Brooklyn Brewery says they are not planning on leaving Williamsburg

breweryDespite a report from Crain’s that Brooklyn Brewery is planning on ditching its longtime Williamsburg digs, the brewery says that is not the case. From [Read more…]

Brooklyn Brewery looking to leave Williamsbug, “our ability to renew [the lease] is zero”


With monstrosities like this moving in next door, we’re not surprised they can’t compete. From Crain’s:

Brooklyn Brewery is looking at the Navy Yard and Industry City as a potential spot for its brewing operations. The firm has been searching for space in the borough to relocate its manufacturing facilities there.

The brewery, famous for its namesake lager, currently has space in Williamsburg. According to Eric Ottaway, the company’s chief operating officer and general manager, it is searching for as much as 60,000 square feet. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Brewery to open at the Culinary Institute of America

Illustration credit: Steve Patricia/Noelker and Hull

Illustration credit: Steve Patricia/Noelker and Hull

Come 2015, students at the Culinary Institute of America won’t have to travel far to step inside the Brooklyn Brewery. Our neighborhood beer makers will be opening a seven-barrel brewing system in the prestigious culinary school’s new student union, currently under construction. According to a release from the CIA, the operations of the brewery will be integrated into the curriculum for students (21 and older) with a concentration in Advanced Wine, Beverage and Hospitality.
Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and other members of the Brooklyn Brewery team plan to make regular trips to the Hyde Park campus to help develop the course and recipes. The CIA will also work together with the brains at Brooklyn Brewery to serve its own signature lager, pilsner and seasonal beers on tap and in on-campus restaurants.

“We have great respect for The Culinary Institute of America, its leaders, and its illustrious alumni,” says Brooklyn Brewery Co-founder and Chairman Steve Hindy. “Smart and creative CIA-trained chefs and foodservice executives are all over the world today. Brooklyn Brewery has worked with the college for more than two decades on beer and food promotions, and special dinners. We are pleased to be able to make this gift to the CIA campus, and look forward to helping further develop beer education at Hyde Park.”

BBQ Blowout with Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver & Chef Andrew Gerson

via Eater

For the last few years, SnackyTunes brothers Darin & Greg Bresnitz have hosted a summer barbecue series where chefs cook food that they don’t make at their restaurants, in a casual setting. Last year, the people from Mable’s Smokehouse, and St. Anselm all joined the party.

The series returns next Tuesday, May 14 at Good Co. in Williamsburg with a meal prepared by Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver andAndrew Gerson, who is the brewery’s first house chef (he joined the team just a few months ago). Garrett and Andrew will be cooking a Middle Eastern-inspired meal with things like lamb skewers, Israeli couscous, and a braised cabbage salad with apples. Dinner with a Brooklyn Summer Ale is $10, and the party will feature a DJ set by Turing Machine.

The event will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Grab your tickets here.

Brooklyn Brewery Coming to Stockholm


Guess what? We’re building an 8,000 barrel brewery. In Stockholm, Sweden. Influenced by both American and Swedish brewing traditions, the brewery is a partnership between Brooklyn, D. Carnegie & Co. and Carlsberg Sweden.

Remember student exchange programs? How about brewer exchange programs. Our new team of Swedish brewers will train here in Brooklyn and learn our deepest, darkest secrets, in turn Garrett and the Brooklyn team will take turns visiting Sweden to brew special Brooklyn offerings — like Brewmaster’s Reserve and Worshipful Company of Brewers releases — as well as developing some brand new beers by the end of 2013. To start, these offerings will only be available in Sweden.

The brewery will be built in the landmarked Luma Factory buildings in Hammarby Sjöstad, a residential and commercial complex that fronts on Stockholm harbor (pictured). The waterfront brewery will have brewing capacity for 8,000 barrels and include a public space with room for 100 visitors inside, and another 150 outside. Plans for local food vendors are also in the works.
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Drink Beer, Help With Sandy Relief at Brooklyn Brewery Tonight

via Greenpointers:

Tonight Monday 11/5 at 7:30pm, Brooklyn Brewery (79 No. 11th St) is having a party for their new beer There Will Be Black and will contribute to Sandy Relief Efforts. Guests are encouraged to bring a $10 donation or one of the items on Brooklyn Kitchen’s supply list for the Rockaways.

Here’s a description of the limited edition beer from Brooklyn Brewery:

Sharp and snappy, full-bodied but dry, There Will Be Black has a core of black bread and dark chocolate, wrapped in a bright coat of orangey, minty hops. This beer knows the night. This beer will be awesome with your burger, revelatory with your chicken molé, and intends to marry your lamb vindaloo. We think you’ll approve. There Will Be Black doesn’t believe in Black IPA, because the day is not the night, and pale is not black.

More information here.

Brooklyn Brewery Introduces New IPA and Superhero For Comic-Con

Can’t wait to try The Defender and we love the new superhero designed by FREEwilliamsburg favorite Tony Millionaire:

Comic-Con season is nearly upon us, and to celebrate this most imaginative and animated occasion we’ve tapped into our inner nerd (didn’t have to dig too far) and brewed up a limited-edition draft-only hoppy amber IPA named The Defender. The liquid portion of The Defender was designed by Brewmaster and certified Sci-Fi geek Garrett Oliver, the logo by vintage DC Comics logo designer Milton Glaser, and the hero himself by Tony Millionaire. Best known for Drinky Crow and the Maakies comic series, Mr. Millionaire’s first regularly published strip was in the “The Waterfront Week”, a Williamsburg-based newspaper well known in our north Brooklyn neighborhood. Years after doing us the honor of making our first neighborhood map, Tony has returned to grace us with The Brooklyn Defender personified, a masked hero come to rescue us from the brewing Megaliths.

On Tuesday, September 25 from 7:30-10:30pm, in league with the New York chapter of Comic-Con, we’ll be launching The Defender here at The Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room. Open bar and swag giveaways. Costumes encouraged! Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve a spot. This party is for 21+ only. [Read more…]

R.I.P Monster – Brooklyn Brewery’s Beloved Cat

If you’ve visited Brooklyn Brewery you likely crossed paths with Monster, the brewery’s resident cat. Sadly, after thirteen years the little guy passed away today due to kidney failure.

From their blog:

“It’s safe to say that few other cats have received more attention and love (and table food) from more people than Monster. When he wasn’t working the crowds, visitors to The Brewery would find Monster perched above the Company Store watching/napping over his guests, and glaring eagle-eyed at any and all intrusive dogs. In his tenure as Tasting Room Host, Monster has made fans from across the world, and has been featured in the media via Animal Planet, Time Out NY and numerous magazines and blogs. Monster quickly became one of the most photographed objects in The Brewery, and aside from possibly Brewmaster Oliver has posed with more Brooklyn fans than any other member of the team.”