Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th Street) simply couldn’t contain themselves to one Oktoberfest weekend so they decided to celebrate the booziest of holidays all damn month. They’ll kick off this weekend Oct. 8th, with a brilliant lineup of house lagers and pilsners plus a very special guest list from our favorite German purveyors, Shelton Brothers (listed below:) All month they’ll have special beer releases and seasonal food offerings that will propel you mind, soul and liver immediately to November, OH BOY!
Check out their Oktoberfest Guest Beers:
Mahrs Ungespundet Lager, 5.2%, Kellerbier Their favorite lager on planet earth and very highly regarded. Fresh, perfumy hop aroma. Remarkably smooth, very fresh flavors and a spritzy dry finish with beautiful balance. This is a delicious, appetizing beer and a true taste of Germany. Continue reading →
Take it from us: there really is no way to prepare your body for the consumption of alcohol at ten o’clock in the morning. No amount of crack-of-dawn jogging, smoothie making or transcendent meditation will make it any easier to knock back even one sip of a strong brew before your breakfast has begun to digest. We don’t know how we didn’t expect this, showing up to photograph the first-ever canning run at Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. The process, led by Iron Heart Canning was mind blowing enough even without the pre-lunch intoxication.
Far from the beginning of this brewery’s story, this canning is but an exciting new chapter in their long history making and importing wonderful beer. Owner Ed Raven has been in the business of great suds since the 1980s. Not long after getting his start with the Brooklyn Brewery, he began his own importing company, RavenBrands, and opened the Brouwerij Lane beer shop on Greenpoint Avenue in the early 2000s. After Raven opened Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. in 2014, the beer shop began to serve as a pseudo-training ground for young hopefuls who want to work at the brewery–honing their palettes and familiarizing themselves with beers from all over the world. Continue reading →
Nowadays, Greenpoint has a bewildering number of bars, but many of the best ones aren’t really places to watch a football game. So what makes a great sports bar where you can watch all the Sunday N.F.L action (or Monday night or Thursday night or Saturday College Football)? First, the bar has to have a big screen TV, preferably many TVs, so if you don’t root for the Giants or the Jets you can still catch your team’s game. Second, the bar’s gotta have good cheap beer and preferably some kind of beer and shot specials. Also, who doesn’t watch a football game without getting the munchies? A bar that serves pub grub has to rate higher than one that doesn’t. Finally, you want to watch with a good crowd, not in some mausoleum. With those categories in mind, here is a list of the top ten places to watch an N.F.L game! Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 3/30 * Participatory Budgeting Expo @ Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St) 6pm, FREE, Meet your neighbors and learn about each of the proposed projects on the ballot from the people who developed them, More info * We Missed You Party @ Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave) 7pm, FREE, Celebrate the relaunch of Vice‘s completely redesigned magazine, More info ♫ Jacques’ Experimental Church Concert @ San Damiano Mission (85 N 15th Street), 8pm, FREE, Anyone is welcome to bring a random object to contribute and Jacques, a French electro artist, will incorporate it into his soundscape of experimental electronic music. More info
THURSDAY 3/31 ☺ We the People Live @ Over the Eight (594 Union Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, Comics and journalists join HuffPost LIVE host Josh Zepps to break down the headlines—and one another, RSVP ♦ Trauma Salon: Idealism & Icthyosis @ Panoply Performance Lab (104 Meserole St) 8pm, With Robert Pepper, David Ian Griess, Alex Cohen, Sylva Dean and Me, and Janna Pelle, RSVP ♫ In Memory of Michael @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave) 8pm, $10, Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall performed in its entirety by 11-piece band Atomic Funk Project, More info
There have been more than a couple shots fired in our neck of the woods over the last week. On Tuesday, two gunmen were apprehended at North 4th & Kent following an armed robbery. Then, on Wednesday, a member of the North Brooklyn Community Group on Facebook said a neighbor witnessed a teenager fire a hand gun at McCarren Skate Park around 5 p.m. before fleeing on a bike.
The seedy underbelly of Greenpoint continues its chorus with a drug bust of a $10-million-per-year operation. Cops seized 400 pounds of marijuana, 1,100 containers of retail-ready marijuana, mushrooms, liquid THC, liquid PCP and liquid HGH from Philip Feng, 36, and Victor Bae, 35.
[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
WEDNESDAY 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
THURSDAY 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
Greenpoint is playing a starring role in Brokelyn’s sixth annual Brooklyn Beer Book! The famed Beer Book is a pocket guide to the best beers in Brooklyn, with 30+ tickets good for a free beer at each location.
If you don’t know, now you know, Greenpoint! Every season, the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft comes alive with FREE fun activities, food & refreshments, music, and epic local shopping. And on Sunday, February 7th (1-7PM) we’re spreading the love the Greenpoint way at ourannual Valentine’s Market!