Bring on the brews.
Brooklyn Brewery, in conjunction with the de Blasio administration and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, announced on Monday, May 16 that it will bring a new brewery, headquarters and roof-top restaurant and beer garden to Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77.
According to officials, the Williamsburg-based brewery has signed a 40-year lease for 75,000 square feet at the Navy Yard, joining anchor tenant Russ & Daughters, as well as Mast Brothers and Brooklyn Roasting Company, in the ground floor food manufacturing hub.
For the first time, the brewery will boast more than bratwurst, and offer up a full menu.
“Brooklyn Brewery is a welcome addition to the Yard’s growing roster, bringing along with it more than a hundred quality jobs and some of the best brews our city has to offer,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose administration has invested over $100 million to transform Building 77 into a one-million-square-foot manufacturing center.
“We are very excited to be in the Navy Yard,” said Brooklyn Brewery Founder Steve Hindy. “The Navy Yard gives us a future in Brooklyn. It’s incredible to see what’s grown around us here in Brooklyn and our long-term lease at the Yard will ensure a presence in Brooklyn alongside many similar Brooklyn entrepreneurial success stories.”
Brooklyn Brewery plans to open up within the Brooklyn Navy Yard by early 2018.