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Get Yr Brew On: Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Festival this Sunday!

Get Yr Brew On: Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Festival this Sunday!

On the hunt for locally-brewed beer?  Want to meet the innovative brewers who make it?  Get your tickets to Brooklyn Local’s second annual craft beer festival now!

Farm-to-Table Food Porn: Tasting Kevin Adey’s New Restaurant Faro

Farm-to-Table Food Porn: Tasting Kevin Adey’s New Restaurant Faro

I made many visits to Chef Kevin Adey’s former kitchen at neighborhood staple Northeast Kingdom, so when he opened Faro with his partner Debbie Adey in mid-May of this year, I was lined up at the door

Bushwick Brews: Food and Beer Pairing Dinner

Bushwick Brews: Food and Beer Pairing Dinner

 

Bushwick Brews: Bushwick Beverages Festival Brought a Lot of Delish Beers to Troutman St.

Bushwick Brews: Bushwick Beverages Festival Brought a Lot of Delish Beers to Troutman St.

 

Bushwick Brews: Our One Year Anniversary at The Sampler

Bushwick Brews: Our One Year Anniversary at The Sampler

We are fast approaching the one year mark of Bushwick Brews!  It’s hard to believe that one year ago I was shooting the shit with Maria Gotay (our lovely Music Editor) telling her in way to much detail the scoop about the beer I had brought in a growler to our rooftop BBQ

The Coffee Shop: Bushwick’s Newest and Most Aptly Named Spot for a Cup O’ Joe

The Coffee Shop: Bushwick’s Newest and Most Aptly Named Spot for a Cup O’ Joe

 

Pasta Comes to Bushwick and You Want to Eat It, Now!

Pasta Comes to Bushwick and You Want to Eat It, Now!

Antonio Campanelli at Pasta Shop (All photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily). “Here the menu is really, really simple,” Antonio Campanelli says.  “But that’s because my grandfather taught me, if you want to taste the chef order something really, really simple.  That way he can’t fake it.”  With a sparse menu highlighting eight pasta dishes, […]

Happy Birthday to Beer Gem, The Sampler. Get Ready for a Beer Bonanza This Weekend!

Happy Birthday to Beer Gem, The Sampler. Get Ready for a Beer Bonanza This Weekend!

It’s hard to believe that Bushwick’s craft beer gem The Sampler opened one year ago this weekend

Bushwick Brews: Top 3 Beers to Taste at Finback Brewery

Bushwick Brews: Top 3 Beers to Taste at Finback Brewery

Inside Finback Brewery (All photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily). New York summer madness seems to have gotten the best of me, so this is my first column in a couple of weeks. But hopefully I’ve got things under control now and will be sharing biweekly beer things with you again. A few weeks […]

Bushwick Brews: The 3 Best Beers for a Weekend Picnic

Bushwick Brews: The 3 Best Beers for a Weekend Picnic

ALl photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily. It may still be jacket weather in the shade for all but the most hearty Bushwickians, but the sun was out in full force for most of the weekend.  Although some of us may have only made it out of bed early enough to catch the last […]

Bushwick Brews: Sailing Fieldtrip and Brooklyn Brewery Tasting

Bushwick Brews: Sailing Fieldtrip and Brooklyn Brewery Tasting

The Clipper City Tall Ship (All photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily) We all know that summer is perhaps New York’s finest season of revelry—bringing us free concerts, outdoor movie screenings, and festivals, fleas, and farmer’s markets galore. It also marks the return of one of my favorite New York summer activities: the Craft Beer […]

The Lost Lectures: Last Friday Night with Blood Orange, Amanda Lepore & More

The Lost Lectures: Last Friday Night with Blood Orange, Amanda Lepore & More

Text by Erin Wicks & Maria Gotay

Bushwick Brews: Spring Beer Crawl

Bushwick Brews: Spring Beer Crawl

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Bushwick Brews: Coming Beer Attraction, The Well

Bushwick Brews: Coming Beer Attraction, The Well

The Well (Photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily) This week we took a break from tasting beer to get you the scoop behind the new bar that have a huge impact on Bushwick’s beer scene this summer.  Two years ago Josh Richholt and Shay Vishawadi bought large chunks of a massive brick building on […]

Grimm Artisanal Ales Tasting, Saturday at Hops and Hocks

Grimm Artisanal Ales Tasting, Saturday at Hops and Hocks

I love the small, Gowanus-based gypsy brewery, Grimm Artisanal Ales, which I wrote about last November for a Bushwick Brews column

Bushwick Has Its Own Vagina Monologues: This Weekend at The Knitting Factory

Bushwick Has Its Own Vagina Monologues: This Weekend at The Knitting Factory

Ever heard if the penis game? You know, the one where two or more people take turns yelling “penis” getting progressively louder each time

Bushwick Brews: Barrier Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Miles

Bushwick Brews: Barrier Brewing Co. Tap Takeover at Miles

All photos by Bart Koscinski for Bushwick Daily I’ve previously written about the love between Barrier Brewing Co. and Miles, one of our favorite local beer haunts, which dedicates one of their seven taps to the Long Island brewery at all times.  But this past week Miles took their relationship to the next level, letting Barrier take over all […]

Barrier Brewing Tap Takeover at Miles – One Week Only!

Barrier Brewing Tap Takeover at Miles – One Week Only!

Miles – one of our favorite beer and eats joints – has always dedicated one tap to the wonderful Long Island brewery, Barrier Brewing Co., but this week they’re taking their longterm relationship to the next level. Starting yesterday, for 7 days all 7 taps at Miles will feature a different Barrier brew.  Not only that, but […]

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to SingleCut Beersmiths

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to SingleCut Beersmiths

A few years ago Rich Buceta was a New York digital advertising executive with a homebrewing habit and a stellar collection of Les Paul guitars

Bushwick Brews: Bell’s Brewery New York Invasion

Bushwick Brews: Bell’s Brewery New York Invasion

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Bushwick Brews: Coffee Porter and Chocolate Milk Stout from Dear Bushwick

Bushwick Brews: Coffee Porter and Chocolate Milk Stout from Dear Bushwick

Dear Bushwick has been a neighborhood hit since they first opened their doors on Wilson Ave in the fall of 2012 and introduced us to a classy modern version of British pub food, (hold the mushy peas)!  Perhaps there is no better reflection of the British joint done on New York soil of than their taplist, which currently features malty brews from the cosmopolitan epicenters on both sides of the pond: the Coffee Porter from Meantime, a brewery based in London, and ERIC More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout from SingleCut, a small Queens-based craft brewery

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to Bavaria Beer Hall, FiDi

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to Bavaria Beer Hall, FiDi

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Bushwick Brews: Sixpoint Launched Formidable IPA, Hi-Res at The Sampler

Bushwick Brews: Sixpoint Launched Formidable IPA, Hi-Res at The Sampler

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Bushwick Brews: Game Day at Pine Box Rock Shop

Bushwick Brews: Game Day at Pine Box Rock Shop

I’ve never been one to watch “the game” on Sundays

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to JAFB Wooster Brewing

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to JAFB Wooster Brewing

During the last six months of 2013 I discovered some rockin’ brews being served up in our neighborhood, from local taps at dives and restaurants to fledging breweries pouring their own beers with great plans on the horizon for our local beer scene

Bushwick Brews: Pizza and Beer Pairings: BYOB at Union Pizza Works

Bushwick Brews: Pizza and Beer Pairings: BYOB at Union Pizza Works

There’s been a lot of buzz going on in Bushwick about Union Pizza Works, the  pizzeria that opened its doors two Fridays ago on Troutman Street

Bushwick Brews: Allagash White from Lone Wolf

Bushwick Brews: Allagash White from Lone Wolf

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but it’s been a bit chilly outside as of late

Bushwick Brews: Houseparty Edition: Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale

Bushwick Brews: Houseparty Edition: Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale

Holiday beers are not my thing

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to J.L. Wicks Brewing Company, a Family Affair

Bushwick Brews: Field Trip to J.L. Wicks Brewing Company, a Family Affair

This week I’m going to digress from my usual comments on the neighborhood brews to bring you to my small hometown in the heartland of America

Bushwick Brews: Going Awry from Grimm Artisan Ales, Brooklyn’s New Gypsy Brewery

Bushwick Brews: Going Awry from Grimm Artisan Ales, Brooklyn’s New Gypsy Brewery

I’m a little bit terrified of Belgian beers

Bushwick Brews: Left Hand Milk Stout from Pearl’s

Bushwick Brews: Left Hand Milk Stout from Pearl’s

The first few truly wintery days this past week put me into full hibernation mode

Bushwick Brews: Voodoo Brewing Co’s Pilzilla from The Bodega

Bushwick Brews: Voodoo Brewing Co’s Pilzilla from The Bodega

As cold season approaches and folks are lining up for flu shots, I’ve got a novel new way for you to get your nutrition

Bushwick Brews: X2 Steam from the New Hops and Hocks

Bushwick Brews: X2 Steam from the New Hops and Hocks

“We’re trying to come up with a sign,” Blake Jordan told me yesterday afternoon inside the newly opened Hops & Hocks on Morgan Ave as we discussed growler etiquette

Bushwick Brews: IPAs from Bushwick’s own Braven Brewing Company

Bushwick Brews: IPAs from Bushwick’s own Braven Brewing Company

The good news about Bushwick’s new brewery Braven Brewing Company just got better

Bushwick Is Getting Its Own Brewery: Braven!

Bushwick Is Getting Its Own Brewery: Braven!

Remember my rant that Bushwick which once produced 10% of America’s beer is shamefully lacking any local breweries today?  Well, Marshall Thompson and Eric Feldman are stepping up to fill our neighborhood’s dark, brewery-less void, with plans to open Braven Brewing Company on Bushwick soil within the next year

Bushwick Brews: Barrier’s Copernicus Cream Ale from Miles

Bushwick Brews: Barrier’s Copernicus Cream Ale from Miles

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