The Greene Space at WNYC presents
An Evening of Beer Tasting, Conversation and Live Music
With Panelists from BROOKLYN BREWERY, SIXPOINT CRAFT ALES andKELSO OF BROOKLYN
Hosted by JIMMY CARBONE, Co-founder of July Good Beer Month and Host of “Beer Sessions Radio”
Friday, July 15 at 7pm
Tickets On Sale Now
(NEW YORK, NY – June 27, 2011) – On Friday, July 15 at 7pm, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC, in collaboration with The Good Beer Seal, will present CRAFT/BEER/JAM, an evening of consumption, celebration and conversation.
Presented as part of the Third Annual New York City July Good Beer Month, CRAFT/BEER/JAM will explore the age-old debate of beer versus wine, as well as the storied history of New York City breweries and the economic and political challenges facing small breweries in New York State. JIMMY CARBONE – co-founder of July Good Beer Month, owner of popular East Village restaurant Jimmy’s No. 43 and host of internet radio show “Beer Sessions” – will lead a lively conversation with an illustrious panel of craft beer experts from local breweries, along with special guests. In addition to a craft beer tasting and appetizers from local restaurants, audience members will have an opportunity to enjoy malt samples as Erica Shea and Stephen Valand of Brooklyn Brew Shop demonstrate their homebrew kit. Live music will be performed by bands recently featured in The Greene Space’s “Battle of the Boroughs” series, which provides a platform for some of the city’s best emerging musical talent in all genres.
PANELISTS AND GUESTS INCLUDE:
- ROBBIN OTTAWAY, co-owner of Brooklyn Brewery
- JEFF GORLECHEN, Sixpoint Craft Ales
- KELLY TAYLOR, brewmaster at Kelso of Brooklyn
- RACHEL WHARTON, deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and host of NY1’s “Let’s Eat”
- ERICA SHEA and STEPHEN VALAND, founders, Brooklyn Brew Shop
The entire evening will be available as a live video webcast at www.thegreenespace.org.
WHEN: Friday, July 15 at 7pm
WHERE: The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014
TICKETS: $15, includes a beer tasting, available at www.thegreenespace.org
Live Video Webcast is available at www.thegreenespace.org.
CRAFT/BEER/JAM is presented in collaboration with The Good Beer Seal.
The Good Beer Seal exists to identify bars that offer an intriguing selection of craft beer in a unique atmosphere created by owner/operators who exhibit a deep commitment not only to the promotion of craft beer but to the community in which they do business. A full list of member bars and information on upcoming events are available atwww.goodbeerseal.com.
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Jimmy Carbone is a NYC-based restaurateur, dedicated social entrepreneur, and beer lover. In addition to overseeing daily operations at Jimmy’s No. 43, an East Village bar and restaurant with a focus on unique beers and a greenmarket menu, Jimmy currently serves as co-chair for Taste of Tribeca, as a special adviser for The New Amsterdam Market, and was elected as an advisory council member for Greenmarkets GrowNYC in 2010. In 2005 and 2009, Jimmy was recipient of the title “Local Hero” from NYC Arts. He has been featured inEdible Manhattan, Michael Colameco’s Food Show, and Martha Stewart Radio. Jimmy has co-founded and produced “Hungry Filmmakers” – a documentary film screening and discussion series – and The Good Beer Seal – an association of independently owned beer bars in New York City. Through The Good Beer Seal, Jimmy produces several events during the month of July, which has been proclaimed Good Beer Month by the mayor in 2009, 2010 and 2011. His Food Karma Projects showcases unique events with the best local food, chefs, beer and wine and worthy non-profit groups. Beer Sessions Radio, Jimmy’s latest project, is a conversational format podcast carried on the Heritage Radio Network, where Jimmy and a series of rotating co-hosts discuss the beers, bars, and brewers that make up the craft beer movement.
Robin Ottaway is the Sales Manager and a partner in the Brooklyn Brewery. He began his career as a street rep in Boston in 1996, eventually managing the Brewery’s Massachusetts wholesale division until its sale in 2002. Upon moving to NYC, he switched to the supplier side, running the Brewery’s sales team. Since then, he has overseen the expansion of the Brooklyn brand into 10 new states and several new countries.
Jeff Gorlechen oversees promotion for Sixpoint Craft Ales, a boutique brewery based in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The brewery was founded in 2005 by Shane Welch.
Kelly Taylor of Kelso of Brooklyn learned homebrewing while at college. He graduated (at least in the beer sense) to jobs with Karl Strauss in California and Eagle Brewery and Whidbey Island Brewing Company, outside Seattle. His specialty is fresh ingredients for seasonable brews, such as Kelso’s Chocolate Lager, along with Belgian-style ales. He creates all his beer with wife Sonya Giacobbe in their Clinton Hill home.
Erica Shea and Stephen Valand founded the Brooklyn Brew Shop in 2009. Built on the principles that making beer—real beer, from real ingredients—could be simple, tasty and fun, they created stylish brewing kits designed to get space-strapped New Yorkers brewing and ingredient mixes for seasonally-inspired beers. Their kits have been featured in Food & Wine, Real Simple, The New York Times and on “Live with Regis & Kelly.” The pair has taught classes for Whole Foods Market, Williams-Sonoma, and the American Museum of Natural History. They have also served as lecturers and judges for home beer making contests. Their kits are available atwww.brooklynbrewshop.com, as well as other retailers. Their first book, Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Book: 52 Seasonal Recipes for Small Batches, will be released in November 2011.
New York Public Radio is New York’s premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org. As America’s most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City’s cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR is New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city’s rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station’s street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.