Bushwick has a long history of beer-brewing. Since the early 1800s, Bushwick has been one of the central locations for beer making in the New York area, at one point producing 10 percent of all America’s beer. The still standing Claus-Lipsius Brewing Company and the neighborhood’s oldest brewery, the William Ulmer Brewery, that now hosts an art residency, remind us of the area’s beverage history. Those two breweries represent only a small fraction of beer-making activity in Bushwick at the height of the Industrial Revolution.
Nowadays, Brooklyn is full of modern and artisanal breweries carrying on the legacy of longtime settlers. Here is a list of a few stellar examples of what Bushwick and the surrounding area have to offer to the beer enthusiasts.