This week’s eclectic roundup features cider, tacos, pie, and…art? Read on to see what’s in store.
Beers ‘n’ Bees
Tonight 61 Local is abuzz with local beekeepers sharing their expertise. Join Backwards Beekeepers for a meeting with other apiculture enthusiasts (first-timers are welcome), then hear from the likes of Brooklyn Homesteader and Borough Bees about the challenges, techniques and rewards of urban beekeeping. Brooklyn Homesteader has more info.
Thursday, October 13 from 7 to 9pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets (Cobble Hill)
Brooklyn Tap Attack
Brooklyn Brewery takes over Bierkraft for the evening, with over a dozen beers on tap, plus a few casks. The tentative lineup includes old favorites alongside hard-to-find brews like Cookie Jar Porter, Brooklyner Weisse, and The Concoction. Check out the full list.
Thursday, October 13 at 7pm at 191 Fifth Avenue between Sackett and Union Streets (Park Slope)
The creative and the culinary collide at this educational event, which begins with a guided tour at the Brooklyn Museum. After viewing and discussing the artwork of contemporary Brooklyn artists, you’ll head to a nearby residence for a seasonal, five-course dinner that includes grass-fed beef from Kinderhook Farm and beer from Kelso. Get tickets or check out the official website.
Saturday, October 15 from 4 to 8pm at 200 Eastern Parkway betweenm Underhill and Washington Aves. $85. (Prospect Heights)
Tastes of Brooklyn
Head to Borough Hall on Saturday for a smorgasbord of local delights and a worthy cause. Your ticket gets you six tastings from eateries like Palo Santo, Saul, and Egg, and all proceeds benefit Seeds in the Middle, a nonprofit dedicated to educating the community about healthy choices and sustainability. Buy tickets here.
Saturday, October 15 from 11:30am to 3pm. $35 in advance, $45 day of the festival. (Downtown)
If you thought the season for Rockaway Taco had come and gone, you’re in luck: they’re back for one last hurrah at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm. Admission includes two of Rockaway’s infamous tacos and a drink, and if that weren’t enough incentive, proceeds go toward hurricane-affected local farm Evolutionary Organics. Tickets won’t be available at the door, so buy them here.
Sunday, October 16 from 3 to 6pm at 44 Eagle Street between West and Franklin Streets. $15. (Greenpoint)
61 Local Autumn Festival
61 Local never disappoints with its steady stream of local food gatherings (including two more this week!), and Sunday’s blowout promises to be one of the best yet. Toast to the falling leaves with all kinds of autumnal treats: house-made sauerkraut, sausages from Brooklyn Cured and potato bread from Bien Cuit ($12 for a plate of food). And let’s not forget an impressive lineup of seasonal beers that includes Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Brewery Post Road Pumpkin Ale, VictoryFestbier Märzen and Ramstein Oktoberfest Lager.
Sunday, October 16 at 12pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets (Cobble Hill)
Apple Pie Contest
It’s the peak of apple season, and Enid’s has the perfect way to celebrate. They’ve joined forces with The Brooklyn Kitchen for an old-fashioned pie contest as part of Cider Week. The only requirements: apples and crust. Entries are accepted from 5-5:45pm and judging starts at 6pm, sharp! No advanced registration is required, but more details can be found here.
Sunday, October 16 at 5pm at 560 Manhattan Avenue at Driggs Avenue (Greenpoint)
Learn the art of the brat in this workshop with Brooklyn Cured at 61Local. Founder Scott Bridi will focus on three classics: Italian sausages, bratwurst, and bangers. Afterward, you’ll get to taste the sausages you make, paired with some of the craft beers on tap. Buy tickets here.
Tuesday, October 18 from 7-9pm at 61 Bergen Street between Court and Smith Streets. $45. (Cobble Hill)
Cider Pairing Dinner
The Cider Week festivities continue with a pairing dinner at Iris Cafe. The three-course meal features six different hard ciders from the northeast, including tastes from Eve’s Cidery, Farnum Hill Ciders and West County Cider. To reserve a spot, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm at 20 Columbia Place between Joralemon and State Streets. $50. (Brooklyn Heights)
That hub for everything DIY, Etsy, teams up with Brooklyn Brew Shop for a fete that includes brewing, tasting, shopping and crafting. Catch a demo from the home-brewing experts, make some coasters with a letterpress machine, and enter to win a starter brew kit. Tickets are $5 at the door, but buy any beer-themed item on Etsy and you’ll get in free with your receipt. More info can be found here.
Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at 55 Washington Street between Water and Front Streets (DUMBO)