Photographs By Seitu Oronde
Seitu documented the Savor The Bronx Breweries & Distilleries Trolley Tour that took place on the trolley that left from 851 Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York.
The Bronx Tourism Council, in association with Taste NY, launched this initiative to promote New York’s food and beverage industries,
While riding the famous Bronx Trolley, a historian talked about the history of brewing in the borough, which dates back to the late 19th century and ended during the Prohibition Era.
The trolley visited Gun Hill Brewery, established in 2014 and produces a variety of beers for all palates ranging from their light seasonable ales to their pitch black stout. Then onto Chelsea Craft Brewing Company, which relocated from downtown Manhattan this year. The company brews over 20 ales annually and their signature Checker Cab Blonde Ale is brewed in the style of a German Kolsch beer. The third, and last stop, the trolley visited the Bronx Brewery founded in 2011 and offers a uniquely diverse range of beers that explore the limits of what a pale ale can be.
Tirado Distillery is the veteran of the bunch. They opened their doors in 2010 and was the first artisanal spirits producer in the borough since the 1920s prohibition. Their desert whisky is infused with apricot and still-filtered twice for smoothness. The fifth and last tour/tasting was at Port Morris Distillery, who’s Añejo Pitorro (or Puerto Rican moonshine) has a smoky taste while their Coquito Pitorro is sweetened with coconut and cinnamon and is perfect straight or mixed.