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Seasonal Spirits: Wild and Wood (21+)

  • Museum of Food and Drink 62 Bayard Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

Beer and other fermented foods harness agricultural ingredients, microscopic organisms, and a bit of patience to create something greater than the sum of their parts. Throw in centuries of barrel storage and truly unique flavors come calling. Luckily for you, it has never been easier to sample these wide-ranging tastes than right now.

Meet Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Barrel Manager Eric Brown along with members of the brewing team for a night spent journeying through some of their most unique experiments in barrel aging and fermentation. From wild and sour beers to their super-secret fish sauce and hot sauce, you’ll learn about the impact of microorganisms and wood aging alike on the work Brooklyn Brewery does every day (and what they keep for special occasions.)

Taste the beers, sample the sauces, and learn from the team themselves at this fun, casual program.

This program is part of our Seasonal Spirits series.

About Garrett Oliver

Garrett Oliver is the Brewmaster of The Brooklyn Brewery and one of the most recognizable figures in craft beer. He is the author of The Brewmaster’s Table, editor in chief of The Oxford Companion to Beer, and the first brewer ever to win the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional. He is a prolific cook at home and at Brooklyn Brewery events, a sharp wit, and a very snazzy dresser.

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About Eric Brown

Eric Brown is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and currently the Barrel Manager of The Brooklyn Brewery. He is a long-time brewer, going back to his roots as a home brewer and head of the Culinary Institute of America’s home brewing club before starting his professional brewing career. He is a dedicated biker and currently stands as one of the few people trusted with cooking for employee barbecues at the Brewery.

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About Brooklyn Brewery

Like our namesake borough, The Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklynites have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer.


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