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!).
Offensively Delicious at The Oriental Theater is the place to be on October 1 at 6 PM–the eve of Great American Beer Festival–where ten breweries will put forth their best brews and funniest employees for your respective tasting and listening pleasure.
Breweries including Renegade, Epic, Breckenridge, Community Beer, Ommegang, Santa Fe Brewing Company, Schmaltz, Boulevard and Brooklyn Brewery will be pouring from 6-8 PM before the comedy starts and providing three full pours per ticket during the show with more pours are available for purchase, in addition to offering up the employees voted funniest within their companies. Brooklyn Brewery can’t be found in Colorado at any other time of year, so the Sorachi Ace we’re bringing along will be extra tasty.
Brooklyn Brewery will be sending up copywriter, tour guide and bartender Tim Rozmus, a New York local, comedian, actor, and director who feels just the slightest bit strange writing his own name in this post.
Once Tim and the rest of the folks behind the beer have had their time in the limelight, Denver comedy greats Andy Juett and Adam Cayton-Holland as well as headliner Nikki Glaser will bring their sets to the stage. Andy is a craft beer fan, actor, writer, producer and comedian who co-owns Denver comedy collective Sexpot Comedy with Pete Turner and Adam Cayton-Holland. Once a craft brewer in Denver, Adam is now a comedian and writer who tours the country when not boosting the comedy scene in his native Denver. Comedian, writer and host Nikki Glaser’s regular stand-up and television appearances find her everywhere from New York City’s best comedy clubs to appearing on the popular podcast You Had To Be There to co-hosting MTV’s Nikki and Sara LIVE. Tickets are $40 and help support the MaxFund no-kill animal shelter, so snap yours up today for the chance to drink and laugh for a great cause.
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:
Music by the Slice is an annual charity event put on by Home Slice Pizza during SXSW that’s been running eight years strong. This two-day music extravaganza has brought in bands from all across the country, with beer sales going directly to benefit Urban Roots. This year’s performers include:
Saturday, March 13th
12:10 - Avi Buffalo
1:00 - Lawrence Rothman
1:50 - T. Hardy Morris
2:40 - The Pack A.D.
3:30 - Saint Rich
4:20 - Sonny Knight and the Lakers
5:10 - Roadkill Ghost Choir
6:00 - Ages and Ages
6:50 - Very Special Guest TBA
A spectacular setting for New York City’s premier craft beer spectacle of the year, the New York City Brewers Guild hosts its Opening Night Bash at the iconic Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal featuring rare and obscure beers from 30 breweries from NYC and friends around the region and across the country.
The $75 ticket gets you unlimited samples from your favorite breweries, with some of the finest food vendors NYC has to offer providing light snacks through the night. We’ll be bringing Hammarby Syndrome & 1/2 Ale.
Help up end homelessness in New York. Come out to The Church of Messiah on December 14th for One NIght in Greenpoint, a benefit for Common Ground. The musical lineup features Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic, Jo Schornikow of Phosphorescent, Woodsman, Laura & Greg, Single Ben, Eastern Midwestern, Level II and DJ Pumpkin Patch. Beverages will be lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery and a Van Leeuwen truck will be dishing up their scrumptious artisan ice cream.
Tickets are only $7 ahead or $10 at the door. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Common Ground.
The New York City Brewers Guild hosts its much anticipated fundraiser for the 6th annual NYC Beer Week (February 21-March 2, 2014) featuring all of the NYCBG member breweries at the Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, December 5th. This event will feature a stunning amount of rare and exotic craft beers from the city’s best breweries.
Representing Brooklyn Brewery will be the Late Bottle Vintage Black Ops, 2005 Black Chocolate Stout and Ghost Beer Kriek. Enjoy unlimited tastes of these delicious beers as well as all of the following:
508 GastroBrewery’s Imperial DarmStout and Honey Brew Brew, Bronx Brewery’s Pale Ale, Black Pale Ale and a specially spiced firkin of Black Pale Ale, Chelsea’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Black Hole XXX Stout and Hop Angel IPA, City Island’s debut of City Island Black Ale, Coney Island’s Seas the Day IPL and Barrel-aged Blockhead, Eataly Birreria’s Pamona, and Barista, Heartland’s Old Red Nose and Tequila Barrel-aged Farmer John’s Oatmeal Stout, KelSo’s Cabernet Barrel-aged Industrial Pale Ale and Winter Lager, Rockaway’s Scotch Ale and Fall Harvest Ale, Sixpoint’s Global Warmer and Mad Scientist Series and more!
About the NYCBG:
The New York City Brewers Guild is a 501[c]6 non-profit founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry – and thereby lessen human misery. Guild breweries include Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Chelsea Brewing Co., City Island Brewery, Coney Island Craft Lagers, Eataly Birreria, Heartland Brewing Co., KelSo Beer Company, Rockaway Brewing Company, Sixpoint Brewery and 508 GastroBrewery.