BAA in the December Issue of Brew Your Own Magazine!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As I mentioned in the last post, Brewing As Art is featured in the December issue of Brew Your Own Magazine! It is a fairly in depth article concentrating on the art/construction side of the project. Glenn BurnSilver did a wonderful job of outlining our vision for the Sculpture and was beautifully framed with images taken by Mike Shane during the construction process in Scott’s metal shop; NY Custom Fabricators. I believe it is the best piece written to date on our “Franken-Brewery”

As many of you know, BAA was sitting under 3 feet of water in Scott’s Shop due to Hurricane Sandy. Over the last few weeks Scott has been busy trying to get his life back in order so we have not at this point addressed the damage to the Sculpture.That said, Scott tells me he is confident it will brew again so stay tuned for updates…

Here’s the PDF if you can’t wait to get the print copy:


Cheers for now…


Good News/ Bad News!

Hey Everyone!

There is some good news AND Bad news to report on the Brewing As Art front…

First the good news, We have a great piece written about us in the new issue of Brew Your Own Magazine! It has a ton of photos and I even got some of my recipe’s in the article as well!  For those of you who know me, this is special because of my passion for brewing so I would like to Thank Glenn BurnSilver for the article. Cheers Brother! Originally when Scott and I participated in the article it was not expected to run until the New Year because all of the years issues were supposedly already written, so this came as a complete and welcome surprise!

Full disclosure, I still haven’t seen it because I didn’t get my copy in the mail yet! As soon as I get it, I will scan and post it for all to see…in the meantime look for it at your news stand, it is the December 2012 issue.

Now the bad news…

By now everyone is aware of the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and what it did especially to my former home Staten Island. Well unfortunately, Scott’s metal shop New York Custom Fabricatorsis only a couple of hundred yards from the Staten Island waterfront and the metal shop was under 3 feet of water from the Narrows…

I had been hesitant to post about this because Scott lost a great portion of his livelihood in the flood and I didn’t want to be petty pining on about our Art project when Scott lost so much personally…

That said, Scott like most NYers are bouncing back and getting back to normalcy. He has been working again and of course rebuilding his shop. Scott tells me the Sculpture although it was up to it’s headlight in water, will clean up and live to brew and be seen again…Welcome news and happy that’s all that happened.

Although I no longer call NYC my home, my love and all my heart goes out to the place from which I came…

Cheers people and hope to see you out there and tip a glass with you soon…


BAA Wins “Editors Choice” Award @ The 2012 NYC Makers Faire!

Scott and I were very proud to win the Editors Choice award at the Makers Faire last weekend. It was totally unexpected and we are very proud of this achievement. Considering all the great inventions, art projects and beautiful DIY creations that were present, we are humbled and want to Thank everyone who made the event such a success. The Organizers, the Makers and especially the Public which gave us such an overwhelmingly positive response. Before the weekend was over, the organizers we already discussing having us back next year so…


The Gingerfoot Quadruple I brewed for the Makers event on Friday night was never suppose to be poured for the public but since it was a raining that evening and there was a lot of confusion that night with the setups, no one even knew I was pouring beer except for the few souls who happen to walk by…

So I had plenty left over for the first wave of the public who came to see the sculpture and I’m happy it worked out that way!  The response to the brew was so great that it charged my batteries to be able to get thru the the next 2 days sick, tired and hungover! I literally talked about beer & the sculpture for almost 3 days straight and it made me grateful to be part of project that keeps on giving back. If BAA does come back next year, you can bet that I will make enough beer to be pouring samples for the duration…

BAA is a DIY project that I think embodies the Makers movement and I am very proud to be considered one of them!

That said, here are some pics from the day and I hope you all enjoy!

Cheers till next year!


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Brewing As Art at The World Maker Faire 2012!

BAA will be making a special appearance at this years Maker Faire on Saturday, September 29th from 10am to 7pm & Sunday, September 30th from 10am to 6pm at the New York Hall of Science  47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368-2950. Located in Flushing Meadows Park.

For those not in the know, the Maker Faire is a yearly celebration of Invention, Art and Creativity. It is a kid friendly and fun filled day featuring unique items and how to work shops. There is a little something for everyone and well worth the trip to Queens!

Scott and I will be at the opening party on Friday the 28th and will be pouring “Gingerfoot Quadruple” (A Belgian Style Quadruple brewed with Candied Ginger, 9.3% ABV) to kick off the festival in style!

Tickets can be purchased here or at the park the day of.

Hope to see you there and Cheers!

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Thank You!

Scott and I would like to THANK EVERYONE for coming out to the Core 77 opening last night, especially all of the Staten Island folks, your support was overwhelming! The gallery was packed from beginning till end and more than 2 kegs and a number of cases of Sixpoint were consumed!
We would also like to thank Ray and all the people @ Core 77 for their support and enthusiasm for our project… Here’s a few pics!

Cheers for now!

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Just a reminder! Brewing As Art will be at The First Annual Core77 OPEN: All City All Stars design event tomorrow, Sat. May 19th from 7-10 pm!

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Admission is based on capacity so please arrive early!

Sixpoint will be supplying the Beers for the event! Hope to see you all there!

Here’s the official event page:

And The Face Book Page:

BAA Appearing at The First Annual Core 77 OPEN: All City All starts Event!

Come join Scott and I as we represent Staten Island for the First Annual Core 77 OPEN: All City All Stars Event!
On the occasion of New york Design Week 2012, Core 77 takes a moment to recognize 5 great designers from all five boroughs for 5 days only!

350 Bowery at Great Jones Street Friday, May 18-Tuesday thru May 22

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Admission is based on capacity so please arrive early!

Here’s the official event page:

And The Face Book Page:

Hope you can all join the fun!

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