We brewed our very first small batches, we called them Harlem Brew, in our studio apartment right across from Marcus Garvey Park in NYC in the 90s. The early beers were made with a home brew kit, a gift that sat in the closet for several weeks (that might explain why the first brewed weren't such a hit). We kept on brewing it, never giving up on trying to perfect our recipes. Today, we create artistic and intuitive beers inspired by the timeless rich history of Harlem and ancient traditions, whether experimenting with new styles infused with  traditional ingredients on our home brewdio or brewing up beers with new ingredients and natural yeasts during our Harlem Brewdio sessions. We are passionate about celebrating heritage in all of our beers. Each one highlights amazing stories whether our flagship Sugar Hill Golden Ale, Renaissance Wit, 125th Street IPA, Queen Stout and collaborations. The company was founded in November 2000 by community advocate, entrepreneur and beer pioneer, Celeste Beatty. On June  19th, 2001, Harlem Brewing formally launched at the Studio Museum in Harlem on 125th Street.

About Harlem Brewing Company

Harlem Brewing has more than 20 years of history and tradition. Harlem born and raised, its unique refreshing layers of flavors garnered People's Champ Award for Best Brews NYC and Best Beer at the annual Beer and Bacon Fest at Citifield. The beers are sold locally and internationally and has been featured on MSNBC, FOX News, Forbes Magazine, New Brewer, Draft, People, and Ebony. Harlem Brew South, its sister brewery pub is located in Rocky Mount, NC. Ask for it at your favorite local retailer or order online. We are passionate about craft beer and strive to create living beers that are inspired by great people and great communities. Harlem Brew has been the beer of choice for many charitable partners including the Apollo Theatre, Dance Theater of Harlem, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Foundation of America, Harlem Business Alliance, Studio Museum, Asian American Business Development Center, Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Museum of African American History and Culture, AWCWA, the Drama Desk Awards, International Emmy Awards, NBA Legends, and many other amazing organizations.