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, which will benefit Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG), 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
+ Kinfolk Studios
+ Hotel Delmano
+ Teddy’s Bar & Grill
+ The Woods
+ Brooklyn Star
+ Union Pool
+ Soft Spot
+ Nita Nita
Sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery, Chef’s Warehouse, Olli Salumeria, Rappahanock Oyster Co. and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets are $75, and we have a feeling this is not the event to be missed. Get yours here:
Brooklyn Summer Ale is April’s Beer of the Month at Ebenezer Ale House in West Seneca, NY, and they’re celebrating with a big summer kick off party on April 30th. Summer Ale pints will be $3; order a Brooklyn Blast! or Brewmaster’s Reserve and keep your glass. Brooklyn’s Lindsey Styborski will hanging out playing corn toss. She’ll also be hosting a raffle. For every Brooklyn pint purchased you’ll be entered to win a crate of Brooklyn swag.
Brooklyn’s Miles Moser formally invites you to eat, sip, and learn at Chelsea Tavern in Wilmington, DE. On Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30pm, fine dining commences. Dinner will proceed through six courses of Brooklyn rarities, specialties, and perennial favorites, each expertly paired with a dish prepared with a Chelsea Tavern dish.
Seating is limited, reservations required. The dinner is $66 per person (plus 20% gratuity). To book your seat, please call the restaurant at (302)482-3333.
Fresh ricotta golden raisin soda bread, local Twin Lakes honey comb & walnut gremolata
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Spring Salad with fiddlehead ferns, grilled baby carrots, watercress, beer-pickled red onion, candy striped beets & strawberry-vanilla vinaigrette
Brooklyn Local 1
Asparagus Soup with white asparagus, caramelized fennel, crispy pancetta & coddled egg yolk
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale
Adobo Tuna Tartar with huitlacoche hominy, plantain puree, Frito’s & pork rinds
Brooklyn Local 2
Duck Confit served with sautéed morel mushrooms and snow peas, braised kale and artichokes and a balsamic-soy reduction
Brooklyn Black Ops, cask
New York Style Cheesecake beignet served with candied hazelnuts and a coffee-chocolate crème anglaise
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.
Join Brooklyn’s Gina Glenn on Friday, May 2nd at Syosset Beverage in Syosset, NY for one of the first tastes of Summer and freshly bottled Brooklyn Blast! Gina is bringing out quite the lineup for your enjoyment. Beers include:
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Kick off Summer with Brooklyn’s Lindsey Styborski at Limp Lizard in Syracuse, NY on Friday, May 2nd. Celebrate with Brooklyn Can bucket specials, 5 Brooklyn Lagers or Brooklyn Summer Ales for $20, and a rib basket special, 1/2 rack of ribs and fries for $10. Lindsey will also have corn toss going on and plenty of giveaways.
Grab a pint of Brooklyn and stay for the live music; “Hold the Air” will be playing from 6-10pm. Buy the beer and you can keep that glass when you go home. For every pint of Brooklyn you have at Limp Lizard in May, you’re entered for a chance to win Brooklyn crate full of beers and other goodies.
You’ve seen our president, now try his beer! After Steve Hindy’s Craft Beer Revolution talk at Book People, walk across the street to 24 Diner. Hang on to your ticket – ticket holders get $4 pints of the following:
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:
We’ve always been full of surprises, but up until now we’ve kept some pretty cool stuff to ourselves. The Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment series (aka BQE) offers you our personal stash of bottle-conditioned beers that take an extra measure of time, space and dedication to pull off.
Once upon a time, we created a beer called “Cuvée Noire”, and this beer lived beyond the strictures of beer styles. It had a stout-like malt structure, Belgian fermentation, and an irresistible personality. We loved Cuvée Noire, but here in Brooklyn our admirations have never been limited to beer. So our brewing team quietly introduced this beer to one of our other enthusiasms – Kentucky bourbon oak. After many months of aging, those six bourbon barrels produced a “Ghost Bottle” nicknamed Cuvée Elijah, some of the tastiest beer we’ve ever made. And then, of course, we drank it all. Ummm…yeah. Sorry about that.
But you will forgive us, because now we’ve made some of this beer for you as well. Brooklyn Cuvée Noire starts with a solid base of German malts, builds color and flavor from British and American roasted malts, gains rum notes from Mauritius raw sugar, grabs a hint of citrus from sweet orange peel, and then ferments under the flag of Belgium. Our Belgian house yeast lends the beer a gentle spiciness on a dry, brisk palate displaying notes of chocolate, coffee and citrus. Then follows six months in oak barrels, which marries all the flavors while adding overtones of vanilla, coconut, and flowers. Finally the beer is bottled completely flat and undergoes a full re-fermentation in the bottle. If this all sounds like way too much, let us assure you that it is, in fact, just right. You’ve never had anything quite like it.
We hope you’ll join us for the First Taste of Cuvée Noire, after all…you never know what else we may have up our sleeves.
The ticket gains you:
- 1 bottle of Cuvée Noire and the ability to purchase 1 additional bottle at $25.
- Entry to The Brooklyn Brewery, speakeasy-style, on Saturday 5/3 at 9pm through an unmarked door.
- An open beer bar (that’s right…no tokens, just delicious beer following freely!) of rare, dark beers. Some of our favorite shady characters will be on hand.
- Black Chocolate Stout Cupcakes from our friends at Ovenly
- Clips from classic film noir as well as a few of our own creation
- Last call happens at 11:30pm and at 12am, everyone better “Get outta here while you can still walk.” [Glenn Ford in The Big Heat (1953)].
Tickets are $40, get yours here:
In the last several years, downtown Brooklyn has experienced a cultural and commercial renaissance. Much of that is thanks to the landmark rezoning of the district that took place 10 years ago. To commemorate this milestone and celebrate all that is happening in the neighborhood, on Tuesday, May 6th, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will present “The 5×10 Talks,”at BRIC Arts Media House. What better way to showcase the innovation taking place in Downtown Brooklyn than to hear from a few of the innovators themselves – in their own words. Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has invited 5 of these innovators to answer the question, “What’s Next?” Speakers include:
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot
Brett Yormark, CEO of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center
Deborah Schwartz, President of the Brooklyn Historical Society
Katherine Isbister, Director of the NYU Game Innovation Lab
Ralph McDaniels, Founder of Video Music Box.
The program will also showcase the cultural community with performances from Soul Science featuring Chen Lo and Asante’ Amin, presented by 651 Arts; “I Hear America Singing,” presented by American Opera Projects; and present an award honoring outgoing Downtown Brooklyn Partnership board chairman, Alan Fishman, for his service to the community. Tickets to this illustrious event at $50, but, until April 15, there is an early bird special, 50% off. Get your tickets here: