be in Brooklyn ...
I would be to stroll with my buddy Mar down the street to Bierkraft,
to sample cheeses, ogle hand-made chocolates laced with lager and
ale, and browse through bottle after bottle of wonderful, fresh beer.
and Richard Scholz are making a dream come true, promoting the appreciation
of craft beer with specialty foods. Daphne, a former specialty food
buyer for Bloomingdales, brings a professional's perspicacity to the
selection of foodstuffs. Truly a gourmet assortment awaits customers
- from Poilane breads, to chocolates by Eric Girerd and Daniel Shklair,
to imported Italian salamis, American specialty cheeses, and fabulous
chocolates (see their notes below, or visit the website, www.bierkraft.com
for more details.)
it difficult to spend less than $50, but I had to restrain myself
as I was only visiting for the weekend.
gift would be an assortment of confections, such as the private label
chocolates made only for the store.
are held every week, ranging from free beer samples, to chats with
cheesemakers from the region.
can get to NYC, make the trek to Brooklyn - it's well worth the trip.
their website, www.bierkraft.com:
chocolate lovers, we are proud to offer Dolfin, Galler, Nirvana, Valrhona,
Green & Black, Scharffen Berger, Hachez Cocoa D'Arriba, Antica Dolceria
and more. Bakers will adore the unsweetened, bittersweet and semi-sweet
baking chocolate from Scharffen Berger as well as the Simpson & Vail
sugars from Mauritius and the European style butter from Vermont.
the gourmet delicacies at Bierkraft, you will find Molinari salametti
(a delightfully dry little salami), Boquerones (white anchovies from
Spain), salmon pinwheels (a strip of Scottish-style smoked salmon
encircling scallion cream cheese), crackers, cookies, spreads, salsas,
Martelli pasta, Peet's coffee and Zapp's potato chips.
also offer a fabulous array of non-alcoholic beverages like Fentiman's
sodas, Virgil's Bavarian brewed root beer and Voss water.
beer selection has been lovingly assembled by Richard Scholz and Andrew
Ager, and features brews from Ethiopia (Bedele), Harlem (Sugar Hill),
Japan (Hitachino) and everywhere that makes great beers.
carries over 150 Belgian beers and a thirst-quenching assortment of
American microbrews in addition to an array of international ales
and lagers. The fellas like to brew for sampling purposes (we refer
to the backyard as "The Brewery") so don't forget to ask for a free
taste of the house brew when you stop by.
also assemble gift baskets, are happy to deliver locally (NYC) and
host on premises tastings on Tuesdays at 7 PM. Tastings feature a
speaker and a sampling of beers and complimentary cheeses. Treat yourself
to the Bierkraft experience-drop in for a nibble, a sip and a warm,
friendly shopping experience.
NEW HOURS Open 7 Days a Week Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm Fri 11am-10pm Sat
10am-10pm Sun 10pm-8pm
191 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY (718) 230-7600