New York City is called the greatest city in the world for a reason. Here in NYC, we have literally and absolutely everything. Whether you want museums, million dollar mansions, roof top bars, concerts, shopping, beaches, nightlife – everything! To top it off, here in NYC we have some of the best independent breweries in the entire country and world. In 2017, craft beers and independent breweries have gradually begun taking over and have become the trend. In this, each year more and more independent breweries pop-up and build massive reputations. The empire state has quite an impressive list of independent breweries so to narrow it down to five has been quite a battle. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 5 independent breweries in NYC.
Other Half Brewing
The number one independent brewing company is actually one of NYC newest companies as well. Opening in 2014, this company’s reputation reached immense success right away. Initially, this independent brewery in nyc was known for their hop-forward beers, this company has put together some of the best saisons and stouts. If you have the chance to stop by, it is recommended. Their tap room is a goldmine in NYC and a major tourist attraction.
Peekskill Brewery in 2011 quickly became crowned one of the best independent breweries in the Empire State. Once run by Jeff O’Neil, Peekskill took home numerous prestigious awards complimenting and solidifying this brewery across the competition. Today, Peekskill is under the direction of Matt Levy, who generate a lot of buzz as well. To this day, this independent brewery has generate enough buzz to reach international heights.
If you are a beer drinker and have not tried a Brooklyn Brewery beer, you are probably not a true New Yorker. Brooklyn Beer is known to have some of the best selection of beers in the entire state and country. Under the direction of brew master Garret Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery has captured the attention and hearts of beer lovers for numerous years. In the past few years, the company has begun to surge even more and is expected to rise to the number one spot by the end of the year.
Barrier Brewing Co.
Have you gone to an independent brewery company and discovered they did not have enough variety to quench your beer taste buds? Barrier Brewing Co. is known through-out the Empire State and the United States as one of the best breweries with style, flair and variation. With different stouts, hoppy lagers, brown ales, citrus IPAS and dozens of others, this company is determined to stay strong and be recognized as one of the best of the best. Each year, they put out nothing but the best beers that nearly steal all of the awards.
When it comes to Threes Brewing, the first thing that sets this independent brewery aside from the dozens of other companies is its brewing facility. On top of this, the company is nearly brand new, nearing two years old, and has already stolen the attention of the critics across the state, country and world. Does that not convince you that this company is something or what? What is so unique about Threes Brewing is how well-designed and crafted each and every beer is. There is a reason why this independent brewery is on the list – you have to check it out!
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