Two new craft beer breweries coming to Bushwick and East Williamsburg in September


Available on draft when Kings County Brewers opens in September

Beer drinkers take note. With the opening of two new breweries next month, North Brooklyn will become a bonafide craft beer destination. From Grub Street:

Kings County Brewers Collective
381 Troutman St., nr. Wyckoff Ave., Bushwick; 929-234-6557. September.
Bushwick’s first brewery since 1976 comes via three alums from the Brooklyn Brewery, Rockaway Brewing, and Greenpoint Beer Works. Their 1,000-square-foot taproom will pour a dozen diverse beers, from tropical IPAs to sour beers infused with strawberries and guava. [Read more…]

This Saturday: Beer and BBQ at North Brooklyn Farms


We’re hoping it cools down a bit, but either way Beergarden sounds like a lot of fun. Starting at 5pm this Saturday (Aug 20) sample beers from Threes, Other Half, Finback and more at the riverfront greenspace beside the Williamsburg Bridge:

Join us at North Brooklyn Farms, an urban farm and public greenspace on the footprint of the iconic Domino Sugar Factory [Read more…]

Lantern Hall, a new craft beer joint, is coming to Bushwick in December


Lantern Hall, credit Eater

New beer spots are always welcome! Looking forward to trying some British suds soon:

A new beer bar called Lantern Hall is slated to open in early December at 52 Harrison Place., right by the Morgan Avenue L stop. A British expat with fine dining experience is running the bar, while a New Orleans-taught chef is running the kitchen. Will Sperling, 29, used to be a manager at Craft Beer Co. in London and came to the U.S. to work in the hospitality industry — ultimately in the front of house at Gramercy Tavern and then The Clocktower. And chef Philip Immekus, also 29, takes inspiration for the American bar food menu from growing up in Southern Missouri and working in New Orleans. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Pour 2015 review


Village Voice’s annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival celebrated its 5th anniversary with 67 breweries serving over 120 beers on Saturday. The event was held at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, which although a little generic in terms of aesthetic, worked well with it’s windowed walls letting in plenty of natural light and the 1500-or-so attendees had plenty of room to stumble maneuver in the scheme of things.

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Craft beer fest Brooklyn Pour is coming to Greenpoint in September

It’s almost that time of the year again, friends! Brooklyn Pour, the Village Voice’s craft brew festival is almost upon us, and it’s found a new, more convenient (for us North Brooklyners) home this year: Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble Street.

This year’s fest boasts samples of over one hundred seasonal, micro and reserve brews from New York and beyond and will take place on Saturday, September 26th from 2:00PM – 6:00PM. It’s always one of my favorite events of the year.

Participating breweries include Aspall, Austin Eastciders, Braven Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Crabbies Ginger Beer, Downeast Cider House, Fentimans, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Harpoon Brewery, Kronenbourg Brewery, McKenzie’s Hard Cider, Rockaway Brewing Company, Singha Beer, Singlecut Beersmiths, Sixpoint Brewery, St. Feuilliens, Victory Brewing Company, War Flag Brewing Company with many more to be announced.

VIP, early entry and general admission tickets are available now.

Beerded Ladies night at Threes Brewing to celebrate women in the beer industry


It’s this Thursday in Gowanus at Threes Brewing:

Although not gender exclusive, Beerded Ladies throws events celebrating the many women in the beer industry. Since BL’s conception in 2013, the ladies have been hosting female-centric brew bashes all over NYC. On Thursday, April 30th, they’ll be hosting a mouthwatering event called Ladies Pint Night hosted by Threes Brewing in Gowanus. [Read more…]

Starbucks’ second Williamsburg location had its liquor license denied

starbucksBrooklyn’s Community Board 1 voted to deny Starbucks’ the right to a liquor license on their forthcoming North 7th st. location last night. From DNA info:

Burrows said in this case, “the public says there isn’t an interest.”

The board vote followed impassioned arguments made by several locals, including Esther Bell from The West, which is located at 379 Union Ave., just a block away from the new Starbucks.

Bell said she she launched a petition after hearing about Starbucks’ request for a license to sell beer and wine on Monday, because she is concerned it will threaten small businesses in the neighborhood.

“We don’t need them to take over Brooklyn,” said Bell, who was applauded by the residents on Thursday.

The people haven’t won quite yet as there is still a final vote scheduled for October 20th.

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Brooklyn Pour: Then and Now

bkpour1One of my favorite events of the year, Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour festival returned to the old savings bank at One Hanson Place in Fort Greene this past Saturday. More than one hundred and twenty beers were available for tasting between 2 and 6 PM, from the likes of Sixpoint, Kelso, Bronx Brewery and more. It was first time back at the fest since it’s first year back in 2011, and it’s grown up a bit since then. And so have I. I think. [Read more…]