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Brooklyn Brewery Says Cheers to Beers and a Ginormous New Navy Yard Complex

Photo: Karissa Gall

Photo: Karissa Gall

Brooklyn Brewery today announced plans to roll out their barrel program to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in a big way. The Williamsburg-based beer operation already has a warehouse at the yard where they’re aging 2,000 barrels of wine, bourbon, rum and mezcal by way of experimental processes. But come 2018, the company will open their new “primary headquarters” to the public inside Building 77 at the center of the yard, where they plan to produce 50,000 barrels of beer annually.

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Puppies N’ Pints! Brooklyn Brewery Went to the Dogs Last Night

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

(Photo: Jaime Cone)

No, not all of the 2,000-plus people who committed on Facebook to attending the first ever Puppies n’ Pints were able to go – sorry guys, Brooklyn Brewery’s just not that big. They had to cap the event at 100, but in the wake of the incredible response the event’s organizers are already planning two upcoming opportunities to play with adoptable dogs while enjoying a few good brews. And as for Wednesday night’s event, the smiles on people’s faces would indicate success for the fledging cause.

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Chatting With Some Regulars at Bar Brooklyn… in Sweden

(Photo: Joshua Fischer)

(Photo: Joshua D. Fischer)

Taking a break from writing the Meet the Regulars book (slated to be published by Skyhorse in May 2016), I was visiting a friend in Stockholm, Sweden. As soon as I learned about Bar Brooklyn, a restaurant and bar inspired by Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery, I had to check it out.

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Some Bushwick Open Studios Details Dropped

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A press release from Arts in Bushwick paints the broad strokes for this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, coming June 5-7. There aren’t many details just yet, but there’s always a ton to do aside from gawking at artists’ workspaces. Our itinerary last year included a concert by Broke MC and Life Size Maps, a rooftop dance party at House of Screwball and a live painting contest at EXIT Room, all in the same night.

Here’s the scroop, straight from the horse’s mouth.

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Braven Brewery Keeps the Bushwick Beer Dream Alive

(from left: Eric Feldman Marshall Thompson, photo: Nicole Disser)

(from left: Eric Feldman Marshall Thompson, photo: Nicole Disser)

A refreshing new IPA is on tap in Brooklyn just in time for spring. You may remember that we spoke with Eric Feldman and Marshall Thompson a couple years back about their new Bushwick-based micro-brew company,  just as things were getting started. Now after two years of fits and starts, planning, scrapping, and straight hustling, Braven Brewing has finally become a reality.

We caught up with the brewers Wednesday night at fancy digs– a place called Cow and Clover, which is all poured concrete, reclaimed wood, and refurbished industrial lighting– adjacent to the now long-gone 285 Kent. Despite the close proximity of the staff, noise at the softly-lit “seasonal wood-fire kitchen” barely reached above a polite, pleasant hum at all times. The pair admitted this place was quite different from anything in  Thompson’s neighborhood, Bushwick– well, for now anyway.

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Vegans Sparred With Roadkill-Cuisine Advocates at Verbal Fight Night

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A food fight broke out at Brooklyn Brewery last night. Lots of them, actually.

Immersed in the thick scent of brewing beer, people in olive green jackets and cable-knit sweaters showed up to watch Leyla Acaroglu’s Verbal Fight Club and Drew Weigel’s Presentation Party Night NYC join forces. The result: a series of five-minute presentations on the “food fight ethics of what we choose to put in our bodies.”
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War Correspondents at BK Brewery

During this series at the Brooklyn Brewery, which serves as a fundraiser for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, the brewery’s founder Steve Hindy (a former foreign correspondent) interviews the best in his former field. This season’s guests include NPR correspondent Deborah Amos on May 22, Scott Anderson (Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East) on June 17; Getty Images photographers Pancho Bernasconi and Sandy Ciric discussing Chris Hondros, who was killed in a mortar attack in Libya, on July 16; Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan genocide, on September 17; and Sebastian Junger interviewing photographer Susan Meiselas of Magnum Photos on November 19. The $25 ticket buys your first beer.

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Saturday: Free Beer, Amazing Eats, Rad Shopping + DJs From LCD Soundsystem

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Brooklyn Brewery giveaway at 2pm, Nancy Whang at 2:30, and Museum of Love at 4.

Strap on the party hat: it’s time again for the Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, our outdoor extravaganza of food, shopping and muzak. This Saturday, Oct. 25, we’re once again bringing our fave-most North Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan restaurants, makers, and vendors to the Hester Street Fair in the LES. To make it a party, there’ll be free beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Plus beats by Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem, The Juan Maclean) as well as Museum of Love, the deliriously danceable DFA Records outfit featuring Pat Mahoney (also of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany (Jee Day). (The Juan Maclean’s new album dropped last month and MoL’s new video, off of their just-released self-titled album, is up today.)

In addition to the free Brooklyn Brewery while it lasts, Tørst will be pouring bitching beers by Evil Twin Brewing and serving duck sandwiches, plus there’ll be Carolina whole-hog BBQ from Arrogant Swine, good pho-king Vietnamese food from Bún-Ker, southern grub from Empire BiscuitKorean-American fried bird from Seoul Chicken, classic NYC dogs from Papaya King, Malay and Indonesian fare from Pasar Malam, Icelandic lamb stew from Skál, Japanese rice burgers (yep, rice burgers) from Yonekichi, and still more grub from Vendy Award winners Zha and Khao Man Gai NY. And more!

Good eats are just the start of it: Papercut Press is bringing indie books, Creeps Annual is hawking zines, iMakr is showing off 3D-printed toys, and there’ll be used vinyl from The Punk Guy as well as new vinyl from Greenpoint indie label Captured Tracks. To help you nail that Halloween outfit, Catland will add a pinch of occult weirdness, and there’ll be tons of vintage and artisan jewelry, clothing, crafts, home wares and art from vendors like Etsy NYFair Folks & a Goat and many, many more.

We’ve got more surprises in store (Update: like the return of Billy Leroy’s famed antiques and oddities tent and speed-dating with the “Looking for a Girlfriend” guy), so save the date and stay tuned to @bedbow for some exciting updates.

Join us Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hester Street Fair at Hester and Essex; take the J, M, Z to Delancey or F to East Broadway.

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War Correspondents at BK Brewery

During this series at the Brooklyn Brewery, which serves as a fundraiser for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, the brewery’s founder Steve Hindy (a former foreign correspondent) interviews the best in his former field. This season’s guests include NPR correspondent Deborah Amos on May 22, Scott Anderson (Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East) on June 17; Getty Images photographers Pancho Bernasconi and Sandy Ciric discussing Chris Hondros, who was killed in a mortar attack in Libya, on July 16; Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan genocide, on September 17; and Sebastian Junger interviewing photographer Susan Meiselas of Magnum Photos on November 19. The $25 ticket buys your first beer.

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War Correspondents at BK Brewery

During this series at the Brooklyn Brewery, which serves as a fundraiser for Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues, the brewery’s founder Steve Hindy (a former foreign correspondent) interviews the best in his former field. This season’s guests include NPR correspondent Deborah Amos on May 22, Scott Anderson (Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East) on June 17; Getty Images photographers Pancho Bernasconi and Sandy Ciric discussing Chris Hondros, who was killed in a mortar attack in Libya, on July 16; Philip Gourevitch on the Rwandan genocide, on September 17; and Sebastian Junger interviewing photographer Susan Meiselas of Magnum Photos on November 19. The $25 ticket buys your first beer.

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War Correspondents at the Brooklyn Brewery

Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy also happens to be an ex-foreign correspondent, and this series sees him in conversation with war reporters and photojournalists who have covered conflict across the globe. Tonight, he’ll be talking to Scott Anderson, author ofLawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East and witness to crises that have taken place from the Middle East to Northern Ireland to El Salvador. Proceeds from the series go towards the non-profit RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), which provides free first aid training to freelance conflict journalists.