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Why Brian Quinn of ‘Impractical Jokers’ Craves a 19th-Century Beer

By Alyson Krueger | The New York Times

Earlier this fall, the comedian Brian Quinn spent the day cemetery hopping in Staten Island.

First, he visited Moravian Cemetery in New Dorp to visit the grave of August Horrmann. Next up was Silver Mount Cemetery in Sunnyside, where Joseph Rubsam is buried. “His mausoleum is a lot smaller,” Mr. Quinn said. “I don’t know why.”

After all, for decades in the late 19th century, the two men were business partners…

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Impractical Jokers’ star is serious about reviving Staten Island beer

By Rob Bailey-Millado | New York Post

Brian Quinn thought being one of New York’s Bravest was the best damn gig in the world, even after he became a TV star — but he has something new brewing.

Better known as “Q” on truTV’s hit hidden-camera buddy comedy “Impractical Jokers,” the 43-year-old is reviving a “dead brewery” in his hometown of Staten Island.

Wait, why?

“First and foremost, I love beer, and if there’s one job that’s more fun than being on TV or being a firefighter, it’s gotta be making beer,” says Quinn, who served for seven…Click to read more…

No Joke: How Fireman-Turned-Comedian Brian Quinn Tapped into the Brewery Business on Staten Island

By Chris Taylor | Fortune

It’s almost a rite of passage for stars of stage and screen: Hit the bigtime, open your own winery. Like Angelina Jolie, whose estate in France’s Provence region produces award-winning vintages.

Well, New York City comedian Brian Quinn is attempting the blue-collar version of that dream: Brewing beer on Staten Island.

The star of long-running TruTV prank show “Impractical Jokers” snapped up the name to Rubsam & Horrmann, a defunct brewery from New York City’s “Forgotten Borough.” The name might be unfamiliar to modern-day beer lovers, but it produced German-style lagers from 1870 all the way to 1953…Click to read more…

Impractical Jokers’ Brian Quinn’s Love for Staten Island Spawns Brewery

By Spectrum News Staff | Spectrum News NY1

When Brian Quinn isn’t roaming around the city, torturing the unsuspecting, he now spends his time running a brewery.

It’s called Rubsam and Horrmann Brewing Company.

And over the weekend it held a launch party on Staten Island.

The other Impractical Jokers were even helping out behind the bar.

This is a resurrection of sorts, because the brewery originally operated from 1888 to 1963, and hasn’t served a beer since, until now…Click to see more

‘Impractical Jokers’ star Brian Quinn brings modern twist to legendary S.I. beer

By Victoria Priola | SI Live

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Brian “Q” Quinn of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” is teaming up with brewer Amanda Mayer to create a modern twist on classic Staten Island beer.

Quinn told he was going down a “rabbit hole” researching Staten Island when he came across Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company — one of many breweries located on Staten Island in 1933. The TV star and FDNY firefighter will host an R&H launch party at Flagship Brewery in Tompkinsville Sept. 21.

“I love Staten Island so much and I’ve always had an immense amount of pride living here,” Quinn said. “I’m really excited to connect with something that…Click to read more…

Brian ‘Q’ Quinn and the Rubsam & Horrmann team prepare for the beer’s rebirth

By Victoria Priola | SI Live

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Co. is back.

The R&H team — consisting of Brian “Q” Quinn of TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” R&H head brewer Amanda Mayer and Cara (Liander) Gordon — are days away from relaunching the historic Staten Island brewing company with a sold-out party Saturday at Flagship Brewery.

Quinn made a bold choice wearing white Converse sneakers when he visited the canning area Tuesday to help get six packs of the R&H IPA ready for the affair.

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R&H brew re-launched at Flagship with ‘Impractical Jokers’ and Joey Fatone

By Victoria Priola | SI Live

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.– Brian “Q” Quinn is serious about getting Rubsam & Horrmann off the ground — but on Saturday evening, he invited some “Jokers” to help celebrate the brewing company’s launch.

The party, considered a re-launch event since R&H originated in Stapleton circa 1888, packed out Flagship Brewery in Tompkinsville for a multi-session meet and greet with the “Impractical Jokers.” Special guest bartenders included Joey Fatone, Casey Jost and Brian O’Halloran.

Guests were given free glasses of R&H brews and the ability to linger around the Flagship space…Click to read more…

Brian Quinn’s heart and, now, beer, are in Staten Island with relaunch of Rubsam & Horrmann

By Alyss Pry | AM New York

When it comes to making career moves, Brian “Q” Quinn, comedian and star of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers,” says he’s only interested in doing projects that are fun. At the top of that list is relaunching a long-shuttered Staten Island beer brand, Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company.

“I’m in a really good place, because I can see where the wind takes me,” Quinn says. “I want to shoot from the gut and shoot from the heart.”

His heart is in Staten Island, where he was born and raised. He still lives in Bay Terrace, and saw an opportunity to raise a glass to the borough he loves…Click to see more…

Episode 142 | Sour September Part 2! An interview with Amanda Mayer of Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company

Three Beers Inn Podcast

WEEK TWO OF SOUR SEPTEMBER AND IT MAY BE THE BEST WE HAVE?! What outstanding sours we have on this episode, but are they sour? I forgot to give the numerical ratings but they are so darn good I don’t think I can even put a number on them.

Hop of the Week: Galaxy

Honored to have Amanda Mayer, Brewer of Rubsam & Horrmann Brewing Company this week. Hope you all enjoy the show AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

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