Recently, I had the pleasure of checking out the Folksbier Brewery and tasting room. Nestled right in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, Folksbier is known for its old-world style beers made using modern, innovative techniques, and has a rustic, homey tasting room that perfectly complements their unique brews.
Upon entering the space, you feel right at home. Their tall glass windows invite the light right into the room and their long communal table seating gives you the feeling of being in your best friends backyard. It’s the perfect setting, no matter what the season or occasion.
While there, we had the chance to try their Raspberry Glow Up, a Berliner Weisse-style sour beer, their O.B.L. German-style Helles lager, the Recurring Dreams double dry hopped IPA and Spectral Hare, a traditional Belgian style Witbier. Each brew has its own unique, carefully crafted taste; the Raspberry Glow Up offered a refreshing reprieve from the summer heat, while the Spectral Hare offered a sort of nostalgic taste, bringing me back to afternoons sipping beers with my dad on our back deck.
Now, the experience doesn’t just stop at their beer. Folksbier also has a permanent food pop-up, Comadre Cocina, led by chef Zack Wangeman. From the Chips & Guacamole to the Shrimp Gringa and Avocado Tacos, each dish successfully translated the tastes and feels of Oaxaca, where chef Wangeman’s family is from, and luckily for us, filled us up just enough to enjoy one more round.
Whether you find yourself in the Carroll Gardens area, or are looking to visit the best breweries in New York, make sure to add Folksbier to the top of your list.2