Last night, Northside Media hosted our monthly Innovation meet-up focusing on one of our favorite topics: craft beer! Some of New York’s greatest beer
nerds minds gathered at The Brooklyn Brewery to talk about (and taste) some of the best craft brews around, as well as to hear from some leading innovators in the industry. Eric Stephens of BeerMenus and Greg Avola of Untappd kicked things off with the tales of their startups, both of which are innovating the industry by helping connect consumers to the craft beers they love and to bring the community together (over a pint, of course). Then Steve Hindy of The Brooklyn Brewery, along with Basil Lee of Finback Brewery and Joe Grimm of Grimm Artisanal Ales, explained how craft beer just does it better. “All the science in the world can’t connect you to the beer drinker,” says Hindy. “But the way we’ve done it has worked and it’s totally disrupting the U.S. beer industry.” Afterwards, attendees treated themselves to samples from all of the breweries represented, BBQ from Mable’s Smokehouse and whiskey from Jameson.
Check out photos of the event below and videos to be posted in the coming days!