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Dec 30

Dare2Draw End-of-2014 Celebration @ Brooklyn Brewery

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Dare2Draw Comes to Brooklyn!

It’s the Dare2Draw End-of-the-2014-Season Celebration! Come Dare2Draw with Special Mentoring Guest Artist Phil Jimenez!  Hosted by Simon Fraser!

Bring your sketchbooks for an evening of live drawing with Dynamic “Cosplay” Action Models.  Drawing supplies will be provided.  There will be demonstrations, a Q&A,  and mingling with comics creators as well as a “Quick Draw” Contest, Giveaways, a 2014 “Quick Draw” re-Load Sketchbook winner and a chance to be a part of the new Dare2Draw TV series!

Please like the Dare2Draw on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information.

The Dare2Draw is a non-profit mentoring and networking platform for artists of all levels, providing opportunities to connect with each other, face-to-face, and encouraging good health and business practices for cartoonists.

Established artists and arts organizations meet in a supportive setting, putting the art back in sequential art. There are contests and prizes, with a fun and engaging game show vibe. We’ll continue to showcase new artists to keep an eye out for!

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Dec 02

Project Elf Fundraiser @ Brooklyn Brewery

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On Tuesday, December 2nd from 7:30pm-10:30pm, let the taps flow and the cheer spread with World Cares Center!

Enjoy masterfully crafted brews while ensuring that children impacted by disaster can partake in Project Elf which delivers holiday cheer, a gift and resources this season.

World Cares Center, in partnership with Brooklyn Brewery and local disaster case managers, are hosting winter wonderlands throughout the city.

Brooklyn Brewery is donating the venue and the beer so that your contribution from the ticket sale can do the most good!  WCC will accept any and all unwrapped toys throughout the evening.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here:

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Nov 18

The Environmental Education Advisory Council 40th Anniversary Party @ Brooklyn Brewery


Established in 1974, The Environmental Education Advisory Council has advocated for excellence in formal and informal education in New York City and beyond. Come celebrate their 40th Anniversary on November 18th here at the Brooklyn Brewery. EEAC provides a network and forum for all committed to environmental education to grow professionally and to share ideas and information. Tickets, which include a buffet and beers, are $40 in advance and $45 at the door with an option to include either a tour of the brewery highlighting our sustainability efforts or a individual membership to the EEAC. Make sure to get yours soon.

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Nov 12

The Inaugural Michael Jackson Beer & Whiskey Fest @ Brooklyn Brewery

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Come to the Brooklyn Brewery on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 PM for the inaugural Michael Jackson Beer & Whiskey Fest. While many are quick to jump to the King of Pop on hearing his name, Michael Jackson was a luminary writer credited with rekindling worldwide interest in beer and whiskey through his books and articles. His influence reached many of the best and brightest in these industries, including our own Garrett Oliver. Mr. Jackson sponsored Garrett as a judge at the Great British Beer Festival in the early days of his career, and the two quickly became colleagues and peers. To celebrate Michael Jackson’s dedication to everyone’s favorite beverages, some of New York State’s finest brewers and distillers will come together in his honor at this festival. More than twenty breweries and distilleries will provide paired pours for the evening, kicking off a collaboration between each duo that will next year will result in a barrel-aged beer from each partnership. These companies so far include:

Bites will be provided for between sips by Kickshaw Cookery, highlighting NY State ingredients. Tickets are $55, with a portion of the proceeds going toward awarding the Michael Jackson Scholarship for brewing and distilling education. Join us in this celebration of New York State’s beer and spirits and help support the next generation of brewers and distillers.

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Nov 11

‘A Salute to Valor’ an Art Exhibition benefitting Peaceful Minds @ Brooklyn Brewery

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A Salute to Valor is an Art Exhibition to benefit Peaceful Minds being held at the Brooklyn Brewery on Veterans Day, November 11th from 6 to 9PM. This event will feature artwork from local Veterans and help to support the work of Peaceful Minds and their commitment to the health of the men and women who have so bravely served our country.

Peaceful Minds is a non-profit community wellness center offering free complementary therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy, Reiki, yoga & mediation to our combat veterans who served in the Global War on Terror and may be suffering from post-combat stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain and substance abuse. Peaceful Minds and the self help techniques that they teach assists veterans to successfully return and acclimate to civilian life.

Tickets to the event will cost $40 each for open bar featuring beer and wine and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The evening will feature a 50/50 raffle, t-shirts and a display of unique expressions of the American Flag painted by some of Peaceful Minds’ very own Veterans and will be available for purchase. Peaceful Minds will also be creating a beautiful book that will include photos of the paintings as well as advertisements from sponsors supporting our cause.

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Oct 30

The Greenpoint/Williamsburg Toast to Scouting @ Brooklyn Brewery

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On Thursday, October 30th from 8-11pm, the Greenpoint/Williamsburg Toast to Scouting will bring together business & community leaders to recognize key supporters of the Boy Scouts of America in Brooklyn. The organization looks forward to reconnecting with Scouting alumni and past supporters, as they raise over 80% of their “Membership Dues Aid” for families who cannot afford to join the Scouting program. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes. Through their volunteer networks, the Scouting Program inspires young people to learn about leadership development, physical fitness, STEM educational opportunities, and environmental sustainability. Brooklyn Scouting has helped over one million young men become “Prepared for Life”.”

Tickets for the event are $65.  The event will also include dinner and an open beer bar of Brooklyn Brewery’s finest.

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Oct 23

Discover Outdoors Foundation Oktoberfest @ Brooklyn Brewery

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It’s the Foundation’s second birthday and they’re ready to party. Join them for an open beer bar, a silent auction, giveaways, great music, hors d’oeurves, games and more as they ring in two amazing years for the Discover Outdoors Foundation. Over 1,000 deserving New York City students have gotten into the outdoors thanks to the team’s hard work and your enthusiastic support. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate!

Partners from Patagonia to Gregory are poised to reward the highest bidders, Whole Foods will be catering the great food, and they have some tricks and treats up their sleeves for lucky attendees.

Come one, come all, to meet friends old and new for trail talk, frothy beers and good times, all for an outstanding cause. If you can’t attend in person but would still like to make a tax-deductible donation to support their work to get great kids into the great outdoors, you may donate here.

Tickets are $30 (if you grab them before 10/9, they are $25!).

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Sep 25

Beer Kickoff @ Budin


We’re personally quite pleased to announce that neighborhood favorite Budin will now be serving beer, but only Scandinavian beer. We’re helping this Greenpoint gem kickoff the new era in their business on Thursday, September 25th with a good old fashioned kegger done Nordic style – just good friends and good beer. On tap will be Brewmaster’s Reserve beer, Hammarby Syndrome, which was brewed in celebration of the opening of our new sister brewery in Sweden, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. The beer itself is named after the very neighborhood in which the new brewery is located, but you can catch it and us at Budin. We’ll also be pouring our brand spanking new Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment bottle, Hand & Seal. This barleywine, sweet and floral with hints of vanilla, honors Garrett’s 20 years of brewing innovation with Brooklyn Brewery and nods at 20 more. Try it for the first time ever on Thursday.

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Aug 16

Cool Down with Bushwick Food Co-Op

cool-down-06Hang out in Bushwick on Saturday, August 16th and support a fantastic and yummy cause, Bushwick Food Co-op. They’re offering a full day of late summer fun with an ice luge, frozen drinks, Brooklyn Brewery beer, and live music. Tickets are just $10 at the door and double as raffle tickets for some super cool prizes from local favorites Brooklyn Grange, Bunna Cafe, and more.

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