Brooklyn craft beer bar, The Diamond is known for its fair share of accolades—from being one of the “best jukebox bars in Brooklyn” to receiving honorable mention as one of Craft Beer & Brewing’s national craft beer dive bars, the Greenpoint staple has long enjoyed a reputation for its expertly curated selection of unusual brews from around the world, served in an atmosphere completely devoid of pretension.
This weekend, on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 3 to 5pm, the Diamond will be the one handing out the awards—at the 8th annual Brew n’ Chew homebrew and food pairing fundraiser.
That essential relationship between good food and good beer will be on display at the Diamond, where six homebrew teams will put their beer and food making chops to the test. The menu is subject to change, as the last two teams are still deciding on their offerings (Team 6 not shown).
Brew n’ Chew Team 1
Beer: Stout with coffee, maple syrup and cardamom
Food: “Some kind of waffle-taco hybrid”
Brew n’ Chew Team 2
Beer: Brett Lavender Saison
Brew n’ Chew Team 3
Beer: Hoppy American Saison
Food: Pork rilletes on crostini with cornichons
Brew n’ Chew Team 4
Beer: Old Ale
Food: Butterscotch pudding
Brew n’ Chew Team 5
Beer: Table Saison with Apricots, or Dry Hopped Saison, or Belgian Singel
Food: Smoked portabello mushroom slider & smoked pork tenderloin slider
One hundred percent of proceeds from Brew n’ Chew will be donated to Horizons Leadership Project, an organization that holds summer academic and elective programming for mostly disadvantaged Brooklyn youth. The winning team will take a trip to Sly Fox Brewing Company, a Phoenixville, Penn. craft brewery which is sponsoring the event.
“I can honestly say that this is one of the greatest days of the year to be at the Diamond and people love this community event,” Pollack said.