This coming September 29th during New York’s Craft Beer Week, BrewYork – a collaborative of New York-centric beer writers, brewers and advocates – will host Beer 2 Garden, a benefit to raise money and awareness for East New York Farm. The event will take place at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will feature rare craft beers from the finest breweries in New York, and the surrounding areas. 100% of the proceeds from this pay-as-you-go event will be donated to East New York Farms, a local organization aimed at youth and adults to address food justice in the community by promoting local, sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.
My wife and I are on a quest to find her 10 beers over the next 3 months that she can enjoy! We have found very few beers that she has enjoyed. Tonight’s challenge is a regular go to beer of mine. Brooklyn Brewery makes some pretty awesome beers, especially if you can get their Brewmasters Reserve draft beer, but they also make several 750ml cork and caged beers. One of personal favorites is Brooklyn-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse. (more…)
Last night was Brooklyn Brewery’s Invitational Release Party for their two newest offerings: Sorachi Ace in 750ml corked bottles (formerly a Brewmaster Reserve Beer) and Buzz Bomb Ale, the newest in the line of draught-only “Brewmaster Reserves”. In addition to the beers themselves, we were also treated to delectable cheeses from Bedford Cheese Shop along with delicious chorizo and barbacoa from The Meat Hook. But onto the reason we were there, the beers!
I love beer, but some of you may not know I also really love wine. I write and talk a lot about beer, but I’m also a huge fan of wine, scotch, whiskey, bourbon and tequila. So let me share with you a photo essay of this epic Beer versus Wine dinner, sponsored by Amanti Vino, which featured Master Sommelier, Fred Dexheimer squaring off against Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. These two men are very charismatic and appeared to have lots of fun taking little shots and jabs at each other throughout the night. In my humble opinion and I’m sure that of Garrett Oliver, Beer triumphed once again versus Wine. Although, I will concede the wine did win at least one of the cheeses. The best part of it, the wines were just as spectacular as the beer. If I had the money, I would buy all the wines featured in the dinner, But the breadth of flavors in the beer made Fred’s challenge a difficult one.
One of the coolest things about having a beer blog is meeting cool beer people and going to industry events. Monday night was no different; the release party for Brooklyn Breweries latest Brewmaster’s Reserve Series beer, Dark Matter.
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