Brooklyn Brewery, one of the nation’s top craft breweries, will be making their way to the Twin Cities about halfway through an 11-stop tour called “The Brooklyn Brewery MASH.” Brooklyn’s President and Co-founder Steve Hindy describes the weeklong event as “an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world.” From June 17-23, Brooklyn will “roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supper clubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.” That would be beer, of course, beer from Brooklyn Brewery.
Brooklyn will have visited Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, and Baltimore before unleashing “The Mash” in the Twin Cities from June 17-23. Brooklyn promises that “every installment of The Mash is custom tailored to the cities it visits.” Given our quietly impressive craft beer, arts, and food scenes, the Twin Cities should prove to be a surprisingly good fit for what Brooklyn Brewery is trying to accomplish with this event. Check out the event details below, along with their awesome promo video, shot in stop-time.
Tue, June 18–Fri, June 21, 5-7pm || The Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, cheese pairings, giveaways and info on all things Mash.
Wed, June 19, 10pm || The Amsterdam, 6th & Wabasha, St. Paul || $5
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation on craft beer featuring Christian DeBenedetti, author of The Great American Ale Trail and Twin Cities’ own Joseph Alton, editor of The Growler. Performances to follow by The Ericksons and Bora York.
Wed, June 19, 7pm || Haute Dish, 119 Washington Ave, Minneapolis || $85
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chef Landon Schoenefeld of Haute Dish and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.
Thu, June 20, 8pm || Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights || $12
A hilarious show that features footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. The “Best of The Midwest” edition will feature footage found exclusively in MN, WI, MI and IL. Special guests from videos harvested in the Twin Cities will appear live at the show.
Thu, June 20, 11pm || Turf Club, 1601 University Ave NE, Minneapolis || $7
Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win.
Sun, June 23, 10:30am || 312 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis
The Brooklyn Brewery House Chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Stop by for cooking and beer pairing tips.
Sun, June 23, 4pm || for location details, go to ChaosCooking.com || Free
A stalwart citizen opens their kitchen for a dinner party where all the guests are cooks. Each attendee brings the ingredients and everyone cooks together. Dishes are passed around, and there’s plenty of Brooklyn beer to enjoy.
Sun, June 23, 8pm || Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis || $100
Guests will feast on a meal prepared in collaboration by Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson and Chef Jamie Malone of Sea Change. Co-produced by Dinner on the Farm. Custom art installations by Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit The Land Stewardship Project.