Brooklyn Brewery Food and Arts Festival Travels to Boston

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Brooklyn Brewery is taking its neighborhood on the road. Collaborating with friends old and new, the Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash as a benefit for Slow Food USA.

Including Boston from July 9—14, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.

“The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”

NYC food and art organizations have been closely linked to Brooklyn Brewery from the beginning. Be it a beer dinner, cook-off, concert or film festival, the ethos of these happenings has consistently mirrored the consideration and creativity behind the making of The Brewery’s beer. Paired with the flavor and flair of Brooklyn, classic nightlife is re-imagined as a more interactive experience. During The Mash, participants will enjoy an array of perennial and rare Brooklyn beers.

Helping color in The Mash, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will create their immersive installations of light and projection art throughout the tour. Continuing a tradition of giving back, Brooklyn Brewery cooked up The Mash as a benefit to Slow Food USA. Proceeds from every ticket sold will go to Slow Food chapters in each city.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the Brooklyn Brewery as it launches its Mash tour,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been a Slow Food supporter for a long time and we’re looking forward to the celebrations in the various local communities.”


Mash HQ

Tue, July 9 — Fri, July 12, 5-7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls Beer Dinner

Tue, July 9, 7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston — $55

Four course passed beer dinner, hosted by Brooklyn Rep & Bostonian, Patrick Paulick.

Local 2 Ways

Wed, July 10, 7pm; Tip Tap Room; 138 Cambridge St, Boston — $50
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chef Brian Poe of Tip Tap Room and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.

Big Cheese vs. Big Cheese

Thu, July 11, 5-7pm; Stoddards Food & Ale; 48 Temple Pl, Boston

The head cheese mongers from both Formaggio locations will face off in a battle for your taste buds. Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson will present 5 beers and the two cheese heads will present their preferred cheeses.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin & Found Footage

Thu, July 11, 10pm; T.T. the Bear’s Place; 10 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA — $10

Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win. Opening the show will be our funny friends from Found Footage Festival, showing off their most hilarious and danceable found VHS clips.

Chaos Cooking

Fri, July 12, 7pm — Free

A stalwart citizen opens their kitchen for a dinner party where all the guests are cooks. Each attendee brings the ingredients and everyone cooks together. Dishes are passed around, and there’s plenty of Brooklyn beer to enjoy. For location details, go to

Slow Supper with Brasstacks @ Lowell’s Boat Shop

Sat, July 13, 6pm; Lowell’s Boat Shop; 459 Main Street, Amesbury — $100
Held in America’s oldest functioning boat shop, guests will feast on a meal prepared in collaboration between Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson and Chef Mark Sheehan of the underground-supperclub-soon-to-be-restaurant Brasstacks. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. Proceeds benefit Slow Food Boston.

Books & Beer: Get Shucked! with Erin Byers Murray

Sunday, July 14, 6pm; Upstairs Gallery @ Eastern Standard, 528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston — $10

Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation featuring enterprising individuals with ties to the water: author Erin Byers Murray who worked at Island Creek Oysters for 18 months to learn the business of oysters, Graham McKay of Lowell’s Boat Shop, and Chris Sherman of Island Creek Oysters. Your ticket includes complimentary Brooklyn beer & Island Creek Oysters. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Boston.

Every installment of The Mash is custom tailored to the cities it visits.
Go to for info on the rest of the tour.

AUSTIN, TX: March 5 — 10
NEW ORLEANS, LA: March 12 — 16*
NASHVILLE, TN: April 11 — 14
BALTIMORE, MD: April 30 — May 5
TWIN CITIES, MN: June 17 — 23

BOSTON, MA: July 9 — 14
WASHINGTON, D.C.: September 19 — 22
CHICAGO, IL: October 1 — 6*
PITTSBURGH, PA: October 22 — 27
PHILADELPHIA, PA: November 5 — 10
MIAMI, FL: December 10 — 15

* with Vendy Awards


Slow Food USA is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food. With over 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers. Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver was a founding board member of Slow Food USA.

Food Republic, our media partner, explores the culture of food through stories, interviews, global conversations, and experiences. This is the site for men who want to eat and drink well, and to live smart. Food Republic aims to be the global hub for news and information about the new culture of food across a multitude of media platforms, for a vibrant community of people who put food and drink at the center of their lives.

The Vendy Awards is NYC’s premier street food showcase and an intense cook-off between the best sidewalk chefs. The Vendys is a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights.

Togather is a new literary resource that connects authors directly with readers to fansource events and make great cultural experiences accessible to audiences everywhere.

Found Footage Festival began collecting found videotapes in 1991 after stumbling across a training video in a McDonald’s break room. Since then, the duo has compiled an unprecedented collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos on VHS.

Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) designs, curates, and produces installations of light, sound, and projection art. They collaborate with leading contemporary artists to create immersive experiences that uniquely engage audiences. Their nighttime events explore new artistic mediums through site-specific interventions at the intersection of art, technology, and multimedia performance.

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