Bring your appetite to the foothills as our Mash festival makes a stop from August 24-27 at the renowned Blackberry Farm. This four-day celebration of food and beer will feature Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson collaborating with their counterparts at Blackberry Farm for beer tastings, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations and more. Roy Milner and Ron Downer, longtime collaborators and the brewing team behind Blackberry Farm Brewery will work with Garrett Oliver to provide some of the finest and rarest bottles from both brewery’s cellars. Chef Gerson will work closely with Chef Joseph Lenn, executive chef of The Barn at Blackberry Farm, to provide seasonal, farm-fresh menus that will celebrate Blackberry Farm’s own produce. This weekend is a must for all true farm-to table enthusiasts-after all, farm to table at Blackberry Farm is literally just outside the door. From their lush gardens to charcuterie, brewery to fromagerie, the incredible fresh bounty of Blackberry Farm and the deep cellars of Brooklyn Brewery are an unbeatable pairing.
Check out the schedule for the weekend below, and call 1-800-557-8864 or email email@example.com for accommodation reservations and event participation details.
Sunday, August 24
Welcome Reception-Meet your Mountain Mash companions at this open air reception to kick off the fun.6:30 PM on the Main House Veranda.
Opening Dinner-Featuring Blackberry Farm’s Chef Joseph Lenn spotlighting Blackberry Farm’s fresh bounty and Brooklyn Brewery beers.7:00 PM in the Main House.
Monday, August 25
Breakfast-Start your day with a delicious country breakfast. Arrive at leisure. 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Farm Tour and Tasting-Learn the ins and outs of Blackberry Farm’s gardens and production centers, with tastings along the way. 10:00 AM, starting in the Garden.
Group Lunch-Mingle with your new friends at this outdoor lunch.12:00 PM in the Garden
Dinner by Reservation-Choose when you would like to indulge in another fresh, hearty meal. 6:00-9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 26
Breakfast-Get ready for another big day with a filling breakfast. Arrive at leisure, 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Cooking Demonstration- Get close to the cooking action with Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson, who will highlight the freshest ingredients Blackberry Farm has to offer.9:30 AM in the Gambrel Demonstration Kitchen.
Rare Beer Tasting-Join Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver as he plumbs the depths of his cellars to provide you with a journey through rare and delicious beers. 11:00 AM in the Wine Cellar.
Lunch-Top off a busy morning with a relaxing lunch. Arrive at leisure, 12:00-2:00 PM in the Main House.
Grand Finale Dinner-Celebrate Mountain Mash with a stunning meal featuring the beers and cuisine of Brooklyn Brewery. 7:00 PM in the Wine Cellar.
Wednesday, August 27
Breakfast-Enjoy your last morning at Blackberry Farm with another rich breakfast. Arrive at leisure, 7:30-9:30 AM in the Main House.
Lunch-Linger over lunch as you indulge in your last meal of Mountain Mash. Arrive at leisure, 12:00-2:00 PM in the Main House.
Guest Departure-Leave Blackberry Farm behind as you return to the world relaxed and satisfied from a four-day journey through food and beer. Leave at leisure, after 12:00 PM.
Treat your wrists to a night of free pinball with Whopper Wednesdays at the Library Square Public House. Take on an array of classic pinball machines fueled by $6 beer and wings specials and $10 pitchers. Doors open at 6 PM and league play commences at 7 PM, so be sure to come early to bask in pinball glory. Miss it this Wednesday? Don’t worry, we’ll still be there next Wednesday.
On Wednesday, August 27 at 6 PM, five Scandinavian recipe designers will take their first steps towards hot dog glory at the Nordic Hot Dog Championship Semifinals at Debaser’s Bar Brooklyn. This event will feature the judging of the most interesting Nordic hot dog recipes submitted to BBQLovers.se this month. The victor will receive bragging rights and a trip to Brooklyn to compete against professional chefs and one other amateur in the final round of the Nordic Hot Dog Championship in Brooklyn. This throwdown is free to the public, so be sure to come out and cheer on your favorite tunnsbrödsrulle creation.
Let there be light! And free glassware. Get a taste of our vintage Brewmaster’s Reserve, Fiat Lux at Flying Saucer in Addison, TX on August 27th. The best part? Keep the glass it came in.
Modeled after a strong weizenbock, Weizenhammer is what wheat beer dreams are made of. Get your first taste at Pint House on August 27th.
Join Brooklyn Brewery’s Brent Mangan as he welcomes the newest Brewmaster’s Reserve, Weizenhammer, to Kentucky. Mourning the loss of Ridgy-Didge? No worries – Brent will have it on tap so you can bid it adieu.
Get your hands on some new and vintage Brewmaster’s Reserves, as well as some Brooklyn fall favorites at the Dancing Bear Pub on August 28th. We’ll be pouring:
-Post Road Pumpkin Ale
-Brooklyn Brown Ale
Join us for a very special evening, celebrating the cuisine of Chef Won Kim and the beer of Brooklyn Brewery. Proceeds to benefit “One Tail at a Time”. Tickets are $30, and can be reserved by calling Whole Foods Lincoln Park at 312.587.0648. Beers include:
-Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Ease into Labor Day weekend with a refreshing poolside pairing at Equus Restaurant in Tarrytown, NY. Every Thursday Equus brings together live music, fresh, seasonal hors d’oeuvres & Brooklyn Brewery beer and this Thursday, August 28th, is no exception. Tickets are $64 per person and reservations are required. Meet us by the pool.
Celebrate Lovin’ Cup’s 6th birthday on Friday, August 29th in Rochester, NY with Brooklyn and Ommegang draft domination, featuring some of the best of both breweries’ rare beers. Live music from Lovin’ Cup family and friends and plenty of giveaways from both breweries.
Brooklyn Beer List:
Vintage Mary’s Maple Porter
Fire and Ice
Brooklyn Summer Ale
5:00 – Spinning by The Don Alcott
6:00 – performances from your favorite Lovin’cup Idols from over the years!
7:30 – Old School (Lovin’cup owners and manager’s ‘family band’)
8:00 – Extended Family
8:45 – Infrared Radiation Orchestra
9:30 – Fox 45
11:00 – ROC CITY PRO JAM Special Edition with Overhand Sam, Kurt Johnson, Tony Gallichio, Andre Rivera. and Matt Ramerman! (with special performers ALL NIGHT LONG!)