Drink City: Follow the Bouncing Brooklyn

By Randy LoBasso
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Brooklyn Brewery invades Philly in November—and does it right. The 29-year-old microbrewer is heading to bars, music venues and other sweet spots all over the city as part of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash, a tour of 11 cities over ten months. Their stint in Philly will find the company hosting unique oft-autumn-themed events just in time for their fall season of specialty beers.

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Time
Brooklyn kicked it all off last night, raiding Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar on Sansom Street for a “Tap Attack” pouring eight drafts, including both seasonal and core brews. Miss it? Fear not, because next up is...

Wednesday, Nov. 6: Magic Gardens

Brooklyn Brewery has its own house chef—for real. And as cool as that sounds, imagine a brewery chef collaborating with a street foodie and coffee nerd. That’s what’s happening at the Philly Magic Gardens on South Street, as Brooklyn chef Andrew Gerson, Rival Brothers Coffee chef Johnny Mac and Street Food Philly chef Michael Sultan get together for a street food-inspired event alongside installations from art projects by Nuit Blanche New York. Proceeds of this event benefit Slow Food Philadelphia.

Thursday, Nov. 7: Khyber Pass Pub

Then, Brooklyn gets Philly activist and author Judy Wicks to hang out and share stories from her new memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: The Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer for a reading and Q&A. That’ll benefit Slow Food Philadelphia, too.

Friday, Nov. 8: Underground Arts
A Brooklyn-inspired Dance-off competition? Praise Jeebus, yes. Contestants (you, your friends) will head to Underground Arts to dance your asses off to ’60s soul and compete for both a cash prize of $100 and the chance to head up to New York and compete all over again with contestants from other cities. Be a winner. Do Philly proud.

Saturday, Nov 9: TBD
Chaos Cooking is this thing where people get together, bring various ingredients, and cook something wild—sort of like Top Chef, with your friends instead of professionals, and multiple secret ingredients instead of one. It’s become a real thing as of late, being featured on (of course) NPR and in the New York Times. Brooklyn holds a Chaos Cooking event in Philly on Saturday, at a yet-to-be-determined venue. Start researching your weird grub now.

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