Bring your buns to battle with Brooklyn Brewery and North Festival’s first-ever Nordic Hot Dog Contest. The contenders from throughout Scandinavia have been throwing down their hot dog recipes for Nordic food experts, and the semi-finalists are moving on to the final round here at the brewery. On September 15th we’re hosting the Nordic Hot Dog Championship as a part of NORTH Festival, where you’ll have the chance to taste the two hot dogs so good it won their chefs a trip to Brooklyn, as well as entries from esteemed Nordic chefs.
Our two semifinalists are up against some stiff (professional) competition from the likes of Fredrick Andersson, Leif Sørensen, Martin Høedholt, Neal Fraser, Paul Backer, Richard McCormick and Sami Tallberg, but their hot dogs sound championship worthy:
Dellie Wakeham: “For this hot dog I wanted to show of some of the nordic flavors and combine them with more classical hot dog flavors. Soft bun, juicy lambsausage, crispy bacon, chantarelles and tangy mustard aioli. It is so tasty that you just want to have more and more. This is the ultimate hot dog!”
Egil Ekbom: “The hot dog is my idea of a traditional hot dog with an extra Nordic twist. Västerbotten cheese adds depth to the dog itself while the lingonberry chipotle ketchup brings together sweet, sour and smoky. The relish gets an addition of “the black gold from the forest”: Yellowfoot mushrooms. ”
Tickets include dogs from each contestant, beer, coffee and an opportunity to be an inch away from eternal glory and witness the greatest moment in someone’s life. Tickets are $49. Get them here:
On Monday, September 15th, we’re helping Tex Mex Connection in North Wales, PA celebrate with 30th anniversary with a Brooklyn Guided Tasting of some of our favorite fall beers. From 6-8pm we’ll be on hand pouring Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Sorachi Ace, and Post Road Pumpkin Ale and handing out plenty of Brooklyn giveaways.
On Sunday, September 14th we open our doors to the tastes of Scandinavia with the The Nordic Street Food Festival. This Smorgasburg-style event will feature tasting stations from some of the most talented Nordic chefs, including Sami Tallberg and Frida Ronge. Pair your bites with local beer two ways: we’ll be pouring our own beers alongside the fresh brews from our Swedish sister brewery, Nya Carnegiebryggeriet. These beers are only sold in Sweden and are coming over for just one week to make their NYC debut. The one day event is a part of NORTH Festival, a week-long celebration of the distinctive culinary scene of Scandinavian and Nordic. Check out the rest of the NORTH events here and meet us in the tasting room on Sunday. Food tickets and beer tokens will be available at the door.
Greenpoint Comedy Night returns to the WORD bookstore! This month’s show features beer from Brooklyn Brewery and headlining comedian Sean Donnelly (seen on The Late Show with David Letterman). Admission is $6 and includes two beers. Audrey Murray hosts Usama Siddiquee, Michael Karlik, Patrick J. Reilly, Emmy Blotnick, David Vaughn Straughn, and Michelle Wolf.
You shouldn’t have to choose between a weekend getaway and your favorite neighborhood crawl and we won’t ask you to. We’re waiting until September to host our next immersion. Join Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Based on September 13th as we explore the mystical land of Bushwick.
We’ve lined up a fantastic crop of bars, restaurants, cafes and stores to check out, focusing on the area around the Jefferson stop on the L train. Consider this your $20 ticket to an entire day of artsy, boozy, delicious fun.
You’ll start the day by picking up your envelope full of walking around money, or WAM, as we like to call it, at Radio Bushwick, any time between 1pm and 2:30pm. From there, Bushwick is basically your oyster. Your WAM is like Bushwick Monopoly money, and each bill will score you a different deal around the neighborhood. What do you get? Brooklyn Brewery beers at The Rookery, Radio Bushwick,Three Diamond Door and Brooklyn Fire Proof, and lunch at either The Diggs—your choice of their ridiculously good poutine or Coney fries, which come covered with chili, cheese sauce, mustard and onions (leave off the chili if you like)—or Brooklyn Fire Proof (your choice of a wings basket or a burger and fries). What else? Discounts on everything from coffee, cookies and other baked goods to haircuts, books and handmade goods at spots like Little Skips, Sweet and Shiny and The Shops at The Loom. (See below for the full list—some last for a full year.)
We sold out well in advance of our two last Immersions in Greenpoint and South Slope, so round up your friends and get your tickets early.
Here are all deals to date–RSVP on Facebook for updates as we add more deals and open galleries to the list.
Cobra Club: $3 can of Brooklyn Brewery beer. Valid day of immersion only. Valid day of Immersion only.
Molasses Books: One or the other–10% off all books OR free coffee (iced or hot) with any book purchase. Valid day of Immersion only.
Sweet & Shiny: Buy one cookie, get one free. Valid through December 13, 2014.
Little Skips: Free coffee or tea with any sandwich order. Valid through December 13, 2014.
Tomahawk Salon: 20% off men or women’s cut. Valid through March 13, 2015.
Kave: Free small cold brew with any purchase of $4 or more. Valid through December 13, 2014.
Better than Jam Homemade: 20% off handmade products; 10% off supplies. Valid at Bushwick location only through November 13, 2014.
Amos Eno Gallery: Free admission to your choice of gallery event or free walk through with director on Saturdays, every hour on the hour. Gallery open 12-6, Thursday-Sunday. Valid through March 13, 2015.
Chez Bushwick: $5.00 off year membership. Valid through December 31, 2014
RDNMKS: 25% off all reflection dynamiks apparel, 10% off all accessories and free iphone case with a purchase of any sprayground bookbag. Valid day of immerison only.
Bushwick Community Darkroom: 20% off any services or rentals. Excludes classes.
Brooklyn Yarn Creative Studio: 20% off any merchandise or classes offered in studio. Valid through September 13, 2015
Bushwick Food Coop: $10 off a $50 purchase, for new members joining September 1st 2014 or later OR non-members. Valid through December 13, 2014.
Loom Yoga Center: $35 for 4 weeks of unlimited yoga, first time yogis at Loom Yoga Center.
Everyone’s favorite street vendor awards, The Vendys, are back in New York City for their 10th year on Saturday, September 13th. The Vendys is an intense cook-off between the most popular sidewalks chefs in the city and a fundraiser to support culinary entrepreneurs and the sustainable food movement! Tickets include sampling the best dishes from over 25 of the city’s most beloved food vendors along with all-you-can-drink Brooklyn beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages like Gus Grown Up Sodas. Tickets start at $85 with early bird pricing ($50 for children). Get yours here:
Join Brooklyn’s John Williams and Whole Foods Market on September 12th for the 6th Annual Firefighter’s Grill and Beer Tasting at Whole Foods Market in West Hartford, CT. We’ll be pouring Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Blast!, and Sorachi Ace. The evening of fine fare and excellent beer benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association, so if you’re in the area make sure to come out and support. Tickets are just $10 and include 10 beer samples.
Join Brooklyn’s Ben Morrissey for the release of our brand new Brewmaster’s Reserve, Weizenhammer, at Covenhoven on Wednesday, September 10th. We’ll be pouring this beauty alongside Brooklyn Oktoberfest, Blast!, Fire & Ice, and the brand new Brooklyn Defender. This beer is big and bad and deserves quite the reception. Meet us and it at the bar.
Treat your wrists to a night of free pinball with Whopper Wednesdays at the Library Square Public House. Take on an array of classic pinball machines fueled by $6 beer and wings specials and $10 pitchers. Doors open at 6 PM and league play commences at 7 PM, so be sure to come early to bask in pinball glory. Miss it this Wednesday? Don’t worry, we’ll still be there next Wednesday.
Did you know Las Vegas is a beer town? Mandalay Bay, the destination hotel and casino, is setting the record straight. September 12-14th, they’re hosting the beer weekend of your dreams featuring a Brewmaster’s Beer Dinner with our own Garrett Oliver, who is celebrating his 20th year with Brooklyn Brewery, and Firestone Walker’s Matthew Brynildson on Friday night. Saturday, Steve Hindy takes the stage to discuss his newest book, Craft Beer Revolution, with local beer luminaries. They’re following that up with a true beer festival, hosting 25+ breweries. Finally Sunday, they’ll top it all off with a beer brunch, just good beer paired with yummy food. Make your reservations here: