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Grimm Artisanal Ales (2019)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by frozyn, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (581) May 16, 2015 New York
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    Website: https://grimmales.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grimmales/

    Location
    990 Metropolitan Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Nearest Subway Stop: Grand Street L. If you're coming from Manhattan, it takes the same amount of time to get off one stop earlier at Graham and walk the extra two minutes. Godspeed to all of you come April given the L train shutdown.
    Parking: usually pretty easy nearby.
    Citibike: closest is at Bushwick Ave and Powers St, about a 7 minute walk.

    Hours
    Monday: 5pm - 10pm
    Tuesday: 5pm - 10pm
    Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
    Thursday: 5pm - 12am
    Friday: 5pm - 12am
    Saturday: 12pm - 12am
    Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

    Beer
    Pouring Now is what's on tap.
    To-Go shows what's available in cans, bottles or growler fills.

    For release information, follow them on Instagram (best source) or you can try here.

    Food
    Samesa Snack Bar, an outpost of Brooklyn-based Samesa, is setup in the taproom. There is a menu at the bottom part of the Taproom page on their website, and there are seasonal offerings as well.

    Shop:
    https://shop.grimmales.com/
    Dogs: Allowed on a leash or in a bag.
    Kids: Allowed as long as they are well-behaved and monitored.
    Growlers: Must be clean, dark glass, and you have to bring your own cap for screw-top varieties.
    Bottle Shares: Ask permission from a bartender first. Then give them a pour.
    Other FAQs: https://grimmales.com/faqs/

    Nearby breweries/bars: Interboro, The Well, Beer Street, KCBC, Barcade, Matt Torrey's, Noorman's Kil, Sugarburg, more than I care to list. Hell even Spuyten Duyvil is just within a 20 minute walk. Best to Google it if you're looking for something specific.

    Nearby bottle shops: CraftBeer & Smoke Shop, Campbell Cheese & Grocery, Beer Karma, Beer Boutique.

    Nearby food: Roberta's, Arrogant Swine, Masha & The Bear, Ammazzacaffè, Champs Diner (vegan), gonna quit again as too many options. Yelp what you're in the mood for.
     
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  2. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (282) May 21, 2012 New York
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    The NY Today's Special is absolutely fascinating. Really cool expression of the hops, and the base beer is so so clean. Today's Special is up there with Boat and Sneakbox for me regarding low-ABV hoppy beers
     
  3. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

  4. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (518) Sep 3, 2013 New York


    I like it. Bought some this past week-end.
     
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  5. afroskully

    afroskully Aspirant (227) Aug 24, 2016 New York

    Anyone have any experience aging a bottle of Double Negative? Wondering if there’s a peak time somewhere, or is it one to drink fresh?
    Thanks
     
  6. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,085) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    @BoardwalkBock was raving about a 2016 bottle in last months thread.
     
  7. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (504) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Yup! That beer ages well between 1-3 years IMO. I had a 2015 last year.
     
  8. Grimm_Artisanal_Ales

    Grimm_Artisanal_Ales Initiate (114) Apr 6, 2015 New York
    Industry

    hey guys. thanks for the thoughtfully revamped 1st post. lots of good info there!
     
  9. uptown_thunder

    uptown_thunder Initiate (27) Jun 22, 2018 New York

    Was at the new years party, very well done. Great beer (of course) with good food, good dj, and just the right number of tickets sold.

    Looking forward to future events at the tap room!
     
  10. Nelson02

    Nelson02 Initiate (21) Jan 24, 2010 New York
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    can someone confirm whether or not dogs are allowed inside? says so above, but i hadn't seen a dog there.
     
  11. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

    I'm almost positive it's a no-dog policy now with Samesa prepping food in the space, though at one point they were allowed. If that's changed, someone correct me because I'd love to bring my dog to more breweries.
     
  12. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (283) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  13. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (581) May 16, 2015 New York
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    Official FAQs list dogs as OK. They're pretty good about updating their website in my experience, so I would assume they're A-OK.
     
  14. FatSkippy

    FatSkippy Initiate (35) Mar 21, 2005 New York

    No more L train shutdown. I'd imagine Grimm is pretty happy about that.
     
  15. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (581) May 16, 2015 New York
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    Here's to hoping it's not like the PATH-WTC station plan where the L is shutdown nearly every weekend for the next two years...
     
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  16. Grimm_Artisanal_Ales

    Grimm_Artisanal_Ales Initiate (114) Apr 6, 2015 New York
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    Dogs are currently allowed, hopefully we'll continue to have no issues so we can keep it that way!

    Seriously? that's fantastic
     
  17. tinoynk

    tinoynk Initiate (69) Sep 25, 2010 New York
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    That's almost definitely going to be the case. They're still going to "fix" it without a full shutdown, so I have to imagine that will mean it's shut down basically every weekend.
     
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  18. Feaor

    Feaor Initiate (111) Jul 9, 2017 New York

    What I heard is that they are shutting down one of the tubes at a time so there should be service on weekends still, just reduced.
     
  19. frozyn

    frozyn Zealot (581) May 16, 2015 New York
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    Fine by this Bed-Stuy'er. Quiet Williamsburg Weekends would be delightful.
     
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  20. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

    Excellent... I'm glad I was wrong!
     
  21. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

  22. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (282) May 21, 2012 New York
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    I'm gonna go buy a whole bunch of that beer.
     
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  23. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (283) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  24. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

  25. avas

    avas Devotee (435) Apr 30, 2014 New York
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    Anyone try this round of Magnetic Compass yet?
     
  26. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (283) Jun 25, 2016 New York

  27. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (282) May 21, 2012 New York
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    Delicious, I love a good sub 7% IPA. Cool Rakau vibe and meshes with my memory of the previous batch.

    Catch Wave is similarly good but I went home with MC personally.
     
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  28. jma1979

    jma1979 Initiate (21) Mar 21, 2018 New York

  29. JayORear

    JayORear Meyvn (1,056) Feb 22, 2012 New York
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    Curious to see how this stands up to Russian River Supplication/Consecration . . .
     
  30. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (504) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Exactly what I was thinking. I’ll have to grab a few bottles for science.
     
  31. Abstractual

    Abstractual Initiate (34) Mar 6, 2015 New York

    Worth noting that both the RR beers have fruit additions, Shadow Work does not.
     
  32. Grimm_Artisanal_Ales

    Grimm_Artisanal_Ales Initiate (114) Apr 6, 2015 New York
    Industry

    Our goal was to make a really authentic, purist Flanders Red/Brown ale. So it's inspired more by Liefman's Goudenband or Rodenbach Grand Cru. It's less sour than the russian river.
     
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  33. tynian16

    tynian16 Disciple (334) Oct 23, 2015 New York
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    Ugh I need this. Rodenbach was one of my entry beers into this world...
     
  34. OnlyTheFinest

    OnlyTheFinest Aspirant (210) Feb 5, 2016 Maine
    Trader

    So much for collecting Grimm cans/bottles

    Can’t keep up with the new releases at all
     
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  35. bgold86

    bgold86 Savant (954) Apr 1, 2015 New York
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    It's winter, where are all the stouts? We have seen DN, Babka and the cake porter, is that it?
     
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  36. prettygood

    prettygood Initiate (74) May 27, 2016 New York

    I'm surprised how often new bottles are coming out, but not complaining. I stop by at some point probably every other week. I'll probably grab two Shadow Work bottles both because of the beer and the price, but everything else recently has been 1 bottle for me. Also, I'd prefer 750s over the 500ml bottles(particularly with a 6% beer), but I guess that's being done less and less in general.

    Yeah, I'm hoping for one or two more before spring. Their stouts have been great.
     
  37. lazyjc22

    lazyjc22 Initiate (90) Feb 12, 2010 Virginia

    My local bottle shop here in No. Virginia had single cans of Living Daylights. I've yet to meet a sour I won't try, so I grabbed a couple, and am I ever glad I did. Really good stuff. I'll keep my eye out for more Grimm stuff in the future.
     
  38. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (504) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    Butterfly Door is exceptional. The brewery was so damn packed at 4pm so I didn’t get to try anything else but good for them!
     
  39. prettygood

    prettygood Initiate (74) May 27, 2016 New York

    Shadow Work is really great. Its got a balanced tartness with a little funk.
    The fruited sours have been good, but this is one of my favorites.
     
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  40. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,085) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    The gang of us who went to Sixpoint release were there around that time. Place was absolutely packed, good for Grimm but it is not an enjoyable experience to be jammed in there.
     
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