Shucking sustainable oysters from the rather obscenely named Widow’s Hole.
Yesterday afternoon from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. commenced the first annual Good Beer festival, sponsored by Edible Brooklyn and several other organizations. The beer flowed freely (oddly poured into wine glasses) from such august micro-producers as Kelso, Ommegang, Smuttynose, Sly Fox, and Sixpoint, and a bartender from Gramercy Tavern dispensed his own porter homebrew, which was unexpectedly excellent, one of the highlights of the festival. Brews were matched with snacks, which were often of a meaty and substantial nature.
Porchetta tendered a miniature version of its eponymous sandwich; Beer Table offered decorated eggs to go with a sour German Gose; while Rose Water fielded a fluke-and-avocado ceviche marinate in Gueze. The beers and snacks were distinguished, and the eating and drinking was at a much higher level than the previous Edible Brooklyn festival at the same location, which focused on Long Island Wines, and provided many fewer eats. Tickets were $45, and more photos of the event follow.
A glimpse of the midway, around 5:30.
Beer matchings abounded, and Brooklyn’s Beer Table slung decorated eggs with sour German Gose beer–not a bad combo.
From a schnitzel truck parked outside…
…issued lovely schnitzels.
The bottled ales from Southampton Publick House flowed freely.
Just Food was one of the event sponsors.
One table invited you to skip next year’s festival–and make your own beer at home.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 30, 2009