The Craft Corner

The Story of the Renowned Brooklyn Brewery

Founded in 1988, you know The Brooklyn Brewery makes phenomenal beer. Brooklyn Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal and specialty beers have gained the brewery notoriety as one of the top craft beer producers in the world.

But how did they get here? Who’s behind the beer? What are the stories? In the video below you will get to meet The Brooklyn Brewery in the words of co-founder Steve Hindy, designer Milton Glaser, certified OG & Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, and plenty of The Brooklyn Brewery team.

Wanting more from The Brooklyn Brewery? What most don’t know is the incredible story of Steve Hindy and the origins of The Brooklyn Brewery.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. For Steve Hindy this meant brewing beer in the bathroom of his hotel room. Working as a foreign correspondent for the associated press, Steve spent many years in war torn Middle Eastern countries where Islamic law prevented him from buying beer, so he and his colleagues learned to brew their own.

After a series of life threatening encounters—car bombs, kidnappings, and assassinations—he returned to the States to work at Newsday. Unsatisfied with his desk job, his passion for brewing led him to found the Brooklyn Brewery. Twenty five years later he is one of the largest craft brewers in America.

Instead of traveling all the way to Brooklyn, NY, pick up a case locally and check out this 360 virtual tour of The Brooklyn brewery.



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