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Food Book Fair Back For A 3rd Year

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The Food Book Fair takes over a spring weekend, April 24-27th, at The Wythe Hotel with all things food and literary. Last year’s Food Book Fair was an acclaimed success; highlights included Foodieodicals, which will return this year, and The Resource Fair + Pitch Competition.

Bringing together more than 20 events, 200 books, and over 60 visionaries, you can count on this year’s fair to build on years’ past with events like The Brew Pub, The Food Book Slam & The Table of Contents: To Kill a Mockingbird Dinner. And although we’re biased, we expect that Food + Social Entrepreneurship, a discussion with our own president & co-founder Steve Hindy, will be pretty top notch as well. Check out the list of events we’ll be part of below. And prepare for your mind and belly to be well sated by fair’s end.

Pitch Competition: Food + Enterprise
Wythe Hotel Screening Room, April 25, 3:30pm
$15, tickets here.

Fledgling food businesses this one’s for you; think shark tank for sustainable food.

Opening Night: Food + Growing + Music
Wythe Hotel Screening Room, April 25, 6pm
$25, tickets here.

The fair’s opening night party will feature an interactive installation and live music.

Foodieodicals: A Foodie Zine Fest
Wythe Hotel Screening Room, April 26, 12pm
$5, tickets here.

Food + Periodicals = Foodieodicals. A festival within the fair celebrating creative food publishing, featuring more than 20 of our favorite inspiring food publications

Tables of Contents: To Kill a Mockingbird
Egg Restaurant, April 26, 7pm
$100, tickets here.

Inspired by the novel, this southern dinner will feature wine and Brooklyn Brewery beer pairings.

Food + Social Entrepreneurship
Wythe Hotel Screening Room, April 27, 2pm
$15, tickets here.

Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder and President, will take part in  a conversation about launching and leading socially conscious businesses.

Brew Pub
Wythe Hotel Main Event Hall, April 27, 2pm & 6pm
$30, tickets here.

Brew Pub (Reprise), in which artist Eric Steen invites 20+ NYC homebrewers to share their normally private passion with the public

Umami: Talk + Tasting
Wythe Hotel Screening Room, April 27, 5pm
$50, tickets here.

A tasting event focused on umami with biophysicist Ole Mouritsen and veggie-forward
chef duo Chez Jose



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Of Beer & Art: Brooklyn Brewery At 25


And so ends our 25th year. And after all the lessons learned, and beers drank, we reflect on how Brooklyn has become culture.

Brooklyn and art, like Sonny and Cher, or celery and peanut butter, they will always be more delicious together. As the Manhattan art scene pushed its way into the boroughs Brooklyn’s embrace of cheaper rents and bigger spaces gave rise to a culture of anti-heros and fine graffiti that would take the art world by storm. When we started making beer in Brooklyn it was to evoke a time when manufacturing plants and industry filled these streets. These days manufacturing is coming back slowly but surely to Brooklyn but I would argue that production never stopped, it simply changed from steel to culture.

For our Silver Anniversary we went back to our original Lager recipe and bottled a refermented double bock version to commemorate.  Throughout the years, some of the friends we’ve made have risen to artistic fame. We could think of no better way to celebrate our 25th anniversary than to partner with Fred Tomaselli, Roxy Paine, Joe Amrhein and Elizabeth Crawford, all of whom agreed to contribute art to grace the labels of a Silver Anniversary Lager.


There’s no telling what the next 25 years will bring, though with the inspiration of the borough we love and the continuous innovation of the beer we make. I’m sure there will be plenty to reflect on and celebrate.

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WATCH THIS: Steve Hindy on The Exchange

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Steve Hindy in an adept and efficient interview that hits all the high points talks to Anthony Currie of Reuters’ “The Exchange.” It would seem our neighbors across the pond don’t have too high an opinion of Lagers. We hope that Brooklyn Lager in England is proof that a good flavorful Lager should be dark, very dark, indeed.

Watch the interview here.

War Correspondents At the Brooklyn Brewery

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We sat down with Steve to talk about just how interesting and cool the War Correspondent series has been. In his words,

We are filling the room at each of the War Correspondents events. The attendees seem to include aspiring journalists and people who are interested in foreign affairs. I could not be happier. These courageous reporters and photographers deserve a forum to talk about their experiences and their craft.

An excellent recap of Wednesday’s War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery series can be found on the Columbia Journalism Review website. Abraham Moussak took some deep thoughts from our guest, Micheal Kamber, and bullet pointed them for your “review”. Find the insight here.

Vice posted the entire interview with Sebastion Junger, including a wonderful introduction by our very own Lily Hindy. Watch the whole thing here.

For the next interview on September 11th we’ll be talking with Chris (CJ) Chivers, of The New York Times, with photos by Fabio Bucciarelli, the 2013 Robert Capa Gold Medalist and World Press Photo award winner. Join us for the next part in this intense and enlightening look into life during wartime.

Beirut to Brooklyn: The Origins of Brooklyn Brewery

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Today we joyously introduce the first release in a series of videos produced by our friends at Transient Pictures exploring the people and stories that make Brooklyn Brewery. As 2013 marks our 25th year of making beer, there’s no better person to kick things off than Brooklyn co-founder & president, Steve Hindy.

Most craft brewers had a life before beer. Steve Hindy covered wars and assassinations for The AP in the Middle East. Along the way, he met American diplomats in bone-dry Islamic countries whose only source of beer was home-brewing. War correspondents are a resourceful lot, and Steve brought that resourcefulness to starting a brewery in Brooklyn.

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.

Read This: “Candlelight. Fine Food. Waiter, the Beer List!”

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Yesterday, Eater NY posted a flashback article from January 1993 on the food scene in NYC. And the second line? Flo Fab’s report on a wild new trend: beer programs in restaurants. Brooklyn Bloggery hasn’t quite been around since ’93, so we pinged Steve for his thoughts:

“Back in the early 90s, we were busily trying to establish a beer culture in New York City through our distribution company, The Craft Brewers Guild,” Steve reminisces. ”I did my first beer dinner at Windows on the World, atop the World Trade Center, in 1992. We did hundreds of such dinners over the next few years, and we continue to do them to this day. This article by highlighted some of the beer dinner pioneers, like Alan Harding at Nosmo King (the first No Smoking restaurant in NYC).”

We look forward to reporting on how food writers regard beer in 2033. Speculation is already circulating about anti-gravity pours and the effects of space travel on hops…

New St. Ann’s Warehouse Location Opens w/ “Mies Julie”, Nov 8-Dec 2

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Celebrate the opening of the new St. Ann’s Warehouse space by coming down to 29 Jay Street in Dumbo to see MIES JULIE. The show examines the struggles of race, class and life in modern South Africa, and has won several awards in previous festivals. “We had front row seats for a production of Strindberg’s ‘Mies Julie’ Saturday night,” Steve says. “Artistic Director Susan Feldman said, ‘Are you sure you want to be in the front row?’ We later learned what she was talking about. VERY intense play. Don’t miss it.”

Brooklyn Brewery will be on hand to support our friends at St. Ann’s. The show is only open until December 16, so be sure to buy your tickets today!