The Brewers Association’s annual Great American Beer Festival drew an estimated 60,000 attendees to the Colorado Convention Center last week, and Brewbound hit the show floor to savor some brews and take in all of the spectacles that the GABF had to offer. Here’s what stood out.
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79 N 11th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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Like our namesake borough, the Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklyners have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer. Among our team is Garrett Oliver, a prolific author and James Beard Award-winning brewmaster, and cofounder Steve Hindy, author and beer industry commentator. It’s more than just a collection of relevant résumés. That dapper brewmaster of ours is also a talented chef with an impressive collection of swords and pop culture witticisms, each sharper than the next. Our CEO first honed his sales skills selling metal mixtapes in Cairo as a teenager. Our technical director owns the upstate farm she grew up on, producing maple syrup and growing crops and the hops used in our Greenmarket Wheat. Our Warehouse & Logistics Manager closes his computer each day to go play in a Ween cover band. Our brewing and packaging teams include people who speak English, Arabic, Urdu, Spanish, Mandingo and French; all of them line up during early morning shifts to buy tamales from the back of Maria’s bicycle when she stops in front of the loading dock. We have musicians, actors, writers, crossword enthusiasts, directors, athletes, home chefs and scientists that converge in Williamsburg every day to work on one thing: making Brooklyn Brewery beer delicious, adventurous and available to all.
Starting with our flagship Brooklyn Lager, the portfolio of Brooklyn Brewery has grown to a wide-ranging collection of beers, always keeping an eye to traditional brewing techniques, even as Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team seek to push the boundaries of beer. It’s now easy to find a smooth Brooklyn Lager, hoppy East IPA or roasty Brown Ale in your favorite watering holes. Four packs of Blast!, Sorachi Ace and Greenmarket Wheat are standing by on shelves near you, ready to be taken to parties, barbecues or your favorite chair. Each season brings beloved seasonals like Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout back to the shelves and taps, ushering in the joys of the changing weather. Big bottles of Local 1, Local 2 and Sorachi Ace are no strangers to restaurants and home-cooked meals alike. Push a little closer to the fringes and you may find yourself enjoying a limited release Brewmaster’s Reserve at a handful of bars, encountering a Ghost Bottle released from our barrel aging facility or stumbling upon a rare offering from the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment stables. Attend one of our beer dinners or special events and there’s honestly no telling what might come in your next glass, but you can count on it being delicious.
Brooklyn Brewery has been a proud supporter of the arts, music and community efforts since our founding in 1988. Right from the start, co-founder Steve Hindy skipped traditional advertising in favor of donating beer to small theaters, art galleries, performers, museums, advocacy groups and more, helping to make their work and events something special while introducing our beer to people in an exciting place. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Museum, Transportation Alternatives, Open Space Alliance, Edible Schoolyard, Brooklyn Historical Society and many other groups have received support from the Brooklyn Brewery. We’ve been a part of art openings, album releases, small business launch parties, fundraisers, galas, community awards and plenty of other unique events. Over the years we’ve built strong ties that run through many different cultures and communities.
Each year we hit the road with The Brooklyn Mash, a multi-city international tour celebrating local food, music, art, comedy and beer. Friends old and new come together to highlight what is truly special about their communities and toast the passion and creativity found in their own backyards. Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson and co-founder and chairman Steve Hindy are fixtures on the tour, gathering other chefs, brewers and generally creative folks in each city to cook, eat, laugh, dance, discuss and hang around some of their favorite local spots. Find more information at brooklynbrewerymash.com
If you’re planning a trip to New York City, make sure The Brooklyn Brewery is a stop on your schedule. Come down for a beer, hang out with our staff, attend an event, take a tour, and have a look around where some of the world’s best beer is brewed.
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Brooklyn Brewery, along with California’s 21st Amendment (21A) and Colorado’s Funkwerks today announced the establishment of a combined sales team, which will be led by Brooklyn vice president of business development Dave Duffy.
Brooklyn Brewery and Danish brewer Carlsberg have announced yet another international craft brewing partnership — this time in Eastern Europe. The two companies have formed a joint venture with Švyturys Brewery, based in the port city of Klaipėda, Lithuania.
Less than a week after announcing a joint brewing venture in Hong Kong, Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg this week announced the acquisition of United Kingdom-based London Fields Brewery.
Brooklyn Brewery announced its fourth international brewing venture this week with the formation of HK Yau Brewing Company in Hong Kong.
A group of 33 craft breweries have signed a letter urging senators to vote against the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
After a protracted search for a new home, Brooklyn Brewery appears to be staying put in Williamsburg.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is making a number of sizable investments to grow its acquired craft beer brands both domestically and abroad, according to recent reports. The world’s largest beer company is planning a large-scale international expansion for its biggest craft offering, Goose Island, and making significant investments to scale production capabilities for its Blue Point and Karbach Brewing brands in their respective home markets of New York and Texas.
The Beer Institute is hoping a so-called “lame duck session” of Congress won’t hurt the chances of finally passing the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which would lower excise taxes, compliance burdens, and regulations on alcohol makers.
Another member of MillerCoors’ Tenth & Blake division is setting up shop near a Major League Baseball stadium. Texas’ Revolver Brewing plans to open a brewery inside the forthcoming entertainment district being developed by the Texas Rangers and the Cordish Companies in Arlington, Texas.
Brooklyn Brewery said Wednesday it had struck a two-pronged deal with Japan’s Kirin Brewery that would include the sale of a minority stake and the establishment of a new joint venture in Japan. As part of the two companies’ capital partnership, the Japanese beer company will acquire “an approximately 24.5 percent stake” in Brooklyn Brewery, according to a press release posted on the Kirin Holdings website.
Year Round Beers
|Brooklyn Lager - 12oz bottle||Lager|
|Brooklyn Blast||Imperial IPA|
|Silver Anniversary Lager 1988 - 2013||Lager|
|Dry Irish Stout||Stout|
|East India Pale Ale||IPA|
|Black Chocolate Stout||Imperial Stout|
|Post Road Pumpkin Ale||Ale|
|Blue Apron Ale||Unknown|
|Pennant Ale '55||Pale Ale|
|Brooklyn Local 1||Belgian|
|Black Ops||Imperial Stout|
|Monster Barleywine||Barley Wine|
|Brooklyn Local 2||Belgian|
|Brown Ale||Brown Ale|
|Brooklyner Weisse||Bavarian Hefeweisse|
|Winter Ale||Scottish Ale|