly, our master plan to beat inflation by cashing in our Brooklyn Brewer tokens has been foiled.
All good things come to an end. Instead of getting blackout drunk and stumbling to the L on North 11th, now we’ll have to get blackout drunk and stumble home on North 15th.