Brooklyn Brewery Attempts To Take Over Philly (But Just For A Week)

You know the problem with Philly? It’s not enough like Brooklyn.

Or at least that’s what the good people from Brooklyn Brewery seem to think, because they’re putting their entire native borough on the road in the form of the Brooklyn Brewery Mash and bringing it to 11 different cities across the country. It’ll hit Philly November 5-10 and bring with it beer, food, books, beer, film, music, beer and beer. And while yes, the entire thing fairly reeks of highly mobile hipsterism (there’s a dance-off, after all, and probably a lot of mustaches), there are also some pretty cool beer-and-food-related events happening.

So grab your tiny hat, polish up your old-timey bicycle and start marking these things on your calendar now.

Brooklyn Brewery Mash

Philadelphia — November 5-10


Mash HQ

Tue, Nov 5 – Fri Nov 8, 5-7pm; 1315 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA – Free
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

Local 2 Ways

Tue, Nov 5, 7pm; The Belgian Cafe; 601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA – $50
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways by Chef Evan Seplow of The Belgian Cafe and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.

Slow Supper with Johnny Mac at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Wed, Nov 6, 7pm; Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens; 1020 South St, Philadelphia, PA – $75

Guests will feast on a street food inspired meal prepared in collaboration between Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson, Chef Johnny Mac of Rival Brothers Coffee Roasters & Chef Michael Sultan of Street Food Philly. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit Slow Food Philadelphia.

Books & Beer with Judy Wicks
Thurs, Nov 7, 7pm; Khyber Pass Pub; 56 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA – $10

Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation and Q&A with one of Philly’s most notable activists, Judy Wicks, as she shares stories from her memoir, Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer. Your ticket includes a complimentary Brooklyn beer and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food Philadelphia.

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thurs, Nov 7, 10pm; Underground Arts; 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA – $7

Compete for a trip to New York for the Dance-Off championship at Brooklyn Bowl and $100 cash prize after getting warmed up with the exquisite 1960s soul 45s of world famous Brooklyn DJ Jonathan Toubin. Must be 21 years of age to win.

Farmers Market Workshop with Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson

Sat, Nov 9, 12pm – 2pm; Molly Malloy’s @ Reading Terminal, 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA – Free

The Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Stop by for cooking and beer pairing tips.

Chaos Cooking

Sat, Nov 9, 8pm – Free

Four hours of social cooking, eating, conversations and new friends. Everyone brings the ingredients to make a dish of their choice and helps return the space to its original condition. What are you making? For location details, go to

Found Footage Festival’s Public Access Explosion

Sun, Nov 10, 8pm; Underground Arts; 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA – $12
Together with Jeff Krulick of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame, Found Footage Festival will present the greatest public access television footage from over twenty years of collecting.

Brooklyn Brewery Mash Tour Of Brooklyn [Vimeo]

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