Reposting posts, here at "Drawing on the Utopic," when I first moved to New York 16 years ago, I worked at Artists Space and the first exhibit of my one year stint there was a show featuring Tom Marioni's "Free Beer." The good ideas stick around and the Hammer Museum has re-staged Marioni's beer-focused show, featuring special guest bartenders. Read about it in the LA Times.
Closer to home James Kalm has written about the Bushwick scene, with some historical background in the Brooklyn Rail. Sharon Butler, also in the Rail, rails on "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." Beer and Bushwick, etc. good ideas to repost. Cheers!