Posts Tagged ‘Garrett Oliver’

Craft Beer Creeps onto James Beard Foundation Award Nominee List for Second Year

Beer gets beaten up by wine all the time. But a sure sign that my favorite beverage is elbowing its way up to the same status wine and spirits have long enjoyed is this year's list of nominees for James Beard Foundation awards. In what is considered the equivalent of the Oscars for the food […]

NGS Seminar Warm Up with Garrett Oliver: The Scandinavian Beer Scene

As a final warm up for his National Geographic Society beer seminar tonight, "New Beers of Scandinavia," we are posting one last excerpt from our interview with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver. Read on for a preview of topics to be covered at tonight's event, including how brewers in Scandinavia are infusing old styles and ingredients with modern […]

NGS Seminar Warm Up with Garrett Oliver: America’s Influence on World Brewing

Coca-Cola, the automobile, baseball–all important U.S. contributions to the world that were based on models from other countries. We think it's about time to add beer to that list, and it is definitely a good week to celebrate American craft beer. What better validation could there be than the fact that American brewers' innovative recipes and […]

This Week: American Craft Beer Week, Mikkeller at Birch & Barley, Garrett Oliver at National Geographic, Brouwerij Roman at ChurchKey and Flying Dog All Over

It's that time of year again: American Craft Beer Week. The annual celebration, organized by the Brewers Association, is all about advocating for and appreciating small, independent breweries. So it's a good week to grab a macrobrew-loving friend and seek out some flavorful, artisanal beer. Last year's ACBW post has a few of our top spots for doing […]

NGS Seminar Warm Up with Garrett Oliver: Filling Michael Jackson’s Shoes

No, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster and internationally acclaimed beer expert Garrett Oliver will not be putting on patent leather shoes and moonwalking across the stage at National Geographic's Grosvener Auditorium next week. But Oliver will be filling the large beer-and whiskey-stained shoes of a different Michael Jackson, the one responsible for turning beer into the artisanal […]

Birch & Barley’s Inaugural Beer Dinner Sets A High Bar

At the beginning of the event at Birch & Barley Monday night, Beer Director Greg Engert explained why inviting Garrett Oliver to host the beer-centric restaurant's first large-format beer dinner was a natural choice. Oliver, the Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, literally wrote the book on pairing beer with food. Engert told guests he used Oliver's book, The […]

Birch & Barley’s Beer Pairing With Tuna Nicoise Crudo

The tuna nicoise crudo, the first course of Birch & Barley's beer dinner Monday with Brooklyn Brewery's Garrett Oliver, had a surprise hero ingredient: soy sauce. Not surprising that chef Kyle Bailey used a drop of soy to season the raw tuna, but surprising in how the blend of soy sauce, kalamata olive brine, aged […]

This Week: Brooklyn Bonanza with Garrett Oliver at Birch & Barley, Rob Tod at The Reef & Pennsylvania Ale Trail at the Brick

Some big names are visiting our little beer-loving city this week. Monday night Birch & Barley is hosting a beer dinner with Garrett Oliver, renowned food and beer expert and brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery. If a fancy-pants sit-down dinner is too rich for your blood, you can head upstairs to ChurchKey where 5 rare casks […]

Garrett Oliver to Appear at Birch & Barley’s First Beer Dinner

Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery and the best-dressed man in the world of beer, will bring his fancy duds and knowledge of suds to Birch & Barley's first-ever beer dinner on Monday, April 19th. Tickets are a rather steep $100 each, but include tax and tip and a menu that is far from ordinary. In […]

Guilty Pleasure Pairing: Beer and Candy Corn

We can't all be gourmands every hour of every day. Sometimes less really is more. That's why when the Lagerheads shared a bottle of Jolly Pumpkin's Oro de Calabaza with friends at a party this weekend, we experimented with some pairings that would make most self-respecting foodies squirm. We are sure food-and-beer pairing guru Garrett Oliver, who […]