Places I’ve Been: Terrestrial Brewing Company


Another stop was made on the Brewery Passport, friends. This time, it was Terrestrial Brewing Company. I actually went twice.

When I say this place is tucked away, I mean the directions tell you to go down a not very clearly marked street that looks like it would be a driveway for the nearby restaurant, that also makes you question whether it’s a one-way even though there are several clear indications that it’s not, drive all the way to the end where you’re surrounded by townhouses and condos, and find it underneath the iconic Battery Park smokestack. I never would have known it was there if it weren’t for this passport, and I’ve spent plenty of time in the area.

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There’s a brewery here. Who knew? Photo Credit – Jason Crocker and Dan Morgan

 

This one is pretty industrial inside, and the brew works are right in the middle of everything. It looks like a workshop, with plain stools and tables, minimal decoration, but cozy nonetheless. There are TVs playing a multitude of sports, perfect for any bar, and there’s a lovely patio with picnic tables to enjoy the weather.

And DOGS. This place is super dog-friendly. The first time I went on Friday, there were sooooo many puppers and doggos. The patio was packed with them, they were playing in the field next door, they were sitting inside with their owners… So many dogs. I’m ashamed to say that I managed to leave there without petting a single one though. I’m not sure how it happened.

They also had some live music going on, which based on their Facebook page is a regular occurrence; same goes for the food truck out front, which rotates. It was also neat to watch the trains go by, as there’s a set of tracks right along the back of the building. That was especially cool last night while sitting at the bar. The train looked like it was coming through the garage door!

The beer is quite good, of course. I’ve now tried 4 of them. Blue Dream is everyone’s favorite BumbleBerry on steroids. It’s actually purple, and has a distinct blueberry flavor; it’s almost shandy-like. I then moved on to their Deep Purple Sour (the name says it all, except that it’s delicious). They also have a black IPA that is surprisingly not super hoppy– and very confusing for the more strict beer drinkers. I mean, India Pale Ales are supposed to be, well, pale. I also tried the beer that started it all, the Space Chimp Wit, which has a nice spice blend to it. And I finished it off with the Figaro Vienna Lager, which was very smooth with a nice caramel backing (but don’t worry, it isn’t sweet for those of you who don’t like sweet beers).

I think I might go back a third time, though I probably should work on getting some more stamps…

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