As someone who has played (and enjoyed) both, Brew Crafters is a different experience than Viticulture. BC actually feels like a streamlined Agricola more than anything.
I probably wouldn't call it "streamlined". It has strong similarities to Agricola but there are differences that are just different instead of simpler. Brew Crafters has its own set of challenges that make it fairly level with Agricola in complexity.
But I definitely agree that Brew Crafters is more similar to Agricola than Viticulture in gameplay.