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CANibalization 2012, May 24: Celebrate the Release of the EIPA Can


On May 24, we’re celebrating the release of our new East India Pale Ale can — the third member of our newly assembled Brooklyn Can Triumvirate – with a series of CANibalization parties in almost a dozen states. Join us at any one of the acclaimed venues below to enjoy specials on cans of Brooklyn EIPA, Lager and Summer, and the relinquishing of free swag (while supplies last).

Good Co. (Brooklyn)

+ LIC Bar (Queens)

The Hill (NYC)

Portside Bar & Grill (NY)

Duckworth’s (NC)

Big John’s Tavern (SC)

+ Beer Sellar (IN)

+ Liberty Station (TX)

+ Dirty Franks (OH)

+ Percy Street BBQ (PA)

+ City Taphouse (PA)

+ Cans Bar & Canteen (IL) *POSTPONED TO NEXT THU, MAY 31

+ World of Beer Tampa Palms (FL)

Kieran’s Irish Pub (MN)

New England Beer Bonanza Year-End Blitz

Join Brooklyn Brewery rep extraordinaire, Patrick Paulick, at the following venues for some year-end Brooklyn tastiness.

12/9 – Beer Tasting @ Winchester W&S 6-8 pm
632 Main St
Winchester MA

Sampling BCS, Monster, Winter, Sorachi Ace, Lager and Brown Ale.

12/10 – Beer Tasting @ Upper Falls Liquors 1-4 pm
150 Needham St
Newton MA

This is the store’s Grand Winter Beer Tasting. Sampling BCS, Winter, Brown Ale and Local 2.

12/15 – Beer Tasting @ Muckey’s 5-8 pm
13 Harding St (Rte 44)
Lakeville MA

Sampling Sorachi Ace, BCS, Monster, Winter and Variety 12 packs will be on sale for $12.99.

12/16 – Beer Tasting @ Hampton Falls Village Market 5-7 pm
82 Lafayette Road (Route 1)
Hampton Falls NH

Sampling BCS, Monster Ale, Winter Ale, Sorachi Ace and a bottle of Black Ops!

12/17 – Beer Tasting @ Beer & Wine at The Andovers 12-3 pm
342 Winthrop Ave (Rte 114)
North Andover MA

Sampling BCS, Monster Ale, Lager, Local 1 and Brown Ale.

12/19 – Gank your Glass @ Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub 8-10 pm
342 East Ave
Pawtucket RI

BCS, Companion Ale and Lager on draught. You get to keep your pint glass, in addition to 25 cent wings and swag giveaways.

12/28 – Tap Attack @ Redbones 5-7 pm
55 Chester Street
Somerville MA

Pouring BCS, Monster Ale, Companion Ale, BLAST! and The Concoction along with a cask of Bitter.


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The time has come once again to partake in the preeminent beer festival in these states united: the Great American Beer Festival. Oh yes, we’ll be there. And oh yes, we’ve got a challenge for you:

+ Take a photo of an Oxford Companion to Beer contributor (list of those in attendance at GABF 2011 below).
+ Tag the photo @BrooklynBrewery on Twitter.
+ Collect the most contributor photos and be contacted via Twitter on Monday to win your very own Brooklyn Box Set:

This deluxe edition of the most comprehensive book on beer ever written comes lovingly packaged with a one-time only bottling of The Companion Ale. Like the book The Oxford Companion To Beer itself, The Companion is a true collaboration. It was designed and brewed by the book’s Editor-In-Chief Garrett Oliver, Associate Editor Horst Dornbusch and contributor Thomas Weyermann.

Oxford Companion GABF 2011 Contributor List (after the break)

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As highly sophisticated Brooklynites, we’re big fans of The New Yorker’s Caption Contest. Since imitation is the best form of flattery, we’ve decided to run one of our own. The first Thursday of each month, we’ll be posting a photo from the Brewhouse on Facebook, and it’ll be up to you to submit and pick the best caption. Winners will be selected based on how many “likes” their submission gets by the next Friday, so get ready to rally your friends.

The winner will receive this unbelievably spectacular gift pack, including:

+ Brooklyn Brewery Cram Tote
+ Sorachi Ace T-Shirt
+ Brooklyn Cycling Cap
+ Brooklyn Rubber Longneck Bottle Opener
+ Brooklyn Brewery Can Koozie

Now have at it!



These are not just wooden cylindrical vessels. No. They have been used to make one of our favorite beers, the name of which we’ve taken oaths to never speak. It’s that special.

But the fact is we don’t have the space to hang on to these stout fellows, unless we stop making new beer altogether, which is downright preposterous. So we’re giving barrels away to anyone who will put them to good use (and who can come to Williamsburg to pick them up).

What would you do with an empty bourbon barrel that was used to make a certain strong stout? Here are a few ideas to get things started:

+ Have a backyard? Cut the barrels in half and use them to plant veggies.

+ Are you freezing cold? Booze-soaked wood is great for making fire.

+ Need a place to hide your Beanie Babies? You now have a place to hide your shame.

We’ll be posting updates on the giveaways on Facebook, so be sure to click in. Please note that all barrels must be picked up at our warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



Saturday, July 16 — Sunday, July 17
+ special tasting on Saturday from 4-7pm
Breukelen Bier Merchants
Twitter @BreukelenBier | Facebook
183 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY

On July 16 and 17 at Breukelen Bier Merchants here in Williamsburg, there will be growlers of The Concoction, Brooklyner Weisse, BLAST! and/or 2009 Black Chocolate Stout* just dying to go home with you. Also available, and just as desiring for your company, are bottles of Sorachi Ace and cans of Summer Ale. Merch giveaways and complimentary Bavarian pretzels will help hold it all together.

On Saturday, July 16 from 4-7pm, join our Brooklyn Rep at the Bier Merchants to sample pints and flights of Brooklyn beer and get yourself some sweet swag.

[*It's summer, we know, but a growler of vintage BCS? Yes, please.]


British Beer Company

Wednesday, April 27, 7-9pm
British Beer Company
412 Main Street
Hyannis, MA

Nope, not that BBC! This is the British Beer Company, and the important news to report is that The Brooklyn Brewery will be featured there on April 27. Participants will enjoy free samples of Brooklyn Summer Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Local 1, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and Brooklyn Main Engine Start, our current limited release Brewmaster’s Reserve beer. And yep, we’ll be giving away free swag too.



Tuesday, April 19, 7-9pm
Ducali Pizzeria & Bar
289 Causeway Street
Boston, MA

Next up at the Ducali Brewers’ Night is The Brooklyn Brewery. Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Brown Ale will be tapped and paired with Ducali’s top rate pizza and Italian fare.

If great beer and food aren’t enough to fully entice you, we’ve added a little bonus: buy a pint, keep the glass. Go ahead, be our guest!