One of the first beer fests to kick off the spring will be an all borough affair. On Friday, April 25th, 33 Metro New York breweries will gather to wow you with their best offerings. The full list is available here, but just to name a few, fellow New Yorkers, Finback Brewery, Other Half Brewing Company, Rockaway Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, and 508 Gastrobrewery will all be pouring alongside us. Tickets are $85 and include unlimited beer and food samples. Get your tickets here:
Kick off Brooklyn Historical Society’s weekend of zine-love with Brain Frame, an evening of comics and zine artists sharing work that’s impossible to put on the printed page. Come on Friday, April 25 and be prepared for costumes, puppetry, songs, and much more. Expect the ambitiously weird! This event is free and open to all.
Join Brooklyn’s Jill Gibson at Watson’s House of Ales for their Beer Fest, where live music as well as the following Brooklyn beers will be on tap all day:
Brooklyn Brown Ale
On Thursday, April 27, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder and President and author of the forthcoming Craft Beer Revolution, will take part in Food Book Fair’s Food + Social Entrepreneurship, a conversation about launching and leading socially conscious businesses. As the fair so aptly points out: “a natural launchpad for enterprise, small food and drink establishments are an ideal vehicle to employ socially conscious practices.” This has certainly been our experience. Joining Steve on this panel are Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder of FEED and Food Tank, author of We the Eaters and Christophe Hille of Northern Spy Food Co. and Fleisher’s Grass-fed Organic Meats. The panel will be moderated by Alex Postman, Executive Editor of Rodale Books. Book signing with Steve Hindy to follow. Tickets for the panel are available through Togather. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here:
Featuring hailed musical acts from across the country along side CT’s own local heroes, Fauxchella is Connecticut’s number one place to hear what’s new and what’s now while celebrating the flourishing art and music community. Bands who perform on SXSW, Coachella, and the other major circuits join together on May 3rd in Hamden for this annual event.
4 stages feature everything from Hip Hop to Folk with over two dozen bands and 10 hours of non-stop music. Brooklyn Brewery Beer and food are served and local artists and vendors gather outside. Interactive art displays and a vintage shop will keep you busy while you move from stage to stage catching all your favorite acts. The beer garden and patio will give you a chance to sit and enjoy the beautiful day.
Join them this year on May 3rd. Tickets on sale now:
Saturday, May 10th at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, VA, our own President and Co-Founder, Steve Hindy is joining in celebrating all things Belgium. Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, DC Brau Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Boulevard Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Allagash Brewing Company, and Elysian Brewing Company will all be pouring their Belgian-inspired creations. Then, starting at 12:30, the brewers and owners themselves will each get a turn on the mike for their own mini Brewers Talks. Tickets to this event at $20 each and can be purchased here:
Beer, bacon, and music are coming in full force to the Fairgrounds E-Ventplex on May 17th & 18th with the Beer Bacon Music festival. We know there’s a lot going on, but distracted by the 2-ton all-you-can-eat bacon bar, the ten different bands on stage (including a Ramones tribute band), or the home-brewing competition with the $6,000 prize. Brooklyn will be there from 12-pm on both days, and we’ll be pouring:
-Brooklyn Summer Ale
-Brooklyn Cuvee La Boite
We’ll warn you in advance-this wine vs. beer battle is already sold out. However, the good folks putting together Australia’s Good Beer Week put such fire what could have been an ordinary event description that we had to share it with you:
What do you do when the world’s leading expert on beer and food matching announces he’s coming to your festival? You invite him to show off his talents at the country’s most iconic restaurant, of course. In the ultimate beer vs wine battle, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster and acclaimed author Garrett Oliver will attempt to prove beer can best wine over five courses at Melbourne’s spectacular Vue de Monde. His motto is “In Vino Victimus” – “In Wine Are My Victims”. To date, he has never lost… The brave soul taking up the gauntlet for wine and attempting to inflict a first defeat is Martin Spedding, owner of five star Mornington Peninsula winery Ten Minutes By Tractor and a passionate advocate for Australian wine. Let battle commence!
As we said, the event is sold out. Just in case, keep in mind that the throwdown will take place on Sunday, May 18 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, we salute you as you help Garrett continue to Defend Beer.