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Cheese Pairing | Week of July 21st

Hammarby-Syndrome-Adelegger

Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome with Adelegger. Meaty, nutty, and complex, this cheese is part of the German new wave of alpine cheeses. It’s nuttiness will pair well with the fruitiness of the brew.

Martin Johnson runs The Joy of Cheese, a series of informal cheese and beverage classes that take place at a variety of Manhattan and Brooklyn venues as well as at the 92nd St. Y.  He is also Cheese, Charcuterie, Beer and Wine Manager for Gastronomie 491, a new market/cafe on the Upper West Side.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com

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Pic of the day: A Relaxing Day for Satchmo

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Not a pic everyday, simply the pic we’re talking about today.

Wearing a permanent fur coat can be a real burden on these hot summer days. Luckily for our friend Satchmo in Brooklyn Heights, his family Charlotte, Adam, Lila and Sophie are well stocked on cold Brooklyn Lager. We received this picture of Satchmo beating the heat by curling up around the chilly bottle from family friend Benjamin Smith, who seems to have snapped the picture just as Satchmo was settling in. The rest of the family will have to find their own refreshment-it doesn’t look like Satchmo is willing to share.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

The Guardian explains how to choose a beer, a Brooklyn beer.

The list loving website, Thrillist lists Summer beers, includes Brooklyn Summer Ale.

Obama keeps visiting the wrong breweries. I’m over here in Brooklyn, guy!

And someone should try to buy me this cooler because it is the…best.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

This-Week-in-Beer-News

This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

On this day of American celebration let’s take a look back at what we’ve found independence from, our Father’s beers.

All About Beer looks at World War I’s effect on American beer.

And the best way to celebrate the 4th, turn on your illegal download of Jaws and grab your vintage Narragansett can.

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Pic of the day: All About Lesley

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Not a pic everyday, simply the pic we’re talking about today.

Brooklyn Brewery National/Sales Chain Manager and mountain man John Boegel sent us today’s picture of his cousin-in-law LTC Lesley Watts.  LTC Watts is currently serving in her third overseas deployment as the Commander, Clinical Operations with the 3rd Medical Deployment Support Command with headquarters in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Her responsibility as Commander, Clinical Operations is to provide general surgical, medical, dental, ambulance, behavioral health, preventive maintenance, and veterinary support to Army units serving in 13 countries in Southwest Asia and to civilian populations. In the course of her deployment she will travel to all of her Units in each of these countries to provide care and present educational seminars to civilian professionals and foreign military personnel. Her travels thus far include Afghanistan, Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan.

LTC Watts proudly carries her Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale t-shirt wherever she travels. Most of Southwest Asia is “dry” and alcohol is forbidden, which is a particular challenge to such an ardent fan of Brooklyn Brewery. The t-shirt keeps her close to family and reminds her that, soon, she will be in Brooklyn.

This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Presenting this week’s News You Can Booze featuring the 2014 National Homebrew Competition.

Also featuring Huffington Post’s new beer obsessed coverage, here, here and here.

A sweet goodbye to a good friend, Chelsea Brewery,

And our very special guest, the beer survey no one wants to find themselves on.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

This-Week-in-Beer-News

This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Looking for a breakdown of Brooklyn’s craft beer scene? BK Mag has you covered.

Looking for a small micro-brewery featured on one of my favorite new guilty pleasures? May I present the Treehouse Microbrewery.

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Shack X IPA

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Lovers of America take note: our friends at Shake Shack are approaching their tenth anniversary and the celebration is shaping up to be the best thing since sliced buns. From June 9-13, the original Madison Square Park location will be putting on a continuous bash featuring all of the companions and collaborators they’ve met on their journey from humble shack to burger celebrities. Chefs Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Hum and April Bloomfield have all been enlisted to create one-day-only special edition burgers, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Madison Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks. On June 12-Shake Shack’s actual 10th birthday-the Madison Square Park location will be hosting the Decade of Shack-Fest, featuring live music, a cake from pastry phenom Dominique Ansel, a pay-what-you-want Shack-cago Dogs hot dog cart and a HENGE concrete ping pong table to mark the date in style. Brooklyn Brewery will be there to support our long-time collaborators with our special edition SHACK X IPA, available for this summer only at all US Shake Shack locations. It’s a hearty, malt-balanced IPA with a beautiful reddish-coppery color that provides the perfect complement to Shake Shack’s signature burgers. As an added bonus, if you order one at the Decade of Shack-Fest, you’ll get your ale in a commemorative Decade of Shack 16oz cup that’s yours to cherish forever. Check out all the information and details on the special burgers here, and we’ll see you at the park.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

This-Week-in-Beer-News

This Week in Beer will be an aggregator of stories we thought were important or fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. And stop trying to correct everyone all the time, it’s unnerving.

Dear Buzzfeed, this takes longer than 60 seconds. Except for those few of us that already have drilled holes in our Thermos cap. Also of note, who owns a Thermos?

Hey Beer Dan does a great rundown of how social media is killing the corporate beer gods.

As always, Martyn Cornell expounds on the greatness of beer’s history, here illuminating how beer was delivered on D-Day.

And a new Queen is crowned.

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