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HARLEM BREWSTORY

THE GIFT THAT KEPT ON BREWING 

The first brews were made in her studio apartment right across from Marcus Garvey Park. She'd finally opened the gift of a home brew kit that sat in the closet for several weeks (that might explain why the first brewed weren't such a hit). So, she kept on brewing, never giving up on perfecting her recipes. After challenges trying to Harlem Brewery, she took her home grown original recipes to Olde Saratoga Brewery, working closely with Brewmaster Paul McErlean, to formulate Harlem Brew-Sugar Hill Golden Ale. On June 19, 2001, none of the packaging materials were ready so recycled beer boxes were gathered. With amazing support from family, friends and neighbors (Uncle Arthur drove a Penske truck full of the first batch of beer over the river and through a village called Harlem Valley back to 125th Street), Harlem Brewing Company launched at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Today our brewing journey continues and we are so happy that you joined us! Cheers to You!

HARLEM BREW LAUNCH @ STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM 2001