I visited the Brooklyn Brewery as a stopping off point on the way to viewing a Manhattan sunset from Williamsburg.
The taproom is large, dark and boisyrous with German beer hall style communal tables. It is a great place to meet friends for locally brewed beer. These beers have never been a favorite of mine, as they generally lean to the maltier end of the beer spectrum, like Legend Brown or New Belgium Fat Tire. I did try their Pilsener which was light and refreshing
After a couple if samples it was just a short walk to the East River to catch a nice sunset, even if there were no clouds to fill out the sky.