NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn Brewery is growing along with the cachet of its formerly gritty neighborhood of Williamsburg.
The New York Times reports that the brewery is installing eight new stainless-steel fermenters this week.
The fermenters reached Brooklyn after a one-month journey from Bavaria. Each fermenter will be able to make one million pints of beer a year. This will allow the brewery to double its production. The company also brews beer in upstate Utica, N.Y.
Brooklyn Brewery was founded in the 1980s by former Associated Press Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.
When they first set up shop in the Williamsburg neighborhood, it was full of aging factories. Now it boasts trendy hotels and restaurants.
Hindy says Brooklyn is a fantastic place and a great name for a beer.
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