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The Weekly Sixer: January 12

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Let’s Talk About Metal For A Second: Yes, we cover metal-inspired beers quite a bit here in Sixerland. With that in mind, despite the fact that it’s not directly beer-related, we’d be seriously remiss not to alert you that the incredible lineup of Behemoth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, and Lamb Of God are rumored to be touring together this summer, with one date already surfacing. Consider them your soundtrack for the weekend and dream to toast to until tickets go on sale.

Let’s Go Traveling: Alright, back to beer, but still on escapism. If you’re looking for a way to combine your love of beer with your deep-seated urge to flee your surroundings, allow us to recommend this list of beer-centric hotels scattered around the United States. Think of all the space you’ll save not packing beer for the way there, and all the socks you’ll throw away to fit the beer you’ll bring home!

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Need New Glasses?: If your New Year’s Eve was anything like ours, you’re down a few fancy glasses. Take advantage of the opportunity and stock up on the sort of glassware that makes people think you have your life together when they come over. Just remember to learn from those New Year’s mistakes, and don’t put wine glasses in flipping distance of a Risk board.

Respect Your Whiskey: Much like the Giving Tree, whiskey is always here for you, but the relationship is much more equal if you’re committed to taking care of your whiskey as well. Take a second to study up on how to store your ever-important liquid friend, and it’ll come back to you many times over. Just remember: decanters are sort of unnecessary, but they can still be really cool.

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Alright, Let’s Be Healthy: We know it’s no fun to think about starting a new fitness routine, but the new year does provide a convenient time to consider a life not spent winded by walking up the stairs. As you’re making your sore, shaking baby steps at the gym, consider adjusting your drinking habits too to keep an eye on your health. We’re not saying you have to give up much, but a few changes can reap plenty of benefit.

Meanwhile, In New Orleans: There’s more than meets the eye behind the wine program at Bacchanal, the best backyard wine-cheese-and-jazz party in New Orleans these days. Head into the weekend with the stories behind this noble institution, and good luck not booking plane tickets immediately to go visit. We hear the best days for booking are Tuesdays anyway.

Tap That Glass: January 12

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This post-holiday winter stretch is bleak. We find the best way to shine a light through it is to find small things to celebrate and look forward to. Maybe you’re stoked for an upcoming vacation. Could be the books you checked out of the library to study up on Martin Luther King, Jr., or the American presidents. Perhaps it’s the rumored tour of Behemoth, Slayer, Lamb Of God, Testament, and Anthrax this summer. Or hey, it could just be a weekend beer. No matter what, come tell us about it and let’s break through the cloud cover.

Our tap list is below, but there’s always a chance it’ll change so be sure to check our board and ask your bartender to see what’s new. Beer tokens can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20, which is one of the best deals in the city.

Draft | 1 token each (unless indicated)

  • Sorachi Ace (7.2% ABV)
  • Waves 4 Water (6% ABV) *Limited edition guest tap from Other Half supporting Puerto Rican relief efforts
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Winter Lager (5.6% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • BB R&D: HK Yau New Kong Wheat (5% ABV) *Tasting Room-only release, lively wheat beer brewed with our Hong Kong-based sister brewery HK Yau
  • Dinginator (7.7% ABV) *Worshipful Company of Brewers release by Adam Young. Powerful, smooth and fruity traditional doppelbock
  • BB R&D: Funkmeiser (5.6% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Dark, funky sour ale fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces on cherries
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Bottle Pours | 3 tokens each (4 tokens for Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment pours), includes a complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass.

Local 1 (9.0% ABV)
Local 2 (9.0% ABV)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% ABV)
Ama Bionda (6.0% ABV)- two tokens
Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Kiwi’s Playhouse (8.1% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Tripel Burner (10.6% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Quintaceratops (10.9% ABV)
Extremely Limited: Serpent (9.5%) *Four tokens with complimentary Souvenir Logo

The Weekly Sixer: January 5

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This Land Is Your Land: A group of inventive New Zealanders wanted to celebrate the New Year with a few drinks outside, but ran into problems with a law banning public drinking. Their solution? Build a tiny island and claim the laws didn’t apply since they were in “international waters,” of course. The laid-back local police chief’s response was that he “would have joined them” if he knew the plan. It looks like this will be a big year for small landforms.

Yo Quiero: A Taco Bell in Rhode Island has started selling an exclusive beer, undoubtedly to the joy of local tortilla junkies. Taco Bell has a long reputation for introducing weird and wild food items, but the beer is a straightforward Mexican-style lager produced by Four Sons Brewing. The chain says it is unlikely for the beer to spread throughout its other locations, so hey: here’s your first road trip of 2018.

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The Drinks of 2017: Your friendly omniscient knowledge source Google compiled the year in search to shine a light on the most popular drinks in the past year, and some other stuff too. The Margarita topped the list, with Mojitos in second and seasonally-appropriate hot toddies in third. Somehow, “Scotch by yourself” missed the top ten, but we’re sure Google is looking into it.

And While We’re On The Topic: Speaking of 2017, what trends did you see emerge in your drinking? If you said “somehow got worse at bar trivia,” you need to study. Start with this list of popular shifts from the year past, and let’s all agree to spend just a little less time photographing our drinks.

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A Matriarchal Restaurant: Top Chef competitor Chef Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins is opening a new modern Mexican restaurant in San Diego named El Jardin and intends to run it as a women-centric business. Chef Zepeda-Wilkins credits a long line of strong women for her inspiration, and seeks to cast off the “patriarchy of cooking” endemic to much of Mexican cuisine. The restaurant opens this spring, but we’re thinking of getting in line early.

Beer Without Buzz?: We send you into the weekend with a literally sobering look at the emerging trend of non-alcoholic craft beer and spirits. Several European countries already have competitive markets for beverages that taste great without making it hazardous to go back to work after lunch, and the idea is starting to turn heads stateside. We recommend having a beer and being thankful you don’t have to exist in the drinker’s equivalent of the “decaf or regular” world just yet.

Tap That Glass: January 5

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It’s cold. Too cold. Like, frozen moustaches snapping off faces and shattering on the ground, cold. Our recommendation? Bundle up and come hang out here. We have beer, goodies from La Bella Torte, and heat. Ditch your blanket for a Black Chocolate Stout and stay a while– your space heater will understand.

Our tap list is below, but there’s always a chance it’ll change so be sure to check our board and ask your bartender to see what’s new. Beer tokens can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20, which is one of the best deals in the city.

Draft | 1 token each (unless indicated)

  • Sorachi Ace (7.2% ABV)
  • Waves 4 Water (6% ABV) *Limited edition guest tap from Other Half supporting Puerto Rican relief efforts
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Winter Lager (5.6% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • BB R&D: HK Yau New Kong Wheat (5% ABV) *Tasting Room-only release, lively wheat beer brewed with our Hong Kong-based sister brewery HK Yau
  • Dinginator (7.7% ABV) *Worshipful Company of Brewers release by Adam Young. Powerful, smooth and fruity traditional doppelbock
  • BB R&D: Funkmeiser (5.6% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Dark, funky sour ale fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces on cherries
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering | 1 token

East IPA (6.9% ABV) Get back to the roots of the IPA style with this traditional treatment of our classic East IPA. Created by Eric Brown.

Bottle Pours | 3 tokens each (4 tokens for Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment pours), includes a complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass.

Local 1 (9.0% ABV)
Local 2 (9.0% ABV)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% ABV)
Ama Bionda (6.0% ABV)- two tokens
Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Kiwi’s Playhouse (8.1% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Tripel Burner (10.6% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Quintaceratops (10.9% ABV)
Extremely Limited: Serpent (9.5%) *Four tokens with complimentary Souvenir Logo

Tap That Glass: 12/29

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We may be prepping hard for our New Year’s Eve Brewery Bash but that doesn’t mean you can’t hang with us this weekend. Snag tickets while you can and come make some resolutions. We’re not planning to keep ours, but we’ll support yours.

Our tap list is below, but there’s always a chance it’ll change so be sure to check our board and ask your bartender to see what’s new. Beer tokens can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20, which is one of the best deals in the city.

Draft | 1 token each (unless indicated)

  • Sorachi Ace (7.2% ABV)
  • Waves 4 Water (6% ABV) *Limited edition guest tap from Other Half supporting Puerto Rican relief efforts
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Winter Lager (5.6% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • BB R&D: HK Yau New Kong Wheat (5% ABV) *Tasting Room-only release, lively wheat beer brewed with our Hong Kong-based sister brewery HK Yau
  • Dinginator (7.7% ABV) *Worshipful Company of Brewers release by Adam Young. Powerful, smooth and fruity traditional doppelbock
  • BB R&D: Funkmeiser (5.6% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Dark, funky sour ale fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces on cherries
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering |

No cask this weekend, sorry! Better luck next time.

Bottle Pours | 3 tokens each (4 tokens for Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment pours), includes a complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass.

Local 1 (9.0% ABV)
Local 2 (9.0% ABV)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% ABV)
Ama Bionda (6.0% ABV)- two tokens
Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Kiwi’s Playhouse (8.1% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Tripel Burner (10.6% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Quintaceratops (10.9% ABV)
Extremely Limited: Serpent (9.5%) *Four tokens with complimentary Souvenir Logo

The Weekly Sixer 12/22

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As you may have noticed, the Weekly Sixer hasn’t quite lived up to the first part of its name recently. Thanks for your patience, let’s blame the holidays, and we’ll see you in 2018.

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The Important Christmas Shopping: Still not sure which beers to bring for your picky family on Christmas? Leave it up to a collection of bloggers, with well-reasoned arguments for a variety of simple but intriguing beers. Or, if you’re in last place in your cousins’ fantasy football league, bring barleywine and let them figure it out.

Speaking of Barleywine: We’re established fans of Ommegang’s Game of Thrones beers. But the announcement of a Hand of the Queen Barleywine sends us into a state of nerd fervor that’s nearly dangerous. We’re looking forward to seeing this bottle soon, even if the show itself is going to be away for a long time.

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Boozy Gifts That Count: Sure, giving liquor as a gift almost always works. But if you poll some of the leading bartenders on the scene today, they’ll recommend the sort of bottles that take your gift from Discount Place Nearby to A Grand Gesture Unto You. Smash your piggy bank and go impress someone…or yourself.

New Neighbors!: Brooklyn Cider House opened in Bushwick recently, bringing an old-world appreciation of cider to the neighborhood. If dry, funky ciders don’t catch your ear enough, perhaps the fact that you can enjoy a pour fresh from a thousands-of-gallons barrel will. We’re very excited to stop by and cider up.

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Drinking Out Of A Show Surprisingly Legit: We’ve all picked some questionable drinking vessels in our time, but shoes seem to pop up with frightening regularity. Fortunately, the tradition seems to wander through hundreds of years of folklore, so it’s not just your friends being gross. It’s still a little weird, but at least your ancestors were in on the idea.

Have Cheer, Sixers: It’s been a weird year, dear readers. Take care of yourselves as we wind it down, enjoy whichever holidays you choose, and we’ll see you in 2018 with resolutions to break and stories to tell. Cheers!

Tap That Glass: 12/22

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You know what makes a perfect last-minute Christmas gift? Tickets to our New Year’s Eve Brewery Bash, that’s what. Snag them while they last and get ready to hang. And remember, we are CLOSED Sunday 12/24 and Monday 12/25 for the holidays. We’ll see you soon. Happy holidays!

Our tap list is below, but there’s always a chance it’ll change so be sure to check our board and ask your bartender to see what’s new. Beer tokens can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20, which is one of the best deals in the city.

Draft | 1 token each (unless indicated)

  • Sorachi Ace (7.2% ABV)
  • Waves 4 Water (6% ABV) *Limited edition guest tap from Other Half supporting Puerto Rican relief efforts
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Winter Lager (5.6% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Dinginator (7.7% ABV) *Worshipful Company of Brewers release by Adam Young. Powerful, smooth and fruity traditional doppelbock
  • BB R&D: Funkmeiser (5.6% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Dark, funky sour ale fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces on cherries
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering |

No cask this weekend, sorry! Better luck next time.

Bottle Pours | 3 tokens each (4 tokens for Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment pours), includes a complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass.

Local 1 (9.0% ABV)
Local 2 (9.0% ABV)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% ABV)
Ama Bionda (6.0% ABV)- two tokens
Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Kiwi’s Playhouse (8.1% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Tripel Burner (10.6% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Quintaceratops (10.9% ABV)
Extremely Limited: Serpent (9.5%) *Four tokens with complimentary Souvenir Logo

The Brooklyn Brewery Best of 2017 List

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What can be said about 2017 that hasn’t already been said about stubbing your toe and falling down a flight of stairs in the middle of the night? It was painful, full of unpleasant surprises, made us feel insecure in our own homes, and generally could have been totally skipped. But, much like those evening mishaps, parts of 2017 were at least amusing, if not outright good.

We polled our Brooklyn Brewery staff about their favorite parts of the year. More than 25 responded, and most of them even read the directions this time. It’s the perfect long read to sneak in while you pretend to work before the holidays. Who knows, you might even stumble across an album or movie you’d missed before. Then, let’s toss this year in the burn pile.

And now, we present The Brooklyn Brewery Best of 2017 List:

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Reverend Tim Rozmus
Copywriter & Digital Coordinator/Bar Manager & Tour Guide/Guy Carrying Stuff/Going first because he compiled this
Best Album: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar and Nightbringers by The Black Dahlia Murder. Kendrick was also the best concert I saw this year.
Best Movie: Get Out.
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2 for this year, but Netflix’s back catalog of Lucha Underground ended up being a surprise addiction.
Best Book: From Here To Eternity by Caitlin Doughty (come for the beautiful cover, stay for the detailed but humorous examination of death and funerary practices) and Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn too: A Book by Jomny Sun (come feel feelings)
Best Song: Two Minutes To Late Night and Royal Thunder covering “Wrecking Ball.”
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: The Botnik Studios Harry Potter predictive text chapter, and SB Nation’s What Football Will Look Like In The Future
Best Trend to Leave Behind: Avoiding consequences.
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Sand City Brewing Company for cranking out top notch beer in my hometown and Alaskan Brewing Company Icy Bay IPA for providing a much-needed hop fix in the great north.
Best Cocktail: 700 Songs at The Shanty.
Best Meal: A Joe’s of the Village slice and a beef patty, two Brooklyn Summer Ales, about a gallon of water, and a valuable lesson about moving apartments in the middle of the summer.

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Dom Cassone
Accountant/Model/Yung Investor
Best Album: DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
Best Movie: The Big Sick
Best TV Show: Veep
Best Song: Man’s Not Hot” by Big Shaq
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: The re-emergence of the “hang loose” hand gesture
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Tweeting
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Trillium Tiny Chicken
Best Cocktail: Vodka and Sprite (note: this is a multi-year winner)
Best Meal: Lilia’s Sheep’s Milk Cheese Filled Angolotti, Saffron, Dried Tomato, Honey

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Jeremy Mercer
Sales & Marketing Rep, Dallas
Best Album: Villains by Queens of the Stone Age
Best Movie: Logan
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2
Best Book: Vacationland by John Hodgman
Best Song: “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: “I am neither hip nor with it.”
Best Trend To Leave Behind: All of them?
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Ska Mexican Logger
Best Cocktail: Negroni

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Jon Reyes (above, right, making us jealous on purpose)
Front desk/Guy With Answers And/Or Keys
Best AlbumConcrete and GoldThe Foo Fighters
Best Movie: It. Turned out to be a pretty worthwhile remake.
Best TV Show: The Leftovers
Best Song: Redbone” Childish Gambino
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: The Stranger Things takeover of Hollywood
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Migos
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: ID Brewery Black Jack Stout
Best Cocktail: A nice, cold Jameson and ginger ale
Best Meal: Setagaya Brooklyn, Curry Tsukemen (cold ramen noodles with warm curry broth)

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Philip Shelton (above, left)
Assistant Operations Manager/Tour Guide/Coach
Best Album: Ctrl by SZA
Best Movie: Logan
Best TV Show: Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
Best Song: Slide” by Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Comedy Bang! Bang! 500th Episode
Best Meal: Oasis, Shish Taouk sandwich with Hummus and a side of Falafel

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Chris Messina (above, about to scare the bajeezus out of his child)
Best Album: Voids, Minus The Bear
Best Movie: Star Wars; The Last Jedi (Editor’s note: he hasn’t seen the movie yet, but he’s calling it early.)
Best TV Show: The Deuce
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: No Script, Marshawn Lynch’s new show
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Von Trapp Helles
Best Cocktail: Interboro Gin & Tonic
Best Meal: Scotch Egg at the Burke Publick House

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Miss Gabe Barry (above, holding court)
Beer Education & Community Ambassador
Best Album: DAMN., Kendrick Lamar
Best Movie: Despicable Me 3
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Lena Dunham
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Transmitter L1 Pilsner
Best Pancake: Sourdough Apple Pancake from Reynard
What Miss Gabe Really Thought About 2017:  “It was the f***ing worst.”

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Andrew Cohen (above, breaking it down in the blue pajamas. Did we mention our holiday party was Camp-themed?)
Events Coordinator
Best Album: The Courtneys II by The Courtneys
Best Movie: Good Time
Best TV Show: Master of None Season 2
Best Book: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Best Song: “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: HQ.
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fidget spinners? Are fidget spinners still a thing?
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Three Floyds Brewing Gumballhead
Best Cocktail: Despacito at Basik
Best Meal: Little Serow, Washington, DC

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Ben Plotkin (above, right, not even flexing a little bit)
Sales & Marketing Representative, Philly Area
Best Album: A Deeper Understanding by The War On Drugs
Best Movie: Get Out
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 
Best Book: Empire of Blue Water by Stephan Talty
Best Song: Tossing Tears” by Twin Peaks
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Salt Bae
Best Trend To Leave Behind: New England IPAs
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Evil Genius Trust The Process
Best Cocktail: Fibonacci In Autumn at Friday Saturday Sunday
Best Meal: Omakase at Royal Sushi & Izakaya

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Miles Moser (above, left, in Cambodia)
Southeast Regional Manager/Guitar
Best Album: A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs
Best Movie: Blade Runner 2049
Best TV Show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Stranger Things
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Mumble rapping
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Captain Lawrence Effortless Session IPA
Best Meal: Royal Sushi & Izakaya, Philadelphia

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Jordan Huber
Sales & Marketing Rep, Chicagoland
Best Album: From The Fires by Greta Van Fleet
Best Movie: Wonder Woman
Best TV Show: Mindhunter
Best Song: Redbone” by Childish Gambino
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Beyonce’s baby announcement
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fidget spinners and Despacito
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Half Acre Tuna
Best Cocktail: A Lonely Island Lost In A Foggy Sea at Lost Lake, Chicago IL
Best Meal: Soup dumplings at Hing Kee, Chinatown, Chicago

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Lauren Ford (above, slinging surprise cocktails) 
Public Programming Manager
Best Album: What Now by Sylvan Esso and Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album
Best Movie: Get Out or Lady Bird
Best TV Show: The Americans
Best Song: Radio” by Sylvan Esso
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: The outing and subsequent removal of serial misogynists and sexual predators
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fur pom poms on anything, and crop tops
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Firestone Walker Bretta Rose
Best Cocktail: Little Bit Country at PDT

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Chris Pena (above, definitely not stuck)
Events Producer
Best Album: Pink Xmas Tree by Jagged Jaw
Best TV Show: Master of None
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: “I don’t hear about kale anymore.”
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fidget spinners
Best Cocktail: Boulevardier
Best Meal: Zahav, Philadelphia, PA

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Ebony Creech
Sales & Marketing Rep, Houston
Best Album: Haunted by Khemmis
Best Movie: Justice League
Best TV Show: Bob’s Burgers
Best Book: “The Man in the High Castle” by Philip K. Dick
Best Song: The Shooting Star” by Gojira
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: K-pop
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Rompers for men
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
Best Cocktail: Old Fashioned
Best Meal: Lemon pepper salmon

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Sam Itzkovitz (above, coaching)
Brand Marketing Manager
Best Album: Dear Evan Hansen Original Cast Recording
Best Movie: “Does The Godfather count if I watched it for the first time this year?” (Note: Sure, but we’re all going to sigh a lot and make a big deal out of it.)
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2
Best Book: “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty
Best Song: Versace On The Floor” by Bruno Mars
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Matcha everything
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Baby gender reveals
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Marz Brewing Jungle Boogie
Best Cocktail: Gin Martini at Clover Club
Best Meal: Sushi Ya during a trip to Tokyo

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Mike “Sunshine” Steinschneider (above, Photoshopped)
Packaging Manager/Righteous Dude
Best Album: The Desaturating Seven by Primus
Best TV Show: South Park
Best Book: The Craft Beer Revolution by Steve Hindy
Best Song: The Trek” by Primus
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Fidget spinners
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fidget spinners
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Pipeworks Brewing Company Blood of a Unicorn
Best Cocktail: Sazerac
Best Meal: Beer School with Brewmaster Garrett Oliver

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Patrick Paulick (above, embracing his alter ego as Rowdy Roddy Piper)
Regional Manager (New England)
Best Movie: Get Out was easily my favorite, but then I saw The Disaster Artist last week and it’s awesome. I pick both, you can’t make me choose, I won’t.” (Note: We didn’t.)
Best TV Show: The President Show; it’s a shining ray of sunshine in the dreary world of current US politics.
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: The outing of sexual predators
Best Trend To Leave Behind: New England IPAs
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: 21st Amendment Blood Orange Brew Free or Die
Best Cocktail: Laphroaig Cairdeas, neat. Luckily, I have a bottle at home!
Best Meal: Pemaquid Lobster Co-Op

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Ben Mang (above, literally looking like a snack)
Field Marketing Manager (East Division)
Best Album: saintmotelevision by Saint Motel
Best Movie: “Movies should stop being made. They all suck.” (Note: Ben answered these questions before lunch, so he was a little hangry.)
Best TV Show: Bob’s Burgers
Best Book: Uline’s fall/winter catalog
Best Song: Give It Up” by KC and the Sunshine Band (Note: this song came out in 1982.)
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: HQ
Best Trend To Leave Behind: HQ
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: 21st Amendment Fireside Chat
Best Cocktail: Negroni

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Haben Berhe (above, bottom right, team on his back)
Brand Ambassador Program Manager
Best Album: You’ll Understand EP by Ross from Friends
Best Movie: Get Out
Best TV Show: Gomorrah S3
Best Song: Lens” by Frank Ocean
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Memes
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Dugges Tropic Thunder
Best Cocktail: Penicillin
Best Meal: Haben’s tofu wok with egg, black rice and fried selected onions

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Travis Lancaster
Brewer
Best Album: “I’m stuck between Pile’s A Hairshirt of Purpose,’ White Reaper’s ‘The World’s Best American Band,’ and our own Hayes Peebles’ Ghosts EP. Could probably have listened to these three albums for the whole year and be totally okay with the way things have turned out.”
Best Movie: The Big Sick
Best TV Show: “Struggling to get “The Leftovers” final season out of my head. Heavy stuff, beautiful soundtrack.”
Best Song: “‘Home‘ by Hayes Peebles, because it reminds us all there’s nothing better than twangy guitar bends and rolling drumbeats…oh yeah, and home.”
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: “Definitely punching Nazis. Hope that one sticks around for a while.”
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: “Every so often as a brewer you come across a beer you wish you had brewed. This year that beer is Transmitter Brewing’s PH4 Raspberry Sour.”
Best Meal: “I recently got to eat at St. Anselm for the first time and I’m pretty sure their Butcher’s Steak changed my life.”

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Alireza Shamsparto (above, middle, yes it’s the same picture again and it’s still funny)
Swedish Brand Ambassador
Best Album: DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar
Best Movie: Get Out
Best Song: Bad and Boujee” by Migos
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Any sort of hashtag challenges
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Brekeriet Sour and Salt
Best Cocktail: I guess it was the year of the Negroni?

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Joe Soriero (above, focused)
Export Manager Asia/Pacific
Best Album: Sleep Well Beast by The National
Best Movie: “Watched the original Wall Street with Charlie Sheen on a plane and it was great.” (Note: this movie came out in 1987.)
Best TV Show: Stranger Things 2, Parts Unknown, and The Deuce
Best Book: Red Notice
Best Song: Fire” by Justice and “Shout At The Devil” by Motley Crue (Note: These songs came out in 2016 and 1983, respectively. We’re not sure Joe is living in 2017)
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Forklift memes
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Flight jackets
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: 21st Amendment El Sully, Balter XPA, and Brasserie de la Senne Taras Boulba

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Pedro Escobar (above, somehow not getting kicked out of a wedding)
Maintenance Engineer/Tecnico Rudo
Best Album: The World’s Best American Band by White Reaper. “It’s so fun, it rips, and it makes you feel good.”
Best Movie: Get Out. “Never has a movie made me say ‘YO that’s what I’ve been saying this whole time’ so many times.”
Best TV Show: New Voltron on Netflix.
Best Book: Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn too: A Book by Jomny Sun. “Mainly because it’s the only book I read all year, and it’s basically a picture book that made me cry on the train.”
Best Song: DNA.” by Kendrick Lamar. “Gets you hyped and angry, which is good when you need to go hit stuff with a hammer at work.” (Note: this falls under Pedro’s job description. Most of the time.)
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Punching Nazis. Let’s keep that one rolling.
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Political news.
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Funkwerks Saison. “Only beer I’ve had all year that made me say ‘wow’ out loud.”
Best Cocktail: “I drank from two bottles of tequila at once at a party.”
Best Meal: “On a rainy day I went to my local Columbian joint (shout out to Tropic Pollo) to have a Bandeja Paisa after a double shift at work and I was born anew in a frenzy of rice, beans, maduros, and the meats. Every meat. Never a more satisfying meal.”

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Miro Bellini (above, pensive, human)
Australian Brand Ambassador
Best Album: Lethal Chops by Sadiva
Best Movie: Dunkirk
Best TV Show: Mindhunter
Best Book: Devastation of Baal by Guy Haley
Best Song: “People Say” by Wu-Tang Clan ft. Redman
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Punching Nazis, just like Indiana Jones
Best Trend To Leave Behind: The avalanche of celebrity deaths in 2016
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Little Bang Naked Objector
Best Cocktail: Old Fashioned
Best Meal: Toasted sandwich

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Mike Maraghy
Regional Manager (Midwest)/Self-proclaimed man who lives under a rock
Best Movie: Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a NY Fixer
Best TV Show: Sneaky Pete
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: Reality TV star turns president
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Fake news
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Allagash Coolship Red

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Tommi Locatelli (above, left, cheesing)
Italian Brand Ambassador
Best Album: Emperor of Sand by Mastodon
Best Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Best Song: Roots Remain” by Mastodon
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: War Brewery Zelda
Best Cocktail: Gin & Tonic with Malfy Gin and 1724 Tonic
Best Meal: Vitello Tonnato da Trippa Milano

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Joe Thompson
Assistant Operations Manager
Best Album: A Black Mile To The Surface by Manchester Orchestra; Pure Comedy by Father John Misty; DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar; Sleep Well Beast by The National; and Aromanticism by Moses Sumney
Best Movie: Finding Frances,” the 2-hour season finale for Nathan For You. “It’s unreal.” Get Out.
Best TV Show: The Leftovers, this year and every year until I die. And Legion, it took me four episodes to realize I was waching Cousin Matthew, seen here moments before his hilarious death.”
Best Song: “Midnight” by Jesse Ware (also the best and most embarrassingly-performed future karaoke song)
Best Pop Culture Phenomenon: “I still say ‘suh dude,’ sorry everyone”
Best Trend To Leave Behind: Rick and Morty fans yelling at service industry workers about cartoon sauce
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Gun Hill Brewing Co. Derby Winner, which was weird and wonderful
Best Meal: Everything at Farm Country Kitchen in Riverhead, Long Island, and everything at Taco Bell.

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Greg Donheiser (above, left)
Man of Data/Systems Specialist/Link from The Matrix, but with sales data
Best Movie: “I fell asleep for ten minutes of Blade Runner 2049, but I’d still say it was my favorite movie I saw in theatres.”
Best Song: “‘Shake Your Coconuts‘ to open the Bakers Dozen. Honorable mention– Strawberry Letter 23 on strawberry donut night!” (Note: If you don’t know much about the band Phish, this answer will make absolutely no sense.)
Best Non-Brooklyn Beer: Alchemist Broken Spoke. Perfect springtime beer– bright, easy-drinking, and Amarillo hopped.
Best Meal: Chicken fingers at Stout before several nights of the Bakers Dozen. (Note: it’s Phish again.)

Tap That Glass: 12/15

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It’s cold out, so let’s be quick: We have food, gift-priced barrel-aged beers (including a stunningly rare sampling on Saturday from our Barrel Manager Eric Brown), playlists born of intense album of the year debates, and plenty of beer. Hang up your coat and warm up with us.

Our tap list is below, but there’s always a chance it’ll change so be sure to check our board and ask your bartender to see what’s new. Beer tokens can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20, which is one of the best deals in the city.

Draft | 1 token each (unless indicated)

  • Sorachi Ace (7.2% ABV)
  • Waves 4 Water (6% ABV) *Limited edition guest tap from Other Half supporting Puerto Rican relief efforts
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Winter Lager (5.6% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Dinginator (7.7% ABV) *Worshipful Company of Brewers release by Adam Young. Powerful, smooth and fruity traditional doppelbock
  • BB R&D: Funkmeiser (5.6% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Dark, funky sour ale fermented with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces on cherries
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering |

No cask this weekend, sorry! Better luck next time.

Bottle Pours | 3 tokens each (4 tokens for Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment pours), includes a complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass.

Local 1 (9.0% ABV)
Local 2 (9.0% ABV)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% ABV)
Ama Bionda (6.0% ABV)- two tokens
Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Kiwi’s Playhouse (8.1% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Tripel Burner (10.6% ABV)
Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment: Quintaceratops (10.9% ABV)
Extremely Limited: Serpent (9.5%) *Four tokens with complimentary Souvenir Logo