If you missed the last canning at Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th Street), there’s another one coming up this Friday, October 28th at 5PM.
As we saw in their canning launch party “The canning sequence is nothing short of mesmerizing” and “For the brewers, this challenge is an opportunity to flex their creativity, and concoct some really diverse and interesting creations that keep bringing customers back again and again…”
Thsi time, they’re releasing Flannel ShirtRed IPA and Rabbit Island Pilsner into the wild. Rabbit Island is a beautiful hoppy pilsner brewed exclusively with forever tropical Motueka and Wi-iti hops from New Zealand. Plus it features killer artwork from infamous local artist Paul Richard. Flannel Shirt is our homage to the sticky, piney & eternally hoppy Red IPA’s from the Pacific Northwest. Just like last time this is a super limited run so make plans now to join us for more canned awesomeness than any of us certainly deserve. $4 per can, $16 per 4 pack, $96 per case.
Here’s the canning process in action we caught in the last visit!
If this bar had a theme song, it would be The Doors’ inimitable anthem to the odd “People are Strange.” Beer Street at 413 Graham Avenue embraces the bizarre. Their ever present sidewalk sign reminds me as I walk home from the L to “drink weird beer.” It was no accident that they were twice selected as one of the top 100 craft beer bars in the country. The narrow, intimate bar’s tastefully simple white-washed brick walls contain an atmosphere gentle and welcoming in a way that New York bars often lack. Décor aside, the best part is that this expertly curated beer bar operates without a hint of pretension. The bartenders will happily advise, educate, and guide a neophyte but never condescend. This is a different, elevated kind of service than other craft beer spots are offering and you can enjoy it without the fuss of other places (because that’s just not how we do things on Graham!). Continue reading →
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.
With 125+ local & seasonal craft brews, expanded tastings including mead, hard seltzer and root beer, ciders and liquor for all guests, a gaming area, adining hall presented by The Astor Room, the retro supper club of Kaufman Astoria Studios, take-home souvenirs for all, sizzling surprise prizes, fun contests, amped up DJ booth & MORE, this is gonna be one amazing day of tantalizing tasting and glorious gulping.
We have a pair of General Admission tickets ($110 value) to give away.
To enter: In the comments, tell us what your favorite craft beer is.
Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 11:59pm.
A winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email Wednesday (9/21).
Greenpoint Beer & Ale (formerly Dirck The Norseman) is celebrating their new design, branding and renaming this Sunday from 1-3pm. If you’re stopping by there, you might as well swing by our Spring market down the street, where they’ll be pouring more of their awesome beer.
Owner Ed Raven has three decades of experience in the craft beer market, and is also the mind behind Brouwerij Lane. Which, if you’re a beer fan in the neighborhood and for some crazy reason you haven’t been there, you need kick your butt out the door and go pick up a growler RIGHT NOW. Greenpoint Beer & Ale’s re-name came about because they wanted to really make it clear that the focus was on the beer. “We wanted to make it easier for people to find us. Look up ‘Greenpoint Beer’ and you know exactly who we are and what we are,” says Raven.
GBA’s rebranding is part of a new look created by their in-house graphic designer Joshua Whitehead. New menus, outdoor signage, t-shirts, glassware, stickers and more will be on display.
Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York & beyond, The Village Voice is hosting the fifth annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3:00PM–6:00PM at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. Plus there will be food, games and more!
Summers in Greenpoint call for outdoor revelry and picnics so we’re bringing both to the upcoming Summer Market because did you know that Greenpoint Lofthas an amazing rooftop space with views of the Manhattan Skyline and the East River? Plus, illustrator Libby VanderPloeg is hand drawing a Garden Variety Watermelon Patch for a picnic themed photobooth manned by Gustavo Ponce! Your handsome mugs will come alive like living art as they did in the last market.
There will be FREE Activities, Craft Beer and Refreshments, Local Shopping, and Music:
Rooftop Yoga: Is there a better way to get your urban zen on? Visitors have enjoyed Greenpoint Loft’s outdoor section for its views but we thought we should take advantage of the weather by inviting Hosh Yoga to host a donation-based yoga class there.
The late great Robin Williams once said “Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s party!'” So we’re thinking this year’s brutal winter overstayed its welcome as nature’s cue for a massive celebration.
Celebrate Spring with us on Sunday, April 26th, 2015, 1-7PM at the Greenpoint Loft (67 West St, 5th Fl).
We’ll have plenty of Strawberry Gin courtesy of Brooklyn Gin and craft beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale on the ready for toasting throughout the day. Specially brewed for this market is “Rabbit Island,” a modern New Zealand inspired pilsner with tropical fruit notes and white grape. It will be served alongside “Fisticuffs,” a malty, creamy, easy day drinking English dark mild with hints of cocoa and bread crust. Continue reading →