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Brooklyn Hits The Putt For Birdie @ Shadow Lake Golf Course

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Come tee off and grab a cold one at Shadow Lake Grill & Tap Room (1850 Five Mile Rd, Penfield, NY 14526) on the following dates:

+ May: 13, 21 and 29
+ June: 6, 10, 18 and 26
+ July: 11,15,23 and 31
+ August: 1,5,13,21 and 29

All events start at 7:30pm and end at 9pm.

8 different Brooklyn Beers on draft all season long! A few different beers will be sampled every month. Come by and see what we are tasting!

Brooklyn Celebrates American Craft Beer Week in Florida

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Come on out and join us at the following events and toast American Craft Beer Week in the Sunshine State:

Samplings @ Total Wine
Monday, May 13, 4:30-6:30pm, Total Wine Fort Lauderdale (1906 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Monday, May 13, 1-3pm, Total Wine Pembroke Pines (Fountain Square, 15980 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33027) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Tuesday, May 14, 1-3pm, Total Wine Miami (Pinecrest)(8851 SW 136th Street, Miami, FL 33176) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Tuesday, May 14, 4:30-6:30pm, Total Wine North Miami (14750 Biscayne Blvd  North Miami, FL 33181) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Thursday, May 16, 4:30-6:30pm, Total Wine North Orlando (Colonial Plaza, 2712 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Thursday, May 16, 1-3pm, Total Wine North Orlando (Millenia Plaza, 4625 Millenia Plaza Way, Orlando, FL 32839) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Friday, May 17, 1-3pm, Total Wine Jacksonville (4413 Town Center Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm, Total Wine Tampa (1720 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33607) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Saturday May 18, 10-12pm, Total Wine Clearwater (2528 State Road 580, Clearwater, FL 33761) Brooklyn Silver Annivesary Lager, Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Tap Attack!
Monday, May 13, 7-10pm, Tap 42 (1411 S Andrews Ave  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316) Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager, Brooklyn Radius, Brewmaster’s Reserve Series The Companion, Brewmaster’s Reserve Series Mary’s Maple Porter, BLAST!

Tap Attack! (Featuring The Two Headed Monster)
Sunday May 18th, 4-7pm, Vine & Barley (1680 SW St Lucie West Blvd Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986): On Tap: Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyner Weisse, Brooklyn Brown Ale, BLAST!, Brewmaster’s Reserve Series There Will Be Black, Brooklyn Pilsner, Brooklyn Monster 2011, Brooklyn Monster Mystery Year. Bottles: Brooklyn Local 1, Local 2, Sorachi Ace

Jacksonville Craft Beer Festival
Friday May 17th, 7-10pm, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (A. Philip Randolph Boulevard 
Jacksonville, FL 32202) On Tap: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, BLAST!, Package: Brooklyn Summer Ale cans, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Local 2.

Red White & Brews Craft Beer Festival
Saturday May 18th, 5-9pm, Armed Forces History Museum (2050 34th Way North
Largo, FL 33771) Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Summer Ale cans, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager, Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn Local 2, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace.

Brooklyn Brewery at Good Beer Week Melbourne

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Brooklyn Brewery is proud to be headed Down Under to Melbourne for the 2013 Good Beer Week. In lieu of a series of terrible “shrimp on the barbie” jokes and snakebite statistics, here is an engraving of a boxing kangaroo:

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That kick seems like cheating, but that’s what our old-timey friend gets for wearing a shirt during a proper boxing match. Now that we have your complete attention, make sure you join us at these great Brooklyn Brewery events for Good Beer Week:

+ Saturday, May 18–Sunday, May 26: The Best of The USA @ Great Northern Hotel
+ Saturday, May 18: The Big Apple & The Goat @ Mountain Goat Brewery
+ Sunday, May 19: Star Spangled Brewers @ The Boatbuilder’s Yard
+ Wednesday, May 22: Brewers & Chewers @ The Local Taphouse
+ Friday, May 24: Epiphany Beer Tasting @ Blackhearts & Sparrows
+ Friday, May 24: Brooklyn Brewery Party @ Great Northern Hotel
+ Saturday, May 25: Brooklyn Chilli Cook-Off @ 1,000 £ Bend
+ Saturday, May 25: Whisky & Alement Explore Brooklyn @ Whisky & Alement

We’ll see you in Melbourne!

Garrett Oliver Comes to Sweden

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The end of April will see our noted Brewmaster Oliver traveling to Sweden to tour and discuss beer. Ulfberht sword in hand (barring any disagreement from the TSA), Garrett will stride through the land like the kings of old, except with a much different fashion sense. Look for him at any of these events to learn more about the man and his craft:

+ 4/22 Brewmaster Dinner @ Akkurat
+ 4/23 Garrett Oliver Goes Urban Deli
+ 4/24 Brewmaster Dinner @ American Table
+ 4/25 Tap Take Over @ Akkurat
4/26 Special After Work Brewmaster Dinner @ Hotel Post

We… well, at least he… will see you there.

[Photo: Liisa Valonen]

Vintage Photo of the Week: Old Woodpoint Road

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From the Brooklyn Historical Society:

This photograph depicts the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn around 1905.  The photographer titled it “Where the Old Woodpoint Boulevard stops.” But in researching more, I realize it is actually Woodpoint Road!  The photographer, Dr. Ralph Irving Lloyd, mistakenly labeled it Boulevard, but in fact it has been referred to as “Old Woodpoint Road” or simply Woodpoint Road in several places (including Forgotten NY) going back to the 19th century.  Woodpoint was one of the earliest roads in the area of Bushwick, dating back to the 1630s. Back then, the road was much longer and used to zigzag its way through Greenpoint and Williamsburg until Neziah Bliss developed the area. In Bliss’s 1876  obituary he is given credit for furthering Brooklyn’s growth and development and was especially praised for making Greenpoint a destination by connecting the streets of Greenpoint to Williamsburg.  Old Woodpoint Road was also mentioned in the early Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper more than a few times. One article on paving Woodpoint Road, describes the road as “ancient” in 1894!  Today, Woodpoint Road is just a four-block strip between Frost Street and Maspeth Avenue.

According to the Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth T. Jackson, the neighborhood of Bushwick was first secured from the local Lenape people, when the Dutch West India Company secured a deed from them in 1638. Peter Stuyvesant then chartered the area in 1661, naming it “Boswijck,” meaning “little town in the woods” or Heavy Woods” in 17th century Dutch. This chartered area included the modern day Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, the three neighborhoods that Woodpoint Road use to go through.

Vintage Photo of the Week: Who’s Your Valentine?

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From Brooklyn Historical Society:

In case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is once again upon us.  This week’s photograph is just your pleasant reminder to run out for the last box of chocolates or diamond delicacy because tomorrow might be as hectic as Tax Day, Black Friday, or Christmas Eve.  It’s also a reminder of this institution’s love for the photographs of Harry Kalmus, photographer of Jewish Flatbush in the 1950s.  Here is a pair of aurally skilled twins, Ann and Stan Moel, in what looks like the moments before or after Ann’s marriage ceremony.  For those of you seeing Kalmus’s photographs for the first time, do check out the finding aid for his collection and the blog posts with more samples of his great photographs.  And, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Brooklyn Beers Move Into Memphis

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The news is true: Brooklyn Brewery is now available in Memphis! To celebrate our kickoff in this landmark city, we’re hosting events all around town from today until Wednesday. Stop by and try some new beers, meet fellow Brooklyn fans, and possibly take home some Brooklyn Brewery merch to continue the festivities on your home turf. Check out the events here:

+ Feb 4: Tap Attack & Pint Night @ Bardog
+ Feb 4: Tap Takeover @ The Flying Saucer
+ Feb 5: Pint Night @ Local on the Square
+ Feb 5: Pint Night & Tasting @ Young Avenue Deli 
+ Feb 6: Twin Tap Attack @ The Flying Saucer(s)

Brooklyn Bloggery sat down with Brooklyn/TN Sales Rep mastermind Carla Villa recently (singled out below at the 2012 holiday party) to preemptively tackle some of the FAQ’s about our move into The River City.

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Why has Brooklyn Brewery decided to sell beer in Memphis? What’s the BB’s relationship like with TN?

Brooklyn has been going to Bonnaroo since 2006 but wasn’t regularly available in Tennessee until we entered the Nashville market in 2010. Memphis is the next logical step for us since we’re slowly been expanding distribution to Knoxville, Chattanooga, etc. The restaurant scene in Tennessee is pretty spectacular too, which is always interesting for us to think about in a pairing context. There are places like City House in Nashville that focuses on fresh, local innovative styles, but then around the block is a classic “meat and 3”. I’m looking forward to digging deeper into the food scene all over Tennessee.

What beers is the BB selling in Memphis? Which one is your favorite?

We’ll be selling our flagship Brooklyn Lager as well as Brown Ale, EIPA, all of our Seasonals, Big-Bottles and Brewmaster’s Reserve. While Brown Ale tends to be my go-to Brooklyn beer, I’m really excited for some of the special drafts we’ll be featuring at our kick-off parties. The week of Feb 4 we have a bunch of promos set up [see above] and will be pulling out some special drafts like The Concoction and Mary’s Maple Porter.

Who are you working with to distribute these beers?

We’re with the Budweiser network in all of Tennessee and I’m really excited to be working with Budweiser of Memphis. They already have an impressive craft and import catalog and Brooklyn beers will be a good fit along side of those. We know they are enthusiastic and focused on craft and recognize the changing market place.

Aside from the kick-off events, where can Memphisites get themselves some Brooklyn brew?

Whole Foods, Kroeger and Harris Teeter are the obviously places to buy a six pack for home. But I’m really excited to be working with restaurants and bars like The Flying Saucer, Young Avenue Deli, Bardog Tavern and Local on the Square.

What’s your favorite place to eat/drink in Memphis?

I’m really excited to try the menu at Local on the Square, and to search out some of the Memphis BBQ I’ve been hearing about.

Vintage Photo of the Week: Where Is Our Snow?

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From Brooklyn Historical Society:

“While I am not hoping for a blizzard to hit Brooklyn, I am crossing my fingers for a little more snow than the dusting we received in the past week or so.  This photograph was taken in 1888 by an unidentified member of the Brooklyn Academy of Photography soon after the Great Blizzard of 1888.  The storm took place on March 12 and 13, affected a large part of the East Coast, and took about two weeks to dig out.  It is appropriate that this photographer would find him or herself on Henry Street since the club was headquartered on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights.  As you may know, both Henry Street and Love Lane still exist; Love Lane being quaint as ever with some of the same structures standing as can be glimpsed above.  While no longer located on Montague Street, the Brooklyn Academy of Photography also still exists, but is now known as the Brooklyn Camera Club.  To learn more about the album this photograph came from check out thefinding aid.

Finally, let me end by reiterating: Brooklyn deserves some sledding in Prospect Park, cross-country skiing on Flatbush Avenue, a day or two of school and meeting cancellations, and the sweetest cup of hot cocoa only experienced after a glorious flop in a feathery pile of snow.”

Map of the Month: Prospect Park Parade Grounds

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From the Brooklyn Historical Society:

This month’s featured map shows a plan for the Parade Ground, laid out just south of Prospect Park.   Parade grounds served a significant purpose in the 19th century by providing large expanses of land where the military could conduct drills and exercises. Originally, the park’s designers Frederick Law Olmsted  and Calvert Vaux proposed that the park’s parade ground be located in East New York, but they later settled on an area south of the park. Completed in 1869, about two years after the park opened to the public, the Parade Ground served the military’s needs while protecting the grasses of the Long Meadow from the stress of repeated drills.  As early as 1881 the Grounds began to be used for field sports when not being used drills and parades.  By 1905 the Parade Grounds consisted of twenty-five baseball diamonds, only half of which were regulation size and during the winter the area hosted rugby and four football fields.