Note: you may need to raise your volume during portions of the video that feature voiceovers.
On Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 I headed downtown to Brooklyn Brewery to meet with Dan D’Ippolito, Brooklyn Brewery’s communications coordinator for a behind the scenes tour of the still expanding brewery and its expansive warehouse (across the street from the brewery). Until about two and half years ago all beers coming out the Williamsburg brewery were brewed using a 25 bbl system and fermented in fermentation tanks with a maximum capacity of 50 bbl (1 barrel is 31 gallons). Nowadays, Brooklyn Brewery is making use of two brewing systems simultaneously. The original 25bbl system (used for experimental and limited release beers) and a new and more automated 50bbl Rolec brewing system. Without going into too much detail here I will direct you to the above video for more information on this iconic NY craft brewery.