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A few days before today, or last Wednesday, I attended the premiere of Intensified Coffee Porter—Brooklyn Brewery's newest beer, the latest installment in its notable Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment (BQE) series, and the result of a cool-ass collaboration between the venerable craft-beer pioneer and Blue Bottle Coffee—and recorded some notes. These are my recorded notes from the informative two-hour sampling that evening: "It's delicious." The event's distinct setup within Brooklyn's big-ass tasting room befitted Intensified Coffee...
Our first sip of iced coffee at the start of the season is essentially a point of no return—no matter how many cold or rainy days materialize this spring, we staunchly refuse to switch back over to the hot stuff (or wear socks and closed-toed shoes for that matter). So if, like us, you intend to rely on iced coffee as your sole source of caffeination until the fall, check out our guide to...
Outer-borough hackles have been raised in the past several weeks over a familiar player in the ongoing War on Gentrification—Starbucks. Much has been made of two new Brooklyn locations: one in Williamsburg, which opened this week, and one in Crown Heights, set to open this fall in the first floor of a brand-new apartment building. In Brooklyn, Starbucks is the Angel of Death of the Hip, casting its long shadow across neighborhoods of Authentic...

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