After 26 years on North 11th Street, Brooklyn Brewery to expand in move to Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone

After 26 years in business on North 11th Street, the award-winning Brooklyn Brewery will move its brewery and tasting room to a brand new constructing on Wythe Avenue on the fringe of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zone in summer season 2024. 

With the lease at their present 79 North 11th Street location ending on the finish of 2024, Eric Ottaway, CEO of Brooklyn Brewery, stated his crew started searching for their subsequent web site years in the past. 

“It takes time to find the right place and put together the right deal. We’ve literally been looking for five or six years knowing that this date was approaching,” Ottaway instructed Brooklyn Paper. “We’re brewers first and foremost but the more I’ve learned about real estate, the more I’ve come to appreciate that real estate takes a long time to come together.”

The new, bigger Wythe Avenue space will host the taproom, brewery, and office space. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Brewery

The brewery is shifting right into a 41,000 sq. toes constructing with extra space and a distinct configuration than the crew is used to, in accordance to Ottaway. With Williamsburg actual property trending upwards 4.9% year-over-year, the deal took over a year to shut on. 

“When we moved to Williamsburg in 1991, spaces were practically being given away since the neighborhood was considered pretty sketchy,” Ottaway stated in a press release. “Obviously Williamsburg has completely transformed, and is now one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city. The ongoing commercial development of the area puts pressure on the ability of manufacturers like ourselves to remain in the area. However, the IBIA zoning creates mandatory set asides for industrial use, and we are happy that we have been able  to work with the owners of 1 Wythe to use the industrial space that has been created in the building.” 

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The new bigger space will permit the brewery to stay in the neighborhood they’ve known as house for years. When they first moved to Williamsburg in the 80s, it was a lot simpler to get actual property, Ottaway stated — however the industrial constructing necessities of the IBZ got here in helpful. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Brewery

Former international correspondent Steve Hindy and brewer Tom Potter produced their first batch of Brooklyn Lager collectively again in 1988 and dropped it off at a Williamsburg bar, in accordance to the Brooklyn Brewery website. A year later, they began transport their beers internationally — and in 1996, with the assistance of brewmaster Garrett Oliver, they opened the brewery’s Williamsburg location. Since then, the company has launched a bunch of tasty new brews and gained a global following – in 2014, Oliver turned the primary brewer to win a prolific James Beard Award. 

With the assistance of Nathaniel Mallon, managing companion of Verada who helped organize the deal, Brooklyn Brewery will stay in the neighborhood it was based in practically 35 years in the past. 

“It just made sense; keep the Brewery in the neighborhood they helped create, fill a zoning requirement for manufacturing space, design and build a top notch facility,” Mallon stated in a press release “Brooklyn Brewery was holding out for the right opportunity and we are thrilled to have found the perfect location at 1 Wythe.”

The new location will embrace the taproom, office space, and brewing and analysis areas, in accordance to the Commercial Observer

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The four-story new space can have ample room for the Brewery’s widespread tasting room, office space, and, after all, beer-brewing tools. Photo courtesy Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery will function the anchor tenant of the Wythe Avenue constructing.  Ottoway stated that whereas the brewery acquired provides from spots throughout the nation, together with websites in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Bushwick, they’re excited to keep in the neighborhood they name house. 

“The first priority was to stay in Brooklyn of course. Our goal was to stay in Williamsburg if we could,” the CEO instructed Brooklyn Paper, “We’ve looked in different areas but we’re happy that in essence we’re staying pretty much where we are now, just four blocks away.”

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