Photograph: Jolie Ruben
At the end of the month, Gowanus is getting a new brewery that doubles as a pub and an event-space, Threes Brewing. But you don’t have to wait that long to sample the suds: During a preview party this weekend, take home a growler of the first batch of beer and gorge on Briskettown's Texas-style barbecue all day and night.
Admission to Smite the Brite on Saturday, Nov 8 is free, but growlers of the brewery’s first batch, a fresh IPA, are $10 and must be reserved in advance. There are only 250 available, so snag one soon. You can pick up your pre-ordered growler anytime between noon and midnight that day, but we doubt that BrisketTown’s sandwiches ($10)—piled high with chopped beef brisket, pulled pork or smoked turkey—will last that long. Get there on the early side to pair ‘em with sides like caramelized-onion-studded potato salad or jalapeño mac and cheese with fried shallots, then kick back and listen to live bluegrass.
Three's Brewing, 333 Douglass St between Third Ave and Fourth Ave, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-522-2110, threesbrewing.com)