Only in Brooklyn would a panel discussion on the craft beer industry involve a quote from Walt Whitman. In the words of Brooklyn Brewery’s Co-Founder and President Steve Hindy, describing the Brooklyn beer community is like Whitman’s quote “I contradict myself, very well I contradict myself. I contain multitudes.” And multitudes of New York’s craft beer innovators and enthusiast’s gathered at Brooklyn Brewery’s tasting room to talk about the local companies disrupting the U.S. beer industry. Joining Hindy on the panel were fellow brewers Basil Lee of Finback Brewery, and Joe Grimm of Grimm Artisanal Ales. The night also featured presentations from Greg Avola of Untappd and Eric Stephens of BeerMenus, as well as plenty of beer samplings and whiskey cocktails from our good friends (and supporters of the craft beer industry) at Jameson Irish Whiskey.
In case you couldn’t make it out to January’s beer-soaked Meetup, we’ve compiled some of our favorite moments into the video after the jump. Cheers, Brooklyn.