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Opening Tonight: Matt Coats at Brouwerij Lane

Stop by Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.) tonight for the opening of Self-Distributed: a new photo series by Matt Coats, local photographer and beer consumer, who spent his summer vacation tracking down and photographing craft brewers in NYC that self distribute their wares. For many small breweries, self distribution is a critical business move. While extremely physical and time consuming, small breweries can gain an extra 25-30% income that they would otherwise be yielding to distributors. On top of the percentage cut, self-distribution methods harken back to an old-timey era of business, when manufacturers and retailers connected on a more neighborly level.

Check out the opening tonight, Sept. 18, 7 pm-close, at Brouwerij Lane, and try some of the beers made by the makers in Matt’s work! The show will be up all month long. Some of the breweries on tap tonight include: Singlecut Beersmiths, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Finback Brewery, Transmitter Brewing, Dirck the Norseman(aka Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.), Rockaway Brewing Co., and Other Half Brewing Company.

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YO! GP ARTISTS! Open Studios sign up PARTY @The Diamond (8/15)

Hot town, summer in the city ©via Instagram @Diamondgpt

Parties are nice. Free beers are even nicer. And Greenpoint Open Studios is best. Join us at The Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) this Friday, August 15th from 7-10pm for the GOS Sign Up Party/Info Session. Artists who sign up on 8/15 will get a free beer courtesy of The Diamond Bar! (Plus, there will be music and art to enjoy) For those who want more info, we will do a brief talk about how open studios will work this year, take questions and get your awesome feedback. Party on!

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Celebrate Violet Pepper’s One Year Anniversary This Weekend!

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Jade Elzien in her shop, Violet Pepper.

When Franklin Street first started to become a shopping destination, one of the first people I met there was Jade Elzien, who was then working at one of Greenpoint’s earliest boutiques, Dalaga. Her upbeat attitude, warmth and genuine personality helped me feel comfortable and excited for what the neighborhood had in store. So it was very exciting to find out that she was opening her OWN boutique, Violet Pepper (688 Manhattan Ave.) last summer.

To celebrate the shop’s first year, Violet Pepper‘s hosting a big celebration with sales Friday July 25-Sunday 27th. Everything will be 20% off and sale items an extra 20% off. On Saturday the 26th there will be an added bonus of Brooklyn Brewery beers!

A little more about Jade and her journey from friendly Greenpoint neighbor to independent Greenpoint business owner after the jump! Continue reading

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Brooklyn Brewery Throws a Dinner Party…and it’s Spectacular!

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Last Wednesday night a very special culinary collaboration took place on Humboldt Street. Hosted by Brooklyn Brewery, it was called Dinner Party No.1, and was special for three reasons:

1. The event took place at the brand new ‘Humboldt & Jackson’ (434 Humboldt St), an American Bar and Tasting Room just the other side of the BQE.

2. The evening involved a delicious 6-course meal using the wares of local producers and revolving around the unique fermented seasonings developed by the Kaizen Trading Company (KTC), the experimental culinary research lab founded by Momofuku.

3. The dinner featured fabulous beer pairings by Brooklyn Brewery with numerous rare brews not often available to the public. Continue reading

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Attn: Beer Nerds! Transmitter Brewing Right Over the Pulaski Bridge

Transmitter Brewing is Open For Business!

Unlike its cousin DUMBO to the south, the area “Down Under the Pulaski Bridge” currently has no acronym. Which is just fine, because lately the area has something better: its very own nanobrewery—Transmitter Brewing, a 3-barrel brewery located just under the LIC access stairs. Continue reading

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How to Shell a Crab, Butcher a Bunny and Stay Relatively Sober after a Trillion Drinks: 15 Awesome Discoveries From the Greenpoint Grub Crawl

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Grub Crawl at The Diamond

Last Saturday saw swarms of hungry foodies pounding the pavements as the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl landed in Greenpoint. I’m not usually a huge fan of group tours but made an exception for this one because it involved so many amazing local bars and restaurants. And I’m mighty glad I did. The day was phenomenal, with such an incredible array of food and drink that it just went to confirm what most of us already know: Greenpoint is so hot right now!

Here’s what we learned as we did the rounds of the the five fantastic venues taking part: Continue reading

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4th of July – We Take Back The Fireworks! Cookout at The Diamond! (7/4)

Cook-Out + Dance Party!!!

‘Bout time we got the fireworks back from all places – NJ!?! We are going to cook hot dogs to our hearts’ content (even vegan ones!) at The Diamond on July 4th starting at 3pm. Here’s the deal – Brewla Bars + Yeah Dawg Vegan! + more will be available for purchase from 3-6pm. Then at 7-11pm there will be a straight up dance party courtesy of Brian Blackout. Don’t forget to RSVP on FB.

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Top Outdoor Dining Spots for Embracing Summer in Greenpoint

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A sunny spot at Milk and Roses

After several false-starts to summer, it’s the arrival of gorgeous weeks like this that make it seem important to spend as much time as possible outdoors. A few among us are lucky enough to have an outdoor space of our own but fortunately, for those of us that don’t, Greenpoint has an abundance of cafes and bars offering some beautiful back yards in which to idle away some sunny hours.

Here are few of our current favorites: Continue reading

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Chouffe Fest Ticket Giveaway (06/19)

Chouffe_FestThis Thursday, for one night only, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is being taken over by Chouffe Fest and transformed into a gnome-filled world of Belgian craft beer.

Enter through a larger-than-life entranceway, pose at an eight-foot tall gnome throne photo booth and indulge in numerous free tastings of Chouffe beer and some yummy nibbles. Continue reading

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Meat Hook Sandwich Now Open!!

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Image courtesy of @themeathook

The long-awaited sandwich store offshoot of beloved local butcher The Meat Hook is now open in Williamsburg at 495 Lorimer Street!

Sandwiches are around the $10-$13 mark and include such specialties as Roast Beef with Hash Browns and Crispy Pig Face with Chipotle Mayo, cilantro, jalapeño, and lime.

Gothamist gives us the full down-low on the goods here but it’s worth noting that they’re running a Father’s Day Special of Steak and Bottomless Beer from 4-7pm TODAY!! Continue reading

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