Brooklyn’s Rob Basile formally invites you to the most fantastic night of beer and food at Ruth Chris Steakhouse in Tarrytown, NY. On Thursday, April 17 at 7pm, fine dining commences. Rob will be walking diners through a selection of Brooklyn past Brewmaster’s Reserves and perennial favorites, each expertly paired with a Ruth Chris dish.
Seating is limited, reservations required. The dinner is $65 per person; please call 914-631-3311 and ask for Danielle to book your seat.
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Spicy Lobster, tossed with Sriracha Mayonnaise and served with cucumber salad
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Prime Beef Slider served with Steak Fries
Brooklyn Local 1
Pork Belly served with Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Arugula
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Petite Filet & Peach BBQ Chicken served with Sweet Potato Casserole
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Toasted Coconut & Pineapple Bread Pudding served with Macadamia Chocolate Bark
Here at Brooklyn, we love pie, and we know we’re not alone. In the spirit of pie & friendship, we present: Pie Night. Come to Durkin’s, sample some sweet & savory pies from Bang Bang! Pie Shop, and try some of the following beers:
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Brooklyn Black OPS
Brooklyn Wild Streak
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:
Join Culintro on Monday, April 28th to learn about the intricacies of designing and building Food Halls. Until recently, New York City food aficionados would have had to buy a plane ticket to experience the incomparable delicacies and endless options that exist at classic international food halls. Now food halls seem to be popping up as frequently as food trucks, and on a much grander scale.
The popularity of the Food Hall is not solely based on the food but also on the aesthetic and design. Top designers from across the country have targeted this gourmand culture and have built and created these Food Halls to entice and inspire. Adam Farmerie, Partner at the design firm AvroKO, along with Christopher Jaskiewicz, Chief Operating Officer of Gotham Organization, Inc., will speak about their recent development of Gotham West, as well as a few other under-the-radar projects in development; Renowned designer, Jeffrey Beers, will speak about his work designing the Plaza Food Hall, along with Kristin Franzese, Executive Vice President of Retail at The Plaza Hotel/The Plaza Brand. The conversation will be moderated by Stacy Rauen, Editor-in-Chief of HD Magazine.
And what would a discussion of food halls be without a little tasting. Various items from local food halls will be available for sampling, and Brooklyn Brewer beers will be served. Tickets are $40 for non-members and available here:
Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants, or BABAR for the cartoon elephant enthused, will host a night at the Brooklyn Brewery celebrating restaurants, bars, and the people who run them. The oyster-themed evening will feature feats rarely seen at your standard fete including oyster shucking, a cocktail contest, an oyster and cocktail pairing contest, and ladies arm-wrestling. All will be complimented by the sweet and briny tunes of DJ Oystar. Many of your local favorites will be involved; check out the full list below:
+ The Counting Room
+ Grand Ferry
+ The Richardson
+ Hotel Delmano
+ Brooklyn Winery
+ And more…
Tickets are $75, and we have a feeling this is not the event to be missed. Get yours here:
Come on by Mills Tavern in Hoboken, NJ on Wednesday, April 30 for the best beer and burger pairing around. The Tavern will be specially crafting burgers go with Brooklyn Brown Ale, Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale, and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace.
Starting in May, BBQ Blowout is back at Good Company for the tastiest summer monthly series around. The basic format is that your ticket gets you a plate of food cooked by a guest chef and a Brooklyn lager. This time around, Ignacio Mattors of Estela will be firing up the grill alongside partner in crime, Thomas Carter. Returning this year, are Finger on the Pulse partners, Food Republic, Heritage Radio Network, and Turing Machine. Good Company has an ample backyard for eating and hanging so slather on some sunblock, pull out those shades in meet us out back.
Tickets are $10 in advance, but also available for $15 at the door. Get them here:
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, the largest emergency food program in New York City, will host From Farm to Tray on Thursday, May 15th at their location in Manhattan. The benefit is an annual celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging both home grown New York City chefs and high-profile culinary names from across the city to produce a Sustainable Menu with local ingredients for each dish generously provided by Whole Foods. The approach to the fundraiser meal is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen’s menu each week: the use of fresh locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance, and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture. Ticket prices start at $125 for the meal and beverages, including Brooklyn Brewery beer, and are available 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.