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)
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:
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
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.]
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.
Friday, February 25, 10pm-1:30am The Otter House
1005 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Join us next Friday at The Otter House in Fredericksburg, VA for live music featuring the band ‘Yarn’ and a chance to enhance your glassware collection. Buy your first Brooklyn beer for $6 and the pint glass comes with it. Refills after that are only $4.
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 email@example.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.