In 1626, a Scandanavian ship builder by the name of Dirck Volckertsen or Dirck The Norseman crossed the East River from the island of Manhattan.  He planted his roots as the first European settler in the verdant forests and lush meadows of what would become Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  

Today,  just a stones throw from the site of his farmhouse, stands Brooklyn’s newest brewery/restaurant named in memory of this pioneering Greenpoint settler.  With a seating capacity of 240, Dirck The Norseman specializes in industrial comfort dining. Our menu consists of hearty, traditional European cuisine, a natural complement to its stellar drink list.  Along with an extensive wine and spirits menu, the house offers 16 varieties of beer. 

Dirck The Norseman is the  American outpost of Cologne Germany’s Gaffel Kolsch, Friesland’s Jever Pilsner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Reigele, and also home to Greenpoint’s only craft brewery: Greenpoint Beer & Ale Company.  With an ever rotating list of 9 house-brewed ales and lagers, GB&ACO draws inspiration from traditional world brewing cultures with a spirit of ingenuity and exploration.