New York City's first-ever woman-owned and run brewery and taproom, Talea Beer Co. in Williamsburg, is already breaking expectations. With its fruit-forward brews, Talea specializes in beer for people who do not normally drink ale—and, unlike any other taproom, it's also opened to the community as a workspace during the day. Open as of mid-March, the 9,000-square-foot spot at 87 Richardson St. has been opening at 8am with fresh coffee or cold brew, kombucha and ample room to spread out for remote workers and others just looking for a place to chill. There are two kinds of charcuterie boards available for the peckish, too. Aside from that, its main purpose as a taproom comes alive in the evenings, when it serves up suds from some of its 30 taps, including the Sun Up Hazy IPA, Leaps and Bounds Hazy Double IPA, Raspberry Lime Crush Gose and Mixed Berry Tart Deco Sour IPA, among others. In the next couple of weeks, Talea will begin scheduling in-person brewery tours, where visitors will be given a drink when they arrive and have a dedicated server walk them through a tasting. Information for that will be posted at taleabeer.com. But for those looking for an open and airy spot to gather with friends over some brews, Talea presents its gorgeous, light and inviting taproom designed by Carpenter and Mason, the same company that designed several Van Leeuwen ice cream shops. There's also a backyard designed with a mural by DJ Schmidt and seating on the sidewalk that's dog-friendly.