Or, What Josh Schaffner taught me about getting drunk in the Big Apple
This is part two of a previous post in which I interview Josh Schaffner about NY Craft Beer Week, the beerfest he created. Below are reviewed a collection of bars that Schaffner included in his beer crawls, but luckily for us, they are all awesome year-round.
The Diamond 43 Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-383-5030) thediamondbrooklyn.com
The industrial warehouses that make up this area of Greenpoint make this bar a diamond in the rough (pun very much intended). The essence of this bar is a lowkey establishment that doesn’t have the longest tap list (8), but certainly one of the most carefully crafted. Pairing regional brews from the northeastern US and beyond with time-tested staples from Europe, The Diamond is often a smaller brewery’s introduction to the New York beer scene. Continue reading