Collective Arts Brewing Coming To Gowanus

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GOWANUS – An Ontario-based brewery will open its first stateside facility at 519-529 3rd Avenue (between 12th & 13th Streets) in Gowanus.

Collective Arts Brewing has signed a 15-year lease for the 16,000-square-foot space, Commercial Observer first reported. The new brewery will be part of a three building renovation project by property owner Serabjit Singh which will include more than 7,000 square feet of rooftop greenhouses overlooking 3rd Avenue.

The “urban brewery” will feature a microbrewery, a two-story taproom, a 100-seat restaurant, a 40-seat cocktail lounge, a retail shop, and a backyard area—perfect for the venue’s anticipated mid to late summer debut.

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Collective Arts Brewing was founded in 2013 by Matt Johnston and Bob Russell who plan to “collaborate with local and international artists, musicians, and brewers to create a collaborative space and authentic contribution to the Gowanus neighbourhood,” a release announcing the new venue states.

We want to make space that becomes an incubator for us to create new beers but also a creative hub for the community we’re in, and the artists and musicians we collaborate with,” Johnston said in the release.

The Gowanus location will also feature two, mixed-use spaces for community events and for showcasing artists. “This space gives us an opportunity to support the art and music communities at a time when art galleries and live music venues are disappearing,” Russell said. “We want to create a venue that can showcase both local and international talent and provides our drinkers a new experience each time they visit.”

Patrons will also be able to bring home a piece of original art—the Canadian brewers feature limited-edition designs from artists around the world on their beer cans and labels. Visit collectiveartsbrewing.com to learn more.

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