A Greenpoint food shop specializing in American craft beer, cheese and snacks.


1053 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222


Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm Sun: 12pm - 6pm

Eastern District News

Late Summer Fun

Pictured above: a few of our favorite things about late summer. A canoe trip with a picnic of Lazy Lady cheese, Olympic Provisions salumi, Accidental Baker crackers, and Lancaster CSA peaches. Also, mozzarella and tomato salad!


Last call for summer beers! 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon and Unita Hop Notch 6-packs are both on sale for $11 each!

Or if you’re ready to move on to the flavors of fall, check out these new arrivals:

- Ayinger Oktober Fest-Marzen is our favorite Octoberfest beer: full of flavor but easy to drink. Fresh bottles arrived this week and we’re about to tap a keg for growler fills sometime this weekend.

- Bell’s The Oracle DIPA is a limited edition brew, robust, with citrusy hop and caramel malt flavors.

- On first sip, Chris had an unusual reaction to the Stone 18th Anniversary IPA: mint chocolate chip! Strange but subtly true: there’s a tingly, herbal taste on the tip of your tongue, followed by some roasted chocolate malt flavors. Yum!


Consider Bardwell Farm’s aged goat’s milk Manchester has returned for the season: a firm, nutty, tangy treat. It’s joined by a new addition from Consider this year: Slyboro, a semi-soft goat’s milk cheese that’s washed with hard apple cider as it ages for a hint of fruity sweetness. All of Consider Bardwell’s cheeses are made from raw milk and vegetarian rennet.

Connecticut’s Arethusa Blue has also returned. We’ll see if this wheel sells out as quickly as our first one! It’s no wonder it’s so popular. It’s luxuriously creamy, with a sweet, milky flavor, gently spiked with blue.

From the makers of oozy, gooey Ameribella, Jacobs & Britchford, comes a new, firm, Alpine-style cheese called Everton. It’s got a nice, long, complex flavor profile, with notes of nuts, grass, savory onions and meat.

We’re also excited about the first cheese we’ve received from Crown Finish Caves, a new affinage (cheese-aging) site in a former brewery on Brooklyn’s Bergen Street! Reverie is made from fresh, raw, cow’s milk at Parish Hill Creamery in Vermont, and aged in Brooklyn to develop a snappy texture and bright flavor, with fruit-like tanginess and a rich finish.


Another new arrival: a fresh batch of Eastern District bottle openers. Snap one of these on your keychain for a classy and extremely useful fall accessory.

Sign-up is now available for the fall season of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op CSA. Now’s your chance to get in on a bountiful weekly delivery of fresh organic produce for just $20-31 per week. If you are interested, please visit the CSA website for details and to sign up NOW! Space is limited and we are warning you: it WILL fill up! Stake your claim at http://www.lancasterfarmfresh.com/csa/default

Subscriptions are available year-round for the seafood share program from The Village Fishmonger, which also delivers to Eastern District. Details and sign-up are at http://www.villagefishmongernyc.com/

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Wine and Cheese Night at Adelinas

Join us Thursday, July 24 at Adelina’s for a specially-paired wine and cheese flight – we’ve come up with some delicious pairings that you’ll want to try!

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Celebration Summer

Hello and Happy America’s Birthday to you!

Please note that Eastern District will close at 4 PM today Friday, July 4, so come on in to get your beer, cheese, and cookout fixin’s early.

If you’re looking for suggestions about some of that beer and cheese, read on!


Summer grill-outs are the perfect occasions for craft beer in cans – cans are lightweight, hard to break, and easy to recycle. Some of our summer favorites this year are:

- Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pilsner: crisp and lightly hoppy, for a flavor much more interesting than the average pils. We stocked up on 12-packs and they’re on sale for just $21 each.

- Founders All Day IPA: full IPA flavor with a lower alcohol content. If you hadn’t noticed, Founders started packing these in 15-packs instead of 12-packs, but kept the price the same! These are $24 each.

- We’re also stocking 12-packs of local seasonal favorites Brooklyn Summer Ale and Nantucket Whale’s Tale Pale Ale: refreshing thirst-quenchers both!


With the changing seasons we’re trying out some different cheeses and bringing back some that aren’t available in the early part of the year:

- Grafton Village Queen of Quality Clothbound Cheddar is made from 100% extra-rich and creamy Jersey cow milk, then cave-aged for at least six months. Firm, flaky, nutty and sharp, with a touch of floral sweetness.

- Lazy Lady Farm Sweet Caroline is made from a blend of goat and cow milk, and washed with Russian black stout as it ages. The result is soft, smooth, fresh and extra-tangy.

- Meadow Creek Dairy Grayson is a returning favorite. Right now we’re tasting the very first batch of the year (it’s only made from the flavorful milk that cows produce when grazing on fresh green pastures). It’s a little stinky, but the luscious milk flavors and sweet creaminess keep the funk under control.

We’ll be celebrating the holiday with great American cheese and beer (along with smoked meats and fireworks) – we hope you do too!

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La Fundidora Salsa

We’re enjoying the latest addition to our shelves: La Fundidora hand-crafted salsa! It comes in 3 delectable flavors:

  • Fresca: Green salsa with fresh tomatillos and select serrano chiles
  • Humo: Smoky red tomato salsa with chipotle, morita and pasilla chiles
  • Fuego: Bright red salsa with ripe tomatoes, tomatillos and guajillo and arbol chiles

Try them all when the makers of La Fundidora come in for a FREE tasting on Saturday, July 12 from 4-6PM!

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The Cheese of the Season: Fresh Ricotta

As the days warm up, a cheesemonger’s thoughts and cravings turn from toasty grilled cheese sandwiches to cool, fresh cheeses – especially creamy, fresh ricotta.

Lately we’ve been inspired to whip up lots of simple snacks featuring Salvatore Bklyn Fresh Ricotta and Acorn Hill Fresh Goat’s Milk Ricotta. The slightly sweet, milky flavor and luscious texture of either cheese make a great centerpiece for all kinds of salty or sweet combinations, like:

  • Ricotta on Leksands Crispbread with radishes, chives, black pepper and Amagansett lemon sea salt
  • Ricotta on Z Crackers topped with Ortiz anchovies
  • Ricotta on baguette slices, drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey
  • Ricotta and fresh strawberries on Effie’s Oatcakes

Got any great ricotta snack ideas of your own? Please share with us here or on Facebook or Twitter!

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Arethusa Blue

Arethusa Blue is a brand new cheese that we’re very excited to have! Hailing from Litchfield, CT, it is extra creamy, sweet, with just the right amount of blue spiciness and salt. As an added bonus, we also have Arethusa Farm’s delicious, fresh yogurt!

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New Spring Gift Boxes

Do you know someone who deserves a delicious gift box from Eastern District this spring? We’ve added two new selections to our online store: an instant picnic, and a special Mother’s Day selection. Order online and we will ship for you, or drop in to the store to pick one up and deliver it yourself.

We have Mother’s Day gift boxes packed and ready for you to pick up now – the picnic boxes do require an hour or so of advance notice since they contain perishable items.

Click through below for the full descriptions, and to place your order!

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New Beers for Spring

So many fresh new beers have come in this month! Check ‘em out….

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Work With Us

Eastern District is hiring!

We are seeking an experienced, part-time sales associate.


  • Assist customers with product selection
  • Cut and wrap cheeses and meats to order
  • Prepare sandwiches
  • Stock shelves
  • Arrange product displays
  • Cleaning


  • Experience with and passion for craft beer and artisanal cheese
  • Strong sense of hospitality and customer service
  • Reliable, organized, and self-motivated
  • Retail marketing experience a plus

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to info@easterndistrictny.com

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easterndistrictny.com updates

We’re planning some updates to this website! Do you have any suggestions, requests, demands? Let us know in the comments section or at info@easterndistrictny.com!

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