Brooklyn Brewery is on the road.
The New York-based brewery is in the middle of an 11-city tour that began in Austin, Texas, before moving on to New Orleans, Nashville, Tenn., and Boston. The traveling event is a benefit for Slow Food USA.
Baltimore is next. The Brooklyn Brewery Mash: Adventures in Food, Film, Music, Books and Beer pulls into Baltimore April 30 to May 5 for a week of parties, comedy, concerts, pop-up supper clubs and readings.
There are a few food highlights of the six-day visit. On Wednesday, Hersh's Pizza & Drinks in Riverside will host Local 2 Ways, a multi-course beer dinner celebrating local cuisine, interpreted two ways, by Josh Hershkovitz of Hersh's and Brooklyn Brewery house chef Andrew Gerson. Local 2 Ways is 7:30 May 1 at Hersh's Pizza, 1843 Light St. Tickets are $70. For information call 443-438-4948 or go to brooklynbrewerymash.com.
And on May 5, Gerson and Birroteca chef Cyrus Keefer will collaborate on a Slow Supper at Cylburn Mansion. The event will include projection installations from from Brooklyn's Nuit Blanche New York, a producer of light, sound, and projection art, and all proceeds from the dinner will benefit Slow Food Baltimore. The Slow Supper is 7 p.m. May 5 at Cylburn Mansion, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Tickets are $80. For ticket information go to brooklynbrewerymash.com
The base of operations for Brooklyn Brewery Mash, Mash HQ, is at Max's Taphouse, which will feature Brooklyn Brewery beer specials Tuesday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The brewery will host a Found Footage Festival at the Creative Alliance on May 2, featuring footage from videos found at garage sales and thrift stores. Also on May 2, the Metro Gallery will host the NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off with DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin. And on May 4, Artifact Coffee will present Togather Books & Beer, a conversation with advocate and author Kelly Rand of Hello Craft, a non-profit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters.