The Fort Greene, Brooklyn facility opened in 2003. All of Heartland’s classic and seasonal ales & lagers are brewed, fermented and conditioned here. Centralized brewing operations has allowed us to maintain rigorous quality control and extend conditioning time to produce the best beer possible before tapping.
Thu5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
529 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Conveniently located off the Clinton – Washington Avs Stop on the A or C subway line.
The Brewmaster: Kelly Taylor
Kelly got his start in the brewing industry in 1990 at Karl Strauss Breweries in San Diego, where he worked in the brewery and restaurant through college. In 1994, he designed and built the 7BBL Eagle Brewing Company in his hometown of Mukilteo WA, and brewed for the 15BBL Glacier Peak Brewing Co. Flying Pig Brewery in nearby Everett. In 1995 he became Head Brewer and General Manager at Whidbey Island Brewing Company of Langley, WA, overseeing brewery production and expansion to Seattle and North County markets. In 1996 Kelly left Whidbey Island to work with Pyramid Breweries in their Special Events/Marketing department, and was on the training staff that opened the Pyramid facility in Berkeley, CA later that year. In 1998, Kelly moved to New York, where he eventually became Head Brewer at the Heartland Brewery pub chain. In 2002 he designed, built, and brewed at the Heartland facility in Brooklyn, where he oversees a yearly production of 20,000 kegs of beer. Kelly launched his own brand, KelSo Beer in 2006. He currently oversees production for the entire Heartland Brewery group, and runs KelSo Beer Co out of our Brewery.
The Crisp Fried Calamari with spicy plum tomato marinara was special, First time ever served the calamari legs with the normal rings at any restaurant, (we do at home when we make our own). Server Jorge totally attentive and kept water topped up. A plus food and service
My time here was fantastic, I was served very quickly, the bartender was quite knowledgeable, the local drinks on tap were phenomenal, and the food was cooked to perfection, absolutely delicious!!! And the atmosphere is really quite awesome! Definitely worth checking out. Enjoy :)
Whilst everyone I was with waited in a massive line to go up the empire state building, I decided to go down, because there was no line. I discovered this great little brewery and tried the taster selection of beers. Great sizes for a taster. Nice beers. Excellent atmosphere. I had the better time out of everyone. This is a place I highly recommend. You will be glad you do. Serves food as well.
Come for the beer. I had the Farmer Jon's Oatmeal Stout which was super tasty. And the Great American Beer Festival people agree! It's also got great people watching as you watch the parade of people waiting to go up the empire state building.
Really nice place. We went here because the prices were fair and you still have a great view. The staff is really friendly and helpful. They have a fast pace, but we were still allowed to sit near the windows when finishing up our drinks (after having a meal).