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SingleCut Beersmiths

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 692
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

19-33 37th St
Astoria (Queens), New York, 11105-1118
United States
phone: (718) 606-0788

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @singlecutbeer

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(Place added by: SinglecutBeer on 12-08-2012)
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Reviews by jerrytodd:
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

A: Very welcoming warm environment - industrial but tasteful with wood, steel and cement surfaces, large communal tables. Very "brewing" oriented with malt sacks on racks and brewhouse clearly visible. Outdoor seating and mezzanine stage with live music.

Q: I'm a huge fan of this brewery, they've only been open @ half a year and for their age they have really impressed. Brews split between hoppy ales and lagers

S: Friendly and knowledgeable. Bar service only so you'll need to get up for pints. Food was brought to our table though

S: They had 8 beers on tap including a nitro barrel aged brew (amazing btw).

F: Totally decent. Meat pies and pretzels with excellent cheeses and sides

V: On par with NYC.

Overall, this is a very notable entry into the local beer market and worth visiting.

jerrytodd, Jul 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

After discovering this local brewery's beers recently (and really enjoying them) I thought it was high time to trek out with my wife to North Queens to check it out.

Initial impression - how did I not know about this place and come here sooner? It is impressive! Here's what struck me first:

A) The scale of the place. It's a bonafide full-scale brewery.
B) Great aesthetics. A mix of industrial, wood, steel, kegs, grain sacks, communal tables, and a 2nd story stage all with a warm and inviting vibe. Outdoor seating on the front sidewalk too. Very relaxed vibe with a mix of hipsters, locals and elder statesmen like myself (ahem!)
C) They play vinyl and a great music mix both my wife and I really enjoyed.

If it were just that, it'd be worth checking out for the experience (staff was friendly and helpful too). But the beer was terrific. My wife had a flight of five beers and what maybe most amazing was she enjoyed them all (she's not the biggest beer drinker). I noted that the mix of people here was fairly evenly divided between male and female.

As much as I've enjoyed their beers at pubs, the freshness of the pour from the source was revelatory. Truthfully while there were a few I liked better than others, none were disappointing.

Very much worth the trip and my favorite beer place to hang in NYC now!

crispinol, Aug 17, 2014
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franciscoraleigh, Dec 23, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +12.4%

Cliche but this really is a diamond in the rough. A moderately industrial area in northern Queens (Astoria) but only about a 12-15 minute walk from the subway N/Q Ditmars Boulevard stop.

The atmosphere is wonderful, they have outdoor seating, a big, semi-industrial space with plenty of room to sit and enjoy. And they brew beer there! Depending upon what time you go (I was there once when they opened on a Wednesday and a couple of times during the weekend) you can take a tour and actually see these guys at work! They also play music on vinyl (the Wednesday I was there they actually played customers' LPs) and on the weekends they have live music, even Jazz. You don't find a place like this very often.

Quality and service were definitely solid, the beers are delicious and as fresh as you can get considering they were brewed only steps away in the back of the building. It's not rocket-science, the staff is attentive, approachable, knowledgeable and they all know how to pour a pint so I'm not sure what else you could ask for from a brewery bartender...

Selection is tops, they have all the beers you can find anywhere they distribute plus they have "taproom only" selections that you can only get there. Perfect score in this category because once again, this is the source so the beers I had were as fresh as fresh can be.

Food was also solid. You can tell that someone took a moment to select beer-appropriate food, not just a deep-fryer with predictable bar-food. The meat-pies were really good, I had a cheese plate that was actually paired with a flight and the pretzels (I think they get these from somewhere else) were really good.

Value is on par with, or better than any other good craft-beer venue in the city. You can hear live music with no cover charge, you're drinking beer that was brewed right under the same roof. It's definitely a bit of a hike and feels like it's in the middle of nowhere, but once I found the place I felt right at home. Prices were competitive with any other craft-pub, and their growler prices for empties/refills were reasonable.

I will definitely be back.

CarlosDanger, Oct 01, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +1.4%

First visit here and I'm more than happy I came.

Easy to find, and close to LaGuardia (I mean, you could plan a little extra time into a layover and make it easily for one). I didn't have any issues parking, although it seems like the "legal" thing to do is park on the street even though there is a shopping center parking lot across the street.

Warehouse style with concrete floors and cinder block walls (minus 4 walls which are seemingly very nice horizontal cedar boards). The ceiling seems to be paneled and painted a dark gray, with steel support beams painted orange. The lighting is mainly track lighting or hanging lights over the bar, but during the day (since the space is shared with the actual brewery) there are also many fluorescent lights that Om sure are used. There are aging barrels in 2 sets of 12 that add a lot of character to the place.

You'll find 5 large wooden tables (each seat 10) and a small bar (with 7 barstools). The stools are minimalist metal with square tops and no back rest. There are 12 beers on tap of varying styles. No wine or liquor available. Food is available is the form of "artisanal meat pies", but I didn't try anything. There is a full band space upstairs above the restrooms and seemingly an office. No TVs, but some awesome music and themed nights to boot.

Of the 12 beers I had the Kim (sour lager) and Billy Full Stack (double IPA). They primarily (at this point and to put it plainly) do lagers and hoppy beers. The quality of the beers is solid and are absolutely worthy of a trip regardless of your beer style preference.

Overall, I can't wait to come back and I fully recommend anyone come by when they can.

qcbrewer, Aug 15, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%

What a fun place to be on a nice Sunday afternoon. They had a really amazing rock band playing on this elevated area, which I have no idea how they got all their equipment to.

Walking around, the bar itself is literally the brewery and you'll be surrounded by tanks and bags of malt. At the bar, you can get a flight to sample 5 of their beers for $10.

They do a pretty darn good job. I recommend their IPA and Black IPA.

dar482, Jul 06, 2013
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SingleCut Beersmiths in Astoria (Queens), NY
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.