First Look at Breukelen Bier Merchants, Now Pouring Pints in Williamsburgh


We already know that the people of Williamsburg really like their growlers, and now they have a new source for them: Breukelen Bier Merchants, which opened last week. Grub Street has been known to rail against old-timey, Brooklyn-monikered spots, but we’ll let this one slide because we enjoy beer as much as the next blog, and this place has sixteen of them on draft and 500 by the bottle (lineup here). In addition to front and back seating areas, both equipped with heavy wood tables, there’s Wi-Fi throughout and victuals sourced from (where else?) local purveyors, including Schaller & Weber Bavarian pretzels, pressed sandwiches on Tomcat Bakery ciabatta, and even a beer-infused cupcake from Cupcakeland, nearby. A small provisions area in the front offers olive oil and other pantry goods. See that and more in our slideshow and scope out the food menu below.

Pressed Sandwiches - 8
(served on ciabatta bread unless otherwise noted)

- Fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers
- Cherry wood smoked ricotta, prosciutto, caramelized onions
- Maple lead jalapeno jack, Grafton aged cheddar, pickles
- Gruyere, thinly sliced apples, New York state raw honey
- German bratwurst, sauerkraut, Düsseldorf mustard on pretzel bread

Breuckelen Cheese Plate - 12
(served with Brooklyn Black Stout bread, New York state raw honey, and hickory smoked almonds)

- Champlain Valley Tripe Crème (fluffy, butter, undeniably creamy)
- Five Spoke Creamery Tumbleweed (delicately fruity, cheddar-like creaminess, brown butter aromas)
- Penterman Marieke Aged Gouda (sweet nutty, firm)
- Stilton Tuxford Tebbut (earthy, mineral qualities)

Bavarian Pretzel - 3

Toasted, served with your choice of Düsseldorf mustard or creamy horseradish sauce

Smothered Pretzel - 5

Bavarian pretzel topped with your choice of aged cheddar or jalapeno jack, toasted

Toasted Croissant - 5
Stuffed with warm Nutella, sliced bananas, topped with powdered sugar

Craft Beer Infused Cupcake - 3
(Please inquire about the type of beer and flavor.)

Food Sources

Ale Mustards: My Friend’s Mustard, Brooklyn, NY
Bavarian Pretzels: Schaller & Weber, New York, NY
Bratwurst: Schaller & Weber, New York, NY
All other meats: Murray’s, New York, NY
Caramelized Onions: Plan b Foods, Brooklyn, NY
Creamy Horseradish Sauce: Schaller & Weber, NY, NY
Croissants: Tomcat Bakery, Long Island City, NY
Cupcakes: Cupcakeland, Brooklyn, NY
Düsseldorf Spicy Mustard: Schaller & Weber, New York, NY
Honey: New York Raw Honey, Granville, NY
Pickles: Sour Puss Pickles, Brooklyn, NY
Roasted Red Peppers: Victoria’s, Brooklyn, NY
Smoked Ricotta: Victoria’s, Brooklyn, NY
All other cheese: Murrary’s, New York, NY

Breukelen Bier Merchants, 182 Grand St., nr. Bedford Ave.; 347-457-6350

First Look at Breukelen Bier Merchants, Now Pouring Pints in Williamsburgh