At one time, Brooklyn was home to 45 breweries. By the 1970s, all of them had closed. But the vestiges of them still remain. Including lagering tunnels.
In Crown Heights, 1860s era lagering tunnels of the old Nassau Brewery have been uncovered. And on March 1, you can visit those tunnels, becoming some of the first people to do so in a century. Local beer writer and author of the recently released The Complete Beer Course Joshua M. Bernstein will hold a subterranean event. It will feature a range of lagers from Brooklyn Brewery, KelSo, SingleCut Beersmiths, homebrew shop Bitter & Esters, some homebrewers and Bunker Brewing from Maine.
“It’s the future of lagers, set in the past. Space is very limited. The experience: one-of-a-kind,” says the event description. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at noon, and cost $45. Find them here.
Photo courtesy Joshua M. Bernstein