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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 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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5 Ways to Sharpen Your Mind While Getting a Buzz On

Late Night Basement
Between The Kevin Corrigan Show, the Lost Lectures, and Raising the Bar it’s pretty clear barrooms are the new lecture halls. If you’re looking for inebriation and intellectualism, check out these upcoming events.

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The True Story of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the North Pole and Brooklyn Beer

Until we return from vacation Jan. 3, enjoy this daily series of longer pieces in which we unravel the histories of storied buildings. Presenting: A Lot About a Plot.

(Photo: Alistair Mackay)

(Photo: Alistair Mackay)

If you’ve ever hoisted a bottle of Brooklyn Lager and really looked at its Milton Glaser-designed logo, you may have noticed the words “Pre-Prohibition Style” hovering above the baseball-style “B.” And you may have asked yourself: how exactly can a brewery founded in 1988 claim to make “The Pre-Prohibition Beer”?

The answer lies miles away from Brooklyn Brewery’s Williamsburg headquarters, at 670 Bushwick Avenue. That’s where a three-story home resembling the mansion from Royal Tenenbaums – cast in deep red brick, with a conspicuous rounded tower – lurks behind a chain-link fence and a “No Trespassing” sign.

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A Beer Born of a Brooklyn Brewmaster and Manhattan Spice Whisperer

Keg label courtesy of mybeerbuzz.comGarrett Oliver is the brewmaster who gave us bacon beer, so when Brooklyn Brewery releases a new limited-offer, draft-only concoction (as it does every three or four months) we get excited.

We like to imagine Oliver holed up in a windowless laboratory in Williamsburg, surrounded by spices from India and barley from Newfoundland, furiously scribbling chemical equations on a dry-erase board. But he got some help for this latest installment of the Brewmaster’s Reserve series. Cuvée La Boîte is a collaboration with Lior Lev Sercarz, the self-styled “spice whisperer” and proprietor of La Boîte Biscuits & Spices, in Hell’s Kitchen.
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Welcome to Berry Hill, Where Williamsburg Looks More Like Murray Hill

Welcome to Berry Hill, Where Williamsburg Looks More Like Murray Hill

On the G train to Nassau Avenue, a guy in a backwards baseball cap and a “Most Dope” t-shirt tells his friends, dressed in button-downs and popped collars, that their stop is next.

“I love Brooklyn!” he yells, getting off the train.

Their destination is Berry Park, where on the rooftop strung with Christmas lights there’s a view of the invisible line dividing Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

The night scene around Berry Park doesn’t exactly fit with either of those neighborhoods. In fact, it’s much closer to a certain neighborhood in Manhattan.

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