Rising rents don’t have you in enough of a panic? Jesus, you’re one cool, calm cat. Is it maybe because you’ve had a few beers already? Oh. Well, in that case, this one may have you reaching for syrup of ipecac: according to NPR, researchers in Germany have found that arsenic levels in beer are two times higher than the amount allowed in drinking water. When even beer is turning against you, what can you possibly do? (more…)
Brooklyn Brewery has long had the brewing scene on lock here in Kings County, at least when it comes to being named for something associated with Brooklyn. Now news comes from DNA Info that a new upstart is gunning for the number one spot, and they’re coming straight out of the neighborhood known for scrapping and fighting, Bed-Stuy. (more…)
If your liver is still functioning after three-month Hurricane Sandy-to-Drynuary holiday of sad winter intoxication, then you have one final chance to finally kill it off. The 5th Annual NYC Beer Week starts today! The New York City Brewers Guild has taken over 120 venues across the city (32 in Brooklyn) for all kinds of sudsy New York beer-related events through March 3rd. The big kick-off party is tonight from 7-10 p.m. at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, and we’ve included some hot BK events below. Just remember, when you gaze long into a beer glass, the beer glass also gazes into you.
Have you ever wondered, as you popped a tab on a lukewarm Modelo Especial that set you back at least a buck fifty, whether it’s worth moving cross-country for cheaper beer? Well, the folks over at Nerd Wallet certainly did: they used a cost-of-living calculator to compare prices on six-packs of Heineken, and according to their calculations, at $12.63-a-pack, Manhattan is the worst place to be a beer drinker.
The long-awaited 2013 Brokelyn Beer Book is on sale today, just in time for Valentine’s day. For just $30, you get this gorgeous, pocket-sized, completely portable coupon book (designed by the talented folks at The Heads of State) containing coupons for 30 free beers at 30 bars. And not just any bars: The Brokelyn elves have spent the past few months curating the best beer bars in town. But wait, there’s more! This year, we offer not one, but TWO books to choose from, each containing 30 different amazing bars! What?! It’s true! See the breakdown below, but don’t dawdle in buying your beer book today, because these puppies will be snatched up before you can say, Bartender, I’ll have another! (more…)
A little over a month ago, we brought you news about a copyright slap fight between Sierra Nevada and brewery-in-waiting Narwhal Brewery. The fight is over now, according to The Brooklyn Paper, and not surprisingly, Sierra Nevada ended up winning this one. Henceforth, Narwhal Brewery shall be known as Finback Brewery. Adjust your tattoos accordingly. (more…)
So, after a long dry spell, we are unleashing the Brokelyn Beer Books…you know, those awesome beer voucher books where you get 30 beers from 30 different bars all for only 30 bucks. What’s that? You don’t know how good it feels to have one in your hand because last time they sold out in under three hours? Well now is your chance. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we are coming back with TWO books. This means twice as many fantastic bars and twice as many chances to get your hands on the ultimate Brooklyn beer lover’s gift – either for yourself or someone else. We’ll be dropping them real soon so sign up for our mailing list to be sure you’re the first to know.
After all, life is too short to spend it sober.
With Drynuary nearly halfway over, we know you’re counting beer bottles to put yourself to sleep. Luckily, while you’ve been weeping into your $9 green-machine veggie shakes, we’ve been hard at work assembling our 2013 Beer Books, otherwise known as the greatest thing ever. Why? Because we love you and your love of bars with local microbrew and otherwise delicious beer selections, even if they might cost a little more to enjoy. (more…)
There’s not much crossflow in cultural knowledge between Brooklyn and Sweden. Thanks to them, we’ve got Vikings, Swedish Fish candies, meatballs, Ikea (obviously), and this one songwriting competition about the G train whose winner was sent to Sweden. It’s not a very extensive list, but now we have a big bragging right that we can tag onto it: the building of a Brooklyn Brewery in Stockholm. Hopefully they don’t take our champion, The Defender, with them. (more…)
Molasses Books finally has its beer and wine license! Bushwick’s barter-based bookstore, which has been open since July, promises “books that [don’t] suck” at prices within the $5-8 range. Used bookstores are nothing new, so what’s the hook? As we mentioned over the summer, at Molasses, you can trade your used books for coffee, or if you’d prefer, for more books. Since its inception, there’s been a promise on behalf of owner Matthew Winn that patrons would eventually be able to swap their books for a tab for beer and wine, and ladies and gentlemen, that day is finally here. (more…)
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