5. Bridge and Tunnel Brewery

A one-man operation, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery hails from a neighborhood–Maspeth–more known for its cemeteries than drinking establishments. Nonetheless, Rich Castagna’s literal homegrown operation is the sort of “nano brewing” that has inspired this recent trend in local producers. When asked what the name of his brewery means, he’ll simple tell you that, “It’s the bridges and tunnels that unite this city–not divide it.”