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Throwing back to the old days, Dirck the Norseman (which is named for the first European settler in the north Brooklyn area) is a brewpub serving up hearty tavern food with fresh, housemade brews.

Dirck the Norseman


Category: Beer, Video

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DIRCK THE NORSEMAN, 7 North 15th Street (at Franklin Street), Greenpoint, Brooklyn

When you have a brewery attached to your restaurant, as is the case with the new brewpub Dirck the Norseman, you have the best cooking ingredient you could possibly imagine. The only thing I could think of that might be more appropriate for cooking would be if the big room in the back was mining salt instead of brewing beer.

Many brewpubs take their beer and add it into mustard or steam mussels in it. Not Dirck the Norseman. Here they take Riegle Kellerbier (a German beer imported by owner Ed Raven) and use it for braising pig knuckle. Yes, I said pig knuckle.

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I recently heard about the rustic bar/restaurant Dirck the Norseman on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint. It has a historic theme (named for this area’s first European settler) and serves elevated bar food like pig knuckle and short rib.

As I was about to dig into a monstrous chicken schnitzel, Meredith sneaks up on me and tries to convince me that this exciting restaurant also moonlights as a brewery called Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. where they make interesting and historic beer styles to pair with the hearty food.


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