Brooklyn Brewery beers are getting a design refresh

After 28 years, Brooklyn Brewing’s line of beers are getting their first-ever packaging design refresh. The newly updated packaging was created by Milton Glaser, the renowned graphic designer behind the brewery’s iconic “B” logo. “Milton will be 87 this year but he goes to work every day at his office in Manhattan. I think he has … [ Read more]

Brooklyn Brewery announces South Korean venture in Jeju Brewing Company

Brooklyn Brewery is heading east. On the heels of similar ventures in Norway and Finland, Brooklyn President Robin Ottaway announced the company will partner with a group of South Korean entrepreneurs to open a brewery on Jeju Island, South Korea. Similar to their other international ventures, Brooklyn plans to hire a team of brewers who will … [ Read more]

What We’re Drinking: Early April Edition

Welcome back to What We’re Drinking, the new bi-weekly feature wherein The Growler editorial staff look back on a recent remarkable beverage. What are you drinking, Growler Nation? Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Coffee Chocolate Golden Ale at Birch’s On The Lake – John Garland, Senior Editor  I’m pretty sure that half of my high … [ Read more]

VIDEO: Go behind the scenes at Brooklyn Brewery

Vice’s food and drink blog, Munchies, produced the above look inside Brooklyn Brewery with founder Steve Hindy and head brewer Garret Oliver. They also posted a blog by Hines that details how he got into homebrewing while working as a journalist in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s. [H/T Munchies]

Garret Oliver hits back at David Chang’s love affair with shitty beer

If you’ve been paying attention to any beer-related Twitter feeds the past 24 hours, you’ve probably seen chef David Chang’s controversial GQ opinion piece berating “beer snobs” and the craft beer they hold so dear. Garret Oliver, Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery and author of The Oxford Companion to Beer, certainly took note. For those of … [ Read more]

The Mill: Brooklyn MASH, Final North Coast Nosh, and more

The Mill is getting anxious. There are autumn sampler packs on shelves and back to school specials in our mailboxes. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors while we can. How about a riverboat cruise? Or a paddle around the lake? Any other outdoor events we should know about? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Here’s the list … [ Read more]

Food Meets Beer: The Rabbit Hole

Los Angeles transplant Thomas Kim has energized Midtown Global Market by giving Midwest staples a cheeky Korean glance. We get lost in decadent burgers and a carnitas cocktail as we tumble down The Rabbit Hole. Thomas Kim stands at the grill painting the flesh of a whole mackerel in a bright red glaze. It’s made … [ Read more]