America’s next great canned beer is about to be unleashed in a somewhat unlikely place: New York City.
Any beer fan will tell you: Despite being America’s largest city, New York has always lagged a bit behind in beer culture. Sure, the venerable Brooklyn Brewery has been churning out amazing beers since 1988. And Sixpoint—which opened in 2004—was at the forefront of the hopped-up canned beer movement, selling four-packs starting in 2011. But as those breweries continued to grow, achieving national and international recognition (I recently saw both brands available at London's Heathrow Airport) in more recent years, the rest of the Big Apple’s beer scene has seemed a bit stagnant.
But recently, a new generation of craft brewers has emerged in NYC. Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing has led the charge, and with new canning plans under way that will expand its reach, the secret of New York’s burgeoning beer scene is about to be let out of the bag.