Festival of Barrels is so fantastic it almost defies description. Hosted at Adirondack Brewery, it features a slew of limited edition New York State barrel-aged beers all available in one place for you to sample. Brooklyn is bringing out two of our most coveted beers, Black Ops and Hand & Seal, a barleywine brewed to celebrate Garrett Oliver’s 20th year as Brewmaster. Sounds like the best day ever, right? Admission is only $35 when purchased in advance and $40 at the door, and includes a souvenir glasses and snacks.
“B” is for “Brooklyn.” We all learned that in school, yes? But “B” is also for “Belgium,” and when our brewmaster first visited Belgium in 1984, he learned that “K” is for “Kriek.” “Kriek” means “cherry” in Belgian Flanders, where for centuries Kriek beers have been made by adding cherries to lambics and other sour beers. Here in Brooklyn, we based our distinctly American take on Kriek in our dark abbey ale, the estimable Local 2, to which we added tart dried whole Montmorency cherries from Michigan. Around this, we wrapped a barrel of charred American bourbon oak. The sugar of the cherries began to ferment away. The barrels hissed. And we waited.
Now, a full year after we brewed it, this beer is ready for your table. K is for Kriek is dry, fruity, tart, full-bodied, and expansive, and ready to be enjoyed. Come on out to Tap and Barrel in Smithtown, Long Island on Tuesday, January 20th to get your first taste. Grab a bottle to enjoy now and one to save for later. K is for Kriek gets an A+ for cellaring potential. With your purchase completed, stay and enjoy a Brooklyn Blast!, Brooklyn Lager, or Sorachi Ace, all available on draft. Glassware giveaways and raffles will accompany.
Tony & Phil Ciccone of Slyce in Ardsley, NY are planning a meal so hearty and delicious you won’t want to miss it. Teaming up with Brooklyn’s Rob Basile, they’re offering up the perfect beer and food pairings in a four course feast. Take a look at their beautiful menu below and get your tickets, which are $50, by calling Slyce at 914-693-2664
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Coconut Shrimp with sweet Thai chili sauce and orange glaze
Tips & Tails: filet mignon tips topped with gorgonzola cheese on a crostini
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Tomato Basil: marinated plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, garlic, basil
Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey: organic turkish figs, goat cheese, mozzarella, drizzled honey
Brooklyn Local 2
Short Ribs: port wine and vegetable braised beef short ribs served with polenta
Black Chocolate Stout & Kriek, a Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Homemade New York-style cheesecake
There are just some things we don’t talk about; we can’t talk about. One of those things we can’t and don’t talk about might be happening. It may or may not be a rare, limited edition stout brewed and barrel aged once a year in complete secrecy. It may or may not be available for one night only on cask at The Ruck in Troy, NY. We really can’t say, but we do think you should plan on being at The Ruck on December 5th.
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Every once in a while our one of our Brooklyn Brewery reps comes to us with an event that has a beer list so fantastic we can’t believe it. To get 15 rare beers together, including all four barrel aged beers from our first year of the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment, seven Brewmaster’s Reserves past and present, and this year’s super limited Brooklyn Defender, hardly seems possible. And yet, Brooklyn’s Lindsey Styborski has done it. On Thursday, October 30th, she and The Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY are hosting the craziest tap attack we’ve seen in quite awhile. Taps open at 7pm.
Wild Streak, Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Brooklyn Cuvee Noire, Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Brooklyn Hand & Seal, Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Brooklyn B……s, Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Mary’s Maple Porter, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Brooklyn Cuvee La Boite, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Hammarby Syndrome, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Ridgy-Didge, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Weizenhammer, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Silver Anniversary Lager, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Black Chocolate Stout
Brooklyn 1/2 Ale
The 3rd bottle in our Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment series is upon us. Bear witness at the Brooklyn Brewery as we release Hand & Seal upon the masses!
What does that mean for you? Glad you asked – We are planning a gathering for a few of our friends which includes a private hour to pick up your bottles for home and sample the first bottles off the line with your fellow foamy friends! There will be a cap on how many bottles we can sell so get your ticket early. The ticket will grant you early admittance to the tasting room, an open bar of our draft beers, a sampling of Hand & Seal, coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company, scones and shortbread from Ovenly, and of course, a bottle of Hand & Seal all your own.
The infamous Big Brew New York beer festival is back on September 20th. Come visit Brooklyn’s Rob Basile for the premiere of our newest Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment, Hand & Seal, a barrel aged barleywine brewed to celebrate Brewmaster Garrett Oliver’s 20th Anniversary with Brooklyn Brewery. Pouring alongside Hand & Seal will be Weizenhammer, our current Brewmaster’s Reserve, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Oktoberfest, and Brooklyn Blast!. Tickets to Big Brew start at $60. Get yours here:
Join Brooklyn’s Patrick Paulick at Whole Foods Market in Dedham, MA on July 31st to learn a little bit more about the Brooklyn Brewery’s history and roster of beers. While knowledgable Patrick weaves a great tale, this is not the only draw. Patrick will be multi-tasking, pouring Brooklyn Summer Ale, Brooklyn Blast!, Sorachi Ace, Silver Anniversary Lager, and a beer from our brand new Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment barrel-aged series, Wild Streak. Come by, snack, listen to some cool stories, and grab a six pack to take home.
There’s a brand-new BQE in town, and it goes by the name of Cuvee Noire. This barrel-aged, Belgian-style stout is making it’s Chicago debut at Bottles + Cans on Thursday, June 26th from 5-8pm. We’ll have buttons, stickers, caps & snacks on hand, as well as a few other bottles, including:
Brooklyn’s Camille Gonzalez will be leading a guided tasting of some of our favorite beers on Saturday, June 28th at DeCicco’s in Cornwall, NY. Come and be one of the first to taste freshly bottled, Brooklyn Blast! as well as our limited edition Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment release, Cuvee Noire.