I have never seen such excitement grip a community before. There had been whispers around the neighborhood… Rumors of a new beer store opening in Greenpoint had been going on for weeks. Last night was Brouwerij Lane’s (Corner of Franklin and Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn) opening day party. The place was thronged with mustachioed hipsters in tattered flannels and tight black jeans. Despite this, my friends and I shrugged our way past these uber-dweebs to partake in imbibing free samples of ales and stouts.
The owner is a man who knows his beers. After a brief conversation with him, I was excited to learn that he plans to import unpasteurized English Ales “True Ales” which are really hard to come by in this country. They really did have a large assortment of beers available both by the bottle and on draft. If you would like some draft beer they sell growlers for 10 dollars (plus a five dollar deposit). My companions and I were thrilled about this, and scored a few bottles and growlers (1/2 gallon bottle).