Heartland Brewery first opened its doors in 1995, introducing an American-style brewpub in the heart of New York City.
The first location was in Union Square. Heartland became the brewery that established and influenced the culture of beer drinking in New York City. Therefore, it pioneered the craft beer movement within the most popular city in the world.
Since its establishment, Heartland has maintained the reputation of brewing the city’s finest and most popular craft beers. Today, Heartland maintains a selection of six classic brews and an even wider range of seasonal brews.
It is custom at Heartland for brewers to use distinctly American ingredients to create their signature beer recipes.
For example, the ingredients include things like Wisconsin malt, hops from Oregon, and American yeast. In combination, these ingredients make Heartland’s beer taste distinctly different from German or British beers.
All beers are made and served fresh within one or two weeks of brewing.
You might be wondering what type of drinks you can get at such an establishment. Well, no less than the most interesting brews will do, and Heartland is stacked.
You will find Lavender Wheat, Red Rooster Ale, and Cornhusk Lager amongst others. And if those meatloaf, steak and other heavier options don’t quite do it for you, don’t fret. There are plenty of salad options, a number of appetizers that look too good to be true (Southern Fried Dill Pickle Spears, various sliders, and Buffalo Chicken Spring Roles), sandwiches and way more.
Originally, Heartland’s farmers’ Oatmeal Stout beer received a bronze medal in 1995 at the Annual Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. In 1997, the same beer also won a gold medal.
The festival is one of the biggest beer festivals in the world. Additionally, it acts as a venue for numerous beer connoisseurs to congregate and try old and new beers every year. This was how Heartland’s Brewery initially achieved its recognition.
Today, the brewery doubles as a high-end restaurant that serves great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Heartland Brewery also boasts a homey atmosphere and it shows.