It's beer week in New York City, everyone. Which means it's perfectly acceptable for you to indulge in oceans and oceans of your favorite, carbonated, hoppy vice.
During NYC Beer Week, plenty of venues are celebrating craft beer with tastings, pairings, and dinner.
If you ask us, craft beer is an excellent cause for celebration.
Does that sound like something you'd be interested in celebrating? Great. We're glad to hear that.
If you want to check out the full roster of NYC Beer Week events, check them out here. In the meantime, we're going to list the events we're most excited about.
Read on to find out the best places and events to celebrate Beer Week in NYC this year. We hope to see you out and about, drunk, and in love with beer. We definitely will be.
1. Back Label Wines (11 West 20th Street)
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Uh, grilled cheese and craft beer?
Yeah, we know we just listed two of the most divine food and drinks there is under the sun, but that's what's happening at Back Label Wines on Wednesday, February 24th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
They'll be pairing four variations of cheesy, bready goodness with four New York beers, plus an additional beer, and more cheese, sans bread.
Does this match made in heaven sound like how you want to spend your Wednesday?
We thought it might be. Grab your tickets here.
2. DGBG Kitchen and Bar (299 Bowery)
dbgb Here we go! Brewers in house today through Friday @nycbeerweek BEER WEEK KICKOFF PANEL TODAY at 5pm: taste and talk with @igarrettoliver @kelsobeer @thebruery! Ask them anything, beer jams sessions style, hosted by @jimmysno43 A few tickets still available, link in profile. MEET THE BREWERS 5:30-7pm: stop by the bar to share a pint with your local brewers, first pour's on us! MONDAY: share a pint with @transmitterbrewing's Anthony Accardi & Rob Kolb, who make handcrafted farmhouse and rustic ales in Long Island City // feat. NY4 Weiss TUESDAY: share a pint with @fbbrewery's Travis Kaufman, who brews small batch beers in Carroll Gardens // feat. Magdalena Alsatian Farmhouse Ale WEDNESDAY: share a pint with Jeremy Cowan of upstate’s @shmaltzbrewing maker of the popular HE’BREW // feat. Slingshot American Pale Ale THURSDAY: share a pint with Greg Doroski, lead brewer at Gowanus’ @threesbrewing // feat. Paradigmatic Flexiblity Barrel Aged Brett Beer FRIDAY: share a pint with Danny Bruckert, brewer at @sixpoint one of the original Brooklyn craft breweries // feat. Brownstone Renovation American Brown Ale
From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DGBG Kitchen and Bar on Thursday, February 25th, there will be beer drinking. A lot of it.
There will also be a very special guest in presence to share in all the beer drinking: None other than Greg Doroski, the lead brewer at Threes Brewing in Gowanus.
Do you want the rare opportunity to pour a delicious beer down your throat while standing in the flesh with the man who brewed it?
Well, if that's your thirsty Thursday, NYC Beer Week goal, get to DGBG on Thursday night.
3. Saint Gambrinus Beer Shoppe (533 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn)
stgambrinusbeershoppe Tonight is our kick @ss IPA tapping to kick off @NYCBeerWeek "Eve". @HillFarmstead Susan, @Finbackbrewery #Oscillation3, @Bellsbrewery #Hopslam AND cans of @GrimmAles #LamboDoor! #stgambrinusbeershoppe #craftbeer #hopheads #grimmales #bellshopslam #finbackbrewery #ipafest
On Thursday, February 25th, St. Gambrinus Beer Shoppe will be hosting a Beer Week Epic Local Roundup.
What does that mean? It means it's time for you to wash down all the NYC local classics. St. Gambrinus will be featuring special beers from all their favorite NYC breweries.
These include Other Half, Finback, Threes, LIC Beer Project, Barrier, and more.
So grab the beer snob in your life, the person who feels that beer is the most important fluid in NYC, and get them to this beer party. It's going to be excellent.
4. The Jeffrey (311 East 60th Street)
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Yeah, beer and cheese are two of the most excellent substances.
We love beer because it's delicious and it gets us drunk, happy, and euphoric. We love cheese because, well, cheese fills us with wonder about the world.
What do we love more than just regular cheese? You guessed it: Murray's Cheese. If you come to The Jeffrey on February 26th between 4:20 p.m. and 2 a.m., you'll have the chance to sip on St. James' Brewery beer paired with Murray's Cheese.
That's a winning paring if we ever had one. You should try out NY Beer & Cheese Paring Night. It'll be off the chain.,
5. Fools Gold (145 East Houston)
taphappyadv BOOMSAUCE!!! #foolsgoldnyc #lordhobo #boomsauce #craftdaught #craftcan #taphappy #taphappyadv #taphappyweekend #taphappyadventures #beer #nyccraftbeerweek
On Friday, February 26th from 4:20 p.m. to 4 a.m., things are going to get kind of wild at Fools Gold.
Mixologist Matt Friedlander will be in the building, and he'll be mixing up some crazy beer cocktails. Also, he'll likely do some fire breathing, as well.
Also, they'll be launching a new beer: Hoppy Ending IPA. It's being created by Barrier in collaboration with Beerly Legal. Do you want to be among the first to try a delicious, hoppy new beer?
Then you should definitely be at Fools Gold to celebrate everything that's wonderful in the world. (Yes, we're talking about beer).
6. Judge Roy Bean Public House (38 West 56th Street)
Day drinking at Judge Roy Bean Public House on a Saturday?
Sign us up, please! On Saturday, JRB will be curating an exclusive "New Yorker" beer flight. It'll be comprised of all your New York brewed favorites.
And yes, it will get you very drunk. You'll be just as drunk and dizzy and happy as you'd want to be during beer week in NYC.
The flight will include five brews from Ommegang Rare Vos, Brooklyn Blast, Bronx Pale Ale, Six Point C.R.E.A.M. Ale, and Brooklyn Lager.
The best part? It only costs $10. So, yeah, get to JRB between 11 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Saturday, February 27th. You won't regret it.
7. Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street)
websterhall Join Surfset New York City and The Brooklyn Brewery on Sunday Feb 28th for an afternoon of Summer in Winter. We'll have surf lessons, prizes and giveaways, plus a photo booth!
On Sunday, February 28th, Brooklyn Brewery will be hosting their Brooklyn Brewery Summer in Winter party at Webster Hall from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
If you haven't partied at Webster Hall you need to check it out. It tends to be more fun than you're prepared to handle.
At the Summer in Winter Party, there will be prizes and giveaways, surf lessons, a photo booth, music, and dancing. Plus, you'll get the chance to sample American Ale and Bel Air, Brooklyn Brewery's newest creations, before they debut this spring.
You'll have the chance to pound a variety of Brooklyn Brewery beers all night, but your first beer is free. Hell yeah. Get your tickets here.
8. Randolph Beer (343 Broome Street)
therandolphnyc Beautiful #beer pairing on hand at #RandolphBeer tonight. @billysbakerynyc mini carrot cupcakes with @mainebeerco Lunch IPA. The #randolphbeerys start tonight at 5pm. #craftbeer #nyc #nolita #cicerone #beerpairing #instabeer #nycbeerweek @nycbeerweek
Do you love beer and movies?
Yeah, we do too. We think beer and movies are an excellent combination. At Randolph Beer on Sunday, February 28th, they'll be hosting a beer drinking and movie showing extravaganza.
They'll be showing Coming to America, Ghostbusters, and Escape from New York. It is beer week, after all, so they'll also be passing out $5 NYC pints, and popcorn as well.
So: local beers and some excellent local films. It'll be lots of fun, lots of relaxation, and a lot of celebrating the wonder that is local beer. RSVP here.
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