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Timeline of Taste
Join historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman at the Brooklyn Historical Society for a lecture on the borough’s past two centuries in food. She’ll walk you through the borough’s spice trade and how it influenced the palates of each era, with tastings along the way. More info and tickets can be found here.

Thursday, September 1 at 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street. $8 for BHS members, $10 for non-members.

Long Island Beer Tasting
Breukelen Bier Merchants welcomes three breweries from the near east: Barrier Brewing, Blind Bat, and Great South Bay. You’ll be able to sample three brews from each, and brewers will be on hand to answer questions or just talk beer. See the full lineup.

Saturday, September 3 from 4-8pm at 182 Grand Street between Bedford and Driggs Aves.

Brewshop 101: Homebrewing Essentials
DIY brewery Bitter & Esters (also known as City Brewshop) has everything you need to start brewing at home. You’ll learn about the grains and ingredients that go into a homebrew, plus how to avoid common problems. To grab a spot, sign up.

Sunday, September 4 from 2-4pm at 700 Washington Ave between St Marks Ave and Prospect Pl. $55.

Labor Day Party and Oyster-Eating Contest
What better way to toast the end of summer than by sipping cocktails and slurping oysters at Maison Premiere? They’ll have barbecued oysters, burgers, drink specials, and live music, plus an oyster-eating contest for serious bivalve-lovers. Get the rest of the details from Eater.

Monday, September 5 at 298 Bedford Ave between Grand and S 1st Sts. $50 to enter the contest.

Tomatoes Class
Brooklyn Brainery has a bunch of food-centric classes coming up, including this one on everyone’s favorite fruit-slash-vegetable. The class includes a blind tasting, followed by a discussion of the tomato’s botany, history, and economics. Get tickets and more info here.

Tuesday, September 6 from 7-8:30pm at 515 Court Street between Huntington and W 9th Sts. $15.


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