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Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival
d.b.a. gets ready for the return of its cask fest, with 16 firkins of rare, cask-conditioned beers. The tap list has yet to be announced, but it is confirmed that Tchoup Shop will be slinging NOLA-style barbecue all weekend. For more details, check out the flyer from Gotham Imbiber.

Friday November 4 to Sunday November 6 at 113 N 7th St between Wythe Ave and Berry St (Williamsburg)

Brooklyn Beer Summit
Toast to the borough’s best brews during this eight-day event. The festivities include a kickoff barbecue at Sycamore (1118 Cortelyou Rd), Belgian beer night at The Double Windsor (210 Prospect Park West), and a three-course pairing dinner at Beer Table (427B Seventh Ave, $25). Check out the rest of the week’s lineup and RSVP on Facebook.

Saturday, November 5 to Saturday, November 12. Various locations, see Facebook event for details.

Autumn Pies & Tarts
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center can help you step up your game with this seasonal baking tutorial. You’ll learn a number of recipes, including maple sage crusted pumpkin tart, bourbon pecan pie bars, and vanilla ricotta fig tartlets. Find more info and tickets here.

Sunday, November 6 from 12 to 3pm at 500 President St Suite 2E between Nevins St and 3rd Ave (Gowanus). $65.

Blue Moon Bash
This is the kind of benefit that warms our hearts (even before it fills our bellies): local fishermen Blue Moon Fish show their support for local farmers Bradley Farm and Evolutionary Organics by throwing a fundraiser to help the hurricane-damaged farms get back on their feet. Blue Moon will cook up a pot of clam chowder, and over a dozen other local establishments–including Court Street Grocers, The Vanderbilt, and Brooklyn Brewery–provide more food and drink for the afternoon. Learn more, make a donation, or buy tickets at the official event website.

Sunday, November 6 from 3 to 8pm at 125 Fifth Ave between Sterling and St John Pls (Park Slope). $20 donation.

Salsa Slam
Chip-and-cheese connoisseurs Nachos NY take over The Bell House for a spicy, tomatoey faceoff. Sample 20 salsas with all the chips you can eat, and cool the flames with $4 Brooklyn Brewery beers. And if you’re interested in seeing how your secret salsa recipe stacks up, there’s still time to enter: just send Nachos NY an email. Otherwise, get your tickets here.

Sunday, November 6 at 4pm at 149 7th St between 2nd and 3rd Aves (Gowanus). $10 advance, $15 at the door.

Harvest Dinner
iCi teams up with Added Value for an autumnal feast to support the farm. Arrive early for cocktails and appetizers, then enjoy a three-course dinner made with just-picked produce from the farm and other local ingredients, and served with wine pairings. To reserve a spot, call 718-855-5531 ext. 21.

Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30 to 11pm at 246 Dekalb Ave between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves (Fort Greene). $100.

Aki Matsuri
Brooklyn Brewery hosts this fall fete for nonprofit The Gohan Society, spotlighting some of the city’s best Japanese cuisine. You’ll sample dishes from 11 different restaurants, including Blue Ribbon Sushi, EN Japanese Brasserie, and Kyotofu, topped off with artisanal sake and, of course, Brooklyn Brewery beer. Read more and buy tickets at The Gohan Society’s website.

Thursday, November 10 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at 79 N 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave (Williamsburg). $100.

Further ahead:

(S)low Down Gala
Eat, drink, and be merry at Slow Food NYC‘s annual soiree. This year’s benefit, at the Invisible Dog Gallery, will feature a whole roasted pig courtesy of Fatty ‘Cue, cocktails from Clover Club, and many more “slow-friendly” delights. Proceeds benefit Slow Food’s Urban Harvest program, which brings hands-on learning experiences to kids throughout the city. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, November 16 from 7 to 9:30pm at 51 Bergen St between Court and Smith Sts (Cobble Hill). $100.

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