NYC Beer Week, brought to you by the New York City Brewers Guild, is officially upon us for its sixth year, and an inordinate amount of beer-centered events beg your attention RIGHT NOW until March 2. To make it a little easier, we’ve pulled together a hand-picked list of our favorite Brooklyn happenings between now and Sunday so you can save yourself the stress of so much to drink and so little time. Takeovers, launch parties, tastings, oh my!
Brooklyn Tap House (590 Myrtle Avenue, Bed Stuy) is hosting the NYC Beer Week Industry Ladies Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm today where women in the beer and bar industry and their fans can hang out, talk (s)hops and celebrate the beer that brings us together. The event is free, beers are $3 and if you bring a ticket, which are free but not required, you can get a $10 “build your own flight” during the event.
Bar Great Harry (280 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens) is devoting four and a half happy taps to Other Half Brewing today and all week, showcasing the brand new brewing team that’s kicking palate ass with their extensive selection of next-level Western-style IPAs straight from our own Carroll Gardens. The Imperial Stout, Doug Cascadian Dark, Motueka Pale Ale and already-coveted Hop Showers will be for sale, along with Other Half’s recent collaboration with Peekskill Brewry, the Nuggy Num Num.
Bed Stuy Beer Works‘ (409 Willoughby Ave) Burrito-thon is offering up beer selections on their mason jar growler station and San Fran mission style burritos, tacos and suizas from their buddies at B’klyn Burro. Beer tastings are on the house, though burritos will cost ya – snatch up some free tickets here.
Superfine (126 Front St.) is featuring NYC craft brews all week, and on Thursday that includes an all day fundraiser where proceeds from KelSo’s Edible Ale, brewred in collaboration with Edible, will benefit City Harvest. Do yourself and your city a favor and enjoy an ale for awareness, will you? Plus, it probably pairs really well with souvlaki.
On Friday, Glorietta Baldy (502 Franklin Avenue, Bed-Stuy) and the Beerded Ladies are teaming up for Women & Beer First, an event recognizing the role of women in beer and offering an informal “meet the brewers” for gals and guys in the community who are interested in the brewing business, all while offering up tap specials on a lengthy selection of lady-brewed beers with an opportunity to chat with the ones who brewed ‘em.
Sixpoint Brewery, KelSo, Captain Lawrence and Empire Brewing will be in attendance to represent New York, along with other confirmed participants Grimm Artisanal Ales, 12 Percent Imports, Allagash Brewing Company, Half Full Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, Avery Brewing Company and Radiant Pig Craft Beers.
You can get more KelSo at a sampling at the Whole Foods (214 3rd Street) growler station (214 3rd St.) on Friday from 4pm to 6pm. There’s no entrance fee, lots of KelSo samples, including the Pilsner and Nut Brown Lager in cans and Satisfaction Ale on draft. After the tasting, a beer and cheese pairing will take place from 6pm to 7pm on the rooftop bar, because of course the Whole Foods has that, The Roof.
At Reclamation Bar (817 Metropolitan Avenue) from Saturday at 4pm to Sunday at 4am, a free Founders Brewing event will give you access to 6 taplines or more, plus potato chips and other snack giveaways paired with each beer (yay snacks).
At the Atlantic ChipShop (129 Atlantic Avenue) on Friday through Sunday, a Sixpoint takeover will feature two cask lines, one nitro and four taps on hand. If you wait until Sunday, though, you can pair that with the Oscars on TV (with sound!) and some fun giveaways.
Of course, you don’t have take our word on everything if you don’t want to. You can find a full schedule of beer-soaked events here.
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