Welcome to Oyster E-News!
(Originally sent out to newsletter subscribers June 12, 2009. To subscribe to our newsletter, click here.)
Welcome to our inaugural Oyster E-News edition. A couple of times a month, we will send you important news about Urban Oyster and what we are up to. Topics will include information about our tours, fun facts to impress your friends with, news from the neighborhoods that we tour, events, and more. Many of you have been great supporters of us as we have launched Urban Oyster and we are grateful to have you as part of our Urban Oyster community. We hope you enjoy hearing from us and staying in touch. We plan to grow quickly over the next few months and we're sure that we'll have lots of exciting news to share as we do.
(Note: our next tour will be July 11 - buy your tickets here.)
We are very excited because this Saturday marks our first Brewed in Brooklyn Tour. Yaaay!! Thanks so much to all of you that have helped us bring this one of a kind tour to fruition. For those that are unfamiliar, Brewed in Brooklyn tells the amazing story of beer brewing in Brooklyn that boomed during German immigration in the 1800s to Williamsburg and Bushwick with more breweries than Milwaukee! Then prohibition, national breweries and high production costs killed the industry so that by 1976 there was a not a single brewery operating in Brooklyn. Then in 1996, brewing returned with Brooklyn Brewery. Today there are two more, Greenpoint Beer Works and Sixpoint Craft Ales. On the tour we get to see some of the old
brewery buildings, an inside look at Brooklyn Brewery, the old German neighborhood, and we get to taste a lot of fine beer and food. All history should be learned over a pint, right? We hope that you can join us on the tour.
Cheers To You!
We've had so much help from our friends, family and colleagues that, one more time, we'd like to thank all of you for your support and encouragement along the way. We could never have gotten this far without the help, ideas, talents, and enthusiasm of our friends, family, and the people we've met as we've developed these tours. We hope to see all of you on one of our tours soon.
By the way...if you like our logo and our Brewed in Brooklyn beer label, all of these have been created by our wonderful designer Carrie Chatterson who we would strongly recommend to anyone. Check her out at www.carriechattersonstudio.com