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BROOKLYN BREWERY X THE BOWERY PRESENTS: A NIGHT ON THE TOWN GIVEAWAY

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Brooklyn Brewery & The Bowery Presents want you to have a great Thursday night, and we’ve got the giveaway to prove it. Up for grabs are two spots on a Small Batch tour & tasting of the Brewery , and two tickets to Reigning Sound on Thursday, August 28th.  You and your +1 can tour the brewery & sip some beers before heading over to the Bowery Ballroom for the show.

On tour for their first full-length album since 2009′s Love & Curses, Reigning Sound is ready to show you “what Saturday night in America used to sound like, [...] that reckless abandon and all its nostalgia pulls” with Shattered LP, “a boldly traditional, and fantastically well-rounded album of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Sound like your kind of night? Entering is easy: Follow both Brooklyn Brewery &The Bowery Presents on Instagram, like the event photo, and you’re in the running. Contestants must be 21+ to enter, and winners will be announced this Wednesday, August 27th. Happy Instagramming!

Brooklyn Brewery x The Bowery Presents: A Night on the Town Giveaway

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Brooklyn Brewery & The Bowery Presents want you to have a great Saturday night, and we’ve got the giveaway to prove it. Up from grabs are 10 Tasting Room beer tokens and two tickets to The Antlers on Saturday, July 26th.  You and your +1 can kick back with some beers on us during Public Hours from 12-8pm before heading over to Webster Hall for the show.

On tour for their newest release, Familiars, The Antlers have been garnering critical acclaim left and right. As Pitchfork says, “Against all odds, [The Antlers have] become one of the most interesting indie rock bands working, and the stately beauty of Familiars is the latest satisfying effort from a band that continues to reward those listeners who give them the attention their elegant, secretly weird music deserves.”

Sound like your kind of night? Entering is easy: Follow both Brooklyn Brewery & The Bowery Presents on Instagram, like the event photo, and you’re in the running. Contestants must be 21+ to enter, and winners will be announced this Thursday, July 24th. Happy Instagramming!

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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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Brooklyn Brewery Hits the Pits: Return to Grillstock 2014

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Ah, Grillstock: a double-whammy festival of “meat, music and mayhem” that has attracted a massive following in the UK in recent years, drawn to its boisterous crowds, endless music, delicious meats and general celebration of all the good things in life. Brooklyn Brewery is proud to be returning to Grillstock this year to slake your deepest thirst, and we’re bringing a bit of hometown style with us. Our fabled Brooklyn Brewery tap truck will be on hand, and for the first time ever we will be setting up our own marble-topped bar and an entire second stage featuring acoustic blues and “Brooklyn hillbilly tunes.” We’ll be pouring a bottomless supply of Brooklyn Lager and Brooklyn Summer Ale on draft, and will feature a “flash sale” of a single keg of either Brooklyn Brown, Brooklyn EIPA or Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. Check out the full festival event posts below, put on your meat-and-beer drinking hat (you do have one, right?) and meet us at the bar.

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Pic of the day: Ruthy’s Mom Up North

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Not a Pic everyday, simply the Pic we’re talking about today.

Our tasting team member Ruthy Mirsky, leader of the band Syvia, sent us this,

“…had to share this with you. My mom got so excited about finding Brooklyn that she had to take a photo. She’s up in Svalbard in Northern Norway–a tiny town where they don’t let people walk on the outskirts of town because of the threat of polar bears…supposedly they outnumber people: 3,000 polar bears to 2,000 townspeople. :)”

Smiley face indeed, Ruthy. Smiley face indeed.

BROOKLYN, SWEDEN vol. 2 ANNOUNCED

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We’re pleased to announce the triumphant return of BROOKLYN, SWEDEN, our festival of Brooklyn for the Swedish set. Last year we rocked Scandinavia with a killer lineup of Brooklyn bands at Debaser. For our second go around we’ve decided to diversify the diversions and bring Stockholm a mashed up marquis of Brooklyn bands, food, film and art. Here’s the full schedule, and get your tickets here:

Thursday 22 Aug:
Debaser Strand:
Doors 17.00 BBQ Blowout + DJs: Fingers on The Pulse

Doors 19.00
Found Footage Festival 19.30
My Debaser Band: Humfree Bug Art 21.15
My Debaser Band: For BDK 22.15
Live Curfew: 23.00
DJs: WWDIS

Friday 23 Aug:
Debaser Slussen: Outside 15.00 – 03.00, Inside 22.00 – 03.00
Outside: DJs Karl + Vlademar 15.00 – 20.00
Outside: Debaser All Stars 20.00 – 03.00
Inside: DJs Pelle Höök + Friends
Inside: Designer Drugs 00.00
Inside + Outside: Nuit Blanche

Debaser Medis:
Doors 21.00 – 03.00
DJs: B-Line, Def
El-P 23.00
Debaser Strand:
Bar Brooklyn: Doors 17.00 Vänner & Bekante 22.00 – 03.00
Venue: Doors 19.00 Azure Blue DJ session (TBC) + DJs Fingers on the Pulse

Saturday 24 Aug:
Debaser Malmö: Doors Outside 17.00, Doors Inside 22.00
Designer Drugs + DJs (inside + outside)

Debaser Slussen: Outside 15.00 – 03.00, Inside 22.00 – 03.00
Outside: DJs Christoffer “138″ Röstlund & Pink Punk 15.00 – 20.00
Outside: Gustav Sundh & Daniel Bech 20.00 – 03.00
Inside: DJs Roller Derby
Inside: Lydia Lunch 23.00
Inside + Outside: Nuit Blanche

Debaser Medis: Doors 15.00 – 03.00
Bio BFF Movies 15.00 – 22.15
Venue: Afterparty Doors 21.00 DJs 22.00 HNNY + SVMK + Yours Truly + Frank & Ilker + DJ WWW

Debaser Strand:
Bar Brooklyn: Doors 17.00 DJs Viktor Johnsson & Friends 21 – 03.00 + Marky Ramone 23.30
Venue: Doors 22.00
Night Train Soul Clap Dance-Off med DJ Mr Jonathan Toubin 22.00 – 03.00

Sunday 25 August
Bio Rio: Slideluck

Debaser Strand:
Bar Brooklyn: Doors 17.00
Brooklyn Sweden Closing Party: DJs Ami & Friends 19 – 23

MUSIC - Oddball hip-hopper El-P, the legendary punk of Lydia Lunch, EDM dudes Designer Drugs and Soul Clap & Dance-off from Mr DJ Jonathan Toubin.
COMEDY - The accidental thriftstore genius of Found Footage Fest.
ART- Local film & photography paired with food & beer from our pals at Slideluck.
FILM - Bike madness from Bicycle Film Festival.
FOOD – House Chef Andrew Gerson has prepared beer pairings and menu’s for all of our events:

Brooklyn Sweden Debaser Menu courses to be offered Thursday – Sunday:

Brooklyn Companion Ale
Picadillo Stuffed Calamari, Herbed Yogurt
filling: ground lamb/beef, raisins, onions, peppers, jalapeno, green olives,cumin

Brooklyn Local 1
Duck Breast, Corn Puree, Shaved Zucchini Salad or roasted vegetables

Brooklyn BLAST!
Fried Jasmine Rice, House Kimchee, sunny up egg

Brooklyn Local 2
Roasted Lamb chop, potato pistachio and cinnamon foam

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Scallop, melon, ceviche with achiote emulsion

Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Debaser Chiliburger

Brooklyn Monster Ale
Debaser Veggieburger

Brooklyn Brown Ale
Steak Sandwich

Black Ops
Gorgonzola Cheese Cake,  Hazelnuts

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Rhubarb and roasted jalapeno crumble, vanilla

The Calexico Brunch Menu:

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Brioche French Toast Strawberry Compote, Minted Whipped Cream

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
“The Lower East Side” Family style plate of Gravlox, onions, tomato, capers, cream cheese, rye or pumpernickel, toast

Brooklyn Brewmaster’s Reserve Scorcher #366
Calexico Huevos Rancheros

And finally, the BBQ Blowout Menu:
Pulled Pork, Carolina vinegar sauce  OR BBQed vegetables
Kale and cucumber slaw (vinegar based no mayo)
or roasted potatoes
Corn on the cob with herbed butter

BROOKLYN, SWEDEN Song Contest Winner!

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Yes, the votes are in, and CNN is calling it. Yes, we have confirmed, there is a clear winner. With 95% of the counties reporting, we can now with confidence tell you the results. The winner of the BROOKLYN, SWEDEN song contest, who will be flown to Sweden to join us for our three day celebration of beer, food, and music, in Stockholm. The music video that took the contest, and our hearts, is…

Noni Culotta and Massimo Sammi: “Coney Island Boy” 

Hat tip to all who participated, a lot of heart and soul went into these submissions, and a special thanks to our finalists: Mary Westlake, with “Coney Island”, Matthew Meyer and his song, “Saints and Friends”, “Coney Island” by Pete Wire, “Wonderwheel” by The Grand Pantrymen, the rockin’ “Freaks & Mermaids” by Sister Anne, “Coney Island” by The Alex Mallet Band, “You Can Do It At Coney Island” by Abby & Chris, Ray Dafrico and the Shanghai Gesture with “Coney Island Eyes”, and for the second year in a row, Ross Brunetti with “Dreamland”.

They are all still on our rotating playlists here in the main office. Thanks again to everyone who voted and keep an eye and an ear out for our BROOKLYN, SWEDEN coverage in the upcoming weeks.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Comes to Boston, July 9-14

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Brooklyn Brewery is taking its neighborhood on the road. Collaborating with friends old and new, the Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash as a benefit for Slow Food USA, rolling out in Boston July 9-14. Check back for a Boston Mash recap from Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson (@BKLYNhouseChef).

Mash HQ
Tue, July 9 – Fri, July 12, 5-7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls Beer Dinner
Tue, July 9, 7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston – $55
Four course passed small plate dinner, hosted by Brooklyn Rep & Bostonian, Patrick Paulick.

Local 2 Ways
Wed, July 10, 7pm; Tip Tap Room; 138 Cambridge St, Boston – price TBA
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chef Brian Poe of Tip Tap Room and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.

Big Cheese vs. Big Cheese
Thu, July 11, 5-7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston – $55
The head cheese mongers from both Formaggio locations will face off in a battle for your taste buds. Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson will present 5 beers and the two cheese heads will present their preferred cheeses.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thu, July 11, 10pm; T.T. the Bear’s; 10 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA – $8
Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win. Opening the show will be our funny friends from Found Footage Festival, showing off their most hilarious and danceable found VHS clips.

Chaos Cooking
Fri, July 12, 7pm – Free
A stalwart citizen opens their kitchen for a dinner party where all the guests are cooks. Each attendee brings the ingredients and everyone cooks together. Dishes are passed around, and there’s plenty of Brooklyn beer to enjoy. For location details, go to ChaosCooking.com.

Slow Supper with Brasstacks @ Lowell’s Boat Shop
Sat, July 13, 6pm; Lowell’s Boat Shop; 459 Main Street, Amesbury – $100
Held in America’s oldest functioning boat shop, guests will feast on a meal prepared in collaboration between Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson and Chef Mark Sheehan of the underground-supperclub-soon-to-be-restaurant Brasstacks. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit Slow Food Boston.

Books & Beer: At Sea with Erin Byers Murray
Sunday, July 14, 6pm; Upstairs Gallery @ Eastern Standard, 528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston – $10
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation and Q&A featuring two enterprising individuals with ties to the water: author Erin Byers Murray who worked at Island Creek Oysters for 18 months to learn the business of oysters, and Graham McKay of Lowell’s Boat Shop. Your ticket includes complimentary Brooklyn beer and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Boston.