Because 1 Knickerbocker is Gone, Brewery Brings Back 1900s Beer

July 1, 2015 1 987 News
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Perhaps the dream of the 1890s has been dead too long in Bushwick ever since 1 Knickerbocker was replaced by Kings County. This, indeed, is the reason why one local brewery has felt the need to offer up the same version of a pilsner created by the breweries of Bushwick back in the 1900s.

The Bushwick beer of the past is now the Bushwick beer of the present

The Bushwick beer of the past is now the Bushwick beer of the present

As any regular Burning Bush reader already knows, beer has always been something of Bushwick’s bread and butter (pardon the mixed food and drink metaphor). At the dawn of the twentieth century, Bushwick was a booming and affluent area that spawned what was known as Brewers’ Row, referring to the row of mansions along Bushwick Avenue that beer’s fortune bestowed¬†on local brewers–which would eventually result in one of the creepiest places in town.

The eerie mansion spawned by a beer empire

The eerie mansion spawned by a beer empire

That’s why Brew Bros., an outpost of Brooklyn Brewery, is offering up a fairly similar version of these old-time beer recipes in honor of Fourth of July this weekend (and the void of antiquatedness formerly filled by 1 Knickerbocker). The limited-time concoction is being called Ye Olde Bushwicke Beere, and will be selling for $20 a pint. Savor it while you can.

Written by Genna Rivieccio

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