Worth a Trip to the Northside: The Brooklyn Box Set

Last spring when we were doing research for our profile of Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery, we spoke to the obvious folks: Other respected craft brewers, bar owners, beverage writers and experts in the beverage. But unlike most brewer write-ups, this particular piece required a call to the editors at Oxford University Press, that ultra-prestigious publishing house that puts out every-thing-you-wanted-to-know tomes on food and drink.

Scenes from Our Coffee 101 at the Brooklyn Brewery

Last night Brooklyn brewery hosted Edible’s latest installment in our ongoing How-To series, which focused on coffee courtesy of three local roasters: Theresa Von Fuchs of Dallis Bros. Coffee, Chris Buerkle from Blue Bottle Coffee and Darlene Scherer and Carol McLaughlin from Gorilla Coffee regaled the crowd with stories, lessons and demonstrations.

Cold-Brew Coffee, Raw Oysters and Other Provisions to Weather Hurricane Irene

SAG HARBOR–Earlier today, in a dash of Hurricane-driven provisioning, my wife, who is always thinking ahead in a way that makes me love her, went to town for batteries, candles, bread and other essentials, including two pounds of already-ground coffee from our local roaster, Java Nation. We usually buy whole beans, but if electricity goes out, we won’t be able to use our grinder, of course.