Home Brewed - a Film Featuring Bridge and Tunnel Brewery




Next date that tap room will be open:

Saturday - November 28th 2015 - 2pm to 8pm



You've found your way to the website of Bridge and Tunnel Brewery - a small scale craft brewery operating in Western Queens New York (Maspeth). Thanks for stopping by.

On September 12th 2012 - the brewery received the final thumbs up from The New York State Liquor Authority, and became the first true garage based nano-brewery in New York City (1.5 barrel self built system operating in all of 150 square feet).

On November 2nd 2015, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery officially crossed from nano-status, to micro brewery status, with the blessing from The NY State Liquor Authority of our expanded capacity, self built 10 barrel system, and tap room now located at 15-35 Decatur Street, Ridgewood NY.

Our new brewery that we built at 15-35 Decatur Street, Ridgewood NY is a 6 fold increase in capacity from our 1.5 barrel garage-band nano system. Our tap room was built from reclaimed materials that we recovered and fashioned into a hand made bar and farmhouse tables and benches, under warm and inviting illumination. 

Bridge and Tunnel Brewery is run as a mom and pop operation by proprietors Rich and Lisa Castagna. We self-distribute our own product, and have built 2 breweries over the past 3 years from the ground-up on repurposed, reclaimed materials not originally designed for brewing, with all equipment retrofitted so as to function together harmoniously as a bang-and-pop beer rig. The slogan that has evolved for our brewery has become: DIY, self-built, low tech, bomb proof.

During our time in the garage as a nano-brewery, we launched around 30 beer styles - most of which were keepers. Our tap room draft system has a 16 tap capacity and we are hoping to eventually fill all 16 lines.

This website is outdated, but the priority has consistently been to actually brew and deliver beer. While building out the new brewery, our plates became even more crowded, and the website updates took an even further seat on the back of the 'to do' list. But now that the bulk of the build-out is finished, we will be tightening up various other brewery aspects, including this website. 


For more up to date status, photos, and current happenings, check out the brewery's Facebook page.  


Virtual Brewery Tour? Check out the compact documentary: Home Brewed - created by Shannon Smith on the intricacies of nano-brewing, and the workings of Bridge and Tunnel Brewery (see link at top of page).



 Bridge and Tunnel Brewery (guy in yellow shirt) on Beer Sessions Radio - see photo link below.



And as we like to say: Bridge and Tunnel Brewery - because it's the bridges and tunnels that unite this city - not divide it.


See you on Decatur Street.


~ Rich

Bridge and Tunnel Brewery on Jimmy Carbone's Beer Sessions Radio