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Spring may finally have sprung, but at Bierkraft, the gourmet grocery and beer emporium on Fifth Avenue and Union Street in Park Slope, it’s beginning to look more like Oktoberfest.

That’s because the craft beer behemoth is putting the finishing touches on a new backyard “biergarten,” where up to 40 revelers can kick back with growlers of Ballast Point Tongue Buckler and Chelsea Black Hole XXX Stout.

“As we moved away from selling provisions and specialty goods, our beers and sandwiches really took off,” explained cellar manager Matt Barkley. “The inside tables, which seat about 30, have been really popular, so the backyard is a natural extension of our space.”

The outdoor festivities kick off on April 16 with an all day Oyster Roast and Cask Fest, with several purveyors, including Clinton Hill’s Kelso brewery, providing unfiltered and unpasteurized specialty suds.

That’s hardly the only event on tap for the new, warm-weather hang.

“We’re partnering with Captain Lawrence Brewing Company for a pig roast in June,” revealed Barkley.

And although a rowdy good time seems promised for all, Barkley had words of assurance for noise-averse neighbors. “There won’t be any live music or anything, because we don’t have that kind of license. And we’re not extending our hours either. The latest we’ll stay open is 11 at night.”

Might as well rest up for a fresh round of drinking in the morning.

Bierkraft [191 Fifth Ave. between Union Street and Berkeley Place in Park Slope, (718) 230-7600].

Updated 11:36 am, March 24, 2011: This story was first reported on Park Slope Patch, http://parkslope.patch.com/articles/a-beer-garden-for-bierkraft
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gimme from here says:
brewsed n' confused
March 24, 2011, 9:25 am
The Worst from Park Slope says:
I'm very excited about this project. Rowdy crowds drunk will be good for the neighborhood, because they are white rowdy, drinking organic craft beer and listening to alt rock, rather than hennessey swilling hip hoppers.

I am from Park Slope, and I am The Worst.
March 24, 2011, 9:33 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
I like the place and I wouldn't worry Park Slope, Bierkraft is so expensive, no one is likely to drink enough there to get drunk.
March 24, 2011, 10:33 am
tr! from Park Slope says:
are you The Worst or the Wurst?
March 24, 2011, 10:56 am
Dylan from eVill says:
Bierkraft expensive?

Ultra-fine bottles can be had for around $3 and 85% of their drafts are $5-6...

But then again, you undoubtedly are more comfortable paying $1 for Bud at some ridiculous place like The 13th Step...
March 24, 2011, 11:10 am
Pat k from The Ridge says:
Great place ! This is from someone who likes a Cold Bud from Farells which is right from the tap. I'm sure i am an exception but biercraft is excellent.

I'm sure the hipsters are shivering over this.
March 25, 2011, 12:16 am
Al from Park Slope says:
Hey "The Worst".. you are obviously the worst at understanding an article. They already do serve beer inside of the shop. The beer garden is to have the same beer they already serve outside in their backyard. So as far as their pricing comments from Joey, obviously people are so OK with their pricing and their beer selection that they are expanding.
March 25, 2011, 8:52 am

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