May 21, 2011

Greenpoint Harbor Brewing & Barrier Brewing Co.

We have to thank DJ Swanson and Greg Doroski of Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. for letting us stir their pot.
Thanks guys. You were gracious hosts. We had a great time hanging out in the middle of your brew day.
Interestingly, they were in the middle of brewing a 2nd batch of Greg's rye-based "Spring Turning Saison".
Some of you may recall that as a home brewer, Greg won the First Place Judge's Choice award at the very first Brooklyn Wort home-brewing competition at Sycamore Bar, last August with the very same beer. Now he is producing it professionally at Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
Make sure you keep an eye out for it in bars near you. You should be able to find it at Bar Great Harry, in Brooklyn as well as other bars around the city.
Speaking of the Brooklyn Wort competition, registration for the 3rd competition is now open to brewers. Since the event will be at the end of August, it will again be held at Sycamore Bar & Flowershop, so we can all enjoy their beautiful backyard space. We have changed things up just a bit this time around. It is free to register on Brown Paper Tickets, and there is no limit to the number of brewers that can initially register. HOWEVER, we will then hold a random drawing at Sycamore Bar on June 1st at 8pm, to choose 25 brewers to compete in August.
We have had so much interest in the event, that we wanted to find a way to give equal opportunity to everyone, so some new blood can potentially compete.
We also want to congratulate Evan Klien and Craig Frymark of Barrier Brewing Co. , for receiving the prestigious honor of Best Brewery in NY State, at the 14th annual TAP New York Brewers Festival. We want to thank them as well, for letting a few of us here at Brooklyn Homebrew get in the way during their brew day a few weeks back. We had a blast!

Check us out on WNYC's Niche Market, and our very own Kyler Serfass, our friends Josh Bernstein, Chris Cuzme, the New York Homebrewers Guild, and some of our loyal customers also featured in a WNYC story!