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, receiving it's micro-brewery license.
The first public showing of beer out of Bridge and Tunnel Brewery was on Nov 4th 2012 at DBA Brooklyn - entailing a cask of the Ol Gilmartin Milk and Oatmeal Stout. The cask was emptied in under a week.
5 gallon sixtels, and 10 gallon casks are presently being self-distributed by the brewery to bars and growler filling stores in Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, The East Village, and The Lower East Side. Since the brewery is currently producing 1.5 barrels per brew session, beer has been turning over quickly, and at times, not the easiest to find. The best bet would be to keep taps on the Bridge and Tunnel Brewery Facebook page, or join the mailing list via the contact link for updates on when and where kegs and casks are dropped off. Keep tabs the website as well. Eventually, it will be developed with some more bells and whistles. Right now though, the priority has been keeping beer flowing from the brewery.
As of January 2014, there are 11 beer styles that are brewed in a sort of rotational pattern (rarely the same beer style brewed in back to back brew sessions). A few other styles are in the works for release in the Spring and Summer months of 2014.
Check out the 'Beer' page for more info on beer line-up.
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.
Bridge and Tunnel Brewery (guy in yellow shirt) on Beer Sessions Radio - see photo link below: