New York City

Brooklyn Brewery

February 19, 2016

GUYS. It was FREEZING in New York City this weekend. Like I’m not joking when I say that the temperatures were in negative numbers when M and I left the apartment on Sunday morning.

But being the busy traveler that I am, I wouldn’t let that stop us from doing everything we had planned and so I dragged the boy around the city with me. And one of my favorite activities we did over the weekend (and I like to think that it was his favorite too, since it was his Valentines gift haha), was spending Saturday afternoon in the Brooklyn Brewery.

Located near the first subway stop in Brooklyn on the L line, we braved the cold after brunch for an afternoon of boozing and learning about the history of the brewery. I’d kept it a secret from him until the last minute, so by the time we walked up to the brewery I was bursting with excitement since I’ve always been a little terrible with keeping secrets. It was definitely worth it though since he was so surprised and I felt that tasting was way better than any gift that I could have gotten him. Plus we got to enjoy the experience together, since neither of us had ever attended a beer tasting before.

We bought our beer tokens and chatted together while we waited in line to order our beers. I was surprised by the variety of flavors there were available (I’m not a huge beer kind of gal, but I enjoy one from time to time), and luckily M was there to help me pick out one that I’d like. We found seats and happily sipped on our beers until it was time for our tour.


The tour was short and simple, and I believe perfectly reflected the hipster energy of the brewery itself. And our tour guide was so hysterical that I found myself laughing too loudly several times on the tour.


So the next time that you’re in New York City and looking for a fun activity to fill up and afternoon, or are just looking to get inside from the cold, check out Brooklyn Brewery for good times and even better drinks!


Brooklyn Brewery

79 N. 11 Street

New York, NY 11249

Also, if you’re interested in snagging a Valentina bracelet, like this one that I write about earlier this week, use my code “courtney30” for a 30% discount off your purchase (available over the next month)!


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  • Christina S

    Reading this made me miss living in that area! Does the cat still live at the brewery.. if you have no idea what I am talking about then he probably doesnt 🙂

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

    • The cat’s retired and actually moved in with one of the guys who works at the brewery. I would have loved to see him though!

  • Rachel

    This sounds like such a fun afternoon! I’ve never been to any kind of tasting before xx

    • We had such an amazing afternoon together in the brewery!

  • This looks like so much fun. Glad you braved the freezing temps!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Me too! It was tempting to just hole up in the apartment for the day but we had so much fun being out together and at the brewery!

  • Oh i want to go to New York. It seems like you guys had a lovely day x

    • I love taking the train down to New York City and spending the weekend down in the city! There’s always something new and exciting going on!

  • oooe sounds like so much fun!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • We had so much fun!! Plus there were a ton of other people which made the atmosphere even better!

  • Tiffany Griffin

    This place looks amazing!

    • Our brewery tour was so much fun! And the beer was amazing too!

  • This place looks like A GREAT time! Happy Weekend!

    • We had so much fun at the brewery! The beer was good and our tour guide was so funny!

  • Looks like you guys had a blast at the brewery! I’m not a big beer drinker but always have a lot of fun in places like that. Can’t believe how cold it was in NYC! xx

    Audrey Adair |

    • I’m not a big beer drinker either (I’m more into wine), but my boyfriend loves beer so it was a fun Valentine’s activity for him! And I actually lost feeling in my feet at one point because I was so cold!

  • Jenessa Sheffield

    sounds like a fun time!!

    • We had such a great time together!!

  • This look like a fun place to hang out. Thanks for sharing!

    • It really was! And we definitely weren’t the only ones who thought so, considering how many people were also in the brewery that day!

  • I really feel like a beer now!



  • Stephanie

    This looks like such a fun brewery. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in NYC.

    • I’d never been to a brewery before, but I loved how laid-back and hipster-y the Brooklyn Brewery was! We both agreed that we would definitely go back for another afternoon!

  • Although I can’t say I drink beer, I can still appreciate how much fun it must have been to visit this brewery! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    • I think my favorite part of the brewery was actually the tour, so I would definitely go back for just that! The beer is just kind of an added bonus!

  • I’ve never been on a brewery tour before, but it sounds like a lot of fun! Although winter does not seem like the ideal time to go, but sometimes you just have to live in the moment and enjoy. Great photos! 🙂

    • It was actually surprisingly toasty inside with everyone else escaping the cold as well! Such a fun afternoon!!

  • Uggh I hate cold weather, everything seems so slow ahhaha Glad you still had fun 🙂

    • I’m not a fan of the cold weather either (which is crazy because I live in Connecticut!), but it was dreadfully cold that weekend!

  • rae

    Wow this looks like such a lovely way to spend the day inside warm and full of yummy beer! Trips to breweries are always so much fun. I went to the Heineken brewery and the Guinness Factory and they were both really interesting.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • I’ve had friends who’ve been to the Guinness Factory in Ireland and they absolutely loved it! I had such an amazing time with my boyfriend and he said that it was the best Valentine’s gift that he’d ever gotten, although I guess that he has to say that haha

  • Kelsey & Kenecha
    • We had such an amazing time together that afternoon!

  • Looks like a fun adventure! cute post!

    • Thanks! We had such a a blast together and it was the perfect activity to get out of the cold!

  • Anaivilo Borsa

    Oh I bet you had fun! It’s always fun and cheerful when you spend even the coldest day with your loved one 🙂

    • My boyfriend probably would have been just as happy to stay in bed all day, but I love getting out into the city when I have the chance!

  • AngeliePangilinan

    Seems like this is the perfect place to just chill and relax! 🙂

    Angelie // Pangasinan Travel Diary 2016: Our Lady of Manaoag and San Fabian Beach

    • It really was! Although there were actually a ton of people in the brewery with us, although we found two chairs in a cozy corner today!

  • lizzy orr

    So jealous you went here! Looks like such a good pastime:)
    Lizzy | by Lizzy x

    • We had so much fun! I was so glad that my surprise turned out so well!

  • Mary Kate

    It might be freezing, but that looks like a great time!

    Mary Kate

    • So true! Plus the brewery was warm and cozy, plus the beer was good too!

  • Oh no! It was literally -8 here in Boston last weekend so I feel your pain! Glad you got to find some warmth and have fun still!

    Chow Down USA

    • Oh wow that’s absolutely freezing too! And I’m just glad that my boyfriend liked my surprise so much!

  • This looks so fun! Glad you got to enjoy despite the cold!
    An Unblurred Lady

    • We had such a fun time at the brewery together!! Definitely worth braving the wind and cold!

  • How much fun! My husband would be so excited to go to this brewery! Defintiely worth braving the cold <3

    • My boyfriend probably would have been happy to just lounge in bed all day, but I forced him out of the apartment and we had such an amazing time together at the brewery! Definitely one of my favorite parts of our weekend!

  • Great photos!! I’m not a beer girl, but glad you enjoyed!!!

    All the Cute

    • I’m more of a wine girl, but I had such an amazing time! Plus my boyfriend loves their beer, so it ended up being such a fun surprise!

  • I love visiting breweries, I’ll have to check Brooklyn Brewery out next time I’m back East. It looks like you guys had so much fun!

    • This was my first brewery visit and I absolutely loved it! Next thing on my bucket list is to do a wine tasting!

  • Chelsea Patricia Henriquez

    This place has been on my list for-ever. Need to make it a priority now that the “warmer weather” is rolling in.


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