Gourmet grocery and beer emporium Bierkraft in Park Slope features over 900 beers, from American microbrews to exotics from El Salvador and Russia. Add to that over 200 artisanal cheeses and meat products, many right from the farm, and a range of gourmet edibles such as chocolate, bread, charcuterie and various nibbles and you've got a one-stop picnic shop only minutes from Prospect Park. The Snail also approves of the absence of the brands that dominate supermarket shelves and TV ads. Bierkraft offers weekly in-house tastings, and did I mention they also have a "growler" service?
191 Fifth Avenue