Organized for the Performa 11 Biennial, Collective Brew Day looked at the sculptural and social aspects of brewing beer in New York City. Eight local homebrewers came together with their equipment and brewed beer in the same spot while Performa attendees passed by. Visitors could participate in the brewing, ask questions, and even drink special beers that were made by each of the brewers. Each brewer, speaking the same brewing vocabulary, brings their own unique equipment, modified for their specific needs, and their own perspectives on how to create a quality brew. The event was an educational precursor to the upcoming Performa Brew Pub, where the work of twenty five local brewers was exhibited and consumed in a two night pop-up pub.