Thanks to my good friend Justin, friend of the Blog, loyal Met fan and member of the 7 Line Army, for sharing this amazing news!
Justin enjoying some Galway Bay Brewery Of Foam and Fury IIPA.
Justin was in St. Louis this evening (for a Mets game, of course) and texted me the news. Needless to say, I began to levitate with excitement like a giant orange and blue balloon.
Long story short, Mikkeller Brewing, which began in 2006 as a Gypsy Brewery (they had no official brew house, brewing on friends’ systems to produce their beer), and has expanded with Bars and Brewpubs worldwide. There are bars in Copenhagen, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and more, and a partnership brewery with Alesmith in San Diego.
Two Mikkeller exclusive beers for CitiField
Today, Jimmy Raras, Executive Vice President of Mikkeller NYC announced that Mikkeller will be opening a 10,000 sq ft Brewery, Kitchen, and Restaurant with 60 taps (mostly Mikkeller, but there’s bound to be some amazing guest taps) on the 126th street side of CitiField, that will be open year-round. The goal is to make Willets Point and Flushing a place to come not only during baseball season, but all year.
Mikkeller Henry Hops IPA
Breweries make great neighbors, and I can only assume Mikkeller will do great things for the Flushing community, and as someone who can be to Flushing in 10 minutes, I’m fully on board.
Mikkeller Say Hey Sally Pils
What do you think? Are you excited for a new Brewery in Queens? Do you think the space should have been sold to a more local Brewer? Let us here at Benedict Beer Blog know!
Until next time!