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September 10, 2010

NY Craft Beer Week Preview at Brooklyn Brewery

Wednesday Night, the minds behind NY Craft Beer Week threw a Press Preview Party at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. This was a sort of a pre-launch party to get people talking about the week-long celebration of suds where all kinds of craft beer and artisanal food will be served all across the 5 boroughs from September 24th - October 3rd.

Photography help provided by the illustrious Jeff Quinn.

Patrick Donagher, owner of Rattle'n'Hum and founder of the Get Real NY Cask Ale & Real Food Festival talks about his fest as NY Craft Beer Week Director Josh Schaffner and Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver look on.

The large crowd packed the brewery's walls and even got a sneak peak into the new facility next door that will soon house an expanded amount of fermentation equipment. For details and photos of this space, check out this post on the great beer blog Brew York, New York.

Brooklyn's offerings for the night, all on tap. Also available that night were beers from Founders, Victory, Allagash, Cigar City, Captain Lawrence, Goose Island and Coney Island brewing companies.

There's me ordering a Detonation Ale and wondering if I'll end up on TV. Both News 12 Brooklyn and CNBC had cameras capturing the evening.

Check out the new design for the Brooklyner Weisse tap handle! Pretty awesome.

Here we have newest Brooklyn Brewery employee Tim Bullock celebrating his first long, hard day of work with a beer. It almost looks like someone else's hand is feeding Tim the beer.

The beer-celebrities were in full force! Here we find Mr. Bill Covaleski, owner of Victory Brewing Co. along with his NY/CT Sales Rep Sean McCain, pouring samples of Saison Du Buff and Prima Pils.

The last few stragglers crowd the bar for one last drink before we were shooed out.

All in all, it was a great time with delicious food and excellent craft beer from all over. The lesson here? GET EXCITED FOR NY CRAFT BEER WEEK! Its only a mere 2 weeks away. Get over to and buy your passport today!


  1. Awesome! So sorry to have missed it.

  2. It was a fun event. Good see you guys! can't wait for GetRealNY

  3. I'm so envious of you New Yorkers for all the beer events that you guys have up there...and especially with Brooklyn Brewery :(

    But it's awesome! I love reading about the events and seeing pictures of it all. I'm hoping to make my way up there one day here soon and tour the brewery and make one or two of the events...then "stop by" Oregon for some more great beer :)


  4. Definitely come visit sometime, its certainly on the rise in craft beer!