And Eater then did a side-by-side comparison. Yep, exact copies!
So we contacted the Brewers for an explanation. Here's what they had to say:
The menu on display was only intended to be an aspirational reference, approximating our aims pending community approval. We are NOT affiliated with Prime Meats, however their business is one that we admire and their program – along with others’ – often come up during development conversations. We apologize if anyone perceives that this was misleading or that our food program will be a replica.
The final program will be the product of the several months of development that still await us pending proper approvals. We look forward to sharing more with the community as our business develops.
Again, thank you for contacting us. We hope that everything goes smoothly and look forward to bringing our business to this community.
East Village Brewery & Beer Shop
In the meantime, someone removed the menu from the front door at 14 Avenue B.