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Another St. Patrick's Day is nearly upon us, and we're gearing up. Local meal planning? Check. Accessories shopping? Done. Here are a few sudsy facts to contemplate while you sip (?) your Guinness. 1. We often associate beer with Ireland, but Ireland only ranks fifth in beer consumption per capita. Take a bow, Czech Republic. (The USA is #14.)   2. You know that extra-creamy mouthfeel and long-lasting head that are typical of Irish stouts like Guinness? It's because of a process called nitrogenation. Science!   3. Guinness actually contains fewer calories than low-fat milk. We're tempted to try some in our next bowl of Lucky...

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For some, getting ready for Valentine's Day means anticipating (or daydreaming about) elaborate multicourse dinners, Caribbean getaways, or even marriage proposals. We on the other hand, being artisanal food dorks, are gaga with excitement over our three new limited-edition Valentine's Day gift sets.  1. Date Night Set Picture this: The evening starts at home with a quickie cocktail–try your hand at The Grand from the master mixologists at Morris Kitchen. The restaurant you chose is lovely, but nothing on the dessert menu looks as tempting as the Fatty Sundays chocolate-covered pretzels that you slipped into your coat pocket on your way out....

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When the temperature drops, we like to heat up...from the inside! That's why you 'll find us loading up on the spicy stuff these days: squeezing hot honey in our morning tea, stirring Sriracha in our rice, rubbing chili salt on our dinner roasts...and shakin' our favorite hot sauce on every-darn-thing. We bet you know a fellow hot-head--or maybe you're one yourself! So consider giving our bestselling Brooklyn Heat gift set to the heat-seekers in your life this holiday season. They'll thank you for it (between sips of ice water)!   

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It's the time of year when our thoughts turn to family, celebration...and stressing about gifts. So to help make these weeks more about joy than "oy," we've put together an exciting new collection of bona fide Brooklyn goodies that's sure to wow 'em. Our Holiday Cheer collection is packed with hip barware and accessories. It also features three fabulous new gift sets, Happy Hour (above), Wine & Cheese, and Moscow Mule, which you can make even more festive by adding artisanal local spirits!   The Wine & Cheese set, featuring Brooklyn Oenology Social Club Red or White wine and luxe party...

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Whether you’re enjoying Turkey Day in the hood or heading over the river and through the woods, you're going to want to properly Brooklyn-ize the festivities. What better way to rep the BK than to give your feast some local flavor? Need a little liquid courage before shutting down your Trumped Up uncle? W&P's Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour will get you in the right frame of mind. Are your guests still traumatized by last year's deep fryer fiasco? Switch it up this year. Give The Brooklyn Brew Shop's Beer-Brined Turkey a spin. OK, it's pie time. Did you save room? Trust us, you'll manage...

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