Brooklyn is known as DIY paradise -- to the point in which the artisanal ethos has become a hipster caricature. From handmade chocolate and cheese ageing caves to Etsy-style boutiques selling reclaimed coffee tables, the borough is known for creating small batches of just about everything. It may be a cliche, but the edible and drinkable products that have come out of this movement also taste pretty damn good (even if most of them are costly).
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With changes in New York state law over the course the past decade, this movement has also paved the way for a slew of small batch liquor companies. And many are willing to let you in on their tips and tricks. Whether you want to learn how to make your own booze or just want to drink around town, here's a guide to Brooklyn's visitable distilleries.More »