Beloved New York-based brewing company Brooklyn Brewery is traveling across the U.S. to bring beer, food and festivities to Austin later this week. The Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour, which has already been to such cities as London, Miami and Chicago, heads to Austin November 15-22 for its final stop of 2014.
And before you say, "I'm done with festivals," you should know that this isn't the typical fest-ing experience. The brewery is sponsoring a full week of events — from supper on a farm to a night of stand-up comedy — at various venues around town.
We're taking a closer look at some of our favorite Mash events ahead of the week-long party. Whether you're a Brooklyn Brewery fan or just looking for a good time, there's something here for you.
November 16: Enjoy supper on a local farm
Head out to Simmons Family Farms for an evening of delicious food and local treats. Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson is teaming up with Bryce Gilmore, Sam Hellman-Mass and Mark Buley (from local culinary hotspots Odd Duck and Barley Swine) to prepare a Texas feast on November 16. Before you chow down, you can tour the farm, listen to live music from Lost Pines, sip on Cuvee Coffee cold press, order a few cocktails and indulge in a few Brooklyn beers.
November 18: Join the craft beer revolution
Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewrey, is also the author of Craft Beer Revolution, his reflection on how home breweries and local startups managed to alter the beer market. Come to Austin Beerworks on November 18 and join in on the conversation with Hindy and local brew enthusiasts Andy Martinec from Black Star Co-op and Caroline Wallace of Bitch Beer.
November 19: Laugh with stand-up comedians Josh Gondelman, Jesse Popp and Chris Cubas
New York comedy will face a local crowd during Brooklyn Ha Ha at The Grackle on November 19. Showcasing the talents of Josh Gondelman, Jesse Popp and Austin's own Chris Cubas, this night of comedy is all yours for only six bucks.
November 20: Watch awkward workout videos and other found footage
The Found Footage Festival is the reason why you should burn all your old home videos. Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher scour thrift shops, yard sales even trash cans for long-forgotten VHS gold and put it together into different volumes of "Found Footage." This year's finds include two (unrelated) videos titled "How to Have Cybersex on the Internet" and "Special Delivery" — and you can revel in it all on November 20 during two separate screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar.
November 22: Chat with other homebrewers
Anyone with a passion for homebrewing (whether you're an experienced veteran or just starting out) is invited to a special homebrew meet-and-greet at the Whip In on November 22. You'll get a chance to chat with other locals in the homebrew game as well as exchange recipes and bottles of your own brew.
November 22: Party to the tunes of Marnie Stern
Brooklyn Brewery is wrapping up their week-long celebration of beer, food and fun with a free show at Red 7. Marnie Stern along with local acts Feral Future and Ghetto Ghouls will be performing with video artists from Nuit Blance New York — with Brooklyn beer for sale, of course.