Pop Filter Hot Pick: Do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash in Pittsburgh
Why you should go:
Pittsburgh is just one of 11 cities on The Brooklyn Brewery's first-of-its-kind cross-country road trip celebrating beer, books, food, film and music. If these sound like a few of your favorite things, don't miss The Brooklyn Brewery Mash
running in the Burgh from October 22nd through October 27th
. So before you don those masks and do the Monster Mash, do The Brooklyn Brewery Mash!
Taking its much buzzed about nabe and brew on the road--and landing in the "most livable city" this week, The Brooklyn Brewery is teaming up with local eat and drink spots, chefs, farms and venues to present a mouth watering and thirst quenching lineup of parties, comedy stints, film screenings, pop-up supper clubs and readings--all spotlighting everyone's fave libation.
Mash programs, which range from intimate dinners for 40 people to free public events, take place in venues spanning Regent Square to Allison Park, and many are free. Serving as the local HQ for the Mash is Industry Public House, located at 4305 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. During all Mash events, participants and attendees will enjoy an array of perennial and rare Brooklyn beers.
"All of the participating cities and venues have growing and established or up-and-coming food scenes. The Together books and beer event is focused on the evolution and rise of Pittsburgh's food scene," says Maia Raposo with The Brooklyn Brewery. "These eleven cities are our major markets in the United States."
Proceeds from ticket sales will support the work of Slow Food USA, which advocates for food and farming policy that is beneficial to the public, planet, farmers and workers. The advocacy organization consists of 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide. Serving as a founding board member of Slow Food USA is Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver.
Applying its passion for its signature beverage to creativity in a wide range of genres, the nomadic Mash aims to celebrate what Brooklyn Brewery president and co-founder Steve Hindy calls "a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer."
Every installment of The Mash is tailored to the cities it visits. Taking its name from both the first step in the brewing process and a term in cultural and web worlds for works that blend and mix content from a variety of sources, the unique concept underscores the strong ties the brewery has had to independent food and arts organizations since its inception. Celebrating making culture in food and art, the Mash will also feature immersive light and art installations created by Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY), organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival.
Launched in Austin, Texas in March, the Mash has hit the road from Nola to the Twin Cities. After its Pittsburgh installment, the beer tour will roll into Philadelphia and then wrap up the festivities in sunny Miami.
Brooklyn meets the Burgh at the following events:
Tuesday, October 22 – Friday, October 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
Industry Public House, 4305 Butler Street
Event HQ featuring Brooklyn Brewery specials, new offerings, giveaways and general information about The Mash.
Tuesday, October 22, 7 p.m.
: register and learn more
Revel in the mystery of pop-up dining and help create the meal you eat. Featuring four hours of social cooking, eating, conversation and mingling. Put down your wallet, and instead bring the ingredients to make a dish of your choice and help return the space to its original condition. What will you make?
Eat, Drink & Learn
Friday, October 25, 3 - 5 p.m.
Market District, 5550 Centre Avenue
Brooklyn Brewery house chef Andrew Gerson will show off his beer and artisan snack pairing skills during a free tasting event. Expect plenty of Pittsburgh and Brooklyn favorites on the menu. Free
NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thursday, October 24, 10 p.m.
Remedy, 5121 Butler Street
Groove to 1960s soul 45s spun by renowned Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin, as you compete to win a trip to NYC to participate in the dance-off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and a $100 cash prize. Fred Bohn Sr. of Millvale's Record Attic) will make a special appearance as guest DJ, digging deep into his vast archive of rare 45s to play during the dance-off. Co-presented by Pittsburgh's Pandemic. $7
Books & Beer: Foodies Of Pittsburgh
Friday, October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh Public Market, 2401 Penn Avenue
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery will present a behind-the-scenes Q&A about Pittsburgh’s burgeoning food scene, featuring eatPGH.com, local chef Bill Fuller of Big Burrito Restaurant Group and Kevin Costa, executive chef with Crested Duck Charcuterie. $10
Farmers Market Workshop with Brooklyn Brewery house chef Andrew Gerson
Saturday, October 26, 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
Farmers @ Firehouse, 2216 Penn Avenue
Brooklyn Brewery house chef Andrew Gerson leads a beer pairing and pasta making demo featuring his favorite farmer's market finds. Free
Found Footage Festival
Saturday, October 26, 8 p.m.
Regent Square Theatre, 1035 South Braddock Avenue
View unexpected footage from videos found at garage sales and thrift stores, and in warehouses and dumpsters, across the country. $12
Slow Supper Fall Harvest at White Oak Farm
Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.
White Oak Farm, 3314 Wagner Road (Allison Park, PA)
Enjoy a harvest feast and beer dinner prepared by Brooklyn Brewery house chef Andrew Gerson, chef Justin Severino of Cure, chef Kate Romaine of E2 Pittsburgh and Chef Trevett Hooper of Legume. The event will also feature projection installations by Brooklyn’s Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY). $85 (sold out/waiting list
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