Hop to It: Our Annual Good Beer Party

On July 28, Edible magazines celebrate good beer with our second annual sudsy soiree at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

On July 28, Edible magazines, in partnership with the Good Beer Seal and with the support of Brooklyn Brewery and Stella Artois, celebrate good beer with our second annual sudsy soiree at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Get your tickets right here!)

Driven by the conviction that our great beer town deserves an annual bang-up beer bash, we’ll serve up the best brews and, of course, the eats, too.

In contrast to the typical overwhelming swill sloshfest, Good Beer at BAM offers an intimate setting for breweries, food artisans, and we who love them, to raise a glass (or few) to the role beer plays in the contemporary culinary culture. Good Beer, by the way, marks the culmination of July’s Good Beer Month, the city-sanctioned celebration launched last year by the Good Beer Seal. (We’re also hosting a beer-centric trivia night on July 8, aka our Edible Pursuit at Brooklyn Brewery.)

In honor of all that, we’ll host 12 to 15 breweries from New York and the region, who will pour alongside an edited list of tastes from Brooklyn and Manhattan restaurants and food makers, from lobster rolls to pretzels, and from steak house schmaltz to local seafood crudo.

That includes never-before shared beers brewed just for the event, including a homebrewing demo by Brooklyn Brew Shop and Good Beer Seal bars on hand showcasing the best that New York City offers in beer culture. But on to the really important details:

THE TIME & PLACE: Wednesday, July 28, 4-8 p.m.; BAMcafé at Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene. Tickets are $40 (or half price when you subscribe to Edible).

THE BEERS: Brooklyn Brewery, Stella Artois, American Beer Distributors, Southampton Publick House, Fire Island Beer Company, Peak Organic, Kelso of Brooklyn, Palm, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Sixpoint Craft Ales, Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, Blue Point Brewing Company, Ommegang, Heartland Brewery, Abita, Magic Hat

THE FOOD: Esca, Sammy’s Roumanian Steak House, Sigmund’s Pretzels, Luke’s Lobster, Northern Spy, Jimmy’s 43, Gramercy Tavern, Fette Sau, Cafe Glechik, Lucy’s Whey, Organic Valley, Back Forty, Orwasher’s, Co., The Good Fork, Umi Nom, Brooklyn Greenmarkets, Whole Foods Market.




Rachel Wharton is the former deputy editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She won a 2010 James Beard food journalism award, holds a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University, and has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and reporter. A North Carolina native and a former features food reporter for the New York Daily News, she edited the Edible Brooklyn cookbook and was the co-author of both Handheld Pies and DiPalo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy. Her work also appears in publications such as The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Saveur.