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Brooklyn, New York

Tasting Tour: Brooklyn Brewery's Experimental Beer Bunker

Did you know that buried within the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard is a secretive beer research & development facility?

The Brooklyn Navy Yard was a massive shipbuilding center from its early days building wooden ships after the Revolutionary War until its decommissioning and closure in 1966. Today, decades of hard work by small businesses and the City of New York have restored the buzz of industry to the storied brick-and-steel buildings within the Yard. Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes with a full tour of Building 269 with Marc Agger of Agger Fish and Barrel Manager Eric Brown of The Brooklyn Brewery.

Tour the soaring former subassembly building with Marc and learn about its current role as a fish production, beer storage facility, filming location, and high-design manufacturing prototyping space.

Then, be one of the few to ever enter The Brooklyn Brewery Barrel Aging Facility with Eric and learn about the bold brewing experiments quietly resting in thousands of oak barrels while tasting some of these special projects. You’ll never look at some of your favorite fish, go-to movies or most treasured Brooklyn Brewery beers the same way again.


  • Attendees must be 21+ with valid government issued ID.
  • We'll meet in front of the Gate House Bar, at corner of Sands and Navy.


Email Larissa at larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.

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