A new brewery is born in The Bronx. Last Friday, Chelsea Craft Brewing Company officially opened its brand new brew pub on 173rd Street. The brewery, which invested in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in 1995, well before it became the hip destination of locals and tourists alike, picked up stakes and joined a burgeoning group of brewers and distillers in making a home in the Bronx.
Like the original location, the new Chelsea Craft Brewery sports a dozen taps pouring their craft beers, a full kitchen serving classic bar snacks, like buffalo wings and chili, and regular tours of the beer-making facility.
To celebrate, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. gathered with political and business leaders to welcome the craft brewery to the neighborhood. President Diaz cut the ceremonial ribbon for an audience of media, neighbors and fellow brewers and distillers, including the owners of Port Morris Distillery, makers of Pitorro, there to cheer on their new neighbors.
Guests are welcome to visit for drinks, snacks and tours Wednesday through Sunday 12pm to 8pm.
Photo 1: The ribbon cutting at Chelsea Craft Brewing Company this past Friday w/ Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Photo 2: Ruben Diaz Jr enjoying wings and beer with Edible Bronx at the Chelsea Craft Brewing Company ribbon cutting