Fulton Street has been steadily accruing its fair share of craft beer outfits, with Hops Hill and Glorietta Baldy being some of the more notable additions on that front. But now, we’re getting something a little more unique: Gothamist reports that Heartland Brewery, the employee-owned brewpub in Union Square that shuttered its windows this past winter, has “tapped” the market in Clinton Hill with a space on Waverly Avenue that’s part retail storefront, part taproom and bar snacks. You can sample, nosh and learn about this decades-old name in craft brewing before making a purchase to take home!
The Taproom (539 Waverly Avenue) just opened this past Tuesday. It features six rotating taps that showcase seasonal brews from both Heartland and KelSo (brewmaster Kelly Taylor is behind both companies). Head there before they rotate their first taps; you can expect to try the Imperial Saison, the Juniper Black IPA, KelSo’s Nut Brown and more. Bar noms are on point, too: fried pork rinds, pretzels and plantains.
The Taproom’s hours of operation are understandably limited for now since, you know, they’ve got 40,000 kegs to churn out in the back brewery. Open Thursdays and Fridays 5-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays 2-10pm. Closed Monday through Wednesday.