CNJIFT Dinner Meetings


Date:        Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Title:        Beer Tele-tasting for the Holiday Season
Time:       6:00 – 7:00 pm Eastern Time
Speaker:  Steve Hindy, Co-Founder Brooklyn Brewery
Venue:     Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Fee:          Free to Participate

Beer is the right beverage for any day of the week, especially around the holiday season.

During this tele-tasting event, Mr. Steve Hindy, the co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery will lead the participants through a tasting of his brewery’s beverages especially selected for this season. In addition to sharing his entrepreneurial beginnings, as co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery, Steve will guide us through a tasting of the following beers:

Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Winter Lager, Brooklyn Defender IPA, Brooklyn Black Ops.

We want this to be interactive, and invite you to enjoy these selections. To find where you can purchase this beer near you, visit their Beer Finder Page at:

Special Note: If you are under age, we ask you not to purchase any alcoholic products . . . we would rather have you tune in to learn about Mr. Hindy’s career and Brooklyn Brewery.  If you do consume alcoholic beverages during the presentation, we ask that you drink responsibly and not drive immediately after the presentation.

We will have plenty of time for questions and answers and look forward to seeing you at this unique holiday tasting of beers.


Mr. Steve Hindy is co-founder and chairman of the Brooklyn Brewery Corp.  He founded Brooklyn Brewery in 1987 with his downstairs neighbor in Brooklyn, Tom Potter, a former lending officer at New York’s Chemical Bank.  Mr. Steve Hindy is a graduate of Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) with two degrees.  He got interested in home brewing while serving as a Middle East Correspondent for the Associated Press.  From 1979-1984, Mr. Hindy lived in Beirut and Cairo and covered the hostage crisis in Iran, the Iran-Iraq War, civil wars in Lebanon and Syria, and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. He was sitting behind President Anwar Sadat of Egypt when Sadat was assassinated in 1981. It was a chance encounter with American diplomats who had been posted in Saudi Arabia that led him to brewing. Mr. Hindy is the Chairman of the Board of Transportation Alternatives, a prominent proponent of bicycling and other alternatives to motor vehicles, serves on the board of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Alliance and Gowanus Canal Conservancy, and is the founder of the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance. His latest accolade is being named Cornell’s 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year. CNJIFT is honored to have him share his expertise with us.


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Once you submit your reservation, you will receive an email providing you with the link. This is a free webinar for Members and Nonmembers of IFT.