Williamsburg Cask Ale Festival
Taste beer as it was meant to be: unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally fermented and served at cellar temperature (about 55 degrees) at The Williamsburg Cask Ale Festival at d.b.a. in Williamsburg all weekend. They’ll be offering 16 rich, rare and tasty brews (some never before available in New York). Muffaletta sandwiches will be available all weekend long, but Sunday will bring New Orleans-style BBQ courtesy of Tchoup Shop.
Friday 9/17 through Sunday 9/19 at d.b.a. Brooklyn, 113 N. Seventh St. (between Berry St. and Wythe Ave.), 718-218-6006
We believe good food is always good art, but the Last Supper festival in Bushwick on Saturday pushes the food/art pairings to new and entertaining directions. If you want to see food and creativity mixed in all kinds of unexpected ways, you won’t want to miss this one.
Saturday, September 18, 2010 6pm-2am 3rd Ward, Brooklyn 195 Morgan Ave, Bushwick (L Train to Grand)
Roberta’s is hosting an Oktoberfest party on Sunday. They’ll be featuring some special brews from Kelso of Brooklyn, sausages from their neighbors at Heritage Meats, and live music all day. ‘Kraut too!
Sunday, September 19 from 1pm-8pm at Roberta’s 261 Moore St., Bushwick
Kings County General Store
Kings County General Store aims to promote Brooklyn-based artists, designers, foodies, local shops and businesses. Stop by on Sunday between Noon- 5 pm to sample Bourbon from Williamsburg-based King’s County Distillery, Sour Puss Pickles, Bam’s Beef Jerky, produce from BK Farmyards and many more Brooklyn-born goodies! Sunday from Noon-5pm. Live music and drink specials all day.
Sunday, September 19 at Southpaw 125 Fifth Ave (St Johns + Sterling) in Park Slope. No charge.
Brooklyn Honey Tasting with Annie Novak
Brooklyn has enjoyed a bit of a local-honey boom since beekeeping was recently re-legalized in NYC. Beer Table is hosting Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm and other city beekeepers for a city-wide honey tasting on Monday.
“September is prime harvest time, so come on down and reap the rewards from the summer season. Taste the unique characteristics of different neighborhoods based on the trees and blooms in each and hear how the bees and their keepers fared. The tasting will also include a selection of beers brewed with honey.”
If you need any added incentive to seek out local honey, take a look at this story on ‘honey laundering’ – the illicit smuggling of Chinese honey into the US market by a new breed of international honey gangsters.James Bond and Honey Ryder – we need you on this case NOW!
Monday, September 20 at 7pm, Beer Table, 427 B 7th Avenue in park Slope. Tickets: $35. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
The Brooklyn Kitchen’s Weekly Lineup
We wish we could get season tickets to the Brooklyn Kitchen’s classes. Up this week: All Grain Homebrewing, a Harvest Dinner with Kat Randazzo, Knife Skillz 101 with Brendan McDermott, “The Brewmaster’s Table” with Garrett Oliver, and a Cheesemaking class with Rory Chase. Matriculate your bad self right here.
The Brooklyn Kitchen, 100 Frost St in Williamsburg (under the BQE)