These guys are traditionalists

If your liver is still functioning after three-month Hurricane Sandy-to-Drynuary holiday of sad winter intoxication, then you have one final chance to finally kill it off. The 5th Annual NYC Beer Week starts today! The New York City Brewers Guild has taken over 120 venues across the city (32 in Brooklyn) for all kinds of sudsy New York beer-related events through March 3rd. The big kick-off party is tonight from 7-10 p.m. at Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, and we’ve included some hot BK events below. Just remember, when you gaze long into a beer glass, the beer glass also gazes into you.

You can find a staggering list of all the venues and events on the Village Voice website. We picked out three Brooklyn events we’re looking forward to stumbling out of over the next week:

Bar Great Harry (280 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens) will be hosting rare kegs and tapping events all week. Drink brand new beers from Sixpoint on 2/22, Rockaway Brewery on 2/23, Barrier Brewery on 2/28, and SingleCut on 3/2. Check out their site for complete deets.

d.b.a. Brooklyn (113 North 7th Street, Williamsburg) is holding’s its 7th Annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival features over a dozen specialty cask beers from 2/23-2/26 and a “Mega Beer Raffle” fundraiser. Then check out Greenport Harbor Brewing Night on 2/28 with 13 drafts from the upstate brewer.

The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg) will round out the week with a secret beer release party on 3/1 from 5-7 p.m. Only 25 people can attend this party, so try to snag some tickets through their Facebook page or the NYC Beer Week Facebook page.

The Gate (321 5th Avenue, Carroll Gardens) kicks it old school with a collection of vintage and rare beers. Check their Facebook for a daily listing, and be sure to stop by on February 28, when they break out the Founder’s All-Day IPA to say hello to March.

Follow @conaldarcy as he tries to walk in a straight line during beer week.

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