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Interboro: Beer For The Anti-Beer Snob In East Williamsburg

Inside Interboro's tasting room.
Inside Interboro’s tasting room.

Walking down Grand Street past Bushwick Avenue amidst trucking supply shops and duct work fabricators, I almost missed Interboro Spirits and Ale’s new tasting room (942 Grand St.), which just opened a few weeks ago. It’s a raw, industrial space—formerly a manufacturer of naval anchors, and later a wood flooring workshop—that somehow feels warm and inviting, like a little oasis in the midst of all the warehouses. And the approachable vibe is thanks to the friendly folks at the helm.

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Ambient Church, Burlesque Fest, The Saffron Tales – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/28–10/04)

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yasminkhan-large_transeo_i_u9apj8ruoebjoaht0k9u7hhrjvuo-zlengrumaWEDNESDAY 9/28
^ Polish Impact: Ha!wangarda Festlab @ Greenpoint Library (107 Norman Ave) 6:30pm, FREE,  Zenon Fajfer’s poetic performance in Polish, with selected poems in Katarzyna Bazarnik’s translations into English, More info
# The Saffron Tales @ Archestratus Books (160 Huron St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Yasmin Khan’s new cookbook with an evening of conversation and Persian food, RSVP

14257667_1162669420474055_8723062131598551103_oTHURSDAY 9/29
♫ Laguinitas Presents @ Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, With Self Defense Family / Free/ Pawns, RSVP
# Indian Summer Dinner Party 
@ The Heatonist (121 Wythe Ave) 7pm, $85, bigLITTLE presents a four-course dinner featuring Heatonist hot sauces paired with craft beer and cocktails, Buy tix
♫ Birds @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8pm, FREE, With Sic Tic / Holly Overton, RSVP 

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The History of the Greenpoint Growler

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Many Greenpoint beer afficianados these days do not drink cans or bottles of beer. In places like Beer Street (413 Graham Avenue), One Stop Beer Shop (134 Kingsland Avenue) and Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Avenue), drinkers quaff growlers of beer, but the growler is nothing new in Greenpoint. It has a long local history.

There is no clear idea of where the term growler comes from. A growler has been defined as:

Growler: A pitcher or other vessel for beer, 1885, American English, of uncertain origin; apparently an agent noun from growl (v.)

In early days the expression “work the growler” meant go on a spree. An article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in the 1880s describing the gang-infested Greenpoint area between Ash and Eagle Streets known as Dangertown (gotta love the name) reported that the local gangs robbed people to get money for the sole purpose of “working the growler.” Continue reading

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Latinx Punk Fest, Full Moon Snow Cones, Cartoon Monsoon – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (8/03–8/09)

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unnamed_0WEDNESDAY 8/03
Craig’s List Chronicles Book Party @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Former Greenpointers writer Kim Masson launches her first novel, with Q&A with Brooklyn writer Oriana Leckert, More info
* SummerScreen @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, A screening of The Royal Tennenbaums with music beforehand by Honduras, More info

Anniversary-Invite-Final-2-300x251THURSDAY 8/04
♦ BOE 10th Anniversary Retrospective Art Exhibit @ Brooklyn Oenology (209 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, A showcase of the artists who have contributed to BOE labels over the past ten years, More info
^ Hot and Bothered Launch @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 8pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of Hot and Bothered with readings and visual art from the issue, RSVP
 Summer Soundsystem Slam @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 8pm, $5, With Obsessive Discipline / DJ Knifesex / MC Disaronno Records, RSVP

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Air Guitar Qualifiers, Party & Pie, Soundpainting Festival – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/04–5/10)

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Edible-16.05-FeastWithAndrew-780x780WEDNESDAY 5/04
# A Beer-y Good Meal @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6pm, $45, A three-course, family-style meal presented by Edible Brooklyn, Buy tix
# Sugar & Suffering: The North Brooklyn Chapter @ Gallery AWA (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A talk on the impact of sugar refining in Brooklyn and the legacy it has left behind, RSVP

13102789_1595585854065846_2075950800541247950_nTHURSDAY 5/05
# Pipeworks Cinco de Meow-o Ninja Festival @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, A themed fiesta showcasing taps and bottles of Pipeworks beer, RSVP
 NYC Soundpainting Festival @ The Firehouse Space (246 Frost St) 8pm, $12, A three-day fest presenting this multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists, RSVP

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Greenpoint Open Studios, Food Book Fair, Bad Film Fest – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (4/27–5/03)

Greenpoint Open Studios 2016

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unnamedWEDNESDAY 4/27
 Soul Slam: Prince Tribute Edition @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 7pm, FREE, Prince & the Revolution “Around the World in a Day” presentation by DJ Ron Like Hell and DJ Spinna, RSVP
* Wilkommen Deep House Yoga @ Verboten (54 North 11th St) 8:30pm, $20, A weekly yoga class series accompanied by soothing deep house music, Buy tix

13006537_10156810487225716_5734309188614634431_nTHURSDAY 4/28
# Food Book Fair Kick-Off Party @ Achilles Heel (180 West St) 6pm, FREE, Food, drink and magazine specials available for purchase, More info
* Way Beer Night @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Meet Alejandro Winocur (partner/brewer of Way Beer) and drink some beers straight from Brazil, RSVP
* Kevin Geeks Out About the Devil @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 9:30pm, $15, A video variety show filled with Satanic Panic, deals with the Devil, and Satanimation in 80s cartoons, More info

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TONIGHT is Greenpoint Gallery Night (7-10pm)


Kick off this Spring season with Greenpoint Gallery Night this Friday (3/18) from 7-10pm.

Participating venues:

Booklyn Artist Alliance • 37 Greenpoint Ave
Brouwerij Lane • 78 Greenpoint Ave
Calico • 67 West St
Clay Space 1205 • 1205 Manhattan Ave
Dandelion Wine • 153 Franklin St
Greenpoint Terminal Gallery • 67 West St
The Java Project • 252 Java St
Kayrock Screenprinting • 1205 Manhattan Ave
Owen James Gallery • 61 Greenpoint Ave
Simuvac Projects • 99 Norman Ave
Yashar Gallery • 276 Greenpoint Ave

Check out the full list of venues and  more info here.

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Greenpoint Gallery Night, The Big Meat, Depresso Carnival – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (3/16–3/22)

Erica-Joy-Dunn_Pre-Natal-Reiki_3-19-16_Wild-Was-Mama_180[sponsored] Pre-Natal and Post-Partum Community Reiki With Erica Joy Dunn @ Wild Was Mama (272 Driggs Ave)
Saturday March 19, 4-5pm, $25–$50 suggested
All are welcome, so come and receive a healing Reiki treatment! During a Reiki treatment, positive energy flows, cleansing the body of built up toxins or pain. It soothes shock, calms the mind and emotions, and accelerates the body’s natural ability to heal itself while promoting a state of total relaxation and well-being. More info

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trufle_flyer_finalWEDNESDAY 3/16
# Gusto del Tartufo @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $79, Chef Timothy Pakron teams up with U.S. Veg Corp for a 4-course truffle-focused vegan dinner, More info
# The Big Meat @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 7pm, $70, A gastronomic look at the Revolutionary Era, featuring oysters, ale flips, roast lamb, and more, Buy tix
*LookBooker Brooklyn Launch Party @Bull in the Heather Salon (219 Calyer St) 7pm, FREE, champagne evening plus a complimentary blow out and Oribe treatment ($120 value), RSVP

Kitsune_500-500x706THURSDAY 3/17
# Out With the Old In With the New @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, FREE, Help Brouwerij get rid of all their extra beer so they can make room for new beer, RSVP
^ Depresso Carnival
@ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 8pm, FREE, An immersive comedy-show-meets-art-exhibit to celebrate the launch of the book Weeping in Public, RSVP
 Kitsuné Club Night: Disco Edition @ The Good Room (98 Meserole Ave) 10pm, $25, With Todd Edwards / Zimmer / Cassian / Kartell / Justin Strauss / HART, Buy tix

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Greenpoint Gallery Night is Back this Friday (3/18)!


This weekend, it’s time to get your art on (and booze on). Greenpoint Gallery Night is back again this Friday (3/18) from 7-10pm. You’ll be able to meet the artists, admire their artwork and check out their work spaces to find out more about their process. Continue reading

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Donut Fest, Cardboard Robot Battle, Unholy Women – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (1/20–1/26)

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Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 4.40.34 PMWEDNESDAY 1/20
# Wine & Cheese Tasting @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 5pm, FREE, Sample Adelina’s wines paired with Eastern District Cheese, More info
* Sumo Party @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 8pm, $50, Watch Sumo wrestling while eating bento and enjoying whiskey, sake, and beer, More info

12540832_972392232835063_2946615336283675085_nTHURSDAY 1/21
# The Maine Event @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave) 6pm, FREE, A tasting event featuring beers from Maine Beer Company and others, RSVP
^ Future Shock Zero Launch Party @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the launch of this new comix anthology edited by Josh Burggraf, RSVP
* An Evening of Expanded Cinema @ Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Ave) 10pm, $16, An interactive live psychedelic light show featuring a mix of analog and digital projections and live musical performances, More info

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