Want a way to support urban agriculture here in Brooklyn without getting dirty and pulling some weeds? Or do you just like good craft beer? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of those questions, we’ve got an event for you.
BrewYork and d.b.a. in Williamsburg are hosting a benefit for East New York Farm tomorrow. d.b.a. will be serving up a host of the regions finest craft beers including Brooklyn Brewery’s Cookie Jar Porter, Captain Lawrence’s Birra DeCicco, Sixpoint’s Apollo, Southampton Brewing’s North Fork Fresh Hop ESP, Greenpoint Harbor’s Hopnami DIPA, Dogfish Head’s Bitches Brew, Ommegang’s Belgian Pale Ale, and Kelso’s Kellerfest.
All proceeds go to East New York Farm. There is no cover charge – you can pay as you go. Why not stop by to enjoy some great beer and support one of our Brooklyn farms…at the same time?
Here’s the press release:
During New York’s Craft Beer Week, BrewYork – a collaborative of New York-centric beer writers, brewers and advocates – will host Beer 2 Garden, a benefit to raise money and awareness for East New York Farm. The event will take place at d.b.a. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and will feature rare craft beers from the finest breweries in New York, and the surrounding areas. 100% of the proceeds from this pay-as-you-go event will be donated to East New York Farms, a local organization aimed at youth and adults to address food justice in the community by promoting local, sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development.
d.b.a. Brooklyn has kindly provided BrewYork with 8 tap lines on the 29th of September to be filled with donated beer from craft breweries. All of the proceeds from the sale of these beers will go to East New York Farms.
The Following specialty beers have been donated for this event:
Brooklyn Brewery – Cookie Jar Porter
Captain Lawrence – Birra DeCicco
Sixpoint – Apollo
Southampton – North Fork Fresh Hop ESB (cask)
Greenport Harbor – Hopnami DIPA
Dogfish Head – ##### Brew
Ommegang – Belgian Pale Ale
Kelso of Brooklyn – Kellerfest
—About East New York Farms—
The mission of the East New York Farms Project is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms currently organizes two community-run farmers markets, a youth internship program, two urban farms (the UCC Youth Farm and Hands and Heart Garden) and works with an ever-growing network of over fifty gardeners representing over a dozen community and backyard gardens throughout East New York. East New York Farms is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents. For more information, please visit http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/.
Formed in 2009, BrewYork has quickly become a rising voice the in the beer community. Centrally based in New York City, the cooperative group of brewers, bloggers and food & beverage journalists now features satellite members around the country committed to the advancement of American craft beer. BrewYork includes brewers from Captain Lawrence, New Jersey Beer Company and Nebraska Brewing Company while its writers are currently published in Serious Eats, Esquire online, Mutineer Magazine, Simply Beer, I Drunk That, Hoptopia and New Jersey News Room. For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/BrewYork