Things to Do in New York City: Take a Brewery Tour

With the warmer weather of summer coming in, a brewery tour of New York City is one of the best things to do in New York next month. The Big Apple is one of the hottest spots in the United States for breweries. The breweries in New York have some of the country’s best ales, stouts, porters, lagers, and IPAs. Let’s take a look at the top breweries in New York City.

Breweries to Visit in Brooklyn and Queens

We’ll start in Brooklyn, home of the City’s most acclaimed breweries. Other Half Brewing is between the neighborhoods of Red Hook, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens. This local favorite specializes in fruity, juicy New England-style IPAs. Grab a few drafts at their new taproom.
A visit to Grimm Artisanal Ales is one of the best things to do in New York next month. Grimm’s brand-new taproom serves up their trademark stouts, IPAs, and fermented sours. It’s a fantastic choice for anyone looking to try some different styles.
Between Crown Heights and East Flatbush is Island to Island brewery. This intriguing spot specializes in seasonal brews that make full use of New York state ingredients and out-of-left-field flavorings. Summertime beers include selections like a watermelon rye saison and a jerk spice Helles lager. It’s also a perfect place for a non-beer fan, as Island to Island features cider and kombucha drinks.
Craft beers
Threes Brewing in Gowanus is an excellent destination for a craft beer and a meal. They have an exceptional selection of their beers and taps from guest breweries. They also boast an excellent menu of dishes. The giant pretzel with dipping sauces is a must-order. There is also another location of Threes Brewing in Greenpoint that is more of a bar-style site. Head in for their weekly trivia to enjoy some fresh brews and win some prizes.
In Queens, the Glendale neighborhood is home to the celebrated Finback Brewery. This location has gained national acclaim for its Oscillation series of IPAs along with their seasonal specials. Stop in and enjoy a few pints and the fun events at the brewery.
Queens is also home to Long Island City’s Fifth Hammer Brewing Company. The Fifth Hammer’s intriguing beers include the Guanyin IPA, a collaboration effort with Ti Quan Yin Tea. Fifth Hammer also features the New York State Eastern Bluebird beer, a pale ale made with 100% New York state-grown hops and barley.

Breweries to Visit in Manhattan and The Bronx

A trek to the Bronx’s Gun Hill Brewing Company is one of the best things you can do in New York next month. This brewery named after a Revolutionary War battle has a distinctly historical slant to their taproom. Beers at their location include the Spirit of 76 American Pilsner and the Rise Up Rye, a saison created for the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”
In Midtown Manhattan, the Heartland Brewery Chophouse and the Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie mix hearty meals with fine ales. These two always-popular locations feature beers like the Farmer Jon’s Oatmeal Stout, the Cornhusker Lager, and the Indiana Pale Ale.

Breweries in New York City

Those are only a few of the great breweries throughout New York City. A trek to one or several of these is one of the best things to do in New York City next month. Happy drinking!

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