Grimm Ales – NYCs Current Beer Fashion

Grimm Ales is the current toast of the town in the NYC beer world.  They release a beer and within 24-48 hours, practically every store that was lucky to get an allocation is sold out.  The dudes at Good Beer even told me that people will follow the Union Beer Distributors truck  when they make their rounds on Thursdays.  What’s funny – is out on Long Island in a town called Rocky Point – there’s a beer distributor where you can go right now – and they have all the Grimm Ales going back like 6 months.  So it’s totally an NYC thing.  And I actually enjoy the hunt for the beers and following Twitter and BeerMenus for when spots drop.

If you’re unfamiliar with the brewery – I love this paragraph from their site:

“Grimm Artisanal Ales is a Brooklyn-based nomadic brewery founded in 2013 by Joe and Lauren Grimm after nearly a decade of tinkering with fermentation. The couple develops each recipe in the kitchen of their Gowanus apartment and travels to existing breweries near and far to craft their beers.  Grimm specializes in concise, elegant ales epitomizing the creative, experimental spirit of the American artisanal beer revolution. Each one is a single-batch, limited-edition release that may never come around again.”


Cloudbusting – Grimm

Tesseract – Grimm

Yin – Evil Twin

Freaktoberfest – Coney Island

Super Going – Grimm

Susan – Hill Farmstead – On Tap at Torst

Local 2 – Brooklyn

Black Chocolate Stout – Brooklyn

Winter Ale – Brooklyn