Microbreweries are breweries that produce small batches of fermented grains that can be flavored with all sorts of things from hops to fruits to chocolates to spices. Given New Yorkers’ DIY spirit, of course the city is teeming with microbreweries and brewpubs (the establishments where you can pair small-batch brews with pub grub). Want to try a one-of-a-kind brew? Check out the trio of places below.
With locations throughout Manhattan, Heartland Brewery features a selection of beers, cocktails, wine, homemade soda and an all-day menu that will satisfy any craving. House brews at Heartland Brewery include Indiana River Light, Cornhusker Lager, Harvest Wheat Beer, Red Rooster Ale, Indiana Pale Ale and the award-winning Farmer Jon’s Oatmeal Stout—a hearty yet creamy stout with hints of espresso and dark chocolate. Seasonal beers are served throughout the year and include Full Moon Barleywine, Empire State Premium (a traditional Czech lager) and Old Red Nose Ale (a mahogany ale with orange and ginger tones finished with a roasted chestnut flavor)