Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co

Greenpoint Beer & Ale Moves Into New Manhattan Avenue Space

The fermenters and clear tanks being unloaded this morning in front of the new Greenpoint Beer & Al Co. location at 1150 Manhattan Ave. location

The shiny fermenters and clear tanks were unloaded at Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co.’s new location (1150 Manhattan Ave.) this morning as owner Ed Raven works with his crew to prepare the space for a potential spring 2019 opening. The original 7 N. 15 St. location is now closed to make way a future office building.

GPBA’s new location will have an increased brewing capacity with a 20 barrel system compared to the former 5 barrel system, and they plan to experiment with new brews like blonde lagers in addition to their classic IPA offerings. “Think in terms of a batch of beer, when your grandma made a big batch of spaghetti she made a gallon of sauce at a time, now we’re going to make four gallons of sauce at a time.,” owner Ed Raven said.

“We want to provide beer for the local community, to drink fresh beer, which was an issue for us before when we didn’t have enough beer to make to go around,” Raven said. “Now well be able to fulfill the demand of the local community, but we should be able to take this out regionally around New York state.” Continue reading

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Annicka Raises Its Spirits With Relaunch

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“I’m spending more money than I ever have before on printer paper,” Todd Andrews jokingly tells me. That’s because Annicka (544 Manhattan Ave.), the recently re-opened farm brewery restaurant on a quiet edge of McCarren Park, where Andrews is both management consultant and head chef, has a drinks menu that changes almost every week. But, as far as expenses go, that paper seems to be well worth it.

A unique permit helps to explain Annicka’s frequently modified booze offerings. Ed Raven, Annicka’s owner, also owns Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 N 15th St.), about a half mile away on Greenpoint’s West side, where he operates under a New York State farm brewery license. This allows him, as a local brewer, to serve his and other New York State produced and labeled beer, wine, cider, and spirits by the glass, at up to five retail locations without another permit. This encourages quite a bit of experimentation at Annicka, where Andrews and his team “have really run with it”, excitedly exploring what’s out there. So far he’s only had one table ask for something off menu that he couldn’t provide; his search for a New York State Sambuca continues. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Snow Crab Fest Returns!

You asked and we listened! Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and KnicknacksBK are teaming up once more and this time it’s a SNOW CRAB FEST!!!!

Join us on Sunday, October 21st where we will be offering all you can eat snow crab legs, served with shrimp, potatoes, and corn… $65 for 75 minutes. Beer, wine and cocktails are available a la carte. Continue reading

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Staying Local for Thanksgiving? Six Spots Where You Can Wobble Before You Gobble, Get Stuffed with Turkey, the Fixin’s, and More!

Thanksgiving is holiday of culinary greatness. A problem if your cooking skills are below par and you’re staying home for the Holidays. Less of a problem since you live so close to the city’s hub of crave-worthy restaurants and bars.

Here’s a list of how to feast and party without the hassle of using your oven.

1) Le Fond

A close up of the dishes featured in Le Fond's Thanksgiving MenuCome join Chef Jake Eberle at “Wobble Before You Gobble” — a Thanksgiving Eve cocktail party! Cut loose a lil’ before heading out of town. They’ll have $6 aperitif specials, including house recipe Kir Royale and warm mulled wine. Chef Jake Eberle will also being serving some bites to nibble, like country pate and a French onion soup-filled Russian-style pierog.  Reservations not necessary. See the Menu here.

Address: 105 Norman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: No cover, Items a la carte
Time: Thanksgiving Eve, 6pm
Highlights: Classy cocktails, Russian pierogi, No reservations

 

2) Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co.
Mixing it up and staying in town this year? Greenpoint Beer and Ale is hosting their 5th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving. Their new kitchen resident, @maizeysundaytacos will be a making a spicy twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For $65, get fed the unorthodox turkey and wash it down with included beer and wine. Then join your new “Orphan” family as you replace football with a screening of cult favorite “This Is Spinal Tap” directed by Rob Reiner. Click here to buy tickets!

Address: 7 North 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: $65, Buy tix
Time: 5pm
Highlights: Spicy turkey, New friends, Satirical movie about setting it “up to eleven” 
Bonus: A portion of the ticket sales go to support The Greenpoint Hunger Program

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Rothtoberfest, The Hidden Valley, Tetris Block Party – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (10/05–10/12)

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https-%2f%2fcdn-evbuc-com%2fimages%2f24015169%2f176034737420%2f1%2foriginalWEDNESDAY 10/05
^ Word Presents “Nasty Galaxy” Launch @ Villain (50 North 3rd St) 7pm, $40, Celebrate the release of Sophia Amoruso’s new book at a discussion between the author and the original #GIRLBOSS and COO of Vice Media, Alyssa Mastromonaco, More info
* Coloring Club Drink & Draw @ New York Distilling Co (79 Richardson St) 7:30pm, $5, Color the night away on an unlimited supply of coloring pages filled with zombies, drag queens, celebrities, hot guys, and more, Buy tix

snippets-from-sparklberry-imageTHURSDAY 10/06
^ The New Sophists 
@ Spoonbill & Sugartown (99 Montrose Ave) 7:30pm, FREE, A Socratic discussion on art and technology in the Transmodern Era with Daniel Coffeen and Scott Von, More info
☺ Snippets from Sparkleberry @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 9pm, $10, Citizens of Sparkleberry are kind, compassionate creatures, with hearts of gold, but they’re also total idiots, More info 

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Wildflower Festival, Girlskate, Dancify That – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (9/21–9/27)

slone_poster[sponsored] “The Lay-Up”: Works of the Slone Loc Wots Crew
Whiskey Burger (1025 Manhattan Ave)
9/23, 9pm, FREE
Come see the works of prominent graffiti artist Slone, curated by Giannina Gutierrez. The opening reception includes music from DJ Amore with MC Jen Dog Lone Wolf, MC Nejma Shea, and BeatBoi.

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screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-44-13-pmWEDNESDAY 9/21
^ Almost Completely Baxter @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave) 7pm, FREE, Cartoonist Glen Baxter signs books and discusses his work with New Yorker cartoonist Emily Flake, More info
♫ Dawn of the Satanic Age Album Release @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $8, With Clouds Taste Satanic / Grizzlor / Eternal Black, RSVP

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-52-59-pmTHURSDAY 9/22
* Dirty Dancing (Not A) Singalong 
@ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St) 7pm, $20, Say goodbye to summer with a screening of Dirty Dancing plus some special performances, Buy tix
* The Tank Presents “Saw You Yesterday”
@ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, A play created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with performers; the evening opens with movement installation “mourn and never tire,” More info
* “Fantastic Planet” With Live Score @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave) 9:30pm, $12, The film will be presented without sound or subtitles, featuring a new electronic score performed by Katie Rex, More info

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Firkin Awesome Cask Festival

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This Saturday (3/19) from 1-5pm, Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 No 15th St) has organized their Firkin Awesome Cask Festival, where we will have the rare opportunity to try beer the way it was originally made to drink before refrigeration and carbonation.

Real ale is beer that is naturally carbonated by yeast consuming fermentables within a closed vessel, also called cask conditioned. A lot like bottle conditioning, but on a larger format. It’s a traditional English way of serving beer. No extraneous CO2 is used to dispense the beer as in a typical draft system, and it’s usually softly carbonated and served at cellar temperature in order to showcase the delicate, nuanced flavors found in English malt, hops, and yeast. Continue reading

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Yas Kweens, Lita Ford, Soundpainting – What’s happening, Greenpoint? (2/17–2/23)

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12711090_10100347597020044_6263871422539753445_oWEDNESDAY 2/17
 The Black Swan Featuring Chicago @ Annoyance Theater (367 Bedford Ave) 8pm, $10, A staged version of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan combined with showstopping numbers from the Broadway hit Chicago, More info
* PussyPower Presents Yas Kweens @ Kinfolk (94 Wythe Ave) 9pm, FREE, Watch the premiere of the new season of Broad City with music, DJs, surprise guests, swag bags, and more, RSVP

12439041_1676418399238475_6642309185137827805_nTHURSDAY 2/18
 Working Rhythms @ Reverse (28 Frost St) 7pm, FREE, An interactive music installation in which visitors play and mix rhythm bases and sound loops, More info
* RAW Artists Brooklyn Presents Futures @ Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 7pm, $20, Independent film screenings, pop-up galleries, fashion shows, live performance art, and more, Buy tix

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Our Holiday Market is Happening this Sunday (12/6)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Holiday Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

GPHM2016_275pxThe Deets: This Sunday December 6th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

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Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Winter Wonderland” themed design, Personalized stories by The Roving TypistNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay Myers, Henna Tattoos by Miss V, Bang Trims by Bull in the Heather, Live Performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Mulled Hungarian Wine with Palinkerie’s Benedek Pinot Noir and spices by Greenpoint Trading Co., Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors including Esme, Adelina’s,Centavo, Moe’s DoughsBrooklyn Whatever and more!!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

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Our Fall Market is Happening this Sunday (10/25)!! Preview our Vendors!!

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We are so excited for our annual Fall Market and cannot wait to introduce you to so many talented local creators!

The Deets: This Sunday October 25th (1-7pm) at Greenpoint Loft (67 West, St, 5th Fl)

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Activities (FREE): Photo Booth by Ben Shirai with “Foliage and Foragers” themed design by Libby VanderPloegNail Art by @Peenk!Tarot Card Readings by Lindsay, Face Painting by A Big Silly Guy (Roger), Henna Tattoos by Miss V, live performance by Laura & Greg!

Refreshments: Craft Beer by Greenpoint Beer & Ale + Spicy Buttered Rum made with Sailor Jerry Rum and Mike’s Hot Honey + Coffee from Cafe Grumpy Coffee, and many food vendors!

See below for a sneak peak at some of our awesome vendors!

More details of what’s in store for Sunday here.

Special thanks to our sponsors!

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