Author Archives: Caitlin Van Horn

#ChicagoMash: Tickets on Sale!

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You’ve got to hand it to Chicago – when it comes to beer, they’re not only smart,  they’re tenacious. John Ewald Siebel started the Siebel Institute of Technology in 1868, to teach brewers the ins & outs of brewing. When Prohibition hit, the institute taught baking to survive, and then went right back to brewing when it was repealed. In today’s Chicago, the explosion of good food & great beer means we wouldn’t miss the chance to return to the city for the third year of The Mash. Check out the events below, then get your tickets.

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DIY Dinner Party with Athenos: Chef Andrew Gerson teaches you how to create a four course dinner that’s party-ready. Once you’ve cooked your meal, sit down to feast & learn how to pair beer with food. Tickets: $30

State of Craft Beer with First We Feast: Brooklyn Brewery co-founder talks with local craft beer luminaries from Solemn Oath Brewing, Aquanaut Brewing, & All About Beer about the present & future of craft beer. Tickets: $6

Secret Supper with Dinner Lab: We can’t tell you the location (it’s secret), but we can tell you these multi-course beer dinners have previously been held in nuclear reactors, parade float warehouses, and children’s museums. Tickets: on sale soon.

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Good Beer Hunting with Garrett Oliver & Michael Kiser: Garrett Oliver makes his long-awaited return to Chicago to do a live podcast recording with Good Beer Hunting, followed by an old-fashioned cookout. Tickets are limited, details here.

Found Footage Festival: The Golden Age of VHS may be gone, but it’s definitely not forgotten. Picked from thrift store bins, these not-meant-for-the-public tapes finally see the light of day. Tickets: $13.

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Mash Bash with Timberland: What’s a festival without a concert? The Mash Bash brings together local Brooklyn & Chicago bands to end the Mash on a high note. Free RSVP. 

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During the week, we’ll also have a few non-ticketed events. Hope to see you there!

Eat Drink & Learn with Cholula: Chef Andrew walks you through pairing beer with cheese & a Cholula-honey hot sauce.

Verticals Night: Taste through multiple years of Brooklyn beers to see how they change & mature over time.

Seasons & Seasonals with Timberland: Preview fall clothing from Timberland & fall beers from Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Uncommon: These beers rarely leave the borough, but when they do, they go fast. Get here early to get yours.

The Brooklyn Playlist vol 4: Dan Murphy of Penrose

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We’re happy to live & work in a borough with an amazing music scene. Each month, we’re bringing you a playlist curated by a Brooklyn-based artist of the best local music right now (mostly so we can listen to it in the office). This month, it’s Dan Murphy. 

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Dan Murphy acts as lead-singer and songwriter for Penrose, an indie-rock band of literal brothers currently based in Brooklyn. The group has recently released a new single, “All Gone (Eschaton),” and are aiming for an EP release this summer. Catch them May 22 at Arlene’s Grocery.

Want to make a playlist for us? Email caitlin@brooklynbrewery.com.

Hej, Stockholm! #SthlmMash Tickets Now On Sale!

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We didn’t think for a second that we would embark on a third year of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour without going back to Stockholm. How could we, when last year’s tour included dinner in a nuclear reactor, our first-ever Mash wedding proposal, and quality time with our extended Brooklyn Brewery family at Nya Carnegie? Stockholm loves us almost as much as we love Stockholm – so grab tickets for the events below before they’re all snatched up:

State of Craft Beer [27 May]
Presented with First We Feast, Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy discusses the current state of craft beer with local brewing heroes from

Animation Block Party [28 May]
The largest animation festival on the east coast goes global – check out short films that are much, much more than your Saturday morning cartoons.

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Color Feast [29 May]
Be prepared to explore the full spectrum of color, tastes, and Brooklyn beers as Chef Andrew Gerson and food artist Emilie Baltz present a multi-sensory, multi-course beer dinner.

Summer Soleil:  A Brooklyn Fiesta [31 May]
Finish the Mash on a high note with tacos, whole roasted pigs, and the launch of Nya Carnegie’s seasonal summer saison, Soleil.

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Can make the events above? There are plenty of non-ticketed ones going on all week long, from brunches to comedy nights and covering everything else in between.

 

 

 

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. 

“The USPS is the biggest beer distributor in the country, and nobody knows it.” Lucky Peach investigates the blackmarket beer trade. 

It’s one part Plated, one part Etsy, one part open-source software, and, possibly, a new way to homebrew. First We Feast sheds light on Kit Lab.

The Brewers Association style guidelines are a solid barometer for what’s trending in the beer world, with yearly additions like Chili Pepper Beers, Mixed-Culture Brett Beers, and Contemportary Goses. Check out the full list on All About Beer. 

When he turned his microscope on beer, he saw some of the most useful microorganisms in the world — but he failed to recognize them.” io9 introduces you to the first man to put beer under a microscope. 

 

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Cheese Pairing | Week of April 2nd

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Brooklyn ½ Ale with Landaff.

Buttery, grassy and a little crumbly, this firm, cow’s milk cheese is from New Hampshire. Its lean flavor will match the zesty notes of the 1/2 Ale.

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 also assists with the cheese and beer programs at West Side Market’s East Village location.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com.

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Brooklyn Playlist: Ruthy Mirsky of Syvia & The Familiar

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We’re happy to live & work in a borough with an amazing music scene. Each month, we’re bringing you a playlist curated by a Brooklyn-based artist of the best local music right now. This month, it’s Ruthy Mirsky

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Ruth Syvia Mirsky is a Norwegian-American who fronts two bands– the Brooklyn-based indie electrorock/pop band Syvia and the Norwegian dark electropop duo The Familiar. Follow her adventures in beer and music on Twitter @syviamusic & @WeTheFamiliar.

Want to make a playlist for us? Email caitlin@brooklynbrewery.com.

Cheese Pairing | Week of March 26th

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Brooklyn K is for Kriek with Pleasant Ridge Reserve.

Smooth, nutty and concise, this award winning cow’s milk cheese is made in Dodgeville Wisconsin. Its nutty flavor and gentle balance will pair nicely with the complex sweet and tart overtones of the Kriek

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 also assists with the cheese and beer programs at West Side Market’s East Village location.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com.

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Cheese Pairing | Week of March 12th

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The Brooklyn Greenmarket Wheat with Battenkill Brebis.

Sweet, balanced and gently herbal, this sheep’s milk cheese is from upstate New York’s subtle sweetness will pair nicely with the Greenmarket Wheat’s floral aromas and tinge of honey in the follow-through.

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 also assists with the cheese and beer programs at West Side Market’s East Village location.  He blogs at www.thejoyofcheese.com.

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Brooklyn Playlist: Sean Kelly of Doubting Thomas Cruise Control

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We’re happy to live & work in a borough with an amazing music scene. Each month, we’re bringing you a playlist curated by a Brooklyn-based artist of the best local music right now. This month, it’s Sean Kelly. 

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Sean says, “I play guitar in Doubting Thomas Cruise Control. If you need a genre for us, we like “debt punk”, because we are ass hats.” If you dig debt punk as much as we do, check them out here. Sean has also done a perfect 1/2 lb cut at the Cheesemonger Invitational in San Francisco.

Want to make a playlist for us? Email caitlin@brooklynbrewery.com.