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Okay, actually Brooklyn Brewery's only coming to one college campus and that's the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. According to Brew York, the company plans to open an on-campus brewery in Summer 2015 that will be made available for classes. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver & The Gang will come by regularly to help faculty with brewing and lesson planning. CIA juniors and seniors majoring in Advanced Wine, Beverage and Hospitality will head up...
While the community continues to piece together the confusing, disheartening mess surrounding 3rd Ward's closure (Hyperallergic has a pretty comprehensive look at what actually happened), local artists and organizations—many of whom are still owed money by the shuttered organization—have done an impressive job of coming together, with institutions like Brooklyn Brainery, Course Horse, and even Manhattan's National Academy School stepping up to offer classes and services to displaced former members. Local writer and teacher...
Photos by Kirstin Roby Breuckelen Distilling Company A weird mix of histories—the Dutch settlement of New York, how English soldiers rechristened jenever “Dutch courage” after drinking pints of the alcohol before battle during the 1600s—comes together in Breuckelen Distilling Company: the microdistillery gets its name from the borough’s Dutch spelling, and the outfit manufactures gin.That may be all the history the distillery will recognize, however. “We designed this recipe out of nowhere,” says Brad Estabrooke of...
As screwcap wines have come into fashion, so too has beer in a can. Red Hook-based Sixpoint has begun canning four of its brews, while Brooklyn Brewery will sell twelve-pack aluminums of its Summer Ale this season. “New canning technologies keep the beer fresh tasting, so forget previous notions that canned beer is inferior,” says Karl Knoop, Brooklyn’s operations director. “Cans are lightweight, compact, and block out harmful sunlight, which causes beer to ‘skunk.” Also,...

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