The Sampler

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Bushwick drinkers can hole up at this craft-beer cantina from Jorge Ariefs (the Wine Hut), serving growlers to go and pints and bottles to stay. Fully stocked shelves of beer line the walls, with 180 suds from Maine Beer Co., Stone, Omnipollo, Southern Tier and more, each tagged with tasting notes. At the 6-stool wooden bar, pop open a bottle for a $1 corkage fee, or go the draft route: Eighteen taps offer 10- or 14-ounce pours of brews like Bridge & Tunnel Haitian Brown Ale, Evil Twin Lil' B and Peekskill Hop Common. Bar snacks include beef jerky, McClure's pickles and Latin bites like mini empanadas. For on-the-go brewhounds, a growler station is rigged with a Tegas compressor, which injects a shot of CO2 into bottles to keep beer fresh. The beer shop–bar also hosts brewer meet-and-greets and tasting classes.


Venue name: The Sampler
Address: 234 Starr St
Cross street: at Wyckoff Ave
Opening hours: Mon-Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–9pm
Transport: Subway: 7 to Junction Blvd
Price: Average beer: $6. AmEx, MC, V
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