The History of Beer and Brewing in New York City

02/28/2012 12:00 PM |

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)