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Craft Beer Bar 'The Wilky' Opens This Week in Bed-Stuy

By Camille Bautista | January 13, 2016 4:19pm
 Craft beer bar The Wilky hosts its grand opening on Thursday at 108 Patchen Ave., with 18 brews on tap.
Craft beer bar The Wilky hosts its grand opening on Thursday at 108 Patchen Ave., with 18 brews on tap.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Grab a cold one and expand your palate at Brooklyn’s newest craft beer bar.

The Wilky at 108 Patchen Ave. hosts its grand opening on Thursday with 18 beers on tap.

Twin brothers Brian and Jimmy Fisher partnered with their cousin, Dennis Geoghan, for the family venture, saying that they wanted to open a “community spot."

“It started with Brian and I just loving beer culture. We fell in love with that journey of craft beer and always experiencing something new and trying something new,” Jimmy, 29, said.

The brothers became their friends’ go-to guys for beer recommendations, he added.

“The other side is that we love to serve people. That’s what brings us the most joy, giving to others. What better place to combine those two — our love and passion of craft beer and sharing it, and service, in a business environment?”

The 46-seat space on the corner of Patchen Avenue and Monroe Street features the building’s original tin ceilings and walls.

Ten of the brews on The Wilky’s menu will be style rotations, Fisher said. While the brands may change, the bar will always have certain types of beer available including IPAs, Witbiers, Belgian Ales and more.

The rest of the eight beer selections leave room for more experimental, unique choices that will also be switched around, with options like Almanac Beer Co.’s Peach De Brettaville.

“Whether you’re an enthusiast and what we might call a ‘beer nerd’ and you’re looking for that next, sweet rare beer, or you’re excited to try something new, our staff will be here to help you,” Fisher said.

The Wilky takes its title from “Wilkinson,” the maiden name of the Fishers’ and Geoghan’s mothers.

The full bar, which held its soft opening Saturday through Wednesday, also offers cocktails and sandwiches, along with snacks like pickles, pretzels and chips.

“We want to be the community spot. We don’t have TVs — we want to be a gathering place where you come to socialize, hang out, learn about new beer,” Fisher said.

In the future, the owners plan on hosting local musicians once a week.

The Wilky is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. through 2 a.m., and weekends from 2 p.m. through 2 a.m.

For more information, visit the bar’s website here.