Join us at Humboldt & Jackson (located at 434 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn) on Wednesday, September 24 for a the next chapter of our Dinner Party series. Dinner Party No. 3 celebrates Garrett Oliver’s 20th anniversary as Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, where Garrett himself teams up with Chef Andrew Gerson to create the night’s meal. Garrett has brewed beer after incredible beer for us over the years, as well as publishing two books and winning a wide range of awards, including the James Beard award for Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional in 2014, but whenever we start with the sentimental history stuff he tends to get impatient, striding off to the brewhouse or barrel rooms to resume blowing past the boundaries of brewing in the pursuit of new, delicious beers. Nothing excites Garrett more than his new projects, some of which you’ll be lucky enough to see at this very dinner.
In addition to his well-known brewing prowess, Garrett is also a passionate cook, has hosted countless beer dinners all over the world, is developing the beer curriculum at the famed Culinary Institute of America, and can be periodically found cooking and pontificating on beer pairings at Brooklyn Kitchen during training for Brewery partners. In the two years since Chef Andrew joined us at the Brooklyn Brewery, he has absorbed Garrett’s food philosophies and years of knowledge into his own cooking. Both Garrett and Chef Andrew are longtime advocates of Slow Food and local food systems, so it didn’t take long for them to find a rhythm with each other. Unfortunately, Chef Andrew’s travel schedule and Garrett’s many many commitments make it rare for them to be in the same geographic region, much less share a kitchen.
This will be Garrett’s first public dinner in NYC this year, so he and Chef Andrew will be pulling out all the stops. It will also be the first appearance of our next Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment, a robust barrel-aged barleywine Garrett has dubbed Hand & Seal that you’ll get to try before the official release. Get your tickets before you lose your spot at the table for this incredible evening.Back to all blog posts