Last week we mentioned that Mayor Bloomberg, in his infinite wisdom, has once again declared July to be Good Beer Month in honor of the great work of The Good Beer Seal during that month to promote the best local, independently owned beer bars that sell the good stuff.
And we are especially relieved by that very official proclamation, seeing as how we’d planned two of our best events of the year around the concept. In fact, tickets are now available to both: Edible Pursuit at Brooklyn Brewery on July 8th and Good Beer at BAM on the 28th. (For both, if you buy tickets before June 15th, it’s buy two get one free!)
The first is the second installment in our Edible trivia nights, except this one is themed to alcohol. We’ll be taking over the tasting room of Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg to pose questions on potables provided by a panel of Brooklyn’s own liquid assets, like Garrett Oliver, the BB brewmaster. You can compete for prizes like limited-edition beers, cookbooks, restaurant gift certificates and other Edible desirables. Its just $20 to play, and that buys you a Brooklyn Brewery brew made right on the premises, your own pint glass and a sausage sandwich grilled up by the butchers from The Meat Hook on the sidewalk outside.
The second is our second annual craft brew fest, which is co-hosted by The Good Beer Seal, Brooklyn Brewery and Stella Artois. What more can we say other than two full floors of the beautiful BAM opera house in downtown Brooklyn are filled with the country’s best craft brews and beer-friendly snacks from the city’s best restaurants. (Oh yeah, we just heard chopped liver from Sammy’s Roumanian will be in the house, as will beer bread from Orwasher’s.) Last year’s was insanity in a good way, and this year’s will be all that time’s two. In fact we might have to take it easy for the next 21 days…..