July is Good Beer Month in New York City! It’s the seventh annual Good Beer Month. It was launched by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and the Good Beer Seal as a way to celebrate great beer in New York City and the places that serve it. There are bars marked with the Good Beer Seal throughout New York City’s five boroughs, Long Island, Jersey City and Westchester. A Good Beer Seal bar is independently owned, has a unique sense of place, offers at least 80 percent craft domestic/special imported beers, and is active in the beer community.
This year, Good Beer Month is finishing strong with some big events that promise to be delicious. Here are three great events we think will be awesome:
Limited at Gun Hill Brewing – Saturday July 25
Six local artists will be showing and selling art at the brewery alongside 15 homebrewers from the Bronx and Westchester serving their brews. The homebrewers will be competing for the judges choice and the people’s choice awards. $3 gets you a tasting glass and the ability to vote in the people’s choice award. They’ll also be serving up jerk chicken platters to help you make it through all the beer.
Dogfish Head at Eataly – Wednesday July 29
Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will be on hand to help guide attendees through a five course pairing menu at the Birreria at Eataly. The pairing menu with feature the new collaboration between Calagione and Mario Batale, wasteNOT Pruno, a wheat based beer with tomato, orange, grapefruit, and ugli fruit. Tickets are $85.
Good Beer – Thursday July 30
The annual food and beer pairing event put on by Edible will pair up some local brewers like KelSo and Brooklyn as well as national brewers like Sierra Nevada and Oskar Blues with popular restaurants like Jacob’s Pickles and Gramercy Tavern. We do have to mention that we were slightly disappointed in last year’s event because there were not a lot of local options. Regardless, it’s a great way to taste a lot of beers and delicious food. Tickets start at $65.