Brooklyn MASH coming to Twin Cities

The Brooklyn Brewery has officially announced that the Brooklyn MASH will be coming to the Twin Cities June 17th-23rd. The MASH is a festival celebrating food, books, film, culture, and of course….BEER!
Local events will take place all over the metro and will include beer dinners, cultural events, pairing menus, and the release of some really rare and unique Brooklyn Brewery beers.
The official press release is below:






Twin Cities: June 17–23




MAY 23, 2013, BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Brewery is taking its neighborhood on the road. Collaborating with friends old and newthe Brewery has bundled up some of its favorite events into The Brooklyn Brewery Mash. Including the Twin Cities from June 17–23, The Mash will drop in 11 cities during 2013 and roll out a roster of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supperclubs and readings, all featuring humanity’s favorite beverage.


Watch the trailer here.

 “The Mash is an expression of Brooklyn art, music, food and the cultural links we see with many cities around the world,” says Brooklyn Brewery President & Co-founder Steve Hindy. “There is a revolution happening in the world of food and the world of beer, and we are happy to celebrate this revolution with our friends around the US.”NYC food and art organizations have been closely linked to Brooklyn Brewery from the beginning. Be it a beer dinner, cook-off, concert or film festival, the ethos of these happenings has consistently mirrored the consideration and creativity behind the making of The Brewery’s beer. Paired with the flavor and flair of Brooklyn, classic nightlife is re-imagined as a more interactive experience. During The Mash, participants will enjoy an array of perennial and rare Brooklyn beers.Helping color in The Mash,

NBNYthe organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will create their immersive installations of light and projection art throughout the tour. Continuing Brooklyn Brewery’s long tradition of giving back, proceeds from every ticket sold will go to The Land Stewardship Project, a nonprofit dedicated to creating transformational change in our food and farming system by fostering an ethic of stewardship for farmland, promoting sustainable agriculture and developing sustainable communities.





Tue, June 18–Fri, June 21, 5-7pm; The Happy Gnome; 498 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, cheese pairings, giveaways and info on all things Mash.


Togather Books & Beer with Christian DeBenedetti & Joseph Alton


Wed, June 19, 10pmThe Amsterdam; 6th & Wabasha; Saint Paul, MN – $5
Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation on craft beer featuring Christian DeBenedetti, author of The Great American Ale Trail and Twin Cities’ own Joseph Alt
on, editor of The GrowlerPerformances to follow by The Ericksons and Bora York.





Wed, June 19, 7pmHaute Dish; 119 Washington Ave, N Minneapolis, MN – $85
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chef Landon Schoenefeld of Haute Dish and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson.


Found Footage Festival: Best of The Midwest
Thu, June 20, 8pmHeights Theater3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN – $12
A hilarious show that features footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country. The “Best of The Midwest” edition will feature footage found exclusively in MN, WI, MI and IL. Special guests from videos harvested in the Twin Cities will appear live at the show.




NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thu, June 20, 11pmTurf Club1601 University Ave NEMinneapolis, MN – $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.





Sun, June 23, 10:30am; 312 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405
The Brooklyn Brewery House Chef will be cooking up some of his favorite finds from the market. Stop by for cooking and beer pairing tips.




Sun, June 23, 4pmfor location details, go to – Free
A stalwart citizen opens their kitchen for a dinner party where all the guests are cooks. Each attendee brings the ingredients and everyone cooks together. Dishes are passed around, and there’s plenty of Brooklyn beer to enjoy.


Slow Supper with Chef Jamie Malone at Soap Factory
Sun, June 23, 8pm; Soap Factory514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, MN – $100
Guests will feast on a meal prepared in 
collaboration by Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson and Chef Jamie Malone of 
Sea ChangeCo-produced by Dinner on the FarmCustom art installations by Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit The Land Stewardship Project.




Mash Specials


Throughout the week we’ll be featuring specials, pairings or fixed menus at the following locations: Bryant Lake BowlStanley’s Northeast Bar RoomStout’s PubTiffany Sports Lounge.




Every installment of The Mash is custom tailored to the cities it visits.


Go to for info on the rest of the tour.


AUSTIN, TX: March 5 – 10
NEW ORLEANS, LA: March 12 – 16*
NASHVILLE, TN: April 11 – 14
BALTIMORE, MD: April 30 – May 5
TWIN CITIES, MN: June 17 – 23
BOSTON, MA: July 9 – 14
WASHINGTON, D.C.: September 19 – 22
CHICAGO, IL: October 1 – 6*
PITTSBURGH, PA: October 22 – 27
PHILADELPHIA, PA:  November 5 – 10
MIAMI, FL: December 10 – 15
* with Vendy Awards




About the author

Dan Parker is a beer chef, beer writer, homebrewer, and all around beer guy. He spends his time with his family, food, and fermentations. Dan can be contacted via Email or on Twitter at @ChefDanParker.