Crown Heights’ Covenhoven will charm you with NYC beers at its grand opening Wednesday

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Humpday got you down? Lift your spirits — and maybe invoke a few — at Covenhoven, Brooklyn’s newest beer shop/tap room/garden in Crown Heights that’s celebrating its physical and spiritual arrival with a grand opening party free to the public on Wednesday, March 26 from 7 to 11pm. The event will also serve as a NYC tap takeover, featuring fine brews from five of our own local purveyors — well, one from each of four boroughs and one from upstate. Can you guess which borough is missing? Way to go, Staten Island. What are they, ruled by an evil clown or something?

Anyway, not to worry, Brooklyn, there will be nary a clown at this party (we hope), but there will be cupcakes. You’ll also get to meet and greet brewers from the Brooklyn’s Sixpoint, Queens’ Singlecut Beersmiths, Manhattan’s Dyckman Beer Co., Da Bronx’s Bronx Brewery and even some upstaters, newcomer Bad Seed Cider, a small craft cidery hailing from the high roads of Highland, N.Y.

Covenhoven is coining the opening “New York, New York” to hammer home the fact that Brooklyn, and NYC in general, is smack in the middle of a booming craft beer scene. So take advantage of the opportunity for some face time with a handful of New York’s best up-and-comers in the beer scene, not to mention the venue’s 16 tap lines, 30-some bottles and their promise to serve soft, Philadelphia-style Pelzer’s Pretzels along with BuzzCakes, which are beer-infused cupcakes. No, seriously.

“New York, New York,” Wednesday, March 26, 7pm, Covenhoven, 730 Classon Avenue, Crown Heights, FREE

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