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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer is an aggregator of stories we thought were important & fun in our world of potables. If you saw something we missed or hate something we listed, let us know in the comments. 

Welcome to 2014: 1.5 new craft breweries are opening per day, and you probably live less than 10 miles from one.

“Science might have found an answer to over-excited beer in bottles. The secret is magnets.” 

Budweiser, Corona and Keystone topped the list of this year’s most searched beers.” There’s always next year, guys.  

The newest member of the American Homebrewers Association? President Obama.

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This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer is 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.

Your beer options at thirty thousand feet just got a whole lot better.

Great Lakes Brewing Co’s logo is getting a facelift. 

The craft beer revolution comes to… Starbucks?

Pastoral darling Modern Farmer traces the long history of beer-loving donkeys.

Miller Lite will now deliver to your house if, you know, you’re into that kind of thing. Or whatever.

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Where Brooklyn At? On Your Thanksgiving Table.

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We’re happy to notice that beer, especially the beer that we make, continues to carve out a place at the Thanksgiving table. Check out what people have been pairing our beers with, below. 

Preprandial sipping: Norm Yow tells the Washingtonian he likes a “mellow brown ale”, like Brooklyn Brown Ale.

Green beans & brussels sprouts: The Kitchn recommends “sprightly” Sorachi Ace in a “large format bottle that’s perfect for presentation.”

Sweet potatoes: Our friends at Brooklyn Brew Shop say Local 2 can “keep up with its sweetness and spiciness alike”, marshmallows or not, while Thirteen recommends Silver Anniversary Lager.

Dessert: Bespoke Post wants you to knock dessert out of the park with Black Chocolate Stout. GQ & Imbibe agree, pairing it with pumpkin pie and a cheese plate, respectively.

Throughout the meal: Bustle thinks Post Road Pumpkin Ale “will appeal to those on the fence about all this pumpkin business.”

Perennial favorite, Brown Ale, will fit right in at your Thanksgiving feast. (Full disclosure, this recommendation comes from brewery rep Andrew Maxson. But we think he knows his stuff.)

And speaking of knowing his stuff? Brewmaster Garrett Oliver recommends Local 2 as the ultimate Thanksgiving all-star.

The Worshipful Company of Brewers, Part X: “Sai Kanifing” by Saidou Ceesay

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After a slight hiatus, The Worshipful Company of Brewers is back upon us. The charter of this sanctified league dictates that each member of the Brooklyn Brewery brewing team will design and create a batch of his or her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps.

BEER #10: Sai Kanifing
Style: Smoked Pepper Porter
ABV: 6.72%
Notes: Equal parts smokey and spicy, this is a beer that’s built for cold weather.
Available: Friday, December 5th, until it’s gone.

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BREWER #10: Saidou Ceesay, Packaging Operator
Born: 
August 22nd, 1969
Started at Brooklyn Brewery: November, 2012
Favorite Place to Drink: With the other brewers on brewery driveway after work.

The Brewer’s Notes:

This smoked pepper porter has a double meaning – named after the town in Gambia where Saidou grew up, it also means “dark pepper”. “In Africa, everything we eat has spice in it, so I finally came down to doing something with spice.” Bought from Union Square Greenmarket and cold-smoked on a grill outside the brewery, jalapenos lend Sai Kanifing a smoldering heat that’s perfect for winter.  

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The Mash Gets Weird In Austin, November 15th-22nd

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We’re all for keeping Austin weird – a city that has such booming craft beer, food, and live music scenes is a testament to just how great weird can be. For second year in Austin, we’re bringing what’s next and what’s weird in food, film, music, books, and beer.

Saturday, November 15th
Eat, Drink, & Learn w/ Chef Andrew Gerson, Central Market Westgate: Make your grocery run a little more fun – learn beer & food pairings you can easily recreate at home.

Guided Tasting, WhichCraft Beer Store:  Brush up on Brooklyn Brewery new releases and old favorites including Hand & Seal, Black Chocolate Stout, Local 1, & Winter Ale. 

Sunday, November 16th
Dinner on the Farm, Simmons Family Farm: Odd Duck chefs & Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson present a family-style farm dinner with plenty of craft beer, farm tours, and local artisans.  

Easy Sunday, Easy Tiger: Screen-printing, raffles, food pairings, beer, and live music is a Sunday we can get behind. 

Monday, November 17th
Winter Tap Takeover, Liberty: Cold weather means cozy favorites like Black Chocolate Stout & Winter Ale.

Tuesday, November 18th
The Craft Beer Revolution, Austin Beerworks: Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy joins speakers from Black Star Co-Op, & Austin Beerworks for a rousing discussion on the past, present, and future of craft beer, Moderated by Caroline Wallace of BitchBeer. 

Austin Mash Rarities Night, Flying Saucer: Vintage BMRs and new BQEs come to Flying Saucer. 

Wednesday, November 19th
Mash EDU: Beer & Spice, Making Nice, School House Pub: School is in session. Wednesday’s lesson is on how to craft the perfect beer & food pairing.

Brooklyn Ha Ha ft. Josh Gondelman & Jesse Popp, the Grackle: Austing & Brooklyn comedy scenes collide with Brooklyn comics and local openers.

Thursday, November 20th
Found Footage Festival, Alamo Drafthouse – Ritz: Relive the good, the bad, and the bizarre of the Golden Age of VHS.

Friday, November 21st
Slow Supper w/ Dinner Lab: The location is secret, but what we do know about this pop-up multi-course beer dinner is that Chef Andrew Gerson is sure to impress with inventive pairings.

Saturday, November 22nd
Mash Bash w/ Marnie Stern, Feral Future & Ghetto Ghouls, Gramps: End Austin Mash on a high note with a free show, local bands. and video art.

Mash EDU: Homebrewer Edition, Brew & Brew: Learn the art of creating mankind’s most versatile beverage in the comfort of your own hom. 

This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer is 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.

Finished your time sheet? Have a free beer.

Someone really wanted almost 10,000 six packs of High Life.

“100% of the tested German beer brands contained samples of plastic floating around inside the sealed bottles. “

Lucasfilm doesn’t really dig beer puns. Their loss.

Craft beer has arrived. Right on the cover of the New Yorker.

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Dinner Party No. 5: The Cellars at Jasper Hill

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Dinner Party is a collaborative series dedicated to spotlighting local producers and rare beer pairings held at Humboldt & Jackson. This month, we celebrate terroir and all things dairy with The Cellars at Jasper Hill.

In the world of beer and food pairings, one of the simplest and most recognized is the classic beer and cheese. Just about everyone knows that for each beer there is a cheese and for each cheese there is a beer (or beers). We even run our own series of suggested pairings.

For our fifth Dinner Party on Thursday, November 13th, we’re collaborating with a producer we’ve long admired: Jasper Hill Farm. Jasper Hill is a working dairy farm with an on-site creamery in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Their operation is simple and hyper-local: six producers, six herds, twelve cheeses. Jasper Hill’s work isn’t finished once the cheeses are made, however. An underground aging facility maximizes the potential of cheeses made by their creamery, as well as those of other local creameries. Leftover whey from the cheesemaking process is fed to their heritage breed pigs, who roam the woodlands beyond the cows’ pasture. As you can see, the beautiful cheeses Jasper Hill both produces and finishes are one of the truest representations of terroir.  Paired together with some of our best and brightest Brooklyn Brewery beer, this meal will fill your mind as well as your stomach with a greater appreciation of what dairy can do. You’ll leave ready to pair beer & cheese on your own.

Joining us for the evening is Monger Liaison Molly Browne. Molly honed her culinary skills in the lively Denver culinary scene, where she was introduced early (and often) to the excellent craft beer native to the Rocky Mountains. She’s a Certified Cheese Professional, former competitor in the Cheesemonger Invitational, and all-around cheese dynamo. Our own chef, Andrew Gerson, is all about keeping things playful as well as delicious. Between he and Molly, diners can expect each course to be an exploration into the wide world of dairy and cheese. Prepare for an adventure, caseophiles.

The menu includes:

Passed:
Fried Moses Sleeper brie bites
w. Quadraceratops

Shared:
Jasper Hill cheese board: Harbison, Oma, Winnimere, Landaff, assorted jams & preserves
w. Wild Streak

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Maplebrook Farms burrata, bruleed persimmons, pomegranate, purslane
w. Sorachi Ace

2nd
Braised pork and winter squash stew, crispy pork, Alpha Tolman fonduta
w. Post Road Pumpkin Ale

3rd
Seared lamb loin, ricotta gnocchi, whey-brown butter reduction, pistachio gremolata, cranberry gastrique
w. Local 2

4th
Bayley Hazen Blue ice cream, poached pears, shortbread crumble
w. Cuvée Noire

Tickets for this dinner are $85 and it’s not a huge room, so reserve yours quickly.

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Dinner Party: Fall Series Announcement

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After three months of collaborating with local innovators like the Momofuku Test Lab, Brooklyn Grange, and our own Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, we’re pleased to announce that the fun isn’t stopping any time soon: Dinner Party’s fall season is underway. Our upcoming dinners include:

No. 4: Thursday, October 24th:
Sea To Table & Island Creek Oysters bring to the table local, sustainable, and under-the-radar fish and shellfish from the waters off of New York and Massachusetts.
Tickets: $85

No. 5: Thursday, November 13th:
The Cellars at Jasper Hill explore every facet of what dairy can do, including whey-fed pigs, creamline milk, and cave-aged cheeses.
Tickets: $85

Tickets become available on our blog & Eventbrite page. 

 

This Week in Beer: The News You Can Booze

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This Week in Beer is 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.

Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has some tough love for David Chang.

New York City now has 20 breweries – that’s twice as many as this time last year, with enough room for all.

Dan Paquette of Pretty Things Beer & Ale Company stirred up some controversy with his allegations of pay-to-play bars, and now state regulators are investigating his charges.

The London Beer Flood happened 200 years ago, releasing 9,000 barrels of porter into the streets.

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The Mash is Goin’ To Miami 10/25 – 11/1

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We agree with Will Smith when he says that Miami is the type of town where he could spend a few days. Between the great food & burgeoning craft beer scene, we’re excited to be going back to Miami for the second year in a row for #MiamiMash. Check out the schedule below, and get in the Miami groove:

Saturday, 10/25
Eat Drink & Learn, Whole Foods Coral Gables, free: Chef Andrew Gerson will be at Whole Foods teaching you beer & bite pairings that are easy to create at home.

Sunday, 10/26
Mash Beer Brunch & Mash Pass Giveaway, Lou’s Beer Garden: Fuel up for a full week of the Mash with Brooklyn beers & Lou’s brunch menu. Nothing says Miami like brunch by the pool.
Dinner on the Farm
, Paradise Farms, $55: Join us on the farm for a picnic-style, family-friendly dinner with live music and free-flowing craft bee.

Tuesday, 10/28
Craft Beer RevolutionJohnathan Wakefield Brewing Company, $6: Johnathan Wakefield Brewing Company (founder Johnathan Wakefield), Abbey Brewing Company (Founder and Brewmaster Raymond Rigazio) Biscayne Bay Brewery (Co-Founder Jose Mallea), Miami Brewing Company (Owner Peter Schnebly), & Saltwater Brewery (Head Brewer Dustin Jeffers) join together to talk the past, present, and future of craft beer.

Wednesday, 10/29
Mash Edu: Beer Mixology, Abbey Brewing Company, free: Take your beer to the next level – with booze. Learn the craft of craft cocktails.
Brooklyn Ha Ha, Lucali, $6: NY comedians Doug Smith & Yassir Lester join Miami comedian Lisa Corrao for a night of laughs and, of course, beer.

Thursday, 10/30
Brooklyn B-Sides & Rarieties, Abbey Brewing Company: Get your fill of old, rare, and discontinued Brooklyn beers.
Found Footage Festival, O Cinema Wynwood, $12: Relive the good, the bad, and the bizarre of the Golden Age of VHS tapes.

Friday, 10/31
Slow Supper w. Dinner Lab, Secret location, $60: Dinner Lab chef Lulu Chustz joins Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson for a multi-course Beer Dinner in a top-secret location.

Saturday, 11/1
Mash Edu: Beer & Butchery, The Butcher Shop, free: The Butcher Shop teaches you how to pair beer with butchery-focused small plates.
Mash Bash w. Marnie Stern, Gramps, free: End Miami Mash on a high note with a free show from Marnie Stern.