Friday, December 30, 2011

Drinking Liberally Iowa Caucus Watch Party, January 3 at 7:30 pm.

We've watched the endless string of debates, the rise and fall of half a dozen candidates, and the never-cease-to-amaze feats of the GOP carnival.

Now join fellow liberals to have a beer in hand as a handful of Iowans shape the presidential election. We'll gather at 7:30 pm on January 3 and hang out until victory and concession speeches are done.

Hosted by Drinking Liberally, ACT-Now, Democracy for NYC, and the New Kings Democrats.

Babeland Trivia February 12!

Here's a quick blurb from our friends at Babeland about their second night of trivia at Pacific Standard:

Sexy Valentine’s Trivia at Pacific Standard
Sunday, February 12, 8pm, Free

This Valentine’s Day test your romance savvy at this popular Park Slope Trivia night designed to satisfy lovebirds and the heartbroken alike. Sex educators will dish out trivia and reward know-it-alls with Babeland prizes. Study up!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cal basketball at Pacific Standard!

In the midst of all this run-up to the Holiday Bowl game tomorrow between Cal and Texas, we wanted to remind you that we will be showing most if not all of the Cal basketball games for the rest of the season. The Golden Bears begin Pac-12 play on the 29th at 9 pm against USC. Go Bears!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Special Pacific Standard Hanukkah party with He'Brew and Mile End!

To celebrate Hanukkah, and the fact that Pacific Standard was named by He'Brew as one of the 150 Chosen Bars of Hanukkah (which means that we'll be carrying at least one He'Brew tap throughout Hanukkah, our own version of the candle that wouldn't go out), we decided it would be fun to bring in food from a great local Jewish delicatessen, Mile End, and do a little party on one of the eight days. To wit: on Wednesday the 21st, we'll feature three different sandwiches from Mile End:

--Smoked meat and mustard on rye
--Salami and pickled veggies on flatbread
--Roasted vegetables with tzatziki on semolina roll

at very good prices (TBA) and a few tasty He'Brew pours. Best of all, we'll be doing a combination special where you can get a He'Brew and a delicious Mile End sandwich together at a discount (the special will depend on which He'Brew beer(s) we're pouring at the time; just ask your bartender). You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this awesomeness--come by on Wednesday for a last party before any holiday trips you have planned!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Great reading January 12 at 7 pm!

We have a special book release reading with Chiara Barzini, Catherine Lacey, and Joseph Salvatore on January 12--save the date! These are three amazing writers.

Chiara Barzini's collection of new short fictions, Sister Stop Breathing, (Calamari Press, 2012), has been defined by Gary Shteyngart as "The best thing to come out of Italy since espresso” and Jonathan Ames has described her stories as “kaleidoscopic arrangements of sentences and situations of freakish originality and beauty.” She is a screen and fiction writer living in Rome. Films written by her have been distributed in Italy, Spain, Japan, and Latin America. The most recent one, Into Paradiso premiered at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, Bomb Magazine, Sleepingfish, The Encyclopedia Project, The New Review of Literature, The NY Tyrant as well as The Village Voice, Rolling Stone Italy, Flair, Italian Vanity Fair,and Marie Claire.

Catherine Lacey is a Mississippian living in Brooklyn. She runs a bed and breakfast called 3B to support her writing habit. She's finished a nonfiction book titled We Don't Talk About Things Like That and is working on fiction now. Her words have been in Blackbook, Forklift, Ohio, Time Out New York, Lamination Colony, Trnsfr Magazine and other places.

Joseph Salvatore has published fiction and criticism in The Brooklyn Rail, The Collagist, Dossier Journal, H.O.W. Journal, LIT, New York Tyrant, Open City, Post Road, Salt Hill, Sleeping Fish, Willow Springs, 110 Stories (NYU Press, 2001), Routledge's Encyclopedia of Queer Culture (2003). His debut collection of short stories, To Assume A Pleasing Shape, will be published this month by BOA Editions. He is a frequent fiction reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, a contributing book review editor at The Brooklyn Rail, and an assistant professor at The New School, where he founded their literary journal, LIT, and was awarded the University's Award for Teaching Excellence. He lives in New York.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Iron Santa Challenge 2011/2012!

It's a Pacific Standard tradition that, during the months of December and January, we stage an Iron Santa Challenge to encourage people to try our excellent selection of dark and winter seasonal beers. The challenge: drink a 16-ounce pint (or 12- or 8-ounce pour, depending on how we're serving a given beer) of six different winter beers in one day/night, and win:

--A Pacific Standard t-shirt!
--OR a Pacific Standard growler, patch, cozy, and pint glass! (Yes, all four!)
--OR, if you're an Iron Santa veteran and happen to already possess all the above things, a selection of cool random items from our cellars (fancy brewery logo glasses, shirts, hats, and so forth).
--AND everlasting glory!

The actual beers will change with our rotating tap selections, but will generally include quaffs like the Sierra Nevada Celebration, Rogue Nitro Stout, Troegs Troegenator, and so on. Starting today, ask your bartender if you're interested in taking the challenge, and they'll provide you with a checklist of beers to drink over the course of an evening. Oh, and pace yourself. We don't want any messes.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mimsy Storytelling December 6 at 8 pm.

This month, in our last show until February, we humiliate each other by screening each other's most horrible Facebook photos and forcing each other to explain said photos in story form. Enjoy!

Featuring guests DAVID CRABB and CAMMI CLIMACO of Ask Me Stories!!!

Mimsy is a monthly storytelling show in Brooklyn that works to find new ways to present stories, including our improv-based “backline” form. It's at 8 PM every first Tuesday of the month. And the only house storytelling team in the city.

Ben Lillie
Caitlin Brodnick
Erin Barker
Hanuman Welch
Miguel de Leon
Olivia Henderson
Sarah Jewell

Pacific Standard | December 6 | 8 PM | No cover, no drink minimum