The History of Beer and Brewing in New York City 


The fact that Duane Reade now sells growlers is deeply unsettling - it defies some cosmic division between craft beverages and personal hygiene. But it also speaks to how seriously New Yorkers take their beer. With a boozy 400-year precedent and one of the country’s most engaged beer communities, here’s a brief look at the history of beer and brewing in New York City.
(Illustrated by Clementine Swan)


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