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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.

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

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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.

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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The Mash comes to Pittsburgh, June 21-28th

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Brooklyn Brewery Mash is stepping into Steel Country, coming to Pittsburgh June 21-28 for a week of food, beer, music and general Western Pennsylvania-brand rabblerousing.  Pittsburgh is home to an explosive new food scene that takes their Old World roots and throws a fresh, local focus on dishes from pierogies to sausages from nearby farms.  See below for some of the highlights of all the events we’ll be throwing in the ‘Burgh, and be sure to check out the Mash website here for full event info and tickets.

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June 21st, Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and info on all things Mash. Click here for all Brooklyn pouring locations outside our big events. Locations include: Giant Eagle Market District & Industry Public House.

Dinner on the Farm with Chefs Andrew Gerson, Justin Severino & Mike Poiarkoff
Sunday, June 22nd, 3pm, $55, Blackberry Meadows Farm. We pair with some of the best culinary talent in the city to throw a dinner party right at the source, on the farm.

Craft Beer Revolution with Hop Farm, Church Brewing Company & Brooklyn Brewery
Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm, After twenty-five years in the industry, Steve Hindy takes a look at the people behind the modern renaissance in craft brewing. Join us for a panel discussion on what it takes to start a business focused on the greatest libation known to man with your local craft beer leaders from Hop Farm Brewing and The Church Key Brewing Company.

Brooklyn HA HA: NYC Stand-up with Josh Gondelman, Jesse Popp & Lee Terbosic
Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm, Atlas Bottle Works, The most celebrated stand-up comedians and television writers have moved across the East River to the new capital of comedy, Brooklyn. On tour we’ll have Josh Gondelman and a variety of our favorites performing  with local comedians for a night of guffaws, hardy-hars, and general tomfoolery.

Mash EDU: Beer & Spice, Making Nice
Thursday June 26th, 6pm, FREE, Marty’s Market Chef Andrew Gerson leads you on the spice road to beer-pairing nirvana.

Found Footage Fest
Tuesday June 24th, 7pm, $12, Regent Square Theater, A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

Slow Supper
Friday, June 27th, 7pm, $75, Surprise location, We’re throwing a secret location pop-up dinner to take fine dining where it’s (literally) never been before. Join us for a once in a lifetime dining experience.

Mash EDU: Homebrewing Edition
Saturday, June 28th, 2pm, FREE with RSVP, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Learn the ins and outs of making mankind’s favorite beverage from the comfort of your own home,

Mash Bash with Speedy Ortiz, Legs Like Tree Trunks & The Lopez
Saturday, June 28th, 8pm, FREE, Club Cafe, What is a festival without music? To cap off the Mash we’re throwing a raucous Bash, featuring our favorite bands from Brooklyn, the local scene up-and-comers, and of course, beer.

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Cheese Pairing | Week of June 2nd

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Brooklyn Lager with Dante. Buttery, citrusy and smooth, this sheep’s milk cheese is from Wisconsin; its blend of well-balanced flavors will go well with the malty qualities of the Lager.

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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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.

Here’s two videos giving you some idea of our latest offerings, Cuvée Noire and Ridgy-Didge.

I have no idea if this is funny but they won me over when they ordered a dickhead neighbor.

Here’s a wonderful idea for a documentary, Ghost breweries, a look at the dilapidated buildings of pre-prohibition breweries.

And in the bad idea category, Oklahoma gave a liquor license to a gun range.

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Ridgy-Didge

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We may have broken the long distance record for delicious craft beer collaborations with this one. Please welcome Ridgy Didge, our second, one-time-only, limited edition Brewmaster’s Reserve of 2014. She is an Aussie-spiced saison brewed with our friends at Mountain Goat Brewery in Melbourne, Australia. With their help, we got our hands on exotic down-under ingredients lemon myrtle and Tasmanian pepperberry resulting in a honey colored saison that goes well with hearty foods as well as spicier fare.

ridgy-didge (Australia; colloquial):

1. Genuine, authentic, true; honest, upright. [Are you ridgy-didge? Do you really mean that?  Are you telling the truth?]
2. A Tasmanian pepperberry and lemon myrtle flavored saison collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Mountain Goat Brewing.

We’d heard of Australia, of course: that it was a land of great surfing, sharks of unfortunate size, Vegemite (?!), and friendly people carrying very large knives. But until a few years ago, no one told us about all the great Australian craft brewing happening, much of it done by our friends at Mountain Goat Beer. They’ve been going strong for 18+ years, and they like to say that “a mountain goat is a big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over.” Clearly our kind of people, but we needed to know more. So, Brooklyn brewer Al Duvall and lab manager Tom Price went down to Australia to visit Mountain Goat and collaboratively brew the cross-breed named Hopfweizenbock. Now it’s the Goat Crew’s turn for the 24-hour airplane trips to Brooklyn, as we bring you Ridgy-Didge, a strong saison with a distinctly Australian edge. We start the party with malt and a little candy sugar, and then rev it up with two native Australian flavors—startlingly aromatic lemon myrtle leaves, and kicky Tasmanian pepperberries. After fermentation by our house Belgian yeast, the final touch is a light dry-hopping with the Australian hop variety Super Pride of Ringwood. The tasty result is a honey-colored beer with a lean, dry, hoppy palate and a bright, refreshingly lemony finish. This beer is a superstar at the summer dinner table, especially with grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, and burgers.

Ridgy-Didge? Lemon myrtle? Tasmanian pepperberry? Super Pride of Ringwood? You can’t make this stuff up, and we wouldn’t dare to try. That’s because we’re Ridgy-Didge too, mates. And we’ve been there and back.

Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster

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Cheese Pairing | Week of May 19th

Cuvee-Noire-Panteleo

Brooklyn Cuvee Noire with Pantaleo. Dry, floral and herbaceous, this goat’s milk cheese is from Sardinia. Its distinctive flavors will mesh nicely with the sweetness of the Belgian stout.

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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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.

On his Craft Beer Revolution whirlwind book tour, Steve was invited to Talk at Google. Watch it here.

Oh Mental Floss, you are my favorite list website especially when the subject matter is trivial beer history.

Some beautiful data visualization of the beers America is drinking.

The Economist explains the popularity of IPAs and questions their longevity.

The DC Mash is coming soon and our Craft Beer Revolution hosts Atlas Brew Works have a wonderful article by Behindthecraft.com about getting into the local stadium.

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The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

Beer & Cheese Rendez-Vous @ Draught House Pub (TX) 5/16

Beer Bacon Music Festival (MD) 5/17-18

Ridgy-Didge Release Party @ Jackalope Jacks (NC) 5/19

Gank Your Glass @ The Ginger Man (TX) 5/19

WNET Trivia Night @ Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room, 5/21

War Correspondents with Deborah Amos @ The Brooklyn Brewery, 5/22

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