Brooklyn gains a new brewery this weekend with the opening of Transmitter Brewing in Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Building 77 development, a project that will soon have a slew more food options.
Rob Kolb and Anthony Accardi founded Transmitter in 2014 in Long Island City, where its facilities operated until recently. The LIC location is now closed, and the brewery will make its way to Brooklyn, joining a slew of beer makers born in Queens that are moving or expanding to Brooklyn. Big aLICe Brewing expanding to Brooklyn by opening a barrel room in Sunset Park’s Industry City, and the Glendale-based Finback Brewery has a project under construction in Gowanus.
Transmitter focuses on farmhouse ales, including Belgian- and French-style beers, as well as barrel-aged sours. It’s opening a tasting room at the Navy Yard and will also have a CSA-style program that allows people to sign up and try new beers regularly.
The food and beverage options at the Navy Yard emphasize local businesses, and they’re using the property for production, with some retail outposts attached. The new massive outpost of Jewish appetizing icon Russ & Daughters is already open there, and Transmitter marks the next stage in the manufacturing facility.
There’s far more on the horizon, including the Crown Heights-based Caribbean bowl spot the Food Sermon, Bed-Stuy Haitian restaurant Grandchamps, the closed Downtown Brooklyn Austin-style Mexican restaurant Jalapa Jar, and a pizza joint called Pizza Yard — all of which are due out early this summer. They’ll later be joined by Bed-Stuy American restaurant Rustik Tavern, small-batch Korean barbecue sauce brand We Rub You, and coffee company Brooklyn Roasting Company later.
Transmitter will open its tasting room this weekend, and the others expected to open in the coming weeks.