Our first visit to Transmitter Brewing was short and unplanned, but it’s definitely a place we’d like to visit again. After a morning of waiting at Other Half, we were on our way home but just weren’t our of the brewery visiting mindset (is that a thing?)
One BIG note if you’re going to drive to visit–parking is a pain. The reason our visit was so short was that we were parked in not-quite-a-parking spot. Other than that, it’s pretty easy to find and right under a subway line (it’s maybe a 5 minute walk off of the Vernon Blvd stop of the 7 Line). They don’t have a parking lot, though they are located next to one…but it’s filled with FreshDirect trucks.
Visiting the Tasting Room
We had heard of Transmitter but didn’t know too much about the nanobrewery. Right when you walk in, there was a friendly face behind a counter offering up samples of 3 of their brews. There’s a separate room with picnic tables where it looks like you could spend some time, and right next to that is all of the brewing equipment.
The tasting options were delicious and we ended up bringing home a bottle of their tripel. While there were 3 options for tasting, they had many more you could purchase bottles of. They had a number of items on sale, including a Transmitter Brewing t-shirt (which we purchased) and glassware. They also had a couple of non-branded items to purchase, like a map of NYC breweries for $5. Everything was reasonably priced and had we not just spent so much at an Other Half can release, we probably would have purchased more.
One of the coolest things we learned was that it’s a Community Supported Brewery (and the Spring 2016 CSB is actually open now). It’s a pretty great deal, and you’re able to support an up-and-coming brewery. From their website:
Six month Community Supported Brewery Program limited to 200 allotments.
For allocation share you will receive the following:
2 bottles per month (12 bottles total)
Including barrel aged, bottle conditioned hand crafted farmhouse ales as well as other tasty beers subject to bottle limits for limited edition beers.
2 Transmitter glasses, from which to enjoy your beer.
or 1 Transmitter T-shirt in the size of your choice.
or 1 Transmitter Base-Ball cap One size fits all.
13% off additional bottles anytime.
Allotments are $175.00 + tax
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5pm
Fridays 5 to 8
Groups 6 and larger by appointment only.
This is definitely a brewery that we’ll visit again, especially to sample some other beers. If you’re in the NYC area, we recommend you stop by and let us know what you think!
Visit Transmitter Brewing
Address: 53-02 11th St, Queens, NY 11101
Tasting Room Hours: Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday/Sunday 12pm-5pm (Groups 6 and larger need to make appointments)
Contact: (646) 378-8529, firstname.lastname@example.org