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. Check out our blog for the full story.

Interested in our logo...that funny little "carrot" is inspired by the original cuneiform symbol for beer...read all about it here.

PRESS

All About Beer Magazine:
48 Hours in Brooklyn

amNY:
Gowanus' new bar and restaurant scene: Insa, Strong Rope and more

Beer Sessions Radio/Heritage Radio Network:
EPISODE 317 From Grain to Glass
EPISODE 293: From Home Brew to Pro Brew!
EPISODE 374 NYC BEER WEEK 2017

Brew York:
Where to drink at a brewery in NYC

Brewery Show:
Strong Rope Brewery – Nano Brewing in Brooklyn

Broga:
Brooklyn Daily: Downward, dawg! Yoga for bros stretches into Strong Rope Brewery
'Broga' Yoga — And Beer — Coming To Park Slope

Brooklyn Magazine:
Talking to Strong Rope, Brooklyn’s Newest Brewery Opening Soon in Gowanus

Brooklyn Paper:
Get mugged: Brewery’s mug club rewards loyal drinkers

Boom Town:
A ROCHESTER-INSPIRED BREWERY GROWS IN BROOKLYN

Business Insider:
The 25 coolest new businesses in New York City

Chop and Brew
Episode 19: NYC Homebrew Tour

DNA Info:
5 Gowanus Restaurants and Bars Opening Soon

Edible Brooklyn:
Help Kickstart the Gowanus’s Latest Farm Brewery
Strong Rope Brewery and Taproom Opening Tomorrow in Gowanus

Fuhmentaboudit!:
EPISODE 171 “Where Are They Now?”
EPISODE 152: Beer Is People with Strong Rope Brewery
EPISODE 87: Kings County Brewers Collective & Strong Rope
EPISODE 30 Farm

Gothamist:
Gowanus Getting Another Brewery With Opening Of Strong Rope

Northforker:
North Fork Ticker

NY Magazine:
Strong Rope Brewery

Time Out NY:
Strong Rope Brewery

Tiny Beer Video:
Strong Rope Brewery's "Falling Squirrel Project #7"

Social Responsibility

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

  • squarespace.com/green/
  • 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

  • rollingpress.com
  • 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

  • https://www.bellacanvas.com/responsible-tees
  • 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

  • http://www.jakprints.com/green-printing/
  • 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.

Brooklyn Made: Gold certification

BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program)
Certified judge

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HOMEBREW AWARDS

1st Place Judges Award, Brooklyn Wort  2011
J.J. Bollerack's Brown Ale

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
American Stout

Brewer's Choice, Homebrewklyn 2013
Farmer's Ale: American Brown Ale with raspberries, basil, and a hint of chocolate malt 

1st Place, Light Hybrid Beer Homebrew Alley VIII, 2014
Young Lion of the West, Cream Ale

2nd Place, Stout Homebrew Alley VIII, 2014
Trip to Burlington, Oatmeal Stout

1st Place, Specialty Beer Homebrew Alley VIII, 2014
Storyteller, Stout brewed with sour cherries and cocoa nibs, and aged in a Kings County Distillery whiskey barrel

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