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NYC Beer Week Returns

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Now under the direction of the New York City Brewers Guild, the 6th Annual New York City Beer Week happens February 21 – March 2, and will bring together 16 NYC craft breweries, nationally & internationally renowned breweries, over 100 venues with more than 300 events, celebrity chefs, and acclaimed restaurants for the premier craft beer spectacle of the year. We’re proud to be a founding member of this organization, so we planned a few fun evenings:

Opening Night Bash @ Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal
7pm, Friday, February 21
$75 Tickets Available Here

A spectacular setting for New York City’s premier craft beer spectacle of the year, the New York City Brewers Guild hosts its Opening Night Bash at the iconic Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal featuring rare and obscure beers from 30 breweries from NYC and friends around the region and across the country.

The $75 ticket gets you unlimited samples from your favorite breweries, with some of the finest food vendors NYC has to offer providing light snacks through the night. We’ll be bringing Hammarby Syndrome & 1/2 Ale.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Bash with Dinner Lab @ The Brooklyn Brewery & Brooklyn Bowl
8pm, Saturday, February 22
Sold Out; Tickets For Soul Clap & Dance Off Nationals Available Here

Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson and Dinner Lab Dinner Lab Chef Brandon Byrd come together for the first time since their collaboration during Mash New Orleans to create a multi-course beer feast with Mash Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes.

Guests can expect pairings of Brooklyn Brewery’s most popular beers, rare brews, and some added surprises to complement each dish dreamt up by the evening’s culinary stars. The experience will be illuminated by projection artists Nuit Blanche New York.

Immediately following Mash Bash will be The National Championships of Mr. Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off, next door at Brooklyn Bowl (open to all Mash Bash Dinner Lab guests). At each Mash stop during our 2013 tour we crowned a different Soul Clap winner and we’ve brought them in from all 11 cities to see who will rise above the Brooklyn fray. A portion of proceeds will help support Slow Food USA, co-founded by Garrett Oliver.

Brooklyn Tap Takeover & Tasting @ Top Hops
6-8pm, Wednesday, February 26

We’re bringing out our best at Top Hops for a tap takeover. Sample our newest Brewmaster’s Reserve, Hammarby Syndrome, and our first ever Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment, Wild Streak, alongside past Brewmaster’s Reserves and perennial favorites. We’ll even be raffling off 6 bottles of a highly whispered about beer that doesn’t exist at the end of the night. Check out the beer list here.

NYC Brewer’s Choice
6pm, Wednesday, February 26
$65 Tickets Available Here

NYC Brewer’s Choice returns on February 26 from 6-10pm as a featured event of NYC Beer Week. This year’s event, which will be held for the first time at The Wythe Hotel here in Williamsburg, has an all New York focus. More than 16 NY state brewers, including our own Garrett Oliver, will be on hand to pour and discuss some of their most special beers, all of with will be served alongside a loving food pairing provided by some of the city’s best restaurants. Jeff O’Neil of Peekskill Brewery will deliver the keynote address.

Cold Comfort: Lagers in the Historic Nassau Brewery Lagering Caves @ The Historic Nassau Brewery
1-5pm, Saturday, March 1
Sold Out

Join Josh Bernstein, author of The Complete Beer Course and host of the NYC homebrew tours, as he hosts Cold Comfort: Lagers in the Historic Nassau Brewery Lagering Caves. These caves have remained largely untouched and unseen since their 19th century hay-day, but on March 1st, you can descend, partake in pretzels, and learn about the history of the former brewery. We will be pouring Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager,  Brooklyn 1/2 Pils, and Brooklyn Lager.

Brooklyn Tastings
Sample new releases Wild Streak & Hammarby Syndrome.

The Sampler
234 Starr Street, Brooklyn
6-8pm, Wednesday, February 26

Hops & Hocks
2 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn
6-8pm, Thursday, February 27

Stinky Brooklyn
215 Smith Street, Brooklyn
7-9pm, Thursday, February 27

Brunch Finale @ Houston Hall
12pm, Sunday, March 2
$15 Tickets Available Here

After a long and relentlessly enthusiastic New York City Beer Week complete with revelry, comradeship and delicious beer, you know need a more relaxed setting. Celebrate the awesomeness by coming to a meet-some-brewers closing brunch at Houston Hall! Beer selections from each brewery member will be available along with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. Your ticket includes one beer plus the buffet.

 

Brooklyn Gave Back in 2013

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Every year, Brooklyn Brewery supports the city’s many fundraisers, galas, benefits and art openings to fulfill our mission of enriching the communities that drink our beer. Since our founding in 1988, we’ve been proud to support local non-profits & arts organizations in our neighborhood. Now that we’re 25 years old, our community footprint is bigger than ever. Over 1,000 organizations were touched by our donations program in 2013, including NYC icons like Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Transportation Alternatives, City HarvestSlideluck, and the Center for Architecture, and more local partners like City Reliquary, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, and Dirty Looks. In 2013, we donated tens of thousands of dollars worth of beer to organizations like these all around NYC.

In addition to the events thrown off-site, we bring a variety of organizations into the Brewery Tasting Room. The New York Aquarium, WNYC, Cycle for Life & Riverkeeper are just a few of the organizations benefiting from our community nights here on Brewer’s Row.

We’ve already brought on new partners for 2014 (we’re looking at you, Gowanus Canal Conservancy) and we’re excited for more to come! Cheers to a great year ahead of us.

Brooklyn Pop-Up Open In Leeds

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#UPDATE All good things must pass folks, and the clock is now ticking on our Brooklyn Brewery Pop-Up. Make sure you come out to pick up all the merchandise and specialty beers you can carry before we shut our doors. The final day will be November 15th. In the final weeks we will have surprise guests and giveaways, so make sure to keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for updates. Cheers.

Look familiar? We’re bringing a little bit of Brooklyn, NY to Leeds, UK for our very first ever Brooklyn Brewery Pop-Up. Over the next week, month, or several months (we haven’t decided), you’ll be able to enjoy a beer list as expansive and interesting as the one in our own tasting room.  Pop in to find a selection of the following:

Lager
EIPA
Brown Ale
Pennant Ale
Pilsner
Weisse
BLAST!
Sorachi Ace
Cuvee La Boite
Pumpkin
Oktoberfest
Monster Ale
Black Chocolate Stout
BAMboozle
Mary’s Maple Porter

If that beer list isn’t enough for you, you’ll also find salvation-worthy food by Red’s True Barbecue, and brewery merch available for purchase in the Brooklyn Pop-Up store. Avoid those international shipping costs and grab something with our logo on it. The #BrooklynPopUp opened its doors over this past weekend to serve many a beer and has already receive some kind words from the locals.

The Brooklyn Pop-Up is located at 22-24 The Calls in Leeds, and is open Wednesday – Friday, 5pm-12am, Saturday 12pm-12am & Sunday 5pm-10pm. For updates, follow #BrooklynPopUp on Twitter.

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Tap That Glass: Draft List, Fri, March 15

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, March 15 (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

SPECIAL: Cask of Dry Irish Stout (4.7% abv)

Brooklyn BLAST! (9.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6%)
Brooklyn EIPA (6.9% abv)
Brooklyn Radius (4.8% abv)
Brooklyn Lager (5.2% abv)
Brooklyn Pilsner (5.1% abv)
Brooklyner Weisse (5% abv)
Brooklyn Winter Ale (5.1% abv)
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55 (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout (4.7% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logoed Stemware Glass

Brooklyn Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Post Road Pumpkin (5.0% abv)
Companion (9.1% abv)
Sorachi (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (11% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)

View our complete public hours here.

Tap That Glass: Draft List, Fri, Jan 25

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, January 25 (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

SPECIAL: Cask of East India Pale Ale (6.5% abv)

Brooklyn BLAST! (9.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6%)
Brooklyn Pilsner (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Radius (4.8% abv)
Brooklyn Lager (5.2% abv)
Brooklyn Brown (4.7% abv)
Brooklyner Weisse (5% abv)
Brooklyn Winter Ale (5.1% abv)
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55 (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout (4.7% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logoed Stemware Glass

Brooklyn Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Local 2 (9.0% abv)
AMA Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
BAMboozle (8.6% abv)
Companion (9.1% abv)
Sorachi (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (11% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
East India Pale Ale (6.5% abv)

View our complete public hours here.

Tap That Glass: Draft List, Fri Jan 18th

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, January 18 (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

SPECIAL: Cask of Dry Irish Stout (4.7% abv)

Brooklyn There Will Be Black (6.2% abv) (3 kegs left – Black Chocolate Stout on deck)
“Winter Is Coming” by Tom Price (6.0% abv) (3 kegs left – Winter Ale on deck)
Brooklyn BLAST! (9.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Pilsner (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Radius (4.8%)
Brooklyn Lager (5.2% abv)
Brooklyn Brown (4.7% abv)
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale (6.5% abv)
Brooklyn Winter Ale (5.1% abv)
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55 (5.0% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logoed Stemware Glass

Brooklyn Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Local 2 (9.0% abv)
AMA Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
BAMboozle (8.6% abv)
Companion (9.1% abv)
Sorachi (7.6% abv)

View our complete public hours here.

The Rockaways Need Your Help

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Our dear friends and neighbors at The Brooklyn Kitchen & The Meat Hook are spearheading a phenomenal Hurricane Sandy relief effort for the devastated Rockaways today. They’re acting as both a donation drop-off point & a volunteer aggregation center. If you live in the Northside area and are looking for ways to lend a hand, they’re a great place to start. Specifically, they need folks to help sort and organize the donations and vehicles to transport volunteers. Email hurricanehelp [at] thebrooklynkitchen [dot] com for more info.

From The Brooklyn Kitchen:

The boardwalk is gone.
111 homes in Breezy Point are gone.
The people there need our help.

Harry & Rippers co-owner Chris Parachini are out there today with a grill.  They’re cooking up some hot meals for people who haven’t eaten one in days.  They also have a computer to help people sign up for FEMA relief.

Here at 100 Frost Street, we’re collecting donations of goods that people in the Rockaways need now and in the future.

Please stop by the store by 8pm this Friday and donate any of the following:

IN HIGHEST DEMAND | updated Nov 5

*New Sleeping Bags in packaging
*New Hats and gloves — the kind people can wear to sleep in
*Baby Food
*Formula
*Canned Tuna (cases preferred)
*Peanut Butter in Plastic Jars (cases preferred)

NO USED CLOTHING THERE  IS AN ABUNDANCE OF IT
NO WATER AT THIS TIME

*Shovels
*Contractor Bags
*Trash Bags
*Gasoline
*Toiletries
*Canned Goods and Can Openers
*Nonperishable Food
*Winter Clothing: Jackets, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Boots
*Blankets and Towels

ALSO

Plates
Cups
Bowls
Utensils
Cleaning Supplies
Brooms
Mops
Sponges
Water

Let’s all pitch in & help our friends out.

We will be running stuff down as long as we have vehicles, fuel and safe distribution. Keep checking here for more info. You may drop off donations anytime during our regular business hours on Friday, November 2.

If you would like to volunteer in any way email: HurricaneHelp@thebrooklynkitchen.com.

Tap That Glass: Draft List, Fri Aug 17

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 Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, August 17 (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

SPECIAL: Cask of Best Bitter (5.0% abv)

Brooklyn Gold Standard (6.2% abv)
Fiat Lux (6.1% abv)
Brooklyn BLAST! (9.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Brooklyn Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Radius (4.8%)
Brooklyn Lager (5.2% abv)
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale (6.5% abv)
Brooklyn Brown Ale (5.6% abv)
The River (WCOB) (5.5% abv) — last weekend ever

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logoed Stemware Glass

Brooklyn Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
AMA Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
BAMboozle (8.6% abv)
Companion (9.1% abv)

View our complete public hours here.

Tap That Glass: Draft List, Fri Aug 10

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, August 10 (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

SPECIAL: Cask of Best Bitter (5.0% abv)

Brooklyn Gold Standard (6.2% abv)
Fiat Lux (6.1% abv)
The River (7.5% abv)
Brooklyn BLAST! (9.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv) – 2 tokens
Brooklyn Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Brooklyn Radius (4.8%)
Brooklyn Lager (5.2% abv)
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale (6.5% abv)
Brooklyn Brown Ale (5.6% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logoed Stemware Glass

Brooklyn Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
AMA Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
BAMboozle (8.6% abv)
Companion (9.1% abv)

View our complete public hours here.

The Story Behind The Story of the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN Song Contest

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Well, we did it. The BROOKLYN, SWEDEN G Train Competition is over and done with! You guys made this our most exciting promotion yet, and for that, we’ll keep a virtual barstool open for you here at Brooklyn Bloggery. Some interesting information came out when looking at the back end*, so we thought we’d share it with you:

+ Over 13,000 unique visits to the contest page
+ 14,000 video views
+ Over 2,000 votes cast
+  “I’ll Wait For You (G Train Song)” was the most viral entry, with over 1,200 shares.
+ Facebook was the most successful at getting votes; 700 votes came in through link sharing on Facebook walls.
+ Sharing via email generated more votes than sharing via Twitter.
+ New York state had the most visits (4,349 to be exact), but Texas came in strong with over 800. Turns out the winners, Teen Commandments, are from Texas, so this hometown support really helped give them an advantage.
+ Over 40 different countries viewed the contest including 6 unique views from the Philippines, 3 from Uganda & 1 from Romania.

The takeaway? Should you ever be in an online competition, be sure to bombard your friends and relatives with emails and Facebook posts. Social media, FTW!

*don’t be gross, guys