Head Brewer Peter Hepp of La Birreria at Eataly - New York, NY

200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 937-8910
Hours: Sun-Tues 11:30am-10pm; Wed-Sat 11:30am-11pm

The idea of hoisting a professional brewing system to a 14th floor rooftop is crazy—even Head Brewer Peter Hepp of Birreria agrees. But the end result is the ultimate urban beer garden set atop Mario Batali’s Eataly. You’ll need a reservation (or luck) to grab a seat in Birreria’s sunlit atrium in cold weather and open-air deck come spring. The crowds here converge for views of the New York City skyline and Hepp’s incredible roster of beers. Batali and Hepp have tapped a high-caliber group of brewers to consult on specialty brews, including Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head, Teo Musso of Baladin, and Leonardo Di Vincenzo of Birra Del Borgo. Hepp’s own unpasteurized and unfiltered cask ales are tart and complex. Take his Etruscan recipe flavored with pomegranate molasses. Its origins are complicated (the yeast is derived from a hornet’s belly), but the light carbonation of the cask allows the sweetness and acidity of the molasses to shine without overpowering the palate.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Calabrona - Belgian Wit with Pomegranate Molasses
  • Gina - Pale Ale with Roman Thyme

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