QUEENS — Craft beer aficionados will soon have another place to taste local suds.
Queens Brewery, which has been brewing upstate New York for more than a year, will soon get its first location in the borough, complete with a beer garden.
The suds are currently available on tap at dozens of bars around the city, but they will soon be sold in cans in stores throughout New York, as well as at Citi Field, Grad said.
The brewery is planning to open the brick-and-mortar shop, which will also include a beer garden, in Ridgewood in September, the brewery said.
“This will be our first location,” said Jason Grad of Queens Brewery. “We are super excited about it.”
Western Queens is becoming the borough's epicenter of local breweries. Finback Brewery is located in Glendale and Maspeth-based Bridge and Tunnel Brewery is also slated to move to Ridgewood, according to published reports.
Several other breweries also operate in Long Island City and Astoria.
The new shop will be located at 1539 Covert St., near the Halsey Street station on the L line, on the Brooklyn-Queens border, as first reported by Brownstoner Queens.
The location will feature nearly 2,500 square feet of indoor space in addition to a backyard which will serve as a beer garden, Grad said.
Currently, the brewery makes its beer in Saratoga Springs, using the space at Olde Saratoga Brewing Company. The upstate location will no longer be used.
As of now, it brews two kinds of suds — Queens Lager, a hoppy, crisp brew, and Queens Blau, an American IPA, fermented with blueberries, the brewery said.
At the new location, the company said, it will start working on additional types of beer.
"The new facility gives us more free reign to try out new styles," Grad said.