We brewed our very first small batches in our studio apartment right across from Marcus Garvey Park in the 90s. The early beers were made with a home brew kit, a gift that sat in the closet for several weeks (that might explain why the first brewed weren't such a hit). We kept on brewing it, never giving up on trying to perfect our recipes. Today, we create artistic and intuitive beers inspired by the timeless rich history of Harlem and ancient traditions, whether experimenting with new styles and ingredients on our Pico Brew Zymatic or brewing up beers with natural yeasts during our Harlem Brewdio sessions. We will continue to celebrate this heritage in all of our beers including our flagship Sugar Hill Golden Ale, Harlem Renaissance Wit, and 125 IPA. The company was founded in November 2000 by entrepreneur and beer pioneer, Celeste Beatty, with the beer that took the A Train.
Founded in Harlem in 2000, Harlem Brewing has more than 17 years of history and brewing tradition. Harlem is unique because of it focus on unusual flavors and infusions but more importantly because of its passion for its Harlem heritage and flavorful recipes. This resulted in the People's Champ Award for Best Brews NYC. The beer is sold in Europe and Asia and has been featured on MSNBC, FOX News, Forbes Magazine, New Brewer, Draft, People, and Ebony. Find it at your local retailer or order online. Cheers!