Something amazin’ is brewing in Flushing.
Internationally renowned brewing company Mikkeller will open up a brewery, bar-restaurant and beer shop at the New York Mets’ Citi Field this fall. The Denmark-based company took to The 7 Line Army’s Orange and Blue Thing podcast on July 6 to make the announcement.
The brewery, Mikkeller NYC, will be the company’s first East Coast location and 32nd location worldwide. Plans for the 10,000-square-foot space include a brewery, restaurant, bar and shop.
The 4,000-square-foot brewery production area will include a 20-barrel brewhouse, single-batch fermenters and a canning line. Beer enthusiasts can also take advantage of public tours of the location’s brewery operations.
In the bar-restaurant area, customers can expect to find 60 beers on tap and food from Mikkeller NYC’s in-house kitchen, as well as items from year-round partners Fuku and Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors. Also located in the space will be a merchandise and beer shop.
Mikkeller NYC will be located along 126th Street near the right field gate. It will be open year-round.
At the beginning of the baseball season, Mikkeller launched a pair of “ballpark beers,” Henry Hops and Say Hey Sally, available for purchase at Citi Field. Founder Mikkel Borg Bjergsø said the partnership piqued his interest in the neighborhood.
“Since launching Henry and Sally at Citi Field in April, the Mikkeller team and I have come to appreciate how baseball fans in Flushing are quite similar to Mikkeller fans around the world,” Bjergsø said. “Devotees like The 7 Line Army are fanatical about the quality and performance of their team and their community. They invest time, effort and emotion into supporting the orange and blue and we look forward to sharing this passion when they visit Mikkeller Brewing NYC. Our new location at Citi Field provides convenient year-round access for craft beer and food fans from the five boroughs and beyond. We are thrilled to be associated with this wonderful fan base, the Flushing and Willets Points neighborhoods and New York City.”
The project will be overseen by Jim Raras Jr., Mikkeller NYC’s executive vice president.