Strong Rope Brewery® is owned and operated by head brewer Jason Sahler. Jason was an award-winning homebrewer before taking the next step and started his own brewery. Strong Rope Brewery creates handcrafted local and organic ales featuring seasonal offerings that will use the freshest vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices showcasing the New York State farmers and maltsters we work with to create great tasting beer.
Strong Rope is a name with origins that date back to 2001. It is an homage to Eric Ropiteau. He was my best friend and has been an inspiration for everything I have done since then and this is my small way to honor his memory.
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Owner Jason Sahler studied sustainable design and development at New York University and is passionate about incorporating sustainable practices into all aspects of the brewery. This core feature of the brewery is its promotion of environmental sustainability by selling organic and local products, reducing waste in the production and retail of the brewery. Whenever possible Strong Rope Brewery will purchase energy-efficient equipment, incorporate green construction, and implement operational practices, minimizing environmental impact, with the eventual goal of creating a LEED certified brewery. Strong Rope Brewery will work with NYSERDA to improve energy efficiency to the manufacturing process of brewing and fermenting beer.
In addition, we strive to work with vendors with similar ideals. Currently we’ve been fortunate enough to work with these great companies:
Squarespace: hosts our website
- strives to minimize server space needed by using the space more efficiently
- recycling, (almost) paper-free, carbon off-sets, alternative modes of transportation, office uses 100% renewable energy
Rolling Press: printed our business cards
- All of the papers we have chosen were selected because they have a combination of most of these criteria: they are managed by strict international forestry programs, made with 100% recycled fiber, processed chlorine-free, manufactured with 100% renewable energy, and/or made carbon neutral.
Bella and Canvas: shirts
- Made in the USA
- Eco-conscious manufacturing
- BELLA + CANVAS and Alo (Color Image Apparel, Inc. brands) are committed to maintaining and upholding responsible workplace and environmental standards. All US production and office facilities are WRAP Certified.
Jakprints: printed our stickers and coasters
- Plants a tree for every order
- 100% Vegetable-Based Inks
Responsibly Forested Paper: All of our papers are sourced from well-managed forests located in North America or Europe and certified by one of the three major organizations who follow the trees, pulp and paper through the entire chain of custody.
BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program)
2nd Place, Hudson Valley Homebrewers 2012
Scottish and Irish Ale
Best Food and Beer Pairing, Brew and Chew 2012
J.J. Bollerack's Brown Ale and chef Michael Ferreri's Black Sesame Seed and Hawaiian Sea Salt Brittle with Hazelnut Smoked Blue Cheese and Dark Cherry Compote
Honorable Mention, Homebrew Alley 7 2013
Brewer's Choice, Homebrewklyn 2013
Farmer's Ale: American Brown Ale with raspberries, basil, and a hint of chocolate malt
1st Place, Barley Wine Homebrew Alley IV, 2015
Thomas the Stumbling Buffalo, Barely Wine
2nd Place, Saison Day Homebrew Competition, 2015
Lazy Stargazer, Amber Rye Saison
Strong Rope Brewery® and taproom serves hand-crafted ales in Gowanus, Brooklyn. As a New York state Farm Brewery, Strong Rope's ales range from reinterpretations of classic styles to seasonal varieties that utilize the best ingredients local farms have to offer.
Who We Work With
We are excited to work with some amazing New York farms and malt-houses. As a New York state farm brewery we feel it is important for us to do our part to help bring back the brewing agriculture to New York and to support the farmers and craftsman that are creating the ingredients we use in our beer...without their extraordinary effort and commitment to quality our beer would not be nearly as delicious.
By the corner of 4th Avenue, Near the R at Union
We don't serve food, but you're welcome to bring food to the brewery or order in from one of the amazing restaurants in the area.
Saturdays at 2pm
$5 includes a tasting size sample of your choice
Reach out to us with any questions about sales, private parties, our taproom, beers, or just to say hi.