March 20-25 in NYC Beer Events: my picks

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= a Free event
= a Pay-As-You-Drink event
= a Flat-Fee event (all drinks included in the cover charge or set price)
= a Beer & Food event
= Free food will be served at this event
= a My Life on Craft Favorite (especially recommended by Mary)

Tuesday the 20th:

Double Windsor in Windsor Terrace is hosting the Brooklyn launch of New Jersey’s Cricket Hill Brewery.  All taps are $5:

  • Reserve Russian Imperial Stout
  • Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter
  • Hopnotic IPA
  • American Ale
  • American Brown Ale
  • East Coast Lager
  • Colonel Blides Cask Ale

Tonight’s Tuesday Night Tasting at Bierkraft features Left Hand Brewery, including the launch of their Milk Stout on Nitro.  The tasting begins at 7 pm but get there early to get a seat.

Also in Park Slope, Mission Dolores will be pouring a nice list from Barrier Brewing today beginning at 4 pm.  From 7-10 pm, all beers are $2 off.

  • Icculus Kolsch / 5.2%
  • Frau Blücher Rauch Bier / 5.4%
  • Dunegrass Double IPA / 7.9%
  • Gosilla German-Style Gose Bier / 3.8%
  • Belgian 1 / 7.5%
  • Lights Out Stout / 6.1%
  • Medulla IPA / 7.1%
  • Bulkhead Red / 6.3%
  • CASK: Sanity IPA / 6.4% / 16oz / $5

The $10 Tuesday Night tasting at Jimmy’s No 43 in the East Village features Dieu du Ciel! beers.  Six beers will be sampled at 7:30 pm.

There’s a tasting of Rare and Unusual beers at Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Williamsburg tonight from 7 pm on.  The tasting is $25 per person and features these beers along with live music from the Avalon Jazz Band:

  • De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte (Imperial Wit)
  • La Rulles Grande 10
  • De Glazen Toren Saison D’Erpe-Mere
  • Alvinne Gaspar

Wednesday the 21st:

Stag’s Head in Midtown East has an IPA event beginning at 6 tonight.  Free Philly cheesesteak spring rolls at 6.  The list:

  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute
  • Butternuts Brutus Imperial IPA
  • Two Brothers Resistance IPA
  • Cigar City Big Apple IPA
  • Kelso’s Brandy Barrel Aged IPA

Beer Sessions Radio and several other Heritage Radio Network shows are celebrating their 100th episodes with a party at Santos Party House in Chinatown tonight from 7 to 10 pm.  Craft beer and artisan spirits will be pouring and tasty bites will be served, including a chocolate table curated by Clay GordonTickets are $50 with all proceeds benefiting Heritage Radio Network, a 501c3 organization.

SlantShack Jerky is launching their newest product, a beef jerky marinated in Bronx Pale Ale, at Jimmy’s No 43 in the East Village tonight from 6 to 8 pm.  Free jerky with every pint of Bronx Pale Ale purchased.

Tonight’s $10 Tasting at Idle Hands in the East Village features Green Flash Brewing.  Drop in between 7 and 9 pm, drop $10 at the bar and receive two full pours of Palate Wrecker and West Coast IPA, samples of Rayon vert, Le freak, Hop Head Red & Double Stout, samples of Bourbon Blanton’s, and an order of Tater Tots from That Burger with specially made dipping sauce made with a Green Flash beer.

Josh Bernstein will be signing copies of his excellent book Brewed Awakening tonight at 7 pm at Top Hops in the LES.

Thursday the 22nd:

Founders Brewing is taking over the taps at Bierkraft in Park Slope at 7 pm.  No list but cellar rarities are promised.

Coopers Craft & Kitchen in the East Village is hosting a Big Beer event tonight at 6 pm.  The list:

  • Mikkeller Boogoop
  • Flying Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo
  • Southern Tier Chokolat
  • North Coast Old Stock
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack

Tonight is the launch of a new weekly event at Jimmy’s No 43 in the East Village, the Thursday Tap.  Every Thursday at 5 pm, owner Jimmy Carbone will tap a keg of something rare.  Tonight’s keg is the Zymatore Thornbridge Raven Black IPA matured in Ransom Distillery Whiskey (Pinot Noir) barrel.

The East Coast vs West Coast Heavy Metal Brew Tour continues tonight in Park Slope at The Gate at 7 pm.  The contenders:

  • Smuttynose Robust Porter
  • Smuttynose Vunderbar
  • Smuttynose Brett & I
  • Lagunitas WTF
  • Lagunitas Czech Pils
  • Lagunitas Maximus CASK
  • Victory Storm King
  • Victory Hop Devil
  • Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
  • Ballast Point Sculpin
  • Ballast Point 3 Sheets
  • Ballast Point Sextant (Nitro)

There are two Left Hand events tonight:  tasting and giveaways are promised from 7 to 10 pm at Breukelen Bier Merchants in Williamsburg while 3 kegs are being tapped and pint glasses given away with each 6 pack purchased from 5 to 8 pm at The Growler Station in Greenwich Village.

Friday the 23rd:

Saturday the 24th:

Sunday the 25th:

BXL East in Midtown has a European Craft Beer Dinner tonight.  A beer welcome is at 5 pm with seating at 6 pm for a 5 course dinner.  $65 a head includes all beer and food.  Please call 212 888 7782 or email for reservations.

That’s it for now. My friend Chris O’Leary does a fine job of listing daily NYC-area events on a daily basis – please check out his picks (& other beer news) at Brew York New York.

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