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The Weekly Sixer: October 20

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The Weekly Sixer has returned from an unscheduled hiatus, dear reader. Thanks for tuning in.

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Even More Metal Beer: Our favorite topic is back! Mikkeller and Mastodon have come together in alliterative bliss to release Sultan’s Curse, a muscular bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. The band’s album artwork maps beautifully to the beer’s label, and we’re jealous of any headbanger who tracks this bottle down.

Bats Are Metal, Too: Bats are metal. Tequila is also pretty metal. Environmental care? Also metal. Bats aiding biodiversity and protecting the sustainable future of tequila? Pretty much as metal as it gets, friends. Raise your horns and check out the work heading to your local bar.

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Bar Psychology, Volume 1: There have been a thousand and one articles about what your drink order says about you, but this compilation from Vinepair is easily the most thorough and the funniest we’ve seen in a while. Read through and analyze yourself– it can’t be worse than believing in astrology.

Get Thematic: Going to a well-done theme bar is like going to a good costume party, without all the work or walking home looking like a lunatic. Good thing Brooklyn has this roster of leading places, from geek havens to nautical escapes.It almost makes you want to open your own…then you remember how much work that would actually take.

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Mikkeller Part Two: Mikkeller has been busy, including not one but three Twin Peaks-inspired beers. The team collaborated with director David Lynch on Log Lady Lager, Red Room Ale, and Damn Good Coffee Stout. Just like that, we’re struck with a real craving for a piece of pie.

Geek Read: We send you into the weekend with this retelling of the long, occasionally bizarre history of the iconic Anchor Brewing Company. We’re doing our best to not make a Steam pun here, so let’s all repair to the bar and get on with celebrating fall weather. Until next week, dear readers.

Tap That Glass: October 20

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As with most autumns, we’re seeing a distinct upswing in first dates, marking the beginning of “cuffing season.” While we can’t totally condemn wanting an Instagrammable cuddle buddy for the colder months, please keep in mind that when you break things off in the warm weather, one of you is going to “get” our Tasting Room. All we’re saying is make sure you stake your claim early.

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)

Cask Offering | 2 tokens

Black Ops (11.6% ABV) This beer does not exist. 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

Brooklyn Goes To The Bronx River Park

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Gang’s all here.

Anyone with an Instagram knows that fall is prime time for folks to leave New York City for day trips into the Hudson Valley to take golden-hued pictures of themselves and their significant others with apples, pumpkin patches, and mysteriously, never the traffic on the Teconic. We took a slightly different tack this year and teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation and Bronx River Alliance. On Saturday, September 30, seven of Brooklyn Brewery’s lightest-sleeping environmentalists headed up to the Bronx River Park to help clean up and replant the area.

Our team joined 12 other volunteers for the monthly volunteer day at the park. The team was split in two: half went to record and remove garbage from the Bronx River itself, while the other half went to work planting saplings at a recently converted roadway within the park.

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L-R: Justin imitates Bob Dylan; Pedro & Brian get their hands dirty; Jess spots the photographer.

Both crews worked through the morning to avoid the heat of midday. The river crew hauled out hundreds of pounds of refuse, and the trail team planted a whopping 260 saplings for trees, shrubs, and bushes. It was the first time most of our team had been to the Bronx River Park, but even the most dedicated one-borough members are already planning return trips. The park is beautiful on its own, but with more work from volunteers it can truly flourish. It also happens to be walking distance from our friends at Gun Hill Brewery, which makes it more than worth the trip.

To get involved at the Bronx River Park, check in here for volunteer opportunities and other support channels. Who knows, you just might spy a troupe of Brooklyn Brewery employees getting their hands dirty.

Tap That Glass: October 13

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You’ve made it to a real fall weekend. Alright, so the forecast looks a little warm for “fall,” but we’re going to push it along. Pop by, visit an array of food trucks, grab a beer, and let’s talk flannel.

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)
  • American Ale (4.5% ABV)
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV)
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV) *Limited release orange peel pale ale
  • Oktoberfest (5.5% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Post Road Pumpkin Ale (5% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Buster Beer V (4.8% ABV) *Citrusy, refreshing saison brewed with experimental hops to benefit Ales for ALS
  • Tecnico Rudo (7.3% ABV) *Very limited release brawny but welcoming American Strong Ale. Brewed for the Worshipful Company of Brewers by Pedro Escobar
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering | 1 tokens

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 Glass

Beeroscopes October 2017

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It’s a spooky month, and it looks like the stars have conspired to scare you even further. Let Spiritual Guide Reverend Tim Rozmus read the signs for you and cast your beery lots for the month.

Aries (March 21- April 20): You will be unceremoniously ejected from a Halloween party at your local museum for mistaking a skull from their anthropology collection for a whimsical drinking vessel.

Taurus (April 21- May 20): The changing foliage will remind you deeply of the fleeting nature of time itself, and you will wander briefly on the path of existential dread. Buy a new sweater and a cup of coffee, and it will pass.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): It appears that the stars have agreed to channel their negative energy entirely your way this month. Avoid ceramic cabinet handles, silver dollars, and fake cobwebs.

Cancer (June 21- July 20): Your painstakingly planned magick ritual for All Hallow’s Eve will go awry when some jerk dirties up the skull you planned to steal from the local museum with their beer. Better luck next year.

Leo (July 21- August 20): You will feel as old as the cosmos themselves when you have to Google “cuffing season.” You will, however, feel better once you realize the whole concept is utterly bonkers.

Virgo (August 21- September 20): Listen carefully to the wisdom of Jupiter: a “clever” t-shirt does not count as a costume.

Libra (September 21- October 20): You will briefly emerge from a centuries-long slumber to the distinct feeling that someone is pouring your brain down your spine. You will briefly feel very drunk, then know nothing once more.

Scorpio (October 21- November 20): The fates appear to be smiling upon you for this month. Reap your benefits while you can, and don’t bother hoarding your Halloween candy.

Sagittarius (November 21- December 20): As the Sun rides lower each day, apple picking returns drop off later in the season. On the plus side, you’ll be the only one on line for cider donuts.

Capricorn (December 21- January 20): Recall the advice of Venus: if you have to ask yourself if a costume is offensive, it is. Move on.

Aquarius (January 21- February 20): Friday the Thirteenth will spike your sense of paranoia, but fear not: you’re too clumsy for bad luck to really have an effect.

Pisces (February 21- March 20): A slightly misjudged counter edge will remind you that the start of stout season is also the start of stain removal season.

Tap That Glass: October 6

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It’s the weekend, dear reader. There’s a rotating roster of food trucks hitting up our Tasting Room, the beer is cold, and the world is ever so briefly held at bay. Come down and relax for a little while– you’ve earned it. For now.

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)
  • American Ale (4.5% ABV)
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Black Chocolate Stout (10% ABV) 
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV) *Limited release orange peel pale ale
  • Oktoberfest (5.5% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Post Road Pumpkin Ale (5% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Buster Beer V (4.8% ABV) *Citrusy, refreshing saison brewed with experimental hops to benefit Ales for ALS
  • Tecnico Rudo (7.3% ABV) *Very limited release brawny but welcoming American Strong Ale. Brewed for the Worshipful Company of Brewers by Pedro Escobar
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering | 1 tokens

Walker’s Berries (7.2% ABV) What could we possibly add to our prized Sorachi Ace to make it more intriguing? Well, how about some California Cabernet Sauvignon grapes foraged by Brewer Walker Berry? That’ll do it. 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 Glass

The Weekly Sixer: September 29

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Nightlife Mayor Officially Established: With Mayor De Blasio’s signature on an order at House Of Yes, the long-awaited Nightlife Mayor office has officially been brought into existence. We know the office will handle all sorts of permitting, zoning, and further issues and opportunities for the city’s night spots, but other questions linger. Will the office require a zany uniform? Are nocturnal sleeping patterns required? Will we finally see the end of the racist-rooted and remarkably narrow-minded cabaret law? Stay tuned, dear reader.

Sixpoint Gets Appy: Our neighbors by way of the ferry at Sixpoint have released a brand-new app aimed at streamlining beer sales and their also-newly-open taproom. Customers can now order cans ahead of time and pick them up from the brewery, eliminating the block-wrapping lines of so many other brewery can releases. Pick it up and go visit the new place– the front doors are Instagram gold.

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Fireball…Bagels?: Look, we’re all for unorthodox food combinations, especially when it comes to combining booze and food. We would spend absurd amounts on an alcoholic ice cream with a real kick. But when we saw that The Bagel Nook created a Fireball-infused bagel, we had to take a lap around the block to feel better. Those of you with different college memories, have fun. And to The Bagel Nook team, please let us know if you need help.

But While You’re Taking A Lap: As long as you’re walking it off, you might as well find a new place to tie one on. Fortunately, Streeteasy rounded up the best beer bars in every NYC neighborhood. Whether you agree or not, this is bound to make your life easier the next time there’s an unexpected subway delay or out-of-town friend that needs impressing.

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Salute The Koozie: There are two kinds of people in the world: koozie loyalists, and people with wet fingers. Dive into the world of beverage holders, from slang terms to actual science. And always remember to carry an extra koozie; you just might convert one of your drippy friends.

Just In Time For Oktoberfest: Oktoberfest wraps up this weekend, and Paulaner has your complete guide to the ins and outs of the festival, the clothing, and the logistics of ordering beer by the liter. If you missed out, don’t worry. There are scores of Oktoberfest parties still to come around the world. Go forth and prost!

Tap That Glass: September 29

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It took a while, but it looks like we’ll finally get some fall weather this weekend. Of course, that also means that we’re officially behind on coming up with Halloween costumes. Come have a beer and help us brainstorm, and don’t forget to visit the Vendy Award-winning team from Big Mozz posted up outside all weekend long.

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)
  • American Ale (4.5% ABV)
  • Lager (5.2% ABV)
  • Pilsner (5.1% ABV)
  • East IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Brown Ale (5.6% ABV)
  • Defender IPA (5.9% ABV)  
  • Blast! (8.4% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV) *Limited release orange peel pale ale
  • Oktoberfest (5.5% ABV)
  • Naranjito (4.5% ABV)
  • Post Road Pumpkin Ale (5% ABV)
  • Bel Air Sour (5.8% ABV)
  • Buster Beer V (4.8% ABV) *Citrusy, refreshing saison brewed with experimental hops to benefit Ales for ALS
  • Tecnico Rudo (7.3% ABV) *Very limited release brawny but welcoming American Strong Ale. Brewed for the Worshipful Company of Brewers by Pedro Escobar
  • BB R&D: Golden Ale (4.8% ABV) *Limited experimental release. Fruity, friendly golden ale with a soft, crisp finish

Cask Offering | 1 tokens

Walker’s Berries (7.2% ABV) What could we possibly add to our prized Sorachi Ace to make it more intriguing? Well, how about some California Cabernet Sauvignon grapes foraged by Brewer Walker Berry? That’ll do it. 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 Glass

The Weekly Sixer: September 15

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Bodegas Never Say Die: Look, we love a good vending machine. But when a tech company has the nerve to come after bodegas, we draw the line. Shout out to all the corner stores, the delis, the packys, the places on the blocks, or whatever you call your regular spot. Here’s to not just bizarre inventories of material goods and comfort food, but folks behind the counter who remind us all that people are people, every day, at all hours. Bodegas are here to stay.

Cheers, Alma Mater: Purdue became the latest in a line of universities producing their own officially-branded beer recently, stunning absolutely no one when it turned out to be in extremely high demand at football games. We’re fairly amazed that no one has thought to tap into this market before, but while the iron is hot: Fordham, I’m waiting for a call.

 

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Cabaret Repeal Moves Forward: An NYC council meeting this week moved favorably for repealing our fair city’s outdated cabaret law, which requires an obscure license for venues to technically allow dancing. We hold to the belief that any party can be a dance party if you have room to groove, so we’re hoping for more good news soon.

AB Done With Craft?: According to a full statement which mostly focused on AB InBev cutting 90% of their High End sales force, the division is done purchasing craft breweries. While claims they are focusing on efficiency are understandable, it still doesn’t ring with complete conviction. Brewery friends, keep an ear out for ominous 80s horror synths…

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Yo, It’s Fall: Or close enough that we can use this gif again, which is one of the best times of the year. Yes, we know it’s warm out, but that’s really just having the best of both worlds.

Locked And Loaded: We send you into the weekend with a long read from Aaron Goldfarb on one of the most peculiar corners of the booze market: liquor packaged in fake guns. Good luck, enjoy, and for safety’s sake, stick to regular bottles.