Thursday, October 23, 2014

The First Ever Pacific Standard Cozy Design Contest!

You may be familiar with our traditional blue and gold Pacific Standard cozies. They were a glorious bunch, but after seven years we're finally and tragically run out of them. So we thought for the next inevitable batch of cozies we would open the designing up to you, our faithful bar patrons.

The rules are simple:

--We need a one-color design only. You can specify a background color and a print color, but that's it. (As in, "I want the cozy itself to be blue, but the print on it to be yellow.")
--We'll need the image in a common format, and as high-resolution as possible without being completely silly. We'll let you know if the image you send doesn't work.

The winners of the design contest will receive:

--Grand Prize: 10 cozies of your own design, a $20 gift certificate to Pacific Standard, and a small collection of special bottled beer from the bar vaults to go in your new cozies.
--Second Prizes (as many as are merited): two of the winning cozies, a $10 gift certificate to Pacific Standard, and other prizes (pint glasses, beer, etc.) from our vaults.

The deadline: November 30, 2014.

So start designing, and e-mail us with any questions at pacificstandardbrooklyn --at--

NYC Cider Week event with Ace Cider Tuesday night.

On Tuesday the 28th starting at 7 pm, Pacific Standard will celebrate New York City's Cider Week in our own West Coast way with two excellent ciders from our good friends at Ace in northern California. We'll have their delicious Perry pear/apple blend, as well as a special fall cider, their Pumpkin:

Jason from Ace will be by to pour samples for y'all, and talk cider. AND if you buy one of these ciders, you will get a free Ace pint glass, while supplies last. So come early and celebrate fall with the quintessential fall drink.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Comedy November 6 at 8 pm: The Underhill Players Disregard the Chore Wheel!

Luke and Dan explore on-stage cohabitation!

Featuring comedy by:

Michael Antonucci (Captain Hippo)
Frank Hejl (Bucky-Fridays 7:30PM UCBEast)
Laura Willcox (Bucky-Fridays 7:30PM UCBEast, MTV's Hey Girl)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lauren Camp, Amy King, and Lynn Melnick's poetry October 30 at 7 pm!

New Mexican poet Lauren Camp is the author of two books, most recently The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women 2014 Poetry Book Prize and a World Literature Today “Editor’s Pick.” Her third book, One Hundred Hungers, was selected by David Wojahn for the Dorset Prize, and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press. She hosts “Audio Saucepan,” a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio.

Of I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press), John Ashbery describes Amy King's poems as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.” Safe was one of Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. King teaches Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and works with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Check her latest blog entries at Boston Review, Poetry Magazine & the Rumpus and follow her on Twitter @amyhappens.

Lynn Melnick is author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). She teaches at 92Y in NYC and is the social media & outreach director for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Great Weather for Media reading October 23 at 7 pm.

On Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm, Great Weather for Media presents its new anthology I Let Go of the Stars From My Hand featuring:

John Clinton
Terri Muuss
Trae Durica
Christian Georgescu
Vicki Iorio
Joseph A.W. Quintela
Evan Rosler
Eric Silver
Zev Torres
Jack Tricarico

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7th Birthday Bash Wednesday at 7 pm!

On Wednesday the 24th starting at 7 pm, we'll celebrate our (belated) 7th birthday with the help of our friends at Sixpoint, and as usual it'll be epic. We'll have a bunch of rare/new/generally excellent Sixpoint beers. Also, with each Sixpoint beer purchased, you'll get a raffle ticket which will put you in a drawing for amazing prizes. Here are the details, beers first:

--4Beasts (the 2014 Beer for Beasts beer!): A brand-new, beastly porter brewed with 12 gallons of maple syrup in honor of our furry companions.

--Sensi Harvest: A brand-new beer! Juicy wet hops carefully selected by the Mad Scientists make SENSI HARVEST a unique delicacy available only at harvest time.

--Old Redhooker: Rare! An American barleywine made only from high-gravity first runnings. 9.6% ABV.

--Crisp: For those who'd like something lighter. What do you get when you fuse old world craftsmanship with new, clean, & bold flavors from right raw materials? The Crisp. It's Mad Science.

--Otis Stout (nitro): Sixpoint's classic smooth, creamy oatmeal stout with a light sweetness and dry finish. Full roasted flavor without a touch of harshness, made available specially for us on nitrogen pour.

The raffle prizes will include:

--Grand Prize: A private tour of the Sixpoint brewery for up to 8 people!

--Ten second prizes: Sixpoint and Pacific Standard merchandise, including t-shirts, gift certificates, pint glasses, beer cozies, and whatever else we dig up from our cellars.

In addition, brewery reps will be on hand and we'll have our usual happy hour prices until 8 pm, so come early to get the best deals and the specialest beers before they run out!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Underhill Players September 25 at 8 pm.

Our first show at our new venue, PACIFIC STANDARD.

Come down for a night of amazing comedy and talk about the future and past (it doesn't matter, time is a flat circle) of The Underhill Players


Jim Search (Hot Time in Atlantic City)
Improv Comedy by "The Authors"
Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld)
Time Traveling Cryofreeze Comedian Joey Asteroid
Marvin Berry and the Starlighters
and More!