2014 Chicago Irish Film Festival – sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery February 28-March 8
The Chicago Irish Film Festival is dedicated to presenting the works of Irish film- makers to the Chicago film community. Since 1999 the festival has screened over 500 features, documentaries and short films by many of Ireland’s most talented and award winning filmmakers. Each year the festival strives to include a broad representation of current Irish cinema and encourages submissions that highlight the extraordinary diversity and creativity that is the mark of Irish filmmaking wherever in the world it may occur.
13 screenings at 2 locations:
Music Box Theatre
3733 North Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
The Society for Arts
1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
You can find more information here.
Brooklyn Brewery will be at the Untapped Indie Music & Beer Fest, ready to slake your thirst once you’ve stopped dancing to Lucius. The beer list will include:
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout
Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome
Get your tickets below:
You’ve read about them in the New York Times, now let the folks at BK1834 show you around the future of tech. At their Makers Night, a meetup event exploring the future of 3D printing, get up close and personal with a 3D printer, and maybe even take home some Brooklyn Brewery swag that’s printed right before your eyes. Music will be provided by the Boxcar Bandits, and we’ll be bringing the beer.
RSVP to to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Buffalo Museum of Science on Saturday, March 8 to learn about the science of beer at Beerology: It’s Science on Tap! Beerology guests can sample beers, including some of our own poured by Brooklyn’s Lindsey Styborski, snack on beer-friendly foods, and enjoy presentations on homebrewing and lectures on a variety of beer-related topics.
Tickets are $40 Non-Museum Members and $35 for Members. This event sells out every so make sure to get in advance!
Join us during Tampa Bay Beer week for giveaways galore, and five extra-special beers, including Brooklyner Weisse, Dry Irish Stout, Sorachi Ace, Pennant Ale, and Monster ale. See you there!
SxSW is upon us! That great boondoggle of a tech / film / music conference in Texas is back and we’re already on our way. For the last couple of years, one of the ubiquitous topics to around SXSWi is “Gamification“. Web programmers, manufacturers and marketers ask themselves, “How can we engage everyone in a fun way that will keep them coming back for more?” “How do we incentivize the experience of being a consumer so people get excited?” Insert some question about “millennials” and the “internet” and “demographics”, and you can call it a day.
This year, we ask you to take a break from all your data crunching and outside-the-box tech brainstorming. Take off your wearable tech and come enjoy “Countryfication”, a strategic mix of barnyard animals, rural cookout games, beer, and Texas. We’ll be providing free beer from 2pm – 3pm. Food 52, a community of home cooks that hang out online and in real life, will be on hand for a homemade cornbread swap. The Tiny Tails To You team are bringing a petting zoo and some “gamified” animal attractions so there will be plenty of opportunities for behavioral research that you can take back to your office recap meetings after the festival.
Here’s the skinny, y’all:
~One free hour of beer (2pm-3pm)
~Tiny Tails To You Petting Zoo (2pm-5pm)
~Chicken Shit Bingo
~Tortoise Vs. Hare Race (this is an actual animal race and not the name of a band from Bushwick)
~Live music from Leo Rondeau and Silas Lowe
~Food 52 Cornbread Swap
~After Party with DJ Jester the Filipino Fist, 6pm – 10pm
Come hang out with us for a spell, on March 9th. RSVP here. Remember, RSVPs don’t guarantee entry.
The Brewer’s Plate is turning 10 on March 9 at the Kimmel Center, Philly, and we’ll be there to help them blow out the candles. The Brewer’s Plate has been an innovator in the Philly beer and food pairing scene and is the definitive food and beverage festival throughout the Mid-Atlantic, with a commitment to “buy fresh, buy local.” This year we’re teaming up with City Taphouse to pair their scrumptious food items with our own Brooklyn Sorachi Ace and Brooklyn Hammarby Syndrome. Tickets are $65 and available here:
Join Brewmaster Garrett Oliver at the Clube da Carne on Tuesday, March 11 at 12:00 pm for a celebration of beer and meat. Garrett will be your guide through several courses highlighting the beautiful harmony of well-seasoned meat and excellent beers. Tickets are yours for just R$150,00 each and are sure to go quickly. Call +55 (41) 3030-2468 for more information and tickets today.
Break out your fanciest smoking jacket and come to Tesoros de Cuba on Tuesday, March 11 from 5-9:00 pm to enjoy an evening of fine cigars and excellent beers, all under the skilled tutelage of Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. Ease into the session with a Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, then light up your Robusto Partagas Série D4 and see how it pairs with these rare beers:
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2005-2006 Vintage
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2012-2013 Vintage
Brooklyn Black Ops 2012 Vintage
Tickets are just R$80,00 each for your cigar and tasting of each special beer. Call +55 (41) 3029-2785 for more information.
On Tuesday, March 11, Brooklyn Historical Society’s showing of the Created Equal film series continues with the documentary, Freedom Riders, about the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the South. There will be a post-screening talkback led by Brian J. Purnell, author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings, and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College. This event is free and Brooklyn Brewery beer will be available to all over the age of 21. RSVP here.