"Perhaps their source had mentioned a Brooklyn brewery, not the Brooklyn Brewery," Dan D'Ippolito, the brewery's communications coordinator, wrote in an e-mail to a boycott-proposer. "We have not discussed building or operating a beer garden in Coney Island - nor do we have any interest in doing so."
Be that as it may, it's hard to stop a story on the Internet once it's started. But you heard it here first: it's OK to drink Brooklyn-brand beer and love Coney Island.
UPDATE: Charles V. Bagli's New York Times piece has been edited to exclude the original offending sentence. Which would be good journalism, except there's also no mention of a "correction," or any indication that an offending sentence ever existed...which is so-so if not bad journalism.