Get ‘drafted’! New beer haus opens in Sheepshead Bay

It’s time to get your beer on, Sheepshead Bay!

To the delight of suds sippers everywhere, a new Draft Barn opened on Dooley Street near Emmons Avenue this past weekend, promising a wider beer and liquor selection than the perennial “beer haus” chain’s first two incarnations on Avenue X in Gravesend and Third Avenue in Gowanus.

The Sheepshead Draft Barn is brand-spanking new, but has an old-world feel that will make you think you’ve stepped back in time (I blame the picnic tables and stone fire pit that greets you when you open the door).

Ambiance is one thing, but selection is another.

Manager Eugene Sivkov said that customers will always find 300 bottled beers from all over the world, including the 14 drafts on tap. Half of the beers on the menu are German or Belgian, but one can find almost anything, including the hard-to-find farmhouse and English ales.

There will also be a seriously hearty Hungarian-style menu to go with the beer, so expect hearty helpings of pork, sausages and hog knuckles.

“We’re beer specialists, but we also make our own cold cuts,” Sivkov said. “Many of our sausages are from special recipes that can only be found in our bars.”

The Draft Barn also boasts a wide variety of home made micro-brews, some of which has taken more than ten years to age, Sivkov said.

“We guarantee that if you like beer, you are going to love it here,” Sivkov said. “There’s something for everyone, even the ladies.”

Beer swilling beauties? Now that’s a beer lover’s dream come true!

Draft Barn [30 Dooley St. between Shore Parkway and Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay]. For info, visit www.draftbarnny.com.