Blind Tiger Ale House
281 Bleecker St., New York, NY10014
In a typically foggy San Francisco summer in 1997, Forest Gray and his cadre of bootleggers were inspired to bring their unique and exceptional beers from the underground to the masses. Starting with small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Francisco’s long forgotten Butchertown District, Speakeasy quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers and striking 1920s imagery.
From the brewery’s humble beginnings delivering hand-filled kegs out of the back of a van, Speakeasy now boasts more than thirty distributors across the West Coast and major metropolitan markets across the country. And, starting with a single, iconic beer that immortalized the spirit of those who persevered when America’s taps ran dry – a bold, hoppy amber ale known as Prohibition Ale – Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers from sessionable pale ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts.
We can’t wait to not-so-stealthily revel in Speakeasy’s liquid pleasures this Wednesday, January 29th beginning at 3:00pm. Stop on by and drink freely with us –– no secret password or handshake required.