Pint sized: Tiny PLG brewery joins the big Bash

Ale view: Christopher Gandsy stands in front of DaleView Biscuits and Beer, his restaurant and brewery.
Photo by Ben Verde

This brewery really takes the biscuit!

A Prospect Lefferts Gardens brewmaster will pull pints at Brooklyn’s biggest beer festival for the first time this Saturday. The owner of Daleview Biscuits and Beer will pour a pale ale and a Belgian-inspired dark ale at New York City Beer Week’s Opening Bash on Feb. 22, showcasing some of his Nostrand Avenue ales for a brand new audience.

“It’s a good way to meet other brewers in the community, and a good way to introduce my beer to people outside the neighborhood, since we are a small-batch brewer,” said Christopher Gandsy, who opened his brewery in late 2018. 

The pint-sized taproom in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is also a restaurant, serving hearty brews created in the basement alongside plates of Southern-style grub. Gandsy said that his biscuits are a natural pairing for any brew. 

“A good biscuit and a good beer always go together — it’s like marriage,” said Gandsy, a South Carolina native who named his brewery and restaurant after his hometown of Dale View. 

At the eatery, Gandsy offers a wide variety of toppings on his flaky buttermilk biscuits, including a fried chicken biscuit for dinner, a breakfast biscuit that incorporates house-made turkey sausages, a pulled pork biscuit dubbed the “Mama Gandsy,” and “The Goat-To Biscuit” with goat cheese and fig jam. 

Putting biscuits alongside his brews is not only a natural pairing, said Gandsy, it is also a compromise to accommodate his gluten-allergic wife. All of his biscuits are gluten-free, although the beers are not, he said.

“Everything we cooked at home was gluten-free, but I couldn’t compromise on a gluten-free beer,” said Gandsy.

During New York City Beer Week, Gandsy will host several events at Daleview, including a “bottle share” on Feb. 24, where home-brewers are invited to bring and share their own sudsy creations, a night of biscuit-centric charcuterie on Feb. 25, and a beer dinner that pairs a different brew with each course on Feb. 28.

New York City Beer Week Opening Bash at the Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble St. at Franklin Street in Greenpoint, nycbrewed.com). Feb. 22 at 12:30 pm and 6:30 pm. $75 ($115 VIP).

Daleview Biscuits and Beer (1170 Nostrand Ave. between Rutland Road and Fenimore Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, (347) 240–5110, www.biscuitsandbeer.nyc). Open Mon-Fri, 7 am–8:30 pm; Sat, 9 am–8:30 pm; Sun, 9 am–5:30 pm.