With almost three decades in the specialty beer industry as an importer and distributor, Ed Raven has recently added “shop owner” to his growing list of beery credentials. As its name suggests, the 700-square-foot space is brimming with European brands that Raven imports directly, as well as a mouth-watering selection of domestic microbrews—more than 200 bottles in all. Even better, Brouwerij Lane also offers $10 growlers from 10 rotating taps. Not too sure which lager, schwarzbier or kölsch to take home? Talk shop with Raven himself, or take advantage of $2 half-pint tastings.
Coordinates: 78 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, New York; brouwerijlane.wordpress.com
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