Let's Get Wild! The Drink Better Beer Release Party and Wild East Debut
The beer world is moving at a mighty dizzying clip. To make sense of the fast-evolving industry, I wrote Drink Better Beer, an expert-driven guide to this modern beer moment. It's a really good book. I swear!
To celebrate -- and lo, after writing another book I could stand to celebrate -- we're throwing a special kind of book-launch party. The release will double as a first look at Wild East Brewing, a brand-new Brooklyn brewery set to debut this fall. The brewery, run by the trio of Lindsay Steen, Tyler March and Brett Taylor (a homebrew-tour veteran), embody many of the principles that I discuss in Drink Better Beer: embracing the taproom model and using, well, wild yeast to differentiate itself.
Tonight, you'll be among the first people to sample Wild East's beers -- expect a Czech-style pilsner, mixed-fermentation saison, fruited Berliner weisse, farmhouse blonde and a New England IPA -- in their brand-new 7,000-square-foot brewery and taproom, outfitted with several towering oak foudres that'll be the heart of the brewery's wood-aging program. (The brewery is set to open this fall.)
As for me, I'll be signing copies of my book, saying many words, drinking beer, saying even more words and swearing that, man, I can't imagine writing another book anytime soon.
Moreover, we'll have beers from fellow Gowanus brewery Strong Rope, as well as plenty of gin cocktails from Halftone Spirits--a new distillery also set to open in Gowanus alongside Finback, which will also be serving beers.
Beers, books, cocktails! What could be better? Well, the folks from Groundlings Pizza Co. will be on site selling their so-dang-good Neapolitan-style pizzas.
This might be the best September 17 of your life. Also: we'll have surprises!
Wild East Brewing Company (View)
623 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|