Despite a report from Crain’s that Brooklyn Brewery is planning on ditching its longtime Williamsburg digs, the brewery says that is not the case. From their blog post titled Reports Of Our Departure Are Greatly Exaggerated:
You may have heard in the past couple days that we’re looking to leave Williamsburg. Let’s be clear: we’re not leaving. It’s true that our lease is up in nine years, but that’s nine years away. Nine years ago, we were producing a fraction of the beer we make today. We didn’t have a sister brewery at Nya Carnegie in Stockholm, Sweden, or plans for another at E.C. Dahls in Trondheim, Norway. We hadn’t begun our plans to expand on Staten Island. Black Ops still didn’t exist. A lot can happen in nine years, and we’re not going to commit ourselves to predicting the future.
We do have some exciting projects on the horizon, and part of our work in those involves some location scouting. When those projects are fully ready, we’ll unveil them, and you can bet we’ll be toasting them here in our Brooklyn home. Remember– the Internet is a wide, weird place. Be careful out there.