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Tap That Glass: June 23

This weekend is when Pride Week reaches its peak, so we’re expecting some of our most rambunctious and fun friends to be swinging through. Come by and join them in a glass or two of our The Stonewall Inn Wit, and learn more about the beer and our collaboration with The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative right here. Cheers!

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 | 1 tokens

No cask this weekend, sorry! They all took a vacation for Midsommar.

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: Hand & Seal (13.3% 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 Secret Word Is Sour: Welcome To Kiwi’s Playhouse

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Consider the kiwi: brown and furry on the outside, a peculiar glowing green on the inside accompanied by a ring of tiny black seeds, and, once you work up some courage, juicy, tart, and delicious. It’s one of the strongest proofs we’ve seen that if a higher power does indeed govern our corner of the universe, It has an excellent sense of humor.

To us, or at least to your cheerful author, brewing is a similar example of this cosmic humor. An accidental mix of water, grain, and flowers, forgotten and re-discovered, gave early humanity their first beer. We’ve figured out some of the mysteries, but brewing still finds ways to surprise people at every turn. What better way to celebrate this blend of art, science, dumb luck, and chutzpah than mixing it all together?

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Enter Kiwi’s Playhouse, a zesty example of celestial humor. We took a frisky young sour ale and aged it on fresh kiwis in red wine barrels for months. Then we added a jolt of another oak-aged ale for a little extra complexity. After conditioning in the bottle, Kiwi’s Playhouse welcomes you into a world of juicy, joyous kiwi, gently tannic oak, and a tart edge snappier than any punch line.

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Keep an eye out for Kiwi’s Playhouse at your local bottle shop and a small handful of bars. This is a very limited release, as peeling and pureeing 24 pounds of kiwi per barrel takes a very long time and because we unashamedly drank most of the early bottlings. But when you do find it, crack it open with some friends and enjoy your time in Kiwi’s Playhouse.

Tap That Glass: June 16

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Don’t forget to pick up a Father’s Day card and gift for the weekend. More importantly, don’t forget to bring it with you to work instead of leaving it on your coffee table. You know what? Just bring your dad here on Father’s Day and call it a present. Much easier.

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 | 1 tokens

Brown Ale (5.6% ABV) An unimpeachable example of one of the most classic beer styles on Earth. Take a stroll through a maze of rich, roasty malts, and arrive surprisingly refreshed thanks to herbal English and American hops. 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: Hand & Seal (13.3% 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

Brooklyn Brewery Presents: A Brooklyn Blast! Celebrating 8 Years of Brooklyn Bowl

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Sometimes it feels like yesterday that our neighbors at Brooklyn Bowl moved in next door. Then we remember that it’s actually been eight years of concerts, bowling, a Brooklyn Bowl popping up in Las Vegas, and not a small amount of fried chicken and beer. When you’ve shared all of that together, you celebrate. And when Brooklyn Bowl and Brooklyn Brewery celebrate, that means shows and beer. (And fried chicken. Don’t sleep on that.)

From June 29 through July 8, we’re throwing open the doors and partying with some very special guests on the Bowl stage. Plus, every show will feature beers including Brooklyn Lager, Summer Ale, American Ale, Blast!, Pilsner, Sorachi Ace, and the limited release Long Meadow Gold at the bar. And yes, you’re invited.

Check out our full schedule of concerts below and get your show-going crew together. If you’re really dedicated, there are a limited number of eight-night passes including every show available here. No matter how many shows you make, be sure to raise a glass and celebrate eight years of Brooklyn Bowl with us, and toast to many more.

And really, get the fried chicken. Thank us later.

Brooklyn Brewery Presents: A Brooklyn Blast! Celebrating 8 Years of Brooklyn Bowl

Thursday, June 29:
Red Baraat (early show)
Talib Kweli Bowl Train (late show)

Friday, June 30:
Diarrhea Planet (early show)
Fred Falke (late show)

Saturday, July 1:
Who’s Bad (early show)
Robyn Party (late show)

Sunday, July 2:
WSO

Wednesday, July 5:
Half Step: Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Thursday, July 6:
Delicate Steve (early show)
Pete Rock Bowl Train (late show)

Friday, July 7:
Ripe (early show)
Gigamesh (late show)

Saturday, July 8:
Stooges Brass Band (early show)
This Party Is Killing You: Robyn Goes To The Mall (late show)

Party Down at Provincetown International Film Festival

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The Provincetown International Film Festival has been showcasing independent films from new artists to legends of the screen since 1999. Located right near the Cape, every summer the festival takes to the streets to bring film education, genre-spanning screenings, artist interviews and more to flocks of celluloid junkies who descend on the town each year.

While we’re on the topic, is there a digital equivalent of a “celluloid junkie”? “Digital junkie” sounds more like a Twitter addiction. Anyway, we’re off topic.

This year from June 14-18 the town will once again plunge into the most intriguing portions of the film world. Follow along, thrill your eyes, and keep a grip on your beer. We’re bringing along plenty of refreshments to keep you fueled for marathon screenings and in-depth studies alike. It is a festival, after all, and festivals need beer. We’ll see you at the concession stand.

The Many Ways To Use A Coaster

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Coasters are the savior of slick fingers and wood finishes as summer heats up. We’ve been spreading a new lineup of coasters far and wide, but one of our favorites is a list of ways to re-use your coaster that our Green Team put together. It’s a great start, but we knew we couldn’t fit all of these bright and not-so-bright ideas on one little coaster.

Allow us to present a full list of ways to re-use your coaster, just in time for summer:

  • Pizza tray for hamsters
  • Terrible paper airplane
  • Learner’s throwing star
  • Sort of but not really help mop up a spill
  • Save your beer for a bathroom run
  • Sneeze guard
  • Comically sized monocle
  • Miniature signal fire
  • Smoke signals for short conversations
  • Horse blinders for one-eyed horses
  • Dainty hand fan
  • Unfortunate frisbee
  • Level a table
  • Replacement board game spinner
  • Toy car spare tire
  • Itty-bitty mouse pad
  • Passing scandalous notes
  • Practice unflattering portraiture
  • Flavorful Communion wafer
  • Two-sided Dreidel
  • Terrible hat
  • Anti-anxiety shredder
  • Stain cover up
  • Temporary washboard
  • Practice drum
  • Schmutz scraper
  • Mitzvahs
  • Pizza cutter
  • Sand castle funnel
  • Taco shell reinforcement
  • Dental braces for a sock puppet
  • Castanets
  • Postmodern art piece
  • Emergency back up last minute toilet paper
  • Bug hoverboard
  • Portable privacy shield
  • Unappetizing gum
  • Awkward floss
  • Expert level ping pong paddle
  • Hot sauce deflector
  • Backscratcher for close itches
  • Low-temperature spatula
  • Tambourines on mute
  • Cyclopian sleeping mask
  • Earmuffs for temperate climates
  • Cheekbone enhancer
  • Tiny foods platter
  • Codpiece
  • Miniature kindling
  • Bass kazoo
  • Leftover dip extraction method (LDEM)
  • Shoe lifts
  • Flat Earth model (not for classroom use)
  • Juggling practice
  • Oversized spitball ammunition
  • Belt buckle
  • Bonker
  • Flammable discus
  • Shoulder pads
  • Color swatch for your living room
  • Chinese dragon eyeball stencil
  • Terrible pickup line
  • Giant coin toss
  • Coaster for later

Have a few bright ideas? Hit us up at #coasterconcepts and let us see your genius in action.

The Weekly Sixer: June 9

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Heavy Metal Beer Pipeline: The celebrated Wacken Festival kicked up the brvtality this year when they announced a plan to build a pipeline to carry ample beer to the fairgrounds. For the environmentally conscious, this is an excellent way to cut down on fossil fuel use from delivery trucks and garbage and recycling concerns from packaging. For metalheads, it is proof that we party harder than anyone else. Horns up.

Ultimate Pen Pals: In other beer transportation news, the Maine Brewers Guild recently shipped a 40′ container of their finest beer to Iceland for the BjórFestival on June 24. This is no regular shipping container, as it’s been fitted with 78 taps to allow immediate access to the beer within. Icelandic breweries will then fill the container with their own favorites and ship it back for Maine’s Summer Session Beer Festival on July 29. This sure makes our elementary school letter program feel inadequate.

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War Pigs Ride: 3 Floyds and Mikkeller are bringing their celebrated War Pigs collaboration stateside. They will now brew in the original Copenhagen location and in the Midwest, much to the joy of anyone who loves great beer and, yet again, heavy metal. There’s no word yet on how far their distribution will spread, but keep an eye out for the twin heads near you.

Clear And Present Danger: Clear alcoholic soda and cultural punch line Zima has once more reared its bizarre head, as Walmart announced they are reviving the brand this year. Some claim that it is a reaction to the increasing spiked seltzer trend, but we’re mostly hoping they make more of those bizarre commercials.

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Booze and Ice Cream: Somewhere beyond the juncture of art and science, there’s mashing together comfort food and sweet, dear alcohol. With summer upon us, there’s no better time to give a roster of Ben & Jerry’s and liquor pairings a try. We would say that in the winter too, but it’s definitely less weird when it’s warm out.

Why Tiki?: As anyone who has worn a Hawaiian shirt to a wedding can attest, there are many questions that come along with following the tiki lifestyle. Some say escapism, some say novelty, others just get excited about novelty mugs. Take a dive in, and remember to tiki responsibly.

Tap That Glass: June 9

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Here’s a joke from a popsicle stick:

Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A: Because they’ve been so close for so long, it feels strange to consider them in a romantic light, much less deal with those feelings head on.

What we’re trying to say is, our Tasting Room makes an excellent spot for a date, be it your first, third, or zillionth. And if you’re single, then you’re in for prime people-watching. Come hang, and maybe give 6 some encouragement. We all know a 6.

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 | 1 tokens

Brown Ale (5.6% ABV) An unimpeachable example of one of the most classic beer styles on Earth. Take a stroll through a maze of rich, roasty malts, and arrive surprisingly refreshed thanks to herbal English and American hops. 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: Hand & Seal (13.3% 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 June 2017

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Summer has returned, and it seems like all sense of celestial balance has gone on vacation. Let Spiritual Guide Reverend Tim Rozmus read the signs for you and cast your beery lots for the month.

Aries (March 21- April 20): Whomever said “it’s never too late to go on a vacation” never got stuck in after-work bridge traffic on a Friday. Leave early, or spend your money on beer and stay in.

Taurus (April 21- May 20): Mercury’s transit will finally unlock the brief time when people to actually enjoy hearing “Summer Lovin’” at karaoke. You will miss your shot thanks to an ill-timed bathroom break.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): The stars are shining on you this month, and the weeks ahead hold great fortune. Live it up, but think about cancelling your Fourth of July plans.

Cancer (June 21- July 20): A beachside brunch will take an unexpected turn when you have to battle a flock of hungry seagulls for the bacon garnish on your Bloody Mary. You will lose the fight, the bacon, and a portion of your index finger, but win widespread Internet fame.

Leo (July 21- August 20): Being the person who can hold two beers in one hand to take a few pictures at an outdoor concert is cool. Being the person live-streaming the entire concert is not.

Virgo (August 21- September 20): The stars seem enraged by your very existence, and the month ahead looks harsh. Avoid waffle cones, boxed wine, and Birkenstocks.

Libra (September 21- October 20): Bringing a extra koozie to a barbecue is a great way to start a conversation with someone new. Choose wisely, and summer love could be in your future.

Scorpio (October 21- November 20): Nap carefully, amorous Scorpio; a sunkissed glow can give you a pleasant confidence boost before a first date, but a blistering sunburn will not.

Sagittarius (November 21- December 20): Your chance to talk to your springtime crush will shatter when they offer their spare koozie to someone else at a barbecue. Drippy fingers and a bruised heart will pass, but remembering your own koozie will last forever.

Capricorn (December 21- January 20): Your attempt to purchase a “firecracker” at the beach goes awry when you receive a citation for attempting to purchase fireworks instead of a suspicious-yet-delicious boozy summer drink.

Aquarius (January 21- February 20): Remember the old mariner’s adage as you plan your beach trips: “Red sky at night, sailors delight; Rosé wines at morning, sailors take warning.”

Pisces (February 21- March 20): A mysterious stranger will give you a koozie at a barbecue. You might as well keep it.