The Brewery Taproom

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.

Jon Bloostein, Founder and Kelly Taylor, Brewmaster

Taproom Hours

  • 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

  • 718.398.2731

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.
Kelly Taylor, Brewmaster