Black Forest Indoor Biergarten Opens in Fort GreeneBy Billy Lyons
January 6, 2014
Though communal drinking never really goes out of style, the recent opening of Fort Greene indoor biergarten Black Forest has us shouting "PROST." Joining Paulaner Brauhaus and Bavaria Bierhaus as new destinations for group stein clanking, the latest German brew specialist also functions as a coffee house for those individuals looking for a less boozy setting. Husband and wife owners Ayana and Tobias Holler stick with tradition by providing 14 authentic Rhineland beers on tap, all of which adhere to the German Beer Purity Law (meaning the brews are made of only water, hops, and malt). The couple, who hails from the Black Forest region in southwestern Germany, also offers regional specialties like Alsatian flatbread and jaegerschnitzel. It may be indoors, but Tobias, who does double duty here as an architect, used large skylights to create an open feel to the interior, while exposed brick and an exposed wood ceiling create a parlor-like atmosphere. The restaurant also plans to host a slew of festivities like a German Mardi Gras and plenty of soccer, though for now guests can pull up a table starting at 5 PM Tuesday through Thursday, with Friday hours beginning at 3 PM. On weekends, the taps start pouring at 1 PM.
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