Brooklyn Brewery is taking its show on the road, touring the country in support of Slow Food USA.  From September 17-22, the Mash will be stationed here in DC.  From a press release:

“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, NBNY, the organizers of Brooklyn’s Bring to Light festival, will create their immersive installations of light and projection art throughout the tour. Continuing a tradition of giving back, Brooklyn Brewery cooked up The Mash as a benefit to Slow Food USA. Proceeds from every ticket sold will go to Slow Food chapters in each city.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have the support of the Brooklyn Brewery as it launches its Mash tour,” says Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. “Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been a Slow Food supporter for a long time and we're looking forward to the celebrations in the various local communities.”


Mash HQ

Tue, Sept 17 – Sat, Sept 21, 5-7pm; ChurchKey; 1337 14th St, Washington, DC – Free 
Brooklyn beer specials, new and special offerings, giveaways and general info available on The Mash.

  • Tuesday, September 17th – Tap Attack – We're kicking off the Mash with an all Brooklyn Happy Hour at ChurchKey. Join us for specialty brews and some giveaways as we kick off the best Beer and Food festival that we throw. 
  • Wednesday, September 18th – Brooklyn Blackout – The crack bartenders at ChurchKey will sling Brooklyn Black Flip cocktails, serve Black Chocolate Stout & a beer that does not exist.
  • Thursday, September 19th – Mash 'n Cheese – Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson will present a pairing of local cheeses with Brooklyn Beer. Eat, drink & learn.
  • Friday, September 20th – Brooklyn Brewmaster's Night – Sample from a collection of our Brewmaster's Reserves, our most limited beers on offer.
  • Saturday, September 21st – Brooklyn B-Sides – Our rarest and most hard to find beers on tap and in the bottle for one night only.

Chaos Cooking

Tue, Sept 17, 8pm – 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. For location details, go to

Local 2 Ways

Wed, Sept 18, 7pm; matchbox; 1901 14th St NW, Washington, DC – $50
Multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted 2 ways: by Chefs Shannan Troncoso of matchbox and Brooklyn Brewery House Chef Andrew Gerson. Call matchbox at(202) 328-0369 for reservations.

Sorachi Ace
Scallop ceviche, pickled cucumber, chili oil, roasted habanero gel
Cuvee Crochet Rouge Riesling
Charcuterie, local cheese, fois gras torchon
Local 1
Smoked coho salmon, wild mushroom barley risotto, blood orange demi glace
Post Road Pumpkin Ale
Chocolate torte, salted caramel gelato, pumpkin reduction

NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin
Thurs, Sept 19, 10pm; Black Cat Back Room; 1811 14th Street NW, Washington, DC – $10

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.

Slow Supper @ Studio 52

Fri, Sept 20, 8pm; Studio 52; 52 O Street NW, Washington, DC – $60
Guests will enjoy a feast of a beer dinner prepared by Brooklyn House Chef Andrew Gerson. Special guests to be announced. Projection installations from Brooklyn’s NBNY. All proceeds benefit Slow Food DC.

Books & Beer: The American Way of Eating with Tracie McMillan
Sat, Sept 21, 6pm; Glen’s Garden Market; 2001 S Street NW, Washington, DC – $10

Togather and Brooklyn Brewery present a conversation and Q&A uncovering the truths of America’s food system with author Tracie McMillan. Your ticket includes complimentary Brooklyn beer and a percentage of ticket sales will benefit Slow Food DC.

Found vs. Found: Found Footage Festival vs. Found Magazine

Sat, Sept 21, 8pm; Warehouse Theater; 645 New York Avenue, Washington, DC – $12
The two titans of the found universe, Found Footage Festival and FOUND Magazine, will go toe-to-toe in a battle royale of found stuff. Both camps will be sharing their favorite finds to determine once and for all whether found notes or found videos will reign supreme.

Snail of Approval Awards
Sun, Sept 22, 2pm; Jackson 20 Restaurant & Tavern, 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA – $48 Slow Food Members | $55 Non Members
Slow Food DC awards the food-related providers that are making significant contributions to the transformation of Washington DC’s food system to one that is good, clean and fair. Your ticket includes Brooklyn beer, cocktails & a menu of locally sourced food prepared by Chef Brian McPherson of Jackson 20.