Bust For Fake ID Triggers Idea For Lower Manhattan Brewery

Getting busted with fake IDs opened the way for the opening of Manhattan’s only production brewery.

Joe Correia and John Dantzler had their fake credentials confiscated at an East Village bar about 15 years ago, so the teenagers decided to make their own beer. The result: the founding of the Torch & Crown Brewing Company, release of their first beer Almost Famous two years ago and the opening of a brewery and restaurant in Lower Manhattan three months ago.

Craft breweries abound in Brooklyn and Queens, and now New York City’s most famous borough, … [+] Manhattan, welcomes the arrival of the Torch & Crown Brewing Company.

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