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Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA

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Brooklyn Brewery is proud to announce The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA, a collaboration brewery at the Culinary Institute of America to promote the study of beer. From the CIA press release:

Brooklyn Brewery, one of America’s top craft beer makers, has joined with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to develop a small brewery on the college’s Hyde Park, NY campus. The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA is expected to open to the public in summer 2015.

The operations at the brewery will be integrated into the curriculum of the college’s degree programs. Juniors and seniors pursuing a concentration in Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality will staff the brewery and learn about fermentation and brewing techniques as well as the business aspects of running a small food and beverage operation. Brooklyn Brewery’s famed Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team will visit the Hyde Park campus on a regular basis and assist CIA faculty in developing curriculum and recipes.

“This partnership is forward thinking both in terms of culinary education and college dining,” says Waldy Malouf, senior director of special projects for the CIA. “In addition to being a craft brewery for campus visitors and students 21 and older, it will serve as a research and development classroom to create and test new beer flavors.”

The CIA will initially offer its own lager and pilsner, along with seasonal brews, on tap at the brewery and at the four CIA restaurants on campus.

“We have great respect for The Culinary Institute of America, its leaders, and its illustrious alumni,” says Brooklyn Brewery Co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. “Smart and creative CIA-trained chefs and foodservice executives are all over the world today. Brooklyn Brewery has worked with the college for more than two decades on beer and food promotions, and special dinners. We are pleased to be able to make this gift to the CIA campus, and look forward to helping further develop beer education at Hyde Park.”

The Brooklyn Brewery at the CIA will be located in the college’s new student union and dining facility currently under construction. It will house a seven-barrel brewing system within a glass-walled environment meant to evoke an old Brooklyn warehouse.

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Viva Brooklyn Brewery!

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After a year of building capacity and support here in Brooklyn, we’re finally ready to venture out and see the light of day, and what bright lights we decided to walk out into. Our first new American territory in two years is going to be Las Vegas, Nevada. We’re proud to be partnering with Southern Wine, who have strong history of beer and craft education under their belts. Ah, Sin City. The bright lights city; Wayne Newton, Sigfried & Roy, Penn & Teller, other ampersanded duos, and now, Brooklyn Brewery.

We’ve always been an international city; the port of New York being a melting pot of cultures and now tourism. There may be no other American icon to rival New York City as a destination but Las Vegas. As Las Vegas grew from desert outpost to ‘The Entertainment Capital of the World’ the Brooklyn Brewery grew from an office in Park Slope, to exporting to Japan in 1989, to now being on the world stage, opening locations around the globe and expanding here in the states. Joining us on our jump across the Mississippi is our good friend and neighbor, Brooklyn Bowl opening a location in a new complex called the Linq. With such a good partner stationing in a new territory we’ll be poised to slowly take over the entire strip in the upcoming years. Look for the Brooklyn Brewery casino in 2017. (Not really.)

Whether experiencing fear and/or loathing or, like me, just checking out the amazing sights, Las Vegas will be a great market for gambling puns. So, make the sure bet, every hand… Brooklyn Lager.

For a current list of locations check out our beer finder and check out our list of true believers below:

High End:
Todd English Pub
Rick Moonen’s Seafood
Craft Steak
Gordon Ramsay’s Steakhouse
Michael Mina

Neighborhood Notables:
Commonwealth
Velveteen Rabbit
Atomic Liquors
PT’s
Wahoo’s
Aces and Ales
Freakin Frog

The newly bottled Brooklyn BLAST!

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Ladies and gentlemen, your favorite beer is now in bottle form.

The first beer launching from our brand new bottling line here in Williamsburg will be Brooklyn BLAST!, our decidedly robust IPA, that I contend to be the greatest beer, ever. Now available in take home 4-packs and gently yet fiercely rolling out to a store near you over the next month. Try to be patient. BLAST! will soon be yours.

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Brooklyn BLAST! has been bouncing around our halls since its introduction as a Brewmaster’s Reserve in 2005. Our long running but not widely shouted answer to those palette obliterating West Coast IPAs, BLAST! is a balancing act of piney & fruity notes with a sturdy malt foundation.

It’s bold.

It’s big.

It’s Brooklyn.

Who knew we’d enjoy such a kick to the face.

#BLASTOFF

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WATCH THIS: Steve Hindy on The Exchange

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Steve Hindy in an adept and efficient interview that hits all the high points talks to Anthony Currie of Reuters’ “The Exchange.” It would seem our neighbors across the pond don’t have too high an opinion of Lagers. We hope that Brooklyn Lager in England is proof that a good flavorful Lager should be dark, very dark, indeed.

Watch the interview here.

BROOKLYN BEER: FEELING MINNESOTA

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We are very excited to announce that The Brooklyn Brewery is now available in the great state of Minnesota (admitted to the Union May 11, 1858 as the 32nd State). To celebrate, we have a plethora of beer-related events planned in the region, and more to be announced very soon.

Present at all Tastings will be Brooklyn Lager, Brown, Summer Ale, East India Pale Ale, Local 1 & Local 2. To our new Minnesotan friends: enjoy!

Tuesday April 5
3pm South Lyndale Tasting
3pm Haskell’s Woodbury Tasting
3pm 1st Grand Tasting
5pm McDonald Liquor Tasting
5pm Cellar’s Woodbury Tasting
5:30pm Four Firkins Tasting/Book Signing
7pm Mac’s Industrial “Working Man’s” Beer Dinner
7:30pm St Paul Pub Crawl (Fabulous Fern’s, the Happy Gnome, Muddy Pig, Sweeny’s, Billy’s on Grand, Old Chicago Roseville, Grumpy’s Roseville)

Wednesday April 6
1pm Edina Muni #2 Tasting
3pm Blue Max Tasting
3pm Lake Wine & Cheese Tasting
3pm Big Top Midway Tasting
6pm Hanger Room Sampling/Cheese Pairing
7pm Bryant Lake Bowl “Bowling for Brooklyns” Party

Thursday April 7
3pm Saint Anthony Village #1 Tasting
5pm Campus and Downtown Minneapolis Pub Crawl: 5:30-6pm- Zelo; 6:15-6:45- Burrito Loco; 7-7:45- Stubs & Herbs; 8-8:45- The Local; 9-10pm- Sneaky Petes

Friday April 8
12pm MacKenzie’s Pub Twins Home Opener Ticket Giveaway: we’ll be awarding 2 pairs of tickets for the first Twins game of the year (seats near left field) and ever appropriately pouring Pennant Ale ’55
4pm Dennis Bros tasting

Saturday April 9
3pm Running Aces Beerfest

Tuesday April 12
5pm Busters: come meet our MN Brand Manager Mike Maraghy, enjoy discounted pints of Brooklyn Lager, Summer and Pennant Ale ’55, and get some free merch!

Thursday April 21
5pm Liquor Barrel Tasting

TAKE A SMALL BATCH BREWERY TOUR, MON-THU

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SMALL BATCH BREWERY TOURS
Mon- Thurs, 5-7pm, Reservation Only
25 people max, $8

It used to be that we’d be lucky to cobble together 15 brave souls to visit the wilds of Williamsburg, Brooklyn on a Saturday afternoon. Now, we’re proud to say that The Brooklyn Brewery hosts a bustling crowd of beer enthusiasts, neighbors, tourists and all sorts of thirsty people, all weekend long.

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INSIDE THE MIND OF A BROOKLYN ENTREPRENEUR

Back in January, we were visited here in Brooklyn by Mr. Lewis Schiff, Executive Director of the Inc. Business Owners Council, who spent some time getting inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur: Brooklyn Brewery President Steve Hindy. The two gentleman talked about the beer business and Brooklyn, and even payed a small homage to Laverne & Shirley. Check it out!

[Filmed and edited by Scott Foreman]

FEBRUARY IS BROOKLYN MONTH @ STOUT NYC

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Stout
133 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 629-6191

Cask
BLAST!- ABV: 8.2%  and Detonations Ale- ABV: 9.2%

Draft
Brooklyn Lager- ABV: 5.2%
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale- ABV: 6.9%
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55- ABV: 5.0%
Brooklyn Brown Ale- ABV: 5.6%
Brooklyn Winter Ale- ABV: 6.1%
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout- ABV: 10.0%
Brooklyn Monster Ale 2007- ABV: 10.3%
Brooklyn Main Engine Start- ABV: 6.2%

Bottles
Brooklyn Pilsner- ABV: 5.1%
Brooklyn Local 1- ABV: 9.0% (750 ml)
Brooklyn Local 2- ABV: 9.0% (750 ml)
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace- ABV: 6.5% (750 ml)
Brooklyn Black Ops- ABV: 11.6% (750 ml)

BLOOMBERG CUTS RIBBON ON BREWERY LOCAL EXPANSION

It’s official: on Monday, Mayor Bloomberg, Borough President Markowitz, Assemblyman Lentol and Mr. Davidson of the Empire State Development, along with Brooklyn Brewery President Steve Hindy and Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the local expansion of The Brooklyn Brewery.

And on this bright note, in the afternoon Darren Rovell of CNBC interviewed Hindy about the rise of the overall craft beer business. See below for photos (by Heather Gallagher) and video from CNBC:

“It’s a great time to be a craft brewer in America” – Steve Hindy, President, The Brooklyn Brewery

NEW BREWHOUSE. NEW BEER.

It’s taken 5 years, a search for space that reached hundreds of square miles and an international collaboration unmatched in New York. Co-Founder Steve Hindy, Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and The Brooklyn Brewery are proud to celebrate the unveiling of Expansion Phase 1 with the first brew from our new brewhouse: Brooklyn Main Engine Start.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to this momentous event, email info@brooklynbrewery.com with the answer to this question:

What former Bushwick brewery building was the first home for the brand new Brooklyn Brewery in 1988?

UPDATE 2/14/2011: Thanks to everyone who submitted an answer! The first home The BB was the Huber-Hittleman brewery on Meserole Street in Bushwick.

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