Tours & Attractions
Free Tours In NYC
by Alyssa Grossman, 07/24/2012
Photo: Malcolm Brown
Brooklyn Brewery and Chelsea Brewing Company
Choose your borough, and drink up at a complimentary beer tour! Brooklyn Brewery hosts free tours every Saturday that start on the hour between 1 and 5pm—learn about the past, present and future of the company. (Under 21s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Afterward, grab a seat at one of the indoor picnic tables and (if you're of age, of course) purchase beer tokens to sample some of the brewery's wildly popular creations, among them Brooklyn Lager, which can be found not just in bars throughout New York but in 25 states and 20 countries. Chelsea Brewing Company, Manhattan's largest microbrewery, offers a peek at today's modern brewing processes with a free tour of its site, which features multiple tanks, a fully automatic grain-handling system, automated bottling and a kegging setup. The tour includes free samples (naturally), along with tickets for discounted pints to savor later at the brewery's bar and restaurant. Tours are Saturdays only, on the hour from 2 till 6pm.