Taps: 16 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 87 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jameaterblues:
4.7/5 rDev +8%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Holy Shit! My first visit to this Brooklyn beer mecca was just wonderful.
They have the store set up in a "U" shape. one the right when you walk in there are six pack and room temp beers, on the left a huge row of coolers with singles of just about everything you can imagine.
I ended up with a mixed 8 pack...I was going to a party and I am glad that i did not buy more than that(I forget that when you drink good beer you should never bring a mixed pack to a party if you want to try everything you bring), but none the less I got to drink some amazing beer
They definitively have the best selection in town, and the prices are just a little higher than the bigger chain gourmet stores(Whole foods, and fairway). Singles were around $2 and sixpacks ran about a dollar or two higher than the above mentioned chains, but I'm willing to pay to support small business!
I had never seen Left Hand Brewing in NYC before, they also had the whole Line of Butternuts cans, Great Divide, tons of Southern Tier bombers, Ithaca(all including excelsior), tons of imports (lots of Marh's, and Etaller, de dolle, and other obscurities). Just to name a few. They had about 8 kegs for growlers and are upgrading to 13 keg system and it looked like that would be operational soon(in the next couple months)...they can also run this beer through additional hops and maybe chocolate or coffee.
Service...everyone was pretty busy and no one really stocking the beer, but I can only imagine if I asked questions that someone would have been able to answer them....It would be very overwhelming for someone new to craft beer.
By the way don't miss the best Ice Cream sandwich in the world, they have a couple flavors and are a little expensive but well worth it....they also have a really great cheese and specialty foods sections....definitely an A.++ for the store overall. We need this in Manhattan!
06-10-2007 20:54:14 | More by jameaterblues
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a renaissance beer store. You enter and on both sides are reasonably priced bottles of some very cool stuff. They have a very nice selection that includes a shelf of hard to find beers or bottles they aged themselves. They have a handful of taps and they have a sandwich shop with some nice cheeses attached to the place. They are also in the process of getting a brewing license to make their own beer. When I went there the staff was not very friendly though. My girlfriend and I were the only two in the store and the two employees there were speaking to each other and didn't even acknowledge us until we started to move a couple bottles we wanted to the counter. At that point they did get some points back when they offered us a couple pulls from the tap even though we hadn't shown any interest previously.
All and all it was a worth while trip and a place I would return to.
03-13-2014 02:42:46 | More by KornWallace
4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After going in tne front door, you walk down a narrow isle lined with bottled beer, much of it specialty beers that weren't too badly priced. The tastings of the dozen and a half beers were free and the guys working the counter were pretty knowledgeable, althogh I couldn't talk them into selling me a growler of either of the Peekskill beers because they were too hard to get (they would sell pints tho). They also wouldn't sell me any growlers unless I replaced my old metal caps with plastic polyseal caps (something I'd been meaning to do anyway).
I really liked the place and will definitely stop in next time I'm in town.
12-03-2013 02:04:28 | More by tabhill
Bierkraft in Brooklyn, NY
96 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.