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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.

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Brooklyn Brewery Expansion: Construction Begins

Beerfriend Paul

The first part of any construction project is to lay a proper foundation.  The Brooklyn Brewery expansion is no different.  The warehouse has a concrete floor foundation; however, the floor had no drainage system in place and lacked the structure needed to hold the massive amounts of brewing equipment being brought in. So, there was only one thing to do. Tear up the floor...

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Looking North at the demolished floor

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Beer Review 29: Brooklyn Dark Matter

Brad

Hello Beer Friends Nation! Last week was supposed to be our final Brooklyn Brewery review of the month, PSYCH!  We pulled this one from the vault because it was a delicious beer and hope that they could recreate the formula at some point...

This week we reviewed Brooklyn Brewery's Dark Matter, which we had the pleasure of going to the release party and enjoyed some of the first taste, then found at a local bar and HAD to do a growler review...

Be sure to keep up-to-date with the Brooklyn Brewery expansion project here, and a big thanks to BrewYorkNewYork's Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) for a mention in the excellent NYTimes.com post about his beer blogging, which can be found here.

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Beer Review 28: Brooklyn Pilsner

Brad

Hello Beer Friends Nation! Sadly, this is our final Brooklyn Brewery SPotW review of the month.  However, Brooklyn Brewery does have a excellent line of beers available in the Northeast and is continuing their expansion project through the end of the year and the Beer Friends are partnering to bring you coverage.

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Brooklyn Brewery Expansion: The Warehouse

Beerfriend Paul

Brooklyn Brewery has recently started an exciting new expansion of their brewery in Williamsburg.  They are expanding their Brooklyn brew house into an unused warehouse that has lived through many incarnations, most recently being an overnight parking facility for trucks. The warehouse, currently under construction, will eventually be a state of the art brewing facility that will not only be adjacent, but will be attached to the current brew house. This expansion will substantially increase their brewing capability at their Brooklyn facility; it will more than triple the output of barrels per year.

The Beer Friends have been given an exciting opportunity to visit the brewery and watch the expansion from the start.  From photos of bare dirt floors to videos of them installing the shiny new brew kettles, we will provide you with an exclusive insight into a rarely seen construction process from it’s very rough beginnings to it’s beer brewing end.

First, we will set the scene by showing you the warehouse as it sat empty.  This is what it looked like after Brooklyn Brewery began to scrub it of its previous occupants, but before any of the major renovations started...

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