By Selena Ricks-Good

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Flatiron district will soon have a new restaurant and brewery fifteen stories above Mario Batali’s epic Italian food hall, otherwise known as Eataly.

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Scheduled to open June 3 (but possibly pouring sooner), Bierreria sits on the building’s rooftop with views of the Empire State Building. Italian and American craft brewers are joining forces to create original ales using an onsite copper-clad brewing system: Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery, Italian brewmasters Teo Musso of Birra Baladin in Turin and Leonardo Di Vincenzo of Birra Del Borgo in Rome, and Eataly’s house brewmaster Brook Carretta.

The house beers will be unpasteurized, unfiltered, naturally carbonated and hand-pulled through traditional beer engines. House pints will include a traditional American pale ale infused with thyme, a wheat beer with peppercorns, and an English mild ale with ground chestnuts.

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Italian and American craft beers will also be served on draft, along with bottled beer, wine, a full bar, and food designed to be paired with beer by chef Alex Pilas. Expect four kinds of house-made sausages, three braised pork shoulders, formaggi, salads and mushroom entrees for vegetarian beer lovers.

The 4,500-square-foot rooftop beer garden will have 150 outdoor seats and will be open year-round thanks to a retractable roof. Birreria will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a late-night menu starting at 11:30 p.m.

200 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY

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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.