Fans of the brew will be in for a treat this spring, when opens up a brand new backyard "beir garden."
The craft beer emporium, at Fifth Avenue near Union Street, plans to open up its large backyard garden for boozing by April.
“Our backyard is basically for storage and garbage and we decided that was kind of a waste of space,” said Matt Barclay, the shop’s cellar manager.
The spot plans to kick off a summer of outdoor beer drinking with a grand opening celebration on April 16: the First Annual Bierkraft Oyster Shuck and Cask Fest.
For the event, Bierkraft will stock seven different cask-conditioned beers – that’s beer that is both unfiltered and unpasteurized, and then conditioned and served from a cask without the addition of extra carbon dioxide. A few breweries are planning special beers for the beer garden’s unveiling, including an appropriately themed, cask-conditioned Oyster Stout from Brooklyn’s very own Kelso.
The backyard space is still being prepped for its public debut, but Barclay said it may be open even sooner than the April 16 grand opening party.
“People love to drink outside," said Barclay, "and I am one of those people."