The goal of this Sunset Park distillery is clear: Use science to make spirits better. Developed by the team of guys behind the industrial cooperative City Foundry, Industry City came about after the team started applying technologies developed in science over the past 50 years to the distillation of spirits. The result? A sustainable urban distillery that produces vodka distilled from sugar beets made on equipment designed and built in Brooklyn.
DON’T MISS THESE SPIRITS: The distillery’s sugar beet vodka is distinct in both its flavor and distillation process. It bears a warm, smooth flavor and rich texture with a finish of fruit notes and spice, thanks to a continuous fermentation process, fractional distillation and special blending process that avoids any additives or charcoal filtration.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Science nerds can take a peek at the nitty-gritty distillation process during tours every Saturday at 3 p.m. Stick around for a drink in the tasting room on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 10 p.m.