Tagged Brooklyn

Pacific Standard, Park Slope

Continuing our Good Beer Seal bar posts is Pacific Standard in Park Slope. Pacific Standard on Fourth Avenue in Park Slope is a haven for west coasters, specifically from Berkley and Oakland. The bar is covered with Cal Berkley and Oakland A’s memorabilia. The bar regularly has cask ale and a draft list that features west coast brewers like Green Flash and 21st Amendment alongside local brewers like Carton and Sixpoint. It’s comfortable to hang out in – the back portion of the bar has a bit of a dorm room feel to it, with bookshelves and old couches. If…

Pick of the Weekend: Saison Weekend at Brouwerij Lane

Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint will host a saison weekend with a mix of American craft beers and imports. Their backyard should be a good place to spend one of the last weekends of summer if the rain holds off. Recently saisons, a Belgian farmhouse style, have been among the most popular new beers from breweries. Here is the beer list: Cigar City Table Saison Victory Helios Perennial Saison De Lis Brasserie Dupont Foret Nogne-O Bridge Road India Saison Stillwater Kopstootje

Sixpoint Brownstone Ale Now in Cans

The steady march of Sixpoint beers into cans (or, as Sixpoint calls them, NanoKegs) will continue with Brownstone, a well-balance and smooth brown ale. While Brownstone is not as easy to find on tap as Bengali Tiger or Sweet Action, it is a favorite among craft beer bars in Brooklyn who undoubtedly love the name’s reference to the historic Brooklyn homes. As fans of canned beer and of Brownstone Ale we are excited to see how this turns out. Cans have been vaunted for their ability to protect hop character in styles like Pale Ales and IPAs but have not…

Pick of the Weekend: Rated ‘A’ Weekend at Mugs Alehouse

This weekend Mugs Alehouse in Williamsburg is bringing out some of the most highly rated beers from RateBeer.com and BeerAdvocate.com (two consumer beer rating websites). All beers will be rated as either an A or a 90 and above. Not surprisingly, there are some serious beers on this list, like Ithaca Brute, Brooklyn Blast, Firestone Wookey Jack, Allagash Odyssey, and Jolly Pumpkin IO Saison.

Good Beer Seal #BeerAdventure Recap

Comment on this post with your favorite Good Beer Seal bar and why (from now until August 7)! You’ll enter into a giveaway to win a Family Meal for up to 8 people (drinks not included) at Beer Table, worth $200. Please leave us a way to contact you (website, email, etc.). We will choose one person at random to receive this awesome giveaway! So we visited all 41 Good Beer Seal bars in one month. You’ve already read our advice if you’d like to do it yourself and what we learned along the way. It was a lot of…

The Double Windsor, Windsor Terrace

Next up in our series of Good Beer Seal bar posts: The Double Windsor in Windsor Terrace. The Double Windsor has quietly built a well regarded reputation in the craft beer community. We were not disappointed. As with many of our favorite bars on our beer adventure, The Double Windsor doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside it was a nice and pleasant surprise. The hook-shaped bar houses a solid rotating draft line up from mostly local and regional brewers like Barrier, Carton, and Victory. The decor is wooden, vintage and comfortable, with long, shared tables. You can…

Lucky Dog, Williamsburg

Continuing our series of Good Beer Seal posts is Lucky Dog in Williamsburg. With all the great craft beer bars in Williamsburg, Lucky Dog wouldn’t be our first choice for a night out. The bar can get packed quickly and we had a hard time getting a beer even when we made it to the bar. That said, Lucky Dog’s main attractions are the back patio and shuffleboard (which seems to be a trend at bars in Northern Brooklyn). There are some solid beers on tap from local breweries like Troegs and Brooklyn (along with some macros) and some craft beers…

Barcade, Williamsburg

Up next in our Good Beer Seal bar series: Barcade in Williamsburg. Barcade is one of our favorite bar concepts: arcade plus bar. How can you go wrong? You can indulge your inner child playing Paper Boy or Contra while you enjoy some serious craft beer. Upcoming events over the next month include Dogfish Head night, Flying Dog night. It’s has never seemed too crowded when we’ve been there (even weekend nights) so you won’t have to fight to get your beer (or wait too long to play a game). Their beer menus are among the more helpful around with…

Beer Table, Park Slope

Continuing our series of Good Beer Seal bar posts is Beer Table in Park Slope. Beer Table is a really special place. It’s the kind of place you can go on a date, special occasion, or indulgent night out with your friends (it’s on the pricey side). The beer is unusual and rare, and the food is artisanal, often local, and always delicious. All drafts are available in full and half pours. We recommend sharing bottles and having half pours to explore the great beer list more. With space for 25 people max, it’s an intimate, low-key spot to relax and…

Mission Dolores, Park Slope

Next in our Good Beer Seal bar posts is Mission Dolores in Park Slope. The first thing that strikes you about Mission Dolores when you visit is the space. The bar is all the way in the back and to get to it you walk through what feels like a tunnel, then out into an open patio, then through glass doors to the way back to get your beers. Tables and chairs are scattered throughout. It’s a unique and pretty cool place to drink – open and airy. Great for spring and summertime day drinking. The beer list is always…