Other Half Brewing – Brooklyn, NYC

Worth the effort to find this tiny brewery in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NYC!

We made the mistake of driving.  Being a born and raised New Yorker, I decided not only to drive from a luncheon at the Union League Club, but to override the GPS and not go thru the Battery Tunnel and go across the Brooklyn Bridge instead…oh well…the Tunnel is definitely the way to go, since the Tap Room is right outside of the tunnel. If driving, take the Smith Street exit off Hamilton or better yet, take the Smith-9th subway station in Carroll Gardens to get there faster, avoid traffic and parking issues.

A sign “no mas cans” let us know that we missed the last cans, which are HARD TO GET.  Lines for can releases are long, however, there is plenty of great beer on tap, along with growler fills, glasses and t-shirts for sale.

Warning:  it’s a literally a hole in the wall just a glass door in a block wall across the street from a McDonald’s at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Centre Street   No real signage!  We were not sure how much effort was put into the decor, it is noticably rugged, either by design or budget.

Great beers, the crowd, mostly comprised of Hipsters reading Kurt Vonegut and wearing Hush Puppies, filled in around the walls and tables, and a very friendly cat kept us all busy.

Taproom hours are Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 5–10 and Saturday Noon-10.  We loved Baby Diamonds (session IPA 4.85 ABV) and Passiflora (Saison · 4.5 ABV), and enjoyed All Green Everything (Imperial/Double IPA · 10.5 ABV), and Calypso (American Pale Ale · 6.0 ABV).

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