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.
Presentation Party Night is a free monthly party & lecture series, 6 short presentations on any topic followed by a Q&A. As always, we’ve got the beers plus there’ll be plenty of Brooklyn Salsa Company provisions to power your brain as your cram it with new knowledge.
Join them on Sunday, March 16th at Bat Haus. Doors are at 7pm, learning starts at 8pm.
You see above a picture of the modern day Gowanus Canal, complete with creature, but how did it get this way? Joseph Alexiou can inform you. On Wednesday, March 19th, he’s bringing his enormously popular Brooklyn Brainery lecture to Brooklyn Historical Society. The smells, the pollution, the local mafia lore: learn the truth about this “it” Brooklyn neighborhood. Tickets are $5 and includes a Brooklyn Brewery beer; completely free for BHS Members.
If you’re going to one event on March 19, make it this one. Here at the brewery we’ll be hosting Girls’ Pint Out in their inaugural event to support Hollaback!, the movement to end street harassment. Girls Pint Out is a national craft beer organization for women interested in craft beer. We’ll be joined by ladies from all the breweries below to share beers and stories and celebrate the 8th birthday of Hollaback!
Broken Bow Brewery
Empire Brewing Co.
Grimm Artisanal Ales
Harlem Brewing Co.
Ithaca Beer Co.
Kelso Beer Co.
Moustache Brewing Co.
Two Roads Brewing Co.
Yonkers Brewing Co.
Radiant Pig Craft Beers
Price includes a bevy of local beer tastings, Sigmund’s Pretzels and, very importantly, cake. And it’s all going to a good cause. We try not to get political, but this is pretty awesome. Tickets are $35; get them here:
It’s becoming a tradition here at the brewery to spend one night each month guffawing at Tom Shillue and his cohort of expert storytellers. Tom, if you don’t already know, is a master tale spinner and each month he and our partners, Brooklyn Based put together a program of great, true stories from various raconteurs and call it “Tom Shillue’s Funny Story.” The show has been a hit so far, and for $10 (including a beer), it’s a real bargain too. Join us on Thursday, March 20th at 8pm for laughs and good times.
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On Friday March 21st, The Garces Foundation is kicking off their Young Professionals Group with a party at Hip Philly in the Piazza.The Garces Foundation is Chef Jose Garces’ organization, committed to ensuring that Philadelphia’s immigrant community has access to medical, educational, and nutritional services. Dress in your casual best for snacks, spirits, and beer, unlimited access with ticket. Remember the night with pictures from the photo booth and be sure to stop by the info table to find out how you can “serve more” by getting involved in GF activities.
Head to the Brooklyn Historical Society on Monday, March 25 to watch Director Nancy Buirski and Co-Producer Patricia Romeu shed light on their documentary, The Loving Story, about the Lovings, whose landmark 1967 Supreme Court case legalized interracial marriage. The screening and discussion are free and include a Brooklyn Brewery beer. RSVP here.
Join the Jesus Lizard and Akashic Books to celebrate the release of The Jesus Lizard book at WORD on Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm. Widely considered one of the most influential indie rock bands from the 1990s, the Jesus Lizard is remembered for their epic live shows; David Yow was renowned for ending up on the heads of his audience, sometimes with limited clothing garments left on his wiry frame. Their albums have repeatedly appeared on lists of the best albums of the ’90s. The Jesus Lizard Book is a stylish, three-pound coffee-table masterpiece presenting and exploring this legendary indie group. To celebrate the publication of the book, three of the four band members—David Yow, David Wm. Sims, and Mac McNeilly—will appear together for the first time since 2009! And, of course, there will be beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. No tickets necessary, just show up at WORD.
It’s time again for everyone’s slideshow-meets-potluck, and this time, in collaboration with the Red Hook Crit, Slideluck is curating a show of bicycle-related works by local and international artists. On March 28, Slideluck will bring it’s trademark mix of art show presentation and communal dining to Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Tickets are $15 at the door and include dinner and the show. We’ll bring the beer.
It’s time again for The Common’s annual gala, The Common in the (Eternal) City, which will take place on May 21st at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. As a literary celebration of Rome’s Piazza Navona, this year’s party will feature music, dancing, cocktails, aperitivos and, of course, beer all inspired by a night in Italy. All proceeds benefit The Common Foundation and their mission to support authors and artists and publish place-based literature and art from around the world. To join The Common at this fabulous fête, purchase here.