War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery: Sebastian Junger with Jen Percy, Peter Van Agtmael and Elliot Ackerman
Our much acclaimed series, War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery, a collaboration with Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC), is back on January 21st for “Telling Afghanistan.” This time around RISC founder and executive director Sebastian Junger will be joined in conversation by authors Jen Percy (Demon Camp) and Elliot Ackerman (Green on Blue) and photographer Peter Van Agtmael (Disco Night Sep 11) to discuss telling the story of the Afghan War in non-fiction, fiction, and photography. With the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan, how will storytellers reckon with this thirteen-year war and its legacy among both Americans and Afghans? This event will benefit both RISC and Words After War, a nonprofit which organizes high-quality literary programming to provide veterans, their families and civilian supporters with the tools they need to tell their stories. Tickets are $25, $15 for students with ID. Get tours here:
Sheridan’s Lodge in Newton, NJ is shaking up your Wednesday night with a Brooklyn Brewery Tap Attack. Come out on January 21st from 6-9pm, and get your fill of some of our favorite seasonal, perennial and limited edition beers, including Brewmaster’s Reserve, Quadraceratops.
Quadraceratops, Brewmaster’s Reserve
Brooklyn Dry Irish Stout
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
We know that if there’s one thing people like as much as our beer it’s getting to keep the glass it comes in. Lucky for you, you can do just that at Boiled Owl on January 21st. Buy a Brooklyn Lager or a Dry Irish Stout, and go home with some sweet Brooklyn glassware.
“B” is for “Brooklyn.” We all learned that in school, yes? But “B” is also for “Belgium,” and when our brewmaster first visited Belgium in 1984, he learned that “K” is for “Kriek.” “Kriek” means “cherry” in Belgian Flanders, where for centuries Kriek beers have been made by adding cherries to lambics and other sour beers. Here in Brooklyn, we based our distinctly American take on Kriek in our dark abbey ale, the estimable Local 2, to which we added tart dried whole Montmorency cherries from Michigan. Around this, we wrapped a barrel of charred American bourbon oak. The sugar of the cherries began to ferment away. The barrels hissed. And we waited.
Now, a full year after we brewed it, this beer is ready for your table. K is for Kriek is dry, fruity, tart, full-bodied, and expansive, and ready to be enjoyed. Come on out to Tap and Barrel in Smithtown, Long Island on Tuesday, January 20th to get your first taste. Grab a bottle to enjoy now and one to save for later. K is for Kriek gets an A+ for cellaring potential. With your purchase completed, stay and enjoy a Brooklyn Blast!, Brooklyn Lager, or Sorachi Ace, all available on draft. Glassware giveaways and raffles will accompany.
Tony & Phil Ciccone of Slyce in Ardsley, NY are planning a meal so hearty and delicious you won’t want to miss it. Teaming up with Brooklyn’s Rob Basile, they’re offering up the perfect beer and food pairings in a four course feast. Take a look at their beautiful menu below and get your tickets, which are $50, by calling Slyce at 914-693-2664
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Coconut Shrimp with sweet Thai chili sauce and orange glaze
Tips & Tails: filet mignon tips topped with gorgonzola cheese on a crostini
Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager
Tomato Basil: marinated plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, garlic, basil
Goat Cheese, Fig & Honey: organic turkish figs, goat cheese, mozzarella, drizzled honey
Brooklyn Local 2
Short Ribs: port wine and vegetable braised beef short ribs served with polenta
Black Chocolate Stout & Kriek, a Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment
Homemade New York-style cheesecake
MexiCali Live is kicking off 2015 with Prog Night on January 16th, an evening that celebrates all things progressive rock. As usual when we take over, tap and can selections will run wild with Brooklyn beers including seasonal favorites like Brooklyn Winter Ale and Dry Irish Stout as well as brand new saison, Brooklyn 1/2 Ale. The line up is impeccable, the beer is fantastic, there’s really no excuse not to go. Get your tickets here:
The tradition lives on! We invite you to spend one night each month at the Brooklyn Brewery 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.” We’ve had such a good time over the past few years hosting Tom and friends that we are bringing it back again, and if you buy your tickets in advance, it’s $10 and that includes a beer token (or you can buy tickets at the door – $12 [cash only] and that also includes a beer token!). A bargain! Join us on Thursday, January 15th for laughs and good times. The doors open at 8pm and the stories start at 8:30pm.
Joining Tom will be:
Charlie Hankin (from UCB and a cartoonist for the New Yorker)
Roger Hailes (writer and comedian seen on Comedy Central & Jimmy Fallon)
Peter Pavia (author)
Anna Dunn (Editor of the Diner Journal and aspiring crime fiction novelist)
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It’s time for the latest edition of one of our favorite programs, the Quarterly Carousal. We’re teaming up with Brix + Rye, recently opened in Greenport, NY by your favorite mobile pizza makers, Rolling in Dough, to debut our newest Brewmaster’s Reserve, Quadraceratops. In addition to taking your first drink of the dark Belgian quadruppel-style ale, you’ll also be able to sample locally made snacks and pick up the latest issue of Edible East End. Tickets are required for the event, but are just $5. Get yours here:
We’re taking over the menu at Red, Wine, And Brew in Mentor, Ohio for a solid week with some perfectly-executed beer & food pairings. On this coming Thursday, every pairing purchase from 6-9pm gets you entered into a raffle to win tickets to the Saturday session of Cleveland Beerfest. We’ll also be raffling off other prizes all week long!
Spicy Crabcake w/ Remoulade & Frisée Slaw.
Balsamic Marinaded Sirloin w/ Blue Cheese Cream Sauce. Roasted Garlic Mash & Charred Tomato Ragu.
Black Chocolate Stout
Chocolate Meringue w/ Raspberry Mouse.
Nacho Ordinary Gals meet up with friends and order nachos, in and around New York City. They are a group of young professions who rely on good friends to share nachos with in order to facilitate the transition from after hours to happy hours, job to career, house parties to dinner parties and adjusting to life as 20-somethings in the big bad apple.
Him&Her productions consists of Justin Yllanes and Deborah Brooks. The two met waiting tables at Carolines Comedy Club back in 2010. When they weren’t busing tables at New York’s Number 1 Comedy Night Club, they were “barking” on the city streets to get people to attend their weekday comedy shows in dive bars around the city. The comedy duo produce comedy shows all over the city!
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: