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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!

Brooklyn Sweden Song Contest Winner

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.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Comes to Nashville, April 8-14

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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 Nashville April 8-14. Check back for a Nashville Mash recap from Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson (@BKLYNhouseChef).

Mash HQ
Mon, April 8 – Sun, April 14; M.L. Rose; 2535 Franklin Pike‎, Nashville, TN | Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Local 2 Ways
Wed, April 10, 7pm; Burger Up; 2901 12th Ave South, Nashville, TN – price TBA | Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Philip Shyatt and the Brooklyn Brewery House Chef, Andrew Gerson.

Brooklyn Brewery Tap Attack
Wed, April 10, 6-10pm; Flying Saucer; 111 10th Ave South, Nashville, TN | Brooklyn’s Josh Scutella hosts an evening of the Brooklyn Lineup. Core and new beers will be on tap. Beer specials all night.

Slow Supper
Thu, April 11, 7pmPeter Nappi Studio; 1308 Adams St, Nashville, TN – price TBA | Held in the captivating Peter Nappi Studio & benefitting Slow Food Nashville, guests will feast on a meal prepared in collaboration between Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson and Chef Brandon Frohne. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thu, April 11, 9pm; Stone Fox; 712 51st Ave, Nashville, TN – $7 | America’s most popular soul party returns to Nashville. Get down to the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin all night long. Join the 1am dance contest for $100 cash prize and to win a free trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl.

Brooklyn Summer Happy Hour
Fri, April 12, 5-7pm
; Pub 5; 104 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN – Free | Get ahead of the game and celebrate the arrival of Brooklyn Summer Ale at the brand new Pub 5. Look out for specials and swag from the Brooklyn crew before heading over to Mercy Lounge for “You Can’t Drown The Loud Sound!”

“YOU CAN’T DROWN THE LOUD SOUND!” Sandy Benefit for Norton Records
Fri, April 12, 9pm; Mercy Lounge; 1 Cannery Row; Nashville, TN – $10 advance, $15 door | A benefit for Brooklyn’s own Norton Records whose warehouse was flooded by Sandy. Norton Brooklyn-based bands The A-Bones (featuring original sax player Lars and Ira from Yo La Tengo) and Daddy Long Legs pair up with seasoned Nashville garage rockers The Ettes and new comers Weekend Babes.

Eat, Drink & Learn with the Brooklyn Brewery House Chef
Sat, April 13, 12-2pm; Whole Foods; 4021 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN – Free | BB House Chef Andrew Gerson does a pasta making demo and pairs with Silver Anniversary Lager & more.

Found Footage Festival
Sat, April 13, 7:30 & 10pm; High Watt; 1 Cannery Row, Nashville, TN – $12 | A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

Books & Beer: Jeni Britton Bauer In Conversation With Chuck Beard & Imogene Willie
Sun, April 14, 2-3pm; 1310 Clinton Street, Suite 121; Nashville, Tennessee – $10 | A conversation and Q&A featuring Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and author of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Jeni will share memories of how her business began, what inspires her ice cream innovations, and how she tells stories through her delicious creations.

Chaos Cooking
Sun, April 14, 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.

Celebrating 25 Years of Brooklyn Beer

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25 years ago, two neighbors threw caution to the wind, quit their respective day jobs as a reporter and a banker, and founded Brooklyn Brewery. The road to success was paved with many challenges, but today The Brewery’s award-winning roster of beers is distributed in 25 states and 21 countries, and the neighbors, Steve Hindy & Tom Potter (before and after pic below) are two happy campers: Tom has moved on to found the NY Distilling Company, and Steve still sits in the chair at the brewery.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash Comes to New Orleans, March 13-16

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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 the Big Easy March 13-16. Check back for a New Orleans Mash recap from Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson (@BKLYNhouseChef).

1st Annual New Orleans Vendy Awards
Wed, Mar 13, 7-10pm; The Historic French Market; 1008 N. Peters St., New Orleans, LA | After eight years in New York and events in LA and Philadelphia, the Vendy Awards – an intense cook-off between the best sidewalk chefs in the city – is coming to New Orleans to determine the best street food vendor in town while raising money for the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC) & Slow Food NOLA.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thu, Mar 14, 9pm; Siberia; 2227 St. Claude, New Orleans, LA – $7 | America’s most popular soul party returns to New Orleans. Get down to the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin all night long. Join the 1am dance contest for $100 cash prize and a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl. The evening kicks off with a live performance by New Orleans’ legendary King Louie One Man Band.

Found Footage Festival
Thu, Mar 14 & Fri, Mar 15, 10pm; La Nuit Comedy Theater; 5039 Freret St, New Orleans, LA – $11 | A hilarious comedy event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country.

Farmers Market Workshop
Sat, Mar 16, 10am–12pm; Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA – Free | The Brooklyn Brewery House Chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Stop by for cooking and beer pairing tips.

Local, 2 Ways
Thu, Mar 14, time TBD; Maurepas Foods; 320 Burgundy St, Bywater, New Orleans, LA – $70 | Multi-course beer dinner celebrating regional cuisine interpreted 2 ways: by Chef Michael Doyle and Chief Intoxicologist, Brad Smith, of Maurepas Foods, the Brooklyn Brewery House Chef, Andrew Gerson.

Togather Books & Beer
Sat, Mar 16, 1pm; Perestroika at Pravda ; 1113 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA – $25 | With our friends from Togather, our favorite Crescent City culinary cheerleader Poppy Tooker sits down for a conversation with our pals from Brooklyn-based Liddabit Sweets. Join their conversation about sleepless nights starting a business, inspiration and tricks in the kitchen. Ticket price includes a Brooklyn beer, Liddabit samples and The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook.

Slow Supper: “Swamp to Table”
Sun, Mar 17, 5pm – $80 | Hosted by DinnerLab and benefitting Slow Food NOLA, guests will feast on swamp creatures including crawfish, alligator, nutria and more. Chef Paco Roberts matches the spontaneity of an underground supperclub to Chef Andrew’s Brooklyn perspective. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY, ornamentation by New Orleans artist Rebecca Rebouche and music from Luke Winslow King with Esther Rose. Location is secret.

Chaos Cooking
Wed, Mar 6, 7pm – Free | A stalwart citizen opens his kitchen for a 150 person cooking party where everyone is a cook. There will be 7 cooking stations including 2 food trucks, a chandelier wok, indoor kitchen and plenty of grills. 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.

Announcing The Brooklyn Brewery Mash: Adventures in Food, Film, Music, Books & Beer

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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. Kicking off at SxSW Interactive in Austin, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the Brooklyn Brewery as it launches its Mash tour,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been a Slow Food supporter for a long time and we’re looking forward to the celebrations in the various local communities.”

NYC food and art organizations have been closely linked to Brooklyn Brewery from the beginning. Be it a beer dinner, cook-off, concert or film festival, the ethos of these happenings has consistently mirrored the consideration and creativity behind the making of The Brewery’s beer. Paired with the flavor and flair of Brooklyn, classic nightlife like eating out and going to a movie are reinvented into a more intimate and interactive experience.

Helping color in The Mash, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will create their immersive installations of light and projection art throughout the tour. Continuing a tradition of giving back, Brooklyn Brewery cooked up The Mash as a benefit to Slow Food USA and local Slow Food chapters in each city it visits.

“The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”

THE TOUR

Every installment of The Mash is custom tailored to the cities it visits.
Go to BrooklynBreweryMash.com for info.

AUSTIN, TX: March 4 – 10
NEW ORLEANS, LA: March 13 – 16*
NASHVILLE, TN: April 11 – 14
BOSTON, MA: April 25 – 28
BALTIMORE, MD: May 2 – 5
TWIN CITIES, MN: June 20 – 23
WASHINGTON, D.C.: September 19 – 22
CHICAGO, IL: October 3 – 6*
PITTSBURGH, PA: October 24 – 27
PHILADELPHIA, PA:  November 7 – 10*
MIAMI, FL: December 12 – 15

* with Vendy Awards

AUSTIN EVENTS: MARCH 4 – 10

Chaos Cooking
Wed, Mar 6, 7pm | A stalwart citizen opens their home kitchen to strangers for a dinner party where all 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. Location is secret – go to ChaosCooking.com for details.

Local 2 Ways
Thu, Mar 7, 7pm; Swift’s Attic, 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX | Multi-course dinner celebrating regional cuisine interpreted 2 ways: by the Brooklyn Brewery House Chef & Chef Mat Clouser of Swift’s Attic.

Slow Supper, Beer & Books: An Evening with Marcus Samuelsson & Jesse Griffiths
Fri, Mar 8, 6pm; Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX – $100 | Food Republic, Togather & Brooklyn Brewery present Beer & Books: Marcus Samuelsson and Austin’s own Jesse Griffiths in a conversation about technology’s effect on the food world. Following is Slow Supper, an outdoor dinner party benefitting Slow Food Austin co-created by Samuelsson & Griffiths with a helping hand from Brooklyn Brewery’s House Chef. Stay for the free Soul Clap & Dance-Off immediately following at 9pm.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Fri, Mar 8, 9pm; Springdale Farm, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX – Free | America’s most popular soul party returns to Austin. Get down to the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin all night long. Join the 11pm dance contest for $100 cash prize and a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl.

Farmers Market Workshop
Sat, Mar 9, 10am–12pm; Cedar Park Farmers Mkt, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park, TX
Sun, Mar 10, 10am–12pm; Mueller Farmers Mkt, Browning Hangar, 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, TX

The Brooklyn Brewery House Chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. And drinking beer. Stop by for a sip and a cooking tip.

The Austin Smoke Experiment
Sun, Mar 10, 1–4pm; Clive Bar, 609 Davis St, Austin, TX – $15 | Austin’s top home chefs create their best smoke-themed dish ranging from savory to sweet. Some wear costumes, some pimp out their table, but all come to win over the audience and our esteemed culinary judging panel. The Food Experiments return to SxSW for the third year in a row.

The SxSW Marketing Party
Sun, Mar 10, 7:30pm; Clive Bar, 609 Davis St, Austin, TX – Free | Brooklyn Brewery, Found Footage & Imgur are throwing a party featuring music by Brooklyn bands Prince Rama, The Dig and Sinkane, odd, rare and outrageous VHS clips from Found Footage Festival, projection art by Nuit Blanche and beer from Brooklyn Brewery.

Check back for a Mash Austin recap from Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson (@BKLYNhouseChef).