Step right up and see the "world's smallest ribbon" get cut tonight to celebrate the debut of the world's smallest commercial brewery, the Coney Island Brewing Company! The freakishly small micro-brewery is being opened by the San Francisco-based company Schmaltz, which produces HE'BREW beers, as well as the sideshow-inspired Coney Island Craft Lagers. At the new li'l brewery, beer will be produced in batches of one gallon, and sold at the brewery in collectible Coney Island Brewing Company packaging.
The recipes are inspired by "the local artistic and gastronomical landscape," according to a press release, and recent batches include a Pumpernickel Bagel Porter; a Red, White, and Blueberry Hefeweizen; and a Caramel Apple Ale. The storefront will be open starting tonight through Halloween on Thursdays through Sundays, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Tonight's fiesta, which starts at 5:30, will feature beer samples, sideshow freaks, live music, and, of course, Borough President Marty Markowitz, who said in a statement, "Not to get all 'shmaltzy,' but Brooklynites will be 'crying in their beer'—in a good way!—over the Shmaltz Brewing Company opening the Coney Island Brewing Company." (Don't worry, the more you drink, the less you'll care about the President's egregious crimes against comedy.)
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