Big Alice Brewing

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 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Big Alice Brewing

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Big Alice Brewing

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin

Big Alice Brewing

 (Photograph: Jessica Lin)
Photograph: Jessica Lin
Big Alice Brewing

Joining Rockaway Brewing and SingleCut Beersmiths, this Long Island City nanobrewery bolsters the thriving Queens beer scene. After winning Heartland's 2011 home-brewing contest, amateurs Kyle Hurst, Robby Crafton and Scott Berger bought a 1,000-square-foot former Bible warehouse to turn their shared hobby into a career. Named after Big Allis—a gas-fueled LIC supergenerator from the '60s—the small-batch operation makes six one-off beers every month. Some offerings draw on New York purveyors, such as a Belgian-American red ale fermented with organic Cinderella pumpkin, and a coffee-wheat stout infused with beans from Park Slope's Gorilla. Along with a CSA-style "beer share"—allowing members to purchase a monthly batch of new suds—the brewery opens for retail every Friday night, with tours and tastings upon appointment.


Venue name: Big Alice Brewing
Address: 8-08 43rd Rd
Cross street: at Vernon Blvd
Opening hours: Fri 5–7:30pm for retail
Transport: Subway: N, Q, 7 to Queensboro Plaza
Price: Average beer: $18. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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