Just wanted to give folks a heads up about a new beer hall on 3rd Ave and 12th St. in Brooklyn that seems really promising. I popped in for a couple of beers this afternoon and was impressed. The space is beautiful-- lots of dark wood and great lighting. Plenty of seating at booths and tables. They don't have bar stools yet (?) but when they do you'll be able to sit at a beautiful 360 degree wrap-around bar.
The beer and food are heavily German/Austrian. They had a bunch of drafts-- I'd say 12-15-- and about 200 bottles to choose from. I got a Kostriker (nice dark lager) on tap and a bottle of Celebrator. I also got a basket of the fried, salted croutons, which are a ridiculously addictive drinking snack. They have a bunch of house-made sausages on the menu, but I wasn't hungry enough for that. They don't have hard liquor yet, but said they would after the new year. All in all, if you like beer and schnitzel, this place is definitely worth checking out. I'm pretty sure I'll be back later this week.