This being Brooklyn, there’s no shortage of food fests in the afterglow of The Great Googa Mooga. Coming up:
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Make the most of the holiday weekend at this two-day bash on Governors Island. The $25 admission each day includes one Sixpoint beer, plus unlimited tastings from participants like Tom Cat Bakery and Brooklyn Grange. While you eat, catch live music, a grilled cheese cook-off, and a taco challenge with Slow Food NYC. If you’re still hungry, there’ll be plenty more food and drink for sale from additional vendors, including Red Hook Lobster Pound and Van Leeuwen. Find more info and tickets here.
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 11:30am to 4:30pm on Governors Island. $25.
Oyster and Wine Festival
Get your fill of bivalves and vino at Brooklyn Oenology. Long Island-grown oysters are just $1 apiece, and make a great pairing with the house whites—you’ll be able to get all BOE bottles for 10% off. Read more and check out the flyer here.
Saturday, May 26 from 2 to 5pm at Brooklyn Oenology, 209 Wythe Ave between N 3rd and N 4th Sts (Williamsburg)
Memorial Day BBQ & Garden Party
Toast to the official start of summer at Huckleberry‘s backyard cookout. They’ll be grilling burgers and brats through the afternoon, best enjoyed in the shady garden behind the bar. Get more details here and RSVP on Facebook.
Monday, May 28 from 2 to 8pm at Huckleberry, 588 Grand St between Lorimer and Leonard Sts (Williamsburg)
Got a batch of your signature IPA that you’re looking to share? Meet other DIY brewers and sample each other’s suds at this get-together, hosted by Beer Table. They’ll provide the glassware, and beer-friendly snacks for sale if you need a palate cleanser. The event is free, but you can preregister.
Monday, May 28 at 9pm at Beer Table, 427 B 7th Ave between 14th and 15th Sts (Park Slope)
Brew at Home-Schooling
More homebrew! Stop paying $6 for that pint of suds–learn the joys of homebrewing. From malt to yeast to pH, award wining home-brewers Dan Pizzillo and Ray Girard will give you the tools to create a delicious batch of beer at home. Come prepared with all your beer-related questions. Each student will leave with a few bottles of house-brewed beer and a beer brewing starter kit (an $80 value, complete with a 6.5 gallon fermenter, and 6.5 gallon bottling bucket with spigot, as well as cleanser, siphon and bottling set-up, capper, and much more).
Thursday, May 31 at 6pm at The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost Street (Williamsburg). $125.
Boardrockin’ Beach Party
Beach season is here (finally!) and Brooklyn Based is giving you even more reason to hop on the A train. In addition to the many edible offerings at the Rockaway Beach Club, there’ll be $3 Brooklyn Brewery cans all day, plus a photo booth and a live show from ’80s cover band White Wedding at 6pm. Check out the flyer and RSVP.
Saturday, June 2 from noon to 8pm at Rockaway Beach Boardwalk between 74th and 106th Sts, Rockaway (Queens)
If you missed last week’s crawfish dinner at the Brooklyn Brewery, fear not: Sycamore‘s got another opportunity for a crustacean feast. For $25, dig into a bucket of crawfish along with a pint of beer from Abita (after the first one, seasonal brews are just $5 all day). There are two afternoon seatings, sign up for the 2pm here and the 4pm here.
Saturday, June 2 at 2pm and 4pm at Sycamore, 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park). $25.
A Slow Slur
Drink slow, with Slow Food NYC at their bi-monthly happy hour social, ‘The Brooklyn Slur.’ This time, the Slow Foodies are setting up camp at Parish Hall, where the cocktail program hews as closely as chef Evan Hanczor’s menu to the restaurant’s farm-to-table mentality and place-based ethos. For the Slur, Parish Hall will be extending their Cocktail Hour specials ($3 off on cocktails and selected wines and beers) till the end of our event.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm at Parish Hall, 109A Nother 3rd Street between Wythe and Berry (Williamsburg).
Meet Your Maker Tasting Series Part 3
Join Kelly Taylor, head brewer of Kelso, for the third installment of 61 Local‘s tasting series. For this sweet-toothed edition, Kelso beers pair up with ice cream from Phin & Phebes, which means one thing: ice cream and beer floats! Get tickets, and get ready for the series finale on July 11, when the favorite combos from all the past tastings are brought back for an encore.
Wednesday, June 6 from 7 to 9pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $35.
Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival
There’s no shortage of beer festivals in this city, but it’ll be hard to top one with fresh air and killer views along the East River. The folks behind the NYC Craft Beer Festival are bringing this first-ever fest to Kings County, with over 90 breweries, featuring the best local, American, and international craft beer, with a special focus on summer seasonals. The ticket price includes unlimited tastings, and you can work up a thirst with grub for sale from spots like Cornelius and the Brooklyn Star. See the full lineup and get tickets here.
Saturday, June 16 from 1:30 to 4pm and 7 to 9:30pm at the Williamsburg Waterfront, 5 N 11th St at Kent Ave (Williamsburg). $55.