The Bronx Brewery, New York City’s premier community-focused craft brewer, is excited to welcome Untapped New York readers to their East Village location for a holiday “Insiders Hour!” Built into a space formerly occupied by the bike shop NYC Velo, the microbrewery has a unique architectural layout that creatively adapts to the city’s building codes. When you enter, there’s a tap room with over a dozen beers on tap, limited releases, hard seltzers, and wines.
Join us for Holiday “Insiders Hour” at the Bronx Brewery East Village on December 14th at 5 PM, and hang out with other Untapped New York Insiders in a dedicated space overlooking the brewery. Untapped New York Insiders can attend this event for free and their first drink is on us! A brewer will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their beers. If you’re not an insider, become a member now (and use the code JOINUS to get one month free), and come get a free beer!
Holiday “Insiders Hour”
An exciting highlight, in addition to its downtown vibe, is a pilot brewery system, a fully-functional brewery built into the bi-level seating area that is used to expand the Bronx Brewery’s popular “Y-Series.” It is a one-barrel brew setup, compared to the twenty-barrel setup in the Bronx, but it enables unique experimentation.
“The whole idea is to use the brewery to engage with people and get them interested in and involved in the brewing process. That’s why we put it where we did in the space. Our brewers will be offering our guests ad hoc tastings, samplings direct from the tanks or of hops during the dry hop —we want people to learn something and have a better understanding of what they are consuming,” Damian Brown, the co-founder of the Bronx Brewery told us. “Our goal as a company and team is to use our beer and spaces as platforms for bringing people together through collaborations and doing good.”
The Bronx Brewery’s East Village location also hosts the first-ever U.S. location for Bastard Burgers, the award-winning Swedish food joint. You’ll find six types of burgers using a Pat LaFrieda custom blend for this location, as well vegan versions using smashed Beyond Meat burgers. (Buns and dips are all vegan too).
The main space behind the taproom has been opened up to accommodate an elevated wraparound seating area that overlooks the pilot brewery, which also has seating in front of it. A staircase from here leads you down to the Bastard Burger kitchen, which is open for visitors to see what’s cooking inside. They’ve left the building’s steel beams exposed and allowed local street artists to tag up the bathrooms.
They’ve also partnered with local (and Swedish) artists to create the multitude of murals that fill the space, including works by street artist Andre Jr. from the Bronx. Brown tells us that they chose the East Village for their second New York City location because it is a “super creative, dynamic neighborhood with still a bit of grit to it.”
Join us for a Holiday Insiders Hour” at the Bronx Brewery East Village on December 14th at 5 PM, and hang out with other Untapped New York Insiders in a dedicated space overlooking the brewery. Untapped New York Insiders can attend this event for free! Your first drink is on us and a brewer will be on hand to answer any questions. If you’re not an insider, become a member now (and use the code JOINUS to get one month free).
Holiday “Insiders Hour”
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