In a rather awesome turn of events, Brooklyn Brew Shop was honored this past Thursday, May 19, as one of the members of the 2016 DUMBO Dozen! We're so excited to have been chosen, especially considering all the amazing companies in the area.
Behind the Scenes
A glimpse into some of the cool stuff we do every day here at Brooklyn Brew Shop.
We traveled to the hill country of Austin, Texas to interview Jester King Brewery, an authentic farmhouse brewery known for making artisanal ales that are full of personality and depth. In our outtake from Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we heard how small European breweries inspired their farmhouse style, their attentive process of only maturing a few beers at a time and fermenting in whiskey barrels.
Read on for an outtake of our interview with Jester King!
On the cross-country trip we took while writing Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we made a special stop at Fullsteam in Durham, North Carolina - a brewery that aspires to build its own southern beer economy. Fullsteam Brewery utilizes what its community has to offer and in turn educates and returns the profit to improve the lives of North Carolina farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs.
To the Fullsteam brewers, the fun of experimenting while keeping the integrity of Southern food & farm traditions alive is paramount. Read on for an outtake of our interview with Fullsteam to see what their 300 Mile Vision is, why they love their brewing system and how honeysuckle, persimmons and figs made it into their beer.
We love Evil Twin Brewing’s sensibility, from its tongue-in-cheek beer names to the vibrant design of its bottles and cans (not to mention the globally-respected beer!). Brooklyn-by-way-of-Denmark founder and brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø has developed a cult following for Evil Twin’s inventive beers, irreverent attitude and his much-loved Brooklyn bar, the beer mecca TØRST.
While writing Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we spoke with Jeppe about how Copenhagen resembles Brooklyn, working at NOMA (considered the best restaurant in the world), and what’s with all the triangles in Evil Twin’s label. Our conversations with Jeppe when writing the book also led us to our recently announced collaboration Beer Making Kit, bringing Evil Twin's Bikini Beer to the stovetop!
Read on for an outtake of our interview with Jeppe!
It's no secret that Brooklyn is a hotbed for beer-filled creativity, and we're thrilled to announce a brand new collaboration within our home borough alongside Brooklyn-based (by way of Denmark) Evil Twin Brewing and its master brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø! Inspired by our conversations with Jeppe while writing Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we’ve teamed up with him to bring the strikingly well-balanced, deliciously light-bodied, and heavily hopped Bikini Beer to the stovetop with an exclusive collaboration Beer Making Kit!
Cigar City Brewing is known for experimental beers—they’ll tell you themselves that some, like the Cucumber Saison or Horchata Ale, are for adventurous drinkers. Because of the focus on production for its home state of Florida, Tampa-based Cigar City has been able to make an incredibly varied amount of beer, and prides itself on letting brewers follow their muse.
While writing Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we toured down to the land of palm trees and Cuban coffee to stop by Cigar City and chat with Vice President Justin Clark, who gave us the details on being inspired by cocktails and the weirdest beers Cigar City has conceived.
Read on for an outtake of our interview with Clark!
The big day is here! We are officially two-time authors; you can find our second book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, in bookstores everywhere.
Our new book, Make Some Beer: Small Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, is finally complete and will be released on May 13th through Clarkson Potter, and we cannot be prouder. Four years in the making, we travelled to more than thirty breweries in eight countries to look beyond the bottle and meet the brewers behind our favorite beers.
While on our brewery road trip writing our newest book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg, we made some local stops, too. And we crossed state lines to get a taste of one innovative brewery: Carton Brewing, in Atlantic Highlands, N.J..
We talked to Augie Carton, co-founder and brewer, about one of our favorite brews, Boat Beer and the quest for low-ABV and flavorful beers. Click ahead for an outtake of our interview with Carton.
We're reliving the beer-fueled journey that inspired our new book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg (out May 13th and available for pre-order now). Last February, we packed our bags and took our staff on a three-day beer tour of Asheville, N.C., where we met the good people behind Wicked Weed Brewing.
Co-founder and brewer Walt Dickenson gave us a tour of the brewery, sharing the family history behind Wicked Weed, the legend behind the name (it goes all the way back to King Henry VII!), one month after opening. Click ahead for an outtake of our interview with Dickenson.
Our new book, Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg (out May 13th and available for pre-order now) came out of a labor of love -- a globe-trotting adventure to visit the most interesting breweries out there. One of our first stops: The Bruery, in Orange County California.
We sat down with Ben Weiss, who helms the marketing and sales team and was one of the first employees to be hired by The Bruery's founder Patrick Rue. Weiss gave us an idea of where The Bruery started, the Southern California brewing community, and how LA restaurants work for large format beers. Click ahead to check out an outtake of our interview with Weiss.