From January, 2013

The Super Bowl at Alewife NYC

What goes better with the Super Bowl than craft beer and pork? This Sunday Alewife NYC will be showing the game on a big screen and serving up a free pig roast. You can pair the pork with a wide selection of local beers from breweries  like Singlecut, Port Jeff, and Bronx Brewery. If you are thinking about going be sure to plan for the 7 train shutdown over the weekend. You can take the G train from Brooklyn or the LIRR to Long Island City from Jamaica Station.

Craft Beer Week Returning to NYC

Get excited. From February 22 to March 3, Beer Week will return to NYC, and will celebrate all things craft beer, with parties, tap takeovers, beer dinners and plenty of other events (some awesome ones are listed below). Josh Schnaffer and Chris Cuzme started Craft Beer Week in New York City in 2008. At the time, it was a series of neighborhood bar crawls. In the years since, Beer Week has evolved to include special events and parties. Last year saw the launch of the New York City Brewers Guild, which then took over the leadership of Beer Week. ” Josh…

Brouwerij Lane Brett Weekend

For those of you interested in the wild world of fermentation, Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint will be hosting Brett Weekend starting this Friday. The bar will be serving six beers brewed with Brettanomyces, a type of yeast that is common in Belgian styles but is considered to be a contaminating organism in many  beers. Recently Brettanomyces have become popular in brewing for the funky flavors it can impart. Here is the beer list: Bayerisher – Banhof Brett Berliner Weisse Evil Twin  – Ron and the Beast Ryan Jolly Pumpkin – Oror De Calabaza Evil Twin – Femme Fatale Brett Freigeist –…

Brooklyn’s Dry Irish Stout in Bottles

Brooklyn Brewery’s Dry Irish Stout, normally a draft-only beer served from January through March, will be available to take home in a 12oz bottle format. As the brewery states, the roasty and smooth stout is good pairing for oysters, burgers, and of course corned beef and cabbage. The beer is not only a great example of a local dry stout but also one of the closest things to a winter seasonal since it does not become available until January and is gone by spring.  

Tapping L’anjub Cervesa Artesana Juliette

Jimmy’s No. 43 is starting off its weekend with a tapping of the obscure beer L’anjub Cervesa Artesana Juliette at 5:05 p.m. on Friday. The beer is a 6.2 percent stout and is imported by Iberian Beer United. The beer has some significant bitterness at 92 IBUs and was hopped with Nugget hops. Iberian Beer United describes the beer as very roasty with aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate and vanilla.

Bierkraft’s Pleasure Palace of Sours

  If you are a fan of sour beers or haven’t yet tried any you may have one of your best opportunities Wednesday with what Bierkraft is calling its “Pleasure Palace of Sours.” Starting Wednesday evening Bierkraft will be serving up a staggering list of sours on seven dedicated taps. If you are new to sours and feel overwhelmed by the list we recommend trying Petrus Aged Pale, Tilquin Geuze, Leipziger Gose, Rodenbach, or Boon Kreik. The kitchen will be making mussel soup to pair with the beers. Here is the full list as it currently stands: LoverBeer Madamin Tilquin…

Barrier Returns

Last week Barrier Brewing, which had been badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, announced that the brewery was back up and running at full speed again. During the ten weeks of recovery the brewery was able to salvage some beer that survived the storm as well as brew a relief beer at Brewery Ommegang. The welcome announcement that the brewery is back to normal operations will be followed by events at bars like The Double Windsor on January 23 and Mission Delores on January 29. The Double Windsor has announced a list that includes the Submersion Series beers and collaborative Relief…

508 GastroBrewery’s New Brewer

508 GastroBrewery, one of Manhattan’s three brewpubs, announced in December the appointment of its new brewer: Chris Cuzme –  homebrewer, beer expert and professional musician. “I am really excited to be here,” Cuzme says. “To contribute to making this city a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making beer.” Cuzme follows Anderson Sant’Anna De Lima, who built 508’s two-barrel brewing operation in the basement of the restaurant, located in Tribeca. His first task after taking the helm was dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. “There was six feet of water downstairs,” he recalls. “Brewery equipment floating…

Bronx Brewery’s New Black Pale Ale

Last week, The Bronx Brewery celebrated the launch of its new beer, the Bronx Brewery Black Pale Ale, at Jimmy No. 43. It’s pouring in select bars and restaurants in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester through February. “The intent behind the Black PA was to create a complex and unique beer from the dichotomy of dark malts and bright hops,” says Head Brewer Damian Brown in a press release announcing the beer. We thought the roasted qualities of the malt were the highlight, perfect for cold weather. The complexity of the beer is displayed even more when the beer is on cask.…

Mugs Ale House Blind IPA Tasting

Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. Mugs Ale House will host a blind tasting of twelve of their favorite IPAs along with snacks from Slant Shack Jerky. For $25 drinkers will receive a tasting glass and score card for voting. Starting at 2 p.m. voting cards can be traded in for a pint glass and a pour of your favorite IPA. The winning IPA will be poured at the bar for six months.