Sunday, August 29, 2010

Football season's here

and as usual we have the NFL package and all the relevant college football packages. We'll be showing any games you ask for (first come, first served) on our two big projection screens. Every Cal game that's on TV will be shown here, and once again, we're the official Cal alumni bar in Brooklyn; a percentage of proceeds from Cal games will be donated to a Cal scholarship fund. The new special for this year: Cal fans get $1 off everything right after any Cal field goal or touchdown, which we pray shall be copious. The first Cal game is Saturday at 4 p.m. against U.C. Davis, and we'll definitely have it. Go Bears!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More details on our anniversary.

The special Sixpoint beer for our anniversary on September 14th will be a West Coast IPA, in honor of our roots. We're currently brainstorming name ideas for the beer, so feel free to chime in on here or via e-mail. We'll also have a bunch of other rare and interesting Sixpoint beers on tap. Not to be missed.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Standard Issues storytelling August 24 8 pm.

The Standard Issues presents Jerks! Stories of encountering jerks, being a jerk, spicy Jamaican chicken dishes, and drug-induced spasms.


Ophira Eisenberg (second dog still alive!)
...Andy Christie (better looking every other day!)
Adam Wade (soon to be banned from New Hampshire)
Jeff Simmermon (better dressed than you)
Ben Lillie (still trying to destroy the universe with a black hole)
Cyndi Freeman (first husband still alive!)

With your host: Brad Lawrence (relatively sober!).

and the Mystery Guest drawn from the hat. And its FREE.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Brand-new cider from Colfax!

Who would have ever thought that John R's hometown of Colfax, California (pop. 1,496; picture below) would produce a cider that's now available in New York City? Well, it happened, and it's amazing and well worth a try. We're working on getting other varieties in the future. The description:

Fox Barrel Pear Cider (Colfax, CA; $6/12 oz). An award-winning micro-cider from one of our owners’ tiny hometown in the Sierra Nevada foothills, now in NYC. All-natural and gluten-free. 4.5%.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Save the date: Mimsy returns September 13, spankin' new.

On September 13 at 8 pm, Mimsy comes back from hiatus with a brand new show format and a shiny new house team! Come join us and a few friends as we explore suggestions like you've never heard before.

For more information on Backline Storytelling and other workshop forms, how to be involved, and more about our house team, visit our website at and follow us on Twitter @mimsyshow



Erin Barker
Caitlin Brodnick
Miguel de Leon
Joe Evans III
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell
Ben Lillie
Andrew Linderman
Hanuman Welch


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Two exciting new brews.

We just tapped a couple fantastic and rarely seen beers here at the Standard. These supplement several other interesting and lovely beers, like Green Flash West Coast IPA, Bear Republic Racer X, and Greenport Harbor Black Duck Porter. It's a very good lineup right now. Descriptions of the brand-new beers below.

On tap:

Dark Horse Crooked Tree IPA (Marshall, MI; $6/16 oz). Inspired by West Coast IPAs, but brewed with Michigan style, the Crooked Tree is heavily dry hopped to give it a big aroma of pine and citrus. The flavors are big, yet very balanced between fresh hops and malt. 6.0% ABV.

On cask:

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale (Petaluma, CA; $6/12 oz). This Imperial Mild was brewed to remember the 2005 undercover investigation into pot-smoking at Lagunitas’ brewery events, culminating in a few arrests and a 20-day shutdown of the brewery. Plenty of hops up front; while brown sugar, fruit, and alcohol dominate the taste, it’s remarkably smooth and dry. 9.7% ABV.