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Brooklyn Brewery expansion means one thing: more beer!

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Brooklyn Brewery has finally reached the tipping point.

This week, the borough’s hottest beer purveyor expanded its Williamsburg complex, unveiling new brew equipment that will double its distribution — meaning that most of the golden elixer will be produced here instead of upstate.

“In the past year we’ve distributed about 110,000 barrels — with the new brewery we expect to double that in the next three years,” said Brooklyn Brewery owner Steve Hindy. “All the growth will be right here in Brooklyn.”

The new space, which is next door to Hindy’s existing complex on N. 11th Street, will not only make the brewery 14 times larger, it’ll host an entirely new system that makes the brewing process smoother and the beer tastier.

To mark the occasion, brewmaster Garrett Oliver is making a new craft ale fittingly named Main Engine Start that will be available on draught for only a short time. That said, the new brew kettle and equipment will allow for a new experimental product every three to four months.

Better yet, some of the draught-only seasonal ales that Oliver and Hindy have produced in small batches will start making their way to the bottle. “Those beers used to be produced for places that specialize in craft beer,” Hindy said. “What we’ve found is that more and more places want them.”

And now he can give it to them.

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mike from wind terr says:
Prohibition was repealed? Wow!
Jan. 14, 2011, 10:45 am
mike from wind terr says:
Prohibition was repealed? Wow!
Jan. 14, 2011, 10:45 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
anyone else remember when the guy killed his ex-roommate with a leatherman at the Brooklyn Brewery?
Jan. 14, 2011, 1:59 pm
Danny from prospect heights says:
Im sure this is just another token bit of business for their small brooklyn plant as most of there beer is produced upstate in their real factory
Jan. 14, 2011, 2:03 pm
Al from LIC says:
Great news, just a small correction. The word is spelled "elixir," only one "e." Thanks for the story.
Jan. 14, 2011, 4:44 pm
mmm, beer says:
Danny, you're just bitter because they supported Atlantic Yards.
Jan. 14, 2011, 5:50 pm
Dave from Clinton Hill says:
Excellent news, their brews are just getting better and better
Jan. 14, 2011, 8:30 pm
Danny from Prospect Hights says:
mmm, beer: Huh.. I support Atlantic Yards as well... Not sure what my comment about the Upstate brewery and A.Y. had to do with each other......
Jan. 17, 2011, 9:47 am
CK1 from Greenpoint says:
According to their tour guides, almost all their beer will now be brewed here... for now. They're still expanding at a rapid enough pace that they'll have to ramp up production Upstate soon enough. Nevertheless, a vast improvement.
March 1, 2011, 7:55 pm

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