It’s 2:34pm on Saturday afternoon, and everyone is lost.
For those who’ve never had the experience of trying to maneuver around the Brooklyn Navy Yard, allow me to share: directing your Lyft around non sequential numbers and old buildings, while dodging other people meandering around like lost zombies, is not necessarily the best way to start off a beer and whiskey festival.
But, once we found our way, we arrived in whiskey mecca. More specifically, we arrived at the Duggal Greenhouse.
The only time attendees of Jameson’s Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest knew exactly where they were was inside the event itself. As such, I’ve provided a map of the event…but first, a little history:
As Dave Quinn, the head of Whiskey Science puts it (and yes that is his real title), “a lot of good things have come about by accident.” Jameson’s new effort, Caskmates, is no exception. Through “a little bit of serendipity,” and, as Quinn suggests, a few beers, the idea was born to age Jameson whiskey in stout barrels. The result? A soft, smooth, and smoky whiskey that is perfect for sipping, making cocktails, and pairing with beer.
Speaking of beer, Jameson decided to go one step further by offering a unique project to breweries. In a bit of reverse Caskmates engineering, Jameson gave whiskey barrels to breweries in order make special aged brews, many of which were available for tasting at the #lovethyneighborhood event. The smokey flavor from the whiskey elevated these beers, and participants clamored for more of the unique taste! But they had to be careful: most offered a potent brew of 8.0% ABV or higher.
Ready to see what the event was like? Click on the map or link below! Then, hover your mouse over the yellow circles to learn more about the brews, activities, and Jameson.