I love visiting breweries. We've been known to travel a ridiculous amount of miles just to get a taste at one of our favorites. Now I'm happy to say there's a great one right in our own backyard- Other Half Brewing.
Just off the F train in Carroll Gardens, this 4,000 square foot operation is easy to miss. The brick exterior is covered in graffiti and the small communal table inside the tasting room and lack of AC means you'll most likely be standing and sweating a bit; but these are just minor inconveniences (it is a brewery after all). The reason you should be going is for the beer which is simply spectacular.
IPA's dominate most of the list...the Hop Showers and All Green Everything are both outstanding but my favorite would have to be the Green Diamonds; a double IPA with a bitter mango, orange bite. Flights are available for $5 and the staff is more than happy to talk beer as you sample your way through the list. You can also fill up a growler to go...something you'll certainly want to do after tasting these brews.
The Tasting Room is only open Friday-Sunday but you can almost always find a beer or two on tap at some of the beer bars around the city; St. Gambrinus, One Mile and Blind Tiger to name a few. This is just a fantastic addition to the ever growing NYC beer scene.
Other Half Brewing