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Reviews by sleazo:
3.65/5 rDev -10.1%
Growler fills in Greenpoint? For that alone I am happy that this place opened up. When you walk in, there are 8 or 10 taps coming right out of the wall ready to fill up a waiting growler. The selection so far has been pretty good with a mix of Euros and craft brews. Nothing mindblowing but you I have enjoyed some Left Hand brews along with a Dogfishhead or two. There is a cleaning station nearby which helps.
Bottle wise they have a decent but not great selection. A cooler further in has a number of 12 oz singles and bombers. Besides the usual selection they have some harder to find brews for the area such as Green Flash, Southern Tier one offs, and a smattering of other brews you would normally have to seek out to find. Mostly though it is the more common Euros and standard craft brews on offer.
The staff is friendly, helpful and generally well versed in the subject. I have talked to the owner and he definitely was looking at way to improve and new breweries to stock.
The prices though are mixed. $10 growler fills are fine by me as I do not have to travel. The singles can get pretty pricey. $3 for a Brooklyn 12oz? While they are technically brewed in Utica, this is a close as we get to local given that the brewery is less than a mile away. I can get a six pack for under $9 so this is a bit out of wack.
In the end this is a good place for the neighbourhood to have as it really fills a need and prevents the pointers from having to go to Park Slope or the LES for fills and some rareties. This place definitely has the potential to grow into something better and it probably will. Definitely recommended for locals but not quite a destination place yet.
Subway:Take the G to Greenpoint Ave. Walk 1.5 blocks east and it is on the south side of the street.
07-01-2009 19:59:33 | More by sleazo
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3.84/5 rDev -5.4%
This is a really cool place in the BK.
Like many other places in NYC, it will cost you a bit to have a beer. Thankfully, however, they offer smaller servings and graduating prices that ease the sticker shock. Add to this a superb selection including some rareties and beers that out-of-towners like me never see and it's easy to go overboard here and order a ton of beers.
Just to give an idea of the selection, they had Sweetwater and Green Flash among other American craft options that I'm blanking on, as well as a number of Belgian and German offerings like Gaffel and again, some other names I'm blanking on. Bottom line: you'll find something you like here.
Add to the great tap selection an impeccable cooler selection for those that want to take some bottles to go or crack one on the premises. If you buy a bottle, you'll pay a corkage fee to drink at the bar, but once you see the selection, you'll probably still want to do this despite the extra charge.
As for the seating, there's small beer garden in the back and tables for around 10-12 people right next to the taps. There are pretzels and pickles for those that get the munchies too.
Overall, one of the best spots I've been to in NYC. Not sure when I'll return, but it can't come soon enough.
06-17-2014 20:04:55 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.09/5 rDev +0.7%
Stopped by after a terrific time at Torst. This place was unusual and very cool. Small beer retail (excellent selections) with 16 or so outstanding taps. Had one of the best stouts ever (Warlock, by Victory I think?) and several wet-hopped IPAs. Took home a couple growlers afterward. Wish there were more of this style beer drinking/beer retail places. Reminded me of Common Market in Charlotte without the general merchandise and deli. Lots of fun.
10-29-2013 21:52:57 | More by fulcrum
3.09/5 rDev -23.9%
Stopped in at opening time on a monday. Cool layout with a large window outside that allows you to look a the chalk board of tap/growler fills 9in fact I found it easier to read the list by stepping outside and looking through the window. Below is the taps (not really behind a bar). A few cold case and sitting area, also a nice little patio out back.
Looked liked it would be a great neighborhood spot, but I was more on the look out for bottles on my visit and they were very picked over, ended up leaving empty handed. Tap list was nice looking but also nothing I couldn't live with out.
Minimal interaction with the staff but they seemed nice enough. Would stop in if in the neighborhood.
08-22-2013 06:26:31 | More by drewone
Brouwerij Lane in Brooklyn, NY
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.