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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

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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

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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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Introducing Brooklyn Cuvée Noire

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The Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment is a small batch of specialty beers that reincarnates every three or four months. These are the beers we spend altogether too much time on in an effort to reach something transcendent. Released in terribly small quantities, if seen in the wild these 750ml bottles should be approached while armed with care and an open palate.

Limited quantity. Unlimited possibility.

For Q2 2014 we’d like to reintroduce you to an old flame of ours, Cuvée Noire. First appearing as a Brewmaster’s Reserve in 2010, we were so enamored with this sultry Belgian stout, we had to bring her back. After aging in bourbon barrels for nine months this dark and brooding liquid beckons to mind the mysteries and discoveries of a foggy Brooklyn night. As with all BQEs this bottle won’t be available long. Check our beer finder for availability in the dark corners of your world before she disappears forever. Read the whole story below.

From the Brewmaster himself,

Once upon a time, we created a beer called “Cuvée Noire”, and this beer lived beyond the strictures of beer styles. It had a stout-like malt structure, Belgian fermentation, and an irresistible personality. We loved Cuvée Noire, but here in Brooklyn our admirations have never been limited to beer. So our brewing team quietly introduced this beer to one of our other enthusiasms – Kentucky bourbon oak. After many months of aging, those six bourbon barrels produced a “Ghost Bottle” nicknamed Cuvée Elijah, some of the tastiest beer we’ve ever made. And then, of course, we drank it all. Ummm…yeah. Sorry about that.

But you will forgive us, because now we’ve made some of this beer for you as well. Brooklyn Cuvée Noire starts with a solid base of German malts, builds color and flavor from British and American roasted malts, gains rum notes from Mauritius raw sugar, grabs a hint of citrus from sweet orange peel, and then ferments under the flag of Belgium. Our Belgian house yeast lends the beer a gentle spiciness on a dry, brisk palate displaying notes of chocolate, coffee and citrus. Then follows six months in oak barrels, which marries all the flavors while adding overtones of vanilla, coconut, and flowers. Finally
the beer is bottled completely flat and undergoes a full refermentation in the bottle. If this all sounds like way too much, let us assure you that it is, in fact, just right. Cuvée Noire is big enough to take a steak to dinner, roasty enough to love Mexican molé sauce, and complex enough to enjoy with nothing more than a good conversation. You’ve never had anything quite like it.

And as for the style thing, well, we sometimes believe in beer styles, but we’ll all just have to relax about this one. After all, Brooklyn Cuvée Noire is delicious, and it’s from Brooklyn, not Belgium. We don’t have a king, and no one’s gonna fence us in.

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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.

Our very own Brewmaster extraordinaire, Garrett Oliver, takes home the James Beard Award for outstanding wine, beer or spirits professional.

An interesting look at the battle between Ab-Inbev and Guatemala’s beer dynasty by Bloomberg Businessweek. May the largest giant fall.

And if all this throwback licensed beer wasn’t enough, the return of Tom Green.

DraftMag takes a hard look at the current “crafty” trends.

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