FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Harlem Blue independently owned?
Yes. We are a family owned business, led by the founder/ceo, Julian Riley, Jr.
Is there a taproom and brewery I can visit?
Not yet. We have a Harlem location and buildout plans in place. Please stay tuned for updates.
Is your business based in Harlem?
Yes. Our corporate headquarters is and always will be in Harlem NYC.
Where can I buy some Harlem Blue swag? Merchandise and/or wearables?
We’re on the same page. We will soon have glassware, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, headbands, jockeyboxes, taphandle, visors, coasters, and anything else we can think of, available online at our site. Working on it.
Do you have any new styles coming out?
Yes. We are always working on new styles that meet our brand objectives and flavor profiles. We also listen to our community . . . a lot (hint hint). Let us know what you’re thinking. DM us on social or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you sell your beers outside of NYC? What are your plans for expanding distribution?
We don’t currently sell outside NYC, but we plan to. There are multiple conversations going on to efficiently expand our reach while maintaining our reputation for quality of beer and community engagement.
Can you ship me some beer outside New York?
Not yet, but we are keeping our eyes on it and have our attorney looking for ways to do it. Updates soon.
Where do you produce your beer?
We contract brew our beers with local world-class brewing facilities. Our recipes. Our quality control. It’s the best of both worlds and insures that we can deliver on our business purpose and first principles.
When was Harlem Blue first launched?
In February 2014, Harlem Blue was first test launched, selling in two accounts in Harlem (Harlem Tavern and Corner Social). Back then it was just the one style, 1658 wheat ale, and sold solely on draft. In April 2016, we launched with two styles and a local distributor.