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Brooklyn Defender Sightings Confirmed!

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We’re proud to team up with New York Comic Con to bring the Brooklyn Defender back for a third year. What was once a bright, amber IPA with a golden-haired hero before receiving a gritty reboot alongside a darkly hoppy ale last year, this year’s Defender, a bold new hero penned by artist Amy Reeder, is an explosive red IPA. She’s ready for any battle…but who is The Defender, you may ask?

There was a time when bars were vibrant and full of life, packed with people lovingly debating the merits of their favorite taps. The people were happy but careless, unprepared for the evil that lurked just beyond the shine of the bar top. In crept The Blandness, and the Dark Times began. Flavor and song drained from the people’s tongues, and the beer, once so beloved, fled into distant memory. Then, after many years in the dark…*WHAP*! *CRUNCH*! *POW*! Out of the red dawn strode a hero: The Defender!

*CRASH*! Like a bolt of lightning she struck, at first too fast to be seen, and then suddenly too bold to be missed, beating back the shadows and sending flavorless swill skulking down the drains. Now the time has come for the people to remember the old ways and the soulful, wild beers they once cheered. Beers that grab you by the collar and make you sing along to songs you thought you’d forgotten. Beers worth defending…beers worthy of ourselves and our champion!

Some say the power of The Defender derives from red malts, which give her the bold color and rich roasted flavors she brings to the fray. Others say the secret is the explosive Mosaic hop that punches the nose with a rich fruity aroma, withering The Blandness with a hearty laugh. She moves gracefully but swiftly, a rambunctious blur assuring victory for all!

The Defender is worth celebrating, but like any celebration she’ll only be here so long before duty calls in some other dim city. You have your taps back and must defend them in her stead. Be strong. Keep an eye out for The Defender at your favorite bars, and be ready to sing and toast at her elbow when you do see her. The Dark Times have passed. It’s time for The Defender.

Where can you find The Defender? Across the city leading up to New York Comic Con, wherever good beer is poured and The Blandness is vanquished. At each of the events below, a pair of three-day passes to New York Comic Con is yours for the taking:

9/18: Pony Bar HK, Manhattan, NY
9/24: Woodwork, Brooklyn, NY
9/26: New Haven, CT Bar Crawl at: BAR, Prime 16, Ordinary, & Cask Republic.
9/29: Barcade, Brooklyn, NY
9/29: Barcade, Manhattan, NY
9/30: Sunswick, Queens, NY
10/1: Beer Culture, Manhattan, NY

 

The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

2nd Street Festival After Party @ Jerry’s Bar (PA), 8/3
Gank your Glass Tap Attack @ The Tilted Kilt (NJ), 8/5
David Yow Book Launch @ WORD Brooklyn (NYC), 8/5
Edible’s How to Prepare an Indian Feast @ Brooklyn Brewery (NYC), 8/6
Brooklyn Brewery Dinner Party @ Humboldt & Jackson (NYC), 8/7

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The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

Blast! and Summer Ale Tasting @ Port Jeff Beverage (NY), 7/25
Beer & Bacon Classic @ Citi Field (NYC), 7/26
Brewmaster’s Reserve Tap Attack @ The Storehouse (NYC), 7/31
Brooklyn Beer Seminar @ Whole Foods Market (MA), 7/31

 

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Watch The World Cup and Drink Brooklyn

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Choose your country and cheer them to victory in the World Cup with a cold Brooklyn beer close at hand. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to watch every minute of the action, where you’re sure to find a Brooklyn or two or three. We’ll be watching too, and we hope to see you at the bar! Go USA!

NYC
Kent Ale House51 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
Tradesman222 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Lake Street Bar706 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
Northern Territory, 12 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY
Greenwood Park, 555 7th Ave, New York, NY
Sheep Station, 149 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Woodwork, 583 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY
South, 629 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Quarter Bar, 676 5th Ave, New York, NY
Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
200 & 5th200 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Roebling Inn, 97 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Jack Dempsey, 36 West 33rd, New York, NY
Playwright Tavern, 202 West 4th St., New York, NY
TonicTimes Square, 727 7th Ave., New York, NY
House of Brews302 West 51st St., New York, NY
House of Brews, 363 West 46th St., New York, NY
New York Beer Company, 321 West 46th St., New York, NY

LONG ISLAND & METRO NY
Croxley’s
129 New Hyde Park Rd, Franklin Square, NY
79 S Park Ave, Rockville Centre, NY
190 Main St, Farmingdale, NY
155 W Main St, Smithtown, NY
Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grille, 395 Main St, Port Washington, NY
Indian Wells Tavern, 177 Main St, Amagansett, NY
Navy Beach, 16 Navy Rd, Montauk, NY
Sloppy Tuna, 148 S Emerson Ave, Montauk, NY
Oakland’s Restaurant, 365 Dune Rd, Hampton Bays, NY
Sundays on the Bay, 369 Dune Rd, Hampton Bays, NY
Rudy’s, 156 Central Park Ave, Hartsdale, NY,  pouring Brooklyn Blast! and Pennant Ale
Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY, pouring Brooklyn Summer Ale
Lazy Boy Saloon, 154 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY, pouring Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Blast!
Porter House, 169 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY, pouring Brooklyn Lager
The Brazen Fox, 175 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY, pouring Brooklyn Summer Ale

NYS
Centre St. Pub, 308 Union St., Schenectady NY, Foosball tournament, $3.50 Brooklyn Summer Ale Pints & $5 Brooklyn Blast! Pints
City Beer Hall, 42 Howard St., Albany NY, $1 off Brooklyn pints & $8 Brooklyn quarts
The Ruck, 104 3rd St. Troy NY, $10 pitchers for Brooklyn Lager & Brooklyn Summer Ale, Win tickets to OLMPIACOS vs A.C.MILAN
Rochester Taproom, 284 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY, Brooklyn cans available & Brooklyn Corn Toss

PA
Varga Bar, 941 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
Riverside Bar & Grill, 5801 S Delaware Dr, Easton, PA

NJ
Jimmy Geez, 436 Belmont Ave, Haledon, NJ
Jimmy Geez, 3219 State Route 23, Oak Ridge, NJ
Famished Frog, 18 Washington St, Morristown, NJ
Sona 13, 13 South St, Morristown, NJ
Cottage Bar, 178 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ
Egan & Sons, 118 Walnut St, Montclair, NJ
Just Jakes, 30 Park St, Montclair, NJ
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 224 Market St, Newark, NJ

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The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival: 10 Years Running Giveaway

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The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival returns this summer for its 10th year of bringing hip-hop to the people. Since its first year, Brooklyn Brewery has been a proud sponsor, lovingly and exclusively providing beer, and now we’re celebrating ten years of all-day jams with ten days of ticket giveaways.

This year, the festival moves from Brooklyn Bridge Park to 50 Kent, and spreads out over four days, from July 9th-12th. The lineup includes Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Jay Electronica, Cj Fly of Pro Era, Cyhi The Prynce, with host Uncle Ralph McDaniels & co-host Torae. DJ Rob Swift will be on hand to curate a special 10th Anniversary Set. Get your tickets here.

Starting Monday, June 30th, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets per day.  The fine folks at @bkhiphopfest will be posting one photo a day from Hip-Hop Festivals of years gone by – you tell us what year it happened, and the tickets are yours. Follow @brooklynbrewery on Twitter for updates when a new photo is released each day. See you there!

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The Brooklyn Brewery Dinner Party

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Led by our fearless, recently Bearded Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery has long believed that good beer and good food belong together at the dinner table. In the 26 years we’ve been brewing, we have been lucky enough to collaborate with some of the finest minds in the culinary world for over 900 beer dinners around the world. For the last year and a half, The Mash has allowed us inside some of the most interesting kitchens in the world to create more than a few memorable meals. But we’ve never had a place of our own. It’s with this in mind that we’re launching our Dinner Party series, headquartered at the American tasting room Humboldt & Jackson a stone’s throw from The Brewery here in Williamsburg. Once a month, our Chef Andrew Gerson will design a 5-7 course meal that features creations inspired by the unique ingredients and talented producers found in our local community. Chef Gerson will put his head together with artisans, fishermen, innovators and craftsmen and approach each dinner with a fresh menu that will pay homage to our local food system and-of course-make for a thrilling meal. Thrilling, rare and experimental beers will be paired to each course. Expect selections from the depth of our cellars and the far reaches of our innovative streak.

We’re kicking this thing off in serious style with Ryan Miller, Product Development Chef for Momofuku’s Kaizen Trading Company & The Culinary Lab, for Dinner Party No.1. The Lab is a research kitchen founded by Momofuku in 2010, dedicated to the exploration and understanding of our culinary traditions, applying traditional East Asian fermentation techniques to ingredients from all over the world to create savory sauces and seasonings. As an outcome of this extensive experimentation, Kaizen Trading Company was founded to showcase the results of their continued research. Soon after rolling out their first hozons and bonjis, not only has the Momofuku family of restaurants adopted these flavorful superpowers but so have some of the most famed kitchens in NYC (Eleven Madison Park, Alder, Estela, Thirty Acres, to name a few). Chef Gerson has been geeking out over at The Lab over the past few weeks, returning to The Brewery inspired and ready to cook. The menu is still coming together but we can tell you that our inaugural effort will not disappoint.

Join us for Dinner Party No. 1 on Wednesday, July 16th at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased here.

The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

Brooklyn Brewery @ The Rochester International Jazz Festival (NY), 6/20-6/28
Beer Bourbon & Bacon @ Hudson Valley Craft Brew Fest (NY), 6/21
Edible Austin’s Sipping Social @ Fair Market (TX), 6/21
Gank Your Glass World Cup Edition @ Die Koelner Bierhalle, 6/22
Edible Presents The Big Chill @ Brooklyn Brewery, 6/23
Asian-Inspired Beer Dinner @ Park Tavern (TX), 6/24
Beer Dinner @ Pasta Grill (NJ), 6/25
Brewmaster’s Dinner with Garrett Oliver @ Mountain Lakes Club (NJ), 6/26

 

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Shack X IPA

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Lovers of America take note: our friends at Shake Shack are approaching their tenth anniversary and the celebration is shaping up to be the best thing since sliced buns. From June 9-13, the original Madison Square Park location will be putting on a continuous bash featuring all of the companions and collaborators they’ve met on their journey from humble shack to burger celebrities. Chefs Daniel Boulud, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern, Daniel Hum and April Bloomfield have all been enlisted to create one-day-only special edition burgers, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Madison Square Park Conservancy and NYC Parks. On June 12-Shake Shack’s actual 10th birthday-the Madison Square Park location will be hosting the Decade of Shack-Fest, featuring live music, a cake from pastry phenom Dominique Ansel, a pay-what-you-want Shack-cago Dogs hot dog cart and a HENGE concrete ping pong table to mark the date in style. Brooklyn Brewery will be there to support our long-time collaborators with our special edition SHACK X IPA, available for this summer only at all US Shake Shack locations. It’s a hearty, malt-balanced IPA with a beautiful reddish-coppery color that provides the perfect complement to Shake Shack’s signature burgers. As an added bonus, if you order one at the Decade of Shack-Fest, you’ll get your ale in a commemorative Decade of Shack 16oz cup that’s yours to cherish forever. Check out all the information and details on the special burgers here, and we’ll see you at the park.

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The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

Tap Attack @ Sublime (NJ), 6/6
The Total South Slope Immersion (NYC), 6/7
CANibalization @ The Montrose (NYC), 6/9
Grillstock Bristol @ Lloyds Amphitheatre, British Harbourside (UK), 6/7
BBQ Blowout @ Good Company (NYC), 6/10
Brooklyn Limited @ Beer Boutique (NYC), 6/11
Beer Dinner w/ Mary Wiles @ Central Market (TX), 6/11
Party for the Park @ The Boathouse in Prospect Park (NYC), 6/11
Decade of Shack: Shake Shack’s 10th Anniversary @ Madison Square Park (NYC), 6/12
CANibalization @ MexiCali Live (NJ), 6/12

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The Brooklyn Brewery Weekly Periodical

Weekly-Events

Reporting on all of the fun and interesting events being thrown with a Brooklyn Brewery beer on location. Check out the below listing of things happening, everywhere, this week.

First Taste: Cuvée Noire @ Liberty Beverage (NY), 5/23
Brooklyn Fridays with Grand Prize Drawing @ Putnam Den (NY), 5/23
Stockholm Mash: Slow Supper @ N1 Nuclear Reactor (SE), 5/23
Brooklyn Party @ The Great Northern Hotel (AUS/VIC), 5/23
Stockholm Mash: Mash Edu @ Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (SE), 5/24
Cuvee Noire First Taste @ The Party Source (KY) 5/24
Southpaw Records Five Year Anniversary Party @ Ottobar (MD) 5/24
Grand Re-Opening Party @ The Paris Cafe (NYC), 5/24
Stockholm Mash: Mash Bash with Small Black & More @ Debaser Medis (SE), 5/24
Justin Favela Mural Party @ The Las Vegas Backyard Wall (NV), 5/24
CANibalization @ The Refinery Rooftop (NYC), 5/27
East Meets West Showdown @ Beer Culture (NYC), 5/27
Brooklyn Summer Party @ Santora’s Pizza Pub and Grill (NY), 5/28
Brooklyn Summer Party @ McGarret’s (NY), 5/28
CANibalization @ The Olde Bryan Inn (NY), 5/29
CANibalization @ Destination Dogs (NJ), 5/29

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