Collaborating with friends old and new, we've bundled up some of our favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash, America's largest traveling food and arts festival. The Mash is a whirlwind of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage in 8 American and European cities. Check out what a week with the Mash looks like with this video recap of Stockholm Mash 2015:
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Brooklyn Brewery plays an important role in building community in New York, and has done so effectively for the past 26 years by supporting cultural institutions, sponsoring local organizations, and cultivating artists of all stripes. We’ve selected a dynamic group of Brooklyn partners to come on the road with us for a week-long beer, food, arts and culture series to celebrate the “best-of” 6 national cities and 2 international cities in 2015. This year's focus is to shine a light on emerging talent from our neck of the woods and yours.
The Mash tour will feature Steve Hindy as the moderator of a public discussion with the brewing leaders of each city we visit, held at a local brewery. This year we're amping up our comedy programming, highlighting Brooklyn comics with local opening acts and outrageous VHS clips with Found Footage Festival. And throughout each week, we'll present culinary classes, plenty of beer programming and a local apparel collaboration designed to bring you something familiar and something new.
We're also excited to be working with New Orleans-born Dinner Lab once again, whom we first met our inaugural year. This year also brings Brooklyn Beefsteak along for the first time to add their no-utensils-allowed feast to the fray. Old friends and new relationships like these illustrate our national network and the impact the Mash has on organizations around the country.
The core of the Mash is collaboration. What we are doing stands apart because we ask the question, “what matters to you?” Our approach lends itself to an inclusive creative process that makes people excited and passionate about working with Brooklyn Brewery and attending our events. Brooklyn Brewery Chef Andrew Gerson has been a leader in collaboration and has dreamt up menus with dozens of chefs around the country. Already, we've broke bread with countless new friends. We're excited to do so again on the third year of The Mash.
You'll see Chef Andrew Gerson at most of the events throughout the Mash. Chef Andrew joined the Brooklyn Brewery in 2013 to continue to develop our role in the culinary world. He has over ten years of experience as a cook, educator and passionate activist. He is a graduate of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy, and veteran of the Slow Foods movement in his native Philadelphia. Since joining the Brewery and hitting the road for the Mash, Chef Andrew has collaborated on an avalanche of menus with top chefs from around the world and spread his fun, inventive culinary style to scores of friendly kitchens.
Of course our goal at Brooklyn Brewery is to brew and sell the best beer we can. But, we also work to help local businesses we believe in get exposure, give artists and authors a platform for their work, provide chefs with new ways to experiment and make a ton of friends to plot and plan with in the future. We'd like for you to join us in these endeavors.