Kieran Farrell and Dave Lopez, co-owners of Gun Hill Brewing, didn’t think twice about building a brewery in the Bronx, where they both had childhood roots and hopes for a successful business. Their facility in the north Bronx was the first to brew beer in the borough since the 1960s, a reminder that craft beer isn’t so much a newfangled business model as a return to the fundamentals of beer—which beer drinkers across the United States are embracing at an exponential rate.
What Farrell and Lopez did not expect was the enormous hit their taproom has been with the locals in their blue-collar neighborhood. Rather than the stereotypical beer snobs one might expect, many of the patrons coming through the door often had never tasted a microbrew or learned about the various kinds of beers that can be made once you have control of the process.
Learn more about Gun Hill Brewery at gunhillbrewing.com/, and visit the taproom at 3227 Laconia Ave, Bronx, NY 10469.