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Apr 16, 2009 04:18 PM

Bierkraft: changes?

Two or three years ago, Bierkraft boasted one of the finest cheese selections in the borough.

On a recent visit, I was discouraged to find their selection of cheeses to be decimated--very limited and poorly organized, at that.

They also appear to have given up a lot square footage to some sort of "café" area, with seating in front.

Fortunately, their beer selection seemed as grand as ever.

I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that cheese was a huge part of their identity; is Bierkraft trying to redefine itself? If so, I'm not sure I like it.

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  1. I can't wait for the cafe to be complete. It would be a spot to grab a sandwich, try a beer, etc. I always thought of the beer as the biggest draw to go here. Yes they have a nice cheese selection, but it is pricey. The chocolate/sweets section always seemed like an afterthought so I'm not sad to see that go. any idea when it'll be done?

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    1. re: ginsbera

      That location is also ground zero for Park Slope Food Coop membership -- which means much less expensive, high quality cheese just blocks away. The sandwiches are great, and who doesn't love a growler...

    2. Cheese has to be a very expensive retail specialty because it is expensive to begin with and so perishable. Id have to imagine that with the coming of Blue Apron and Fairway (in addition to other stores stocking more and better cheeses) they were feeling pressed.