Chart Topping Local Craft Beer

In New York City, temptation to stay close to home often rivals the temptation to party. So we have just the party for you: Fort Greene’s first ever EAT GREENE street festival will be just around the corner and full of delicious food, drinks, and community fun! And we’re excited to welcome our party co-host, local craft beer experts Interboro Spirits & Ales!

Interboro is Brooklyn’s only combination craft brewery and distillery. They produce both flavorful beers as well as canned cocktails. Known for their juicy, lightly bitter and hoppy canned IPAs, Interboro also makes canned gin & tonic, ciders, and more. The relatively new Interboro has been topping beer lists across the boroughs. Given founder Jesse Ferguson’s background in both the record industry and work for famed brewers Carton Brewing and Other Half Brewing, it’s no surprise his own brewery is a broadly resonating hit machine.

A variety of their beers have graced our taps at Annex. We pride ourselves on serving a rotating selection of craft beers on draft, and have been longtime fans of Interboro’s output. If craft beers are your jam too, then you’ll need to stop by our block party! Interboro is doing a special limited can release brew available only at Eat Greene. Come party local with us and get an exclusive sip of local craft beer!

Save the Date

Come by on Saturday, September 16th to hang out with Interboro and a host of other local faves on S. Portland Ave between Lafayette and Fulton St.!

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Kelso Beer and Bee’s Knees Food Co. Tasting

This Thursday 4/24 from 5p-7pm at Provisions we are proud to be hosting a collaborative tasting from Kelso Beer and Bee’s Knees Food Co.  Some of you have probably had a taste of Kelso’s beers, brewed in Clinton Hill, at your local, well last year they starting canning their Pilsner and Nut Brown Lager, using a mobile canning truck.  Bee’s Knees Food Co. is a Chicago based maker of roasted nuts designed as the perfect bar snack, these are nuts designed to be paired with beers, so much so that each package has beer pairing recommendations printed on them.  Pop in and have a snack and a sip!

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Greenmarket Treat

In these long and hot days of summer, few things are as refreshing as a good, crispy, tangy hefeweizen. Capitalizing on that fact, the fine folks at Brooklyn Brewery have unveiled their Greenmarket Wheat, a hybrid barley-wheat just in time for August, with orange peel and coriander thrown in to boost the flavor. We’ll be carrying this one for quite a while, in keeping with our ongoing project of making the special Brooklyns available to beer connoisseurs as soon as they’ve left the brewery.

BUT WAIT! The best part (after the taste) is, the raw ingredients are sourced from farms participating in the GrowNYC program. Which means you’ll always have an excuse for the next beer.

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Fielder’s Choice

Springtime in New York, 21st century style: the ever-uncertain waffling of clouds and heat, raindrops and sunspots. It’s not at all unlike the drama-filled introductory innings of baseball season, which starts today!

As your favorite teams begin their baby-steps towards the World Series (or if you’re from Seattle, maybe not) it’s worth considering one of life’s constant variables: warm weather means cold beer, and plenty of it. With this in mind we’d like to steer your attention towards Founders All Day IPA Session Ale (whew!) – a lighter, lower-alcohol IPA that’ll keep you steadily refreshed without going ker-splat. Play ball!

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Beer Updates Fall 2012

With fall creeping up visions of pumpkin ale and Oktoberfest lagers dancing in our heads we couldn’t wait to get in some fall seasonals.  Though 81 degrees may not be considered “sweater weather”, there is no reason we can’t delve into possibly the best season for beer snobs early.  We are very excited to have Southern Tier Pumking back in the case, this Imperial Pumpkin Ale is well loved by many a beer connoisseur and has been described by some as “liquid pumpkin pie”.  For those with milder tastes we also have Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin and Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale, from two of New York’s most revered breweries.  If pumpkin isn’t your thing we also have a brand new seasonal offering from Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY.   Scythe and Sickle is a Belgian-style Amber Ale brewed with rye and oat flakes in celebration of the harvest season.

Fall would be the same without a handful of Oktoberfest beers.  In the case now we are carrying Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest Bier a Bavarian style brew, it is often named as one of the best examples of the style in craft brewing.  Another celebrated version of this traditional style is Left Hand Brewing’s Oktoberfest, a slightly sweeter take on a Marzen lager but full bodied with a nice blend of biscuity malts and spicy hops.

Make sure to get them while you can, these brews are seasonal and in high demand, they don’t last long.


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Brooklyn Brine and Dogfish Heads Hop-Pickle

Our friends over at Brooklyn Brine have been collaborating with craft beer’s mad scientist Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head.  What they came up with was the Hop-Pickle, pickle slices brined with Dogfish’s 60min IPA and oil extracted from the leaves of Cascade hop flowers.  Beyond being the perfect marriage of two of the greatest things ever, these pickles also pack quite a spicy wallop.  Grab a jar and pair them with a few bottles of Dogfish’s 90min IPA.

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Two Brothers Brewing Tasting and Cheese Pairing

This Thursday April 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm we are please to welcome Two Brothers Brewing to Provisions for a tasting and cheese pairing.  Two Brothers was found in 1996 in Warrenville, Illinois by the Ebel brothers who were passionate about brewing classic European beers in the craft brewing spirit.  The cheesemongers will also be choosing a few cheese to pair with Two Brothers’ fantastic beers.  Drop in for a taste.

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Left Hand Brewing and W&T Oyster Tasting

This Friday April 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm we are happy to welcome Left Hand Brewing to Provisions for a tasting of their Milk Stout Nitro.  Left Hand Milk Stout has been a staff favorite for a long time and now it is available in “nitro bottles”,  creating a beautfiul cascading pour as well as a light and creamy body, follow this link to see how it works.  To class things up even more a rep from our oyster supplier, W&T Seafood, will be here to pair oysters with the beer.  Stouts and oysters have long tradition of being paired together, the roasted grain flavors in stout contrast well with the sweet and salty oysters.  Our oyster supply is limited so we will be limiting customers to 1 of each type of oyster until we run out.  

Greene GrapeLeft Hand Brewing and W&T Oyster Tasting
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Weyerbacher Brewing Demo and Cheese Pairing

This Friday March 9 we are happy to welcome Weyerbacher Brewing Company to the Greene Grape for a beer and cheese pairing from 5:30-7:30pm at Provisions.  Weyerbacher opened for business in 1995 out of Easton, PA and were at the forefront of the “big beer” revolution in craft brewing, specializing in complex flavors and higher alcohol content.  We will be tasting two of their year-round brews including Verboten which is a bottle conditioned Belgian-style pale ale.  For the hopheads we will also be sampling out Double Simcoe IPA.  Brewed using the hybrid simcoe hop, this beer is big but isn’t as bitter as many of its counterparts.    

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Artisanal Academy Awards

What better way to enjoy the Oscars night than with a display of some of our winning snacks? With so many great products, it was hard to narrow it down for you. We assure you, it’s hard to go wrong with any of your favorites. Here’s ours:

Meat: our butchers are nominating some special treats for your pleasure. We’ll have a Rabbit Terrine, Rabbit & Foie Gras Torchon, Duck Roulade, Rabbit Meatballs, Head Cheese, and Mini Beef Hot Links (Puff Pastry’s in the freezer, if you want to wrap ’em in blankets).

In the Local Cheese Category, we’re betting on some new classics: Spring Brook Tarentaise, Capriole O’Banon, and Wisconsin Dairy Dante. Best Foreign Cheeses include Raw Milk Morbier, Pecorino Gran Cru, Bleu de Basques and a special wheel of Raw Milk Ossau Iraty.

Charcuterie Contenders: Biellese Sopressata Picante, Olli Napoli Salame, and La Quercia Coppa.

Best Products: McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix (now in 1 gallon jugs!), Sullivan Street Olive Bread, Annex’s Vegan Cupcakes, and Brooklyn BAMBoozle Beer!

Which treats will win themselves a place on your red carpet?

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