We’re bringing a whole lot of Brooklyn to the Bay Street Biergarten on May 8th. Grab yourself a plate of freaky fries or pretzel bombs, and get ready for an all-out assualt on this beer garden’s tap. The list includes:
During NYCxDesign, the city-wide celebration of all things design, Wanted Design, the premier creative destination for the international design community, is touching down at Industry City in Sunset Park. The official kick-off party on Saturday, May 10, but the programming continues until May 20th. Click here for more information on the full range of programming, which will include local and international artists and designers.
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:
Bringing together poets from different generations, Dia Art Foundation’s Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by Vincent Katz, explores a range of experimentation and voices in contemporary poetry. Monday,May 12th, Dia will host Charles Borkhuis and Ariana Reines. Charles Borkhuis’s books of poems include Afterimage (2007), Savoir-fear (2003), and Alpha Ruins (2000). His plays Barely There, Present Tense, and Flipper were produced in New York in 2013. Ariana Reines is author of Coeur de Lion (2011), MERCURY (2011), The Cow (2006), and the play TELEPHONE, presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in February 2009, with two Obie wins. In 2009, Reines became Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in Poetry at the University of California at Berkeley.
Tickets are $6, $3 for Dia members, students and seniors, and are available at the door or here:
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:
Come to Jackson’s in Commack, NY on Thursday, May 15th from 6-8pm for the next Edible Long Island Quarterly Carousal. Try our latest Brewmaster’s Reserve, Ridgy-Didge, get the latest issue of Edible Long Island, and try some locally made snacks by cHarissa and Nina’s Fresh Baked. Admission is free, but space is limited so RSVP 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:
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, May 15th at 8pm for laughs and good times.
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.