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.
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:
- Brooklyn Brewery and NY Distilling Company
- Brewery Ommegang and Catskill Distilling Co.
- Abandon Brewing and Black Button Distilling
- Empire Brewing and Myer Farm Distillers
- Ithaca Beer Co. and Finger Lakes Distilling
- Saranac and Black Dirt Distillery
- Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. and Tuthilltown Spirits
- Greenport Harbor Brewing Company and Long Island Spirits
- Southern Tier Brewing Company and Industry City Distillery
- Adirondack Brewing and Harvest Spirits
- Gun Hill Brewery and Port Morris Distillery
- Grimm Artisanal Ales and Kings County Distillery
- Peekskill Brewery and TBA
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
Hang 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.
Farmigo strives to transform the way we think about food, technology, and community – which is exactly what they aim to do with their monthly FoodHacker series. The theme of the August talk is “In the Weeds”, and will feature four, local entrepreneurs, as they share their stories and experiences about working in the food world. The question of the night for our speakers* – What have you learned about nurturing a business from nothing into something, as an entrepreneur working in New York City? Space is limited, so RSVP here!
On Tuesday, August 5th WORD bookstore is hosting the launch of Jesus Lizard front man David Yow’s new book, Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats. David Yow’s cat portraits, captured here for the first time in book form, are bold, striking, hilarious, and beautiful. Each portrait is based around a pun, but they capture so much more than wordplay. All cat lovers will find something to relish in this gorgeous coffee-table book, which is the perfect gift for cat enthusiasts, animal lovers, and anyone with a playful sense of humor. Said one member of the Brooklyn Brewery Marketing Unit, “This looks like the best event ever.” We’ll see you there.