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Reviews by GJ40:
4.18/5 rDev -3.2%
A great local bottle shop / pub. They have a nice selection of bottles with some rarer though quite pricy beers. They also have a dozen or so on tap sold by the glass or growler. And there's a sandwich / cheese counter in the back. I just stopped in for a quick look while passing by but I'll definitely be back for a longer visit.
09-23-2013 23:07:53 | More by GJ40
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4.63/5 rDev +7.2%
I stumbled upon Bierkraft after consulting BeerAdvocate and per a friend's recommendation, and I definitely was not disappointed.
I usually shop for beer in Philadelphia (a.k.a. the nation's greatest importer of beer) but decided to give it a break for the week and try New York after hearing rumors that there were bottles upon bottles of Bourbon County Brand Stout stinking up liquor store shelves in the Big Apple.
I'm glad that I was able to partially confirm this rumor -- whereas they didn't have any BCBS bottles on stock, they did serve it on draft -- I'm also ecstatic to report that I found my new to-go place for beer. The selection here is well-thought out, the food is incredible (I got the Serrano as a pairing suggestion with my BCBS) plus the guys here are extremely knowledgeable on beer; I was actually on a quest to find some Bell's Hopslam Ale (which Philadelphia purportedly only received two cases of) in NYC and was very disappointed not to find it here. After sharing my disappointment with the two beer geeks working the draft bar, they reluctantly pointed me toward where I could find two and a half six-packs of it. That made my week, no, my MONTH.
Bierkraft also has a corner where they sell "vintage beer" -- usually nothing too exciting on this corner the several times I've been, but if you're looking to complete a vert, I can see how it might excite you; they also have regular BeerAdvocate and non-BeerAdvocare beer shares here as well, for those of you are into that kind of thing :)
07-15-2014 14:04:45 | More by amano_h
3.58/5 rDev -17.1%
The world-famous Bierkraft! What's wrong with it? Tiny, cramped and crummy. There are two storefronts, one with beer and another one with tables. A narrow railroad holds a bunch of coolers and shelves with good stuff, but so incredibly overpriced it hurts.
Rockmill, barrel-aged Thirsty Ulver, Port City, Penn Brewing, Voodoo, Midnight Sun Moscow... these are beers you can't easily (if at all) find in NYC. But the regular stuff? Forget about it. $14.75 for a six-pack of Union Jack, and $13.75 for Prima Pils.
They have a bunch of taps for pints and growler fills, but none of them were terribly appealing when I visited. I'll pass on this place, at least until they clean up and control the price situation.
07-05-2014 23:30:37 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.