What it is: Brooklyn Brewery’s official tasting room. With eight to ten beers on tap and uber-friendly bartenders, it’s a place that gets loud but definitely not rowdy.
Why we love it: With its camp-style seating, the bar is unpretentious at its best- sit down, drink and be merry. With no food except for snack ‘ums like Peanut Brittle you can order out and tell the delivery guy to just bring it in to you. Or you can just nosh on a pie from the pizza truck outside. People have even been known to bring in cakes for birthdays. (more…)
Now that 3rd Ward has succumbed to terrible decisions and capitalism, people have been wondering what would happen to Brooklyn’s DIY and teaching community. Fortunately, some of those people didn’t want to just sit around asking that question, they decided they’d answer it, by getting the whole community in one place and talking about it. That place? The Brooklyn Brewery tonight, because alcohol as we all know, helps you form ideas. (more…)
You guys remember The Defender? Brooklyn Brewery’s own superhero/hyper-local beer? You probably don’t recognize him up there, since last time you saw him he had a glowing tap/staff and the look of a Golden Age-era namby-pamby hero who’s all good. But now crime (against beer) is running rampant and so is cynicism, so The Defender needs a gritty new Christopher Nolan style reboot. (more…)
Yeah, that could get us to Manhattan. via Facebook
So summer is ending and we’re all sad about it. If only there were some way we could drink our way out of (or deeper into) our sadness and not spend that much money on it. Oh wait, what’s that, over the bridge, in the mysterious kingdom known as “the Lower East Side?” A free bazaar that will have free Brooklyn Brewery beer at 6:30pm tomorrow? Our dreams have been answered! (more…)
Put this in song form and you can go to Sweden. Photo by Madelyn Owens
How do you say “Coney Island” in Swedish? Um, according to Google Translate, “Coney Island.” Feel free to correct us if you speak Swedish. Or even better, save that email and write a catchy song about Coney Island, because like they did last year, Brooklyn Brewery wants to send a songwriter to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden! Lycka till (good luck)! (more…)
What are you going to do with these people? Via Flickr’s Robotpolisher.
‘Tis the season for jorts, drunkenly re-installing a window unit (advice: no) and — eep — parent visits. Assuming your M &/or D have a few New York trips under his or her belt, it’s time to mix it up from the Met-High Line-Grimaldi’s trifecta. Continue to impress your parents or at least give them reason to act impressed by taking any of our suggestions come their next pilgrimage. Make them proud by showing off your savvy, budget-conscious tour of the city, and maybe you’ll impress them enough they’ll buy you a real meal in a sit-down restaurant for once. (more…)
1. Lionel Shrive, the author of We Need to Talk About Kevin comes to Powerhouse Arena to talk about her new book, Big Brother. It’s not about the NSA, but is about obesity, so hey, still relevant (Monday)
2. Videology screens a locally-sourced mystery/comedy, The Confabulators (Monday)
3. Brooklyn Brewery takes over The Owl Farm, a bar we love. Presumably not by force, but we never know with these microbrew wars anymore. Don’t forget your beer book! (Tuesday) (more…)
Get advice on how to get your food from your kitchen to a store shelf. via Facebook
We’ve previously handed out some free advice on how to break into the food business in Brooklyn, but there’s a ton of competition out there, so you can always use some more info. Especially if it comes from people who’ve made a name for themselves on the basis of their own tasty food. Tomorrow, Edible Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Brewery are bringing you just that, gathering successful foodies to dish on how they made it here. (more…)