February 4-February 10 in NYC Craft Beer Events: my picks


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Monday the 4th:

*The VSK (Very Special Keg) tonight at The Blind Tiger in the Village is the Allagash Grand Cru and will be tapped at 5 pm.

Tuesday the 5th:

*The $20 (note – new price) Tuesday Night Tasting at Jimmy’s No 43 in the East Village features beers from Allagash. Be there by 7:30 to get your share of the 6 featured beers:

      • Allagash Grand Cru draft
      • Allagash Fluxux draft
      • Allagash Tripel bottles
      • Allagash Yakuza draft
      • Allagash Black draft
      • Allagash Interlude bottles

*One Mile House on the Lower East Side has a Stout Fest beginning at 6 pm today. The line-up:


      • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
      • Ballast Point Sea Monster
      • Great Divide Espresso Yeti
      • Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
      • New Holland Dragons Milk
      • Southern Tier Choklat
      • Emelisse Coal Scotch Aged Imperial Stout
      • Goose Island Nightstalker
      • Founders Imperial Stout
      • The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun (Collaboration between Stillwater and Evil Twin)
      • and maybe some surprises


      • Brooklyn Black Ops
      • Hoppin Frog B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher
      • Alesmith Speedway Stout

*The free Tuesday Night Tasting at Bierkraft in Park Slope features TBA and begins promptly at 7 pm.

*Rattle n Hum in Midtown has a Laughing Dog event today, with beers up by 4 pm. I’ll post a list if I get one.

*There’s a Tuesday Tasting at Radegast Hall & Biergarten in Williamsburg tonight featuring distilled beers beginning at 7 pm. Live music by Gypsy Evolution. These beers and their associated spirits will be available in flights or by the glass:

      • Schneider Aventinus and Aventinus Edelbrand
      • Reissdorf Kolsch and Reissdorf Edelster
      • Schlenkerla Marzen and Schlenkerla Bierbrand

Wednesday the 6th:

*Sycamore in Ditmas Park presents Flight Night: Breckenridge. Flights of four 5oz pours will be available from 3-10pm and beers by the glass all day.

*The $10 Tasting at Idle Hands in the East Village features NY Breweries and Evan Williams Single Barrel. $10 at the bar between 7 & 10 pm gets you 2 full pours and 3 tastes of the beers (featured beers: Captain Lawrence Captain’s Kolsch, Ithaca Flower Power & Butternuts Porkslap draft), a taste of Evan Williams Single Barrel bourbon and an order of Tater Tots from That Burger with specially made dipping sauce made with a featured beer.

**The Stag’s Head in Midtown East hosts an Abita Mardi Gras event beginning at 6 pm. Free snacks will be served at 6 pm. The list:

      • Restoration
      • SOS
      • Vanilla Double Dog
      • Oyster Stout
      • Andygator
      • Mardi Gras Bocka

*Downtown Bar & Grill in Cobble Hill has an Brooklyn Black Ops cask event beginning at 6. These two beers will be on draft in addition to the cask:

      • Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout 2010
      • Brooklyn There Will Be Black

*Taproom 307 in Gramercy has a Harpoon event tonight.

Thursday the 7th:

*Breukelen Bier Merchants in Williamsburg has a Colorado Beer Night from 7 to 10 pm, featuring beers from Great Divide and Breckenridge.

*Mudville 9 in Tribeca has a Mardi Gras Carnival which includes a free Abita tasting from 7 to 9 pm.

*The Thursday Tap at Jimmy’s No 43 in the East Village is the Thornbridge Kipling, a South Pacific Pale Ale, and will be tapped at 5 pm.

Friday the 8th:

Saturday the 9th:

Sunday the 10th:

Other upcoming events:

Impressive and/or larger events that are coming soon:

February 22-March 3: New York City Beer Week. There will be a slew of events this week. I’ll add more picks soon.

February 26: Alewife NYC in Long Island City is hosting a Dogfish Head beer pairing dinner, ‘A-Hop-A-Eclipse Now’. Five courses will be served at 8 pm for $65 a person. Go here to view the full menu and buy your ticket.

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