Ah, NY Craft Beer Week is over – I had a fantastic time & attended a lot of wonderful events. I’m busy sorting & labeling pics and hope to have a recap up in the next few days. In the meantime, here’s what is in store for this week:
First, Rattle n Hum is offering $5 New York state beers all week long. Stop by and catch up on what you missed last week!
Tuesday the 27th: Let’s start with one of my favorite weekly events, the $10 Tuesday tasting at Jimmy’s No 43. This week, Mike Lovullo will take you through a series of “Octoberfest-ish” beers starting at 7:30 pm. The line-up includes Weisenhoe Monk’s Fest, Mahr’s Dunkel Lager, Schneider Edel Weisse, Schlenkerla Krausen, Nils Oscar Kalasol & Smuttynose Mai Bock. But before that, join Dann & Martha Paquette of Pretty Things for the Beer Tasting Tuesday at dbgb. Drop in anytime between 5 & 7 pm for a 3-course beer & food pairing in the bar area – $25/person. In Brooklyn, The Vanderbilt has paired with Sixpoint for a beer pairing dinners. The four-course meal begins at 7:30 pm and costs $60/person – please call 718-623-0570 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday the 28th: Tonight’s a great night to learn more about one of my other favorite beverages – coffee! Edible Brooklyn is presenting a How to Roast! discussion at the Brooklyn Brewery tonight. There will be lectures & samples from Blue Bottle, Dallis Bros & Gorilla Coffee companies. Admission is $5 and you can purchase pints of Brooklyn beers for only $4 during the event.
Thursday the 29th: Let’s start in Brooklyn – Bierkraft is having a Ballast Point event beginning at 7 pm, with a sweet line-up:
Big Eye IPA
Fathom India Pale Lager
Black Marlin Porter
And on the Upper East, David Copperfield’s House of Beer is hosting their 14th Annual Oktoberfest.
Friday the 30th: Brouwerij Lane is celebrating two years of pouring Brooklyn Kombucha with a Kombucha Party. Six new flavors of kombucha will be sampled gratis from 7-10 pm. On tap:
- Col. Hoppy Monster – A heavy handed Dry Hop blend of Organic Cascade, Willemette, and Chinook hops from Upstate NY. This one is for the Colonel.
- Big Apple Mint – Apple’s and Mint in a tribute to the city it was born in. Soft fresh leafy green and tart sweetness.
- Kombuchelada – Jalapeno, Lime and Sea Salt. A kombucha fiesta! Where’s the tequila. Minerality and citrus meet their spicy match in this balanced addicting brew.
- Blueberry Bonanza – Blueberries and Lemon Juice alongside a soft bunch of Cascade Hops. Floral, perfectly sweet and down right delicious.
- E-Z Rider – Birch, Indian Sarsaparilla, licorice, vanilla bean and spruce. This is a dedication to the newest member of the KBBK family. Deep complex root flavor balanced by a light vanilla bean middle and a medium body tannic finish.
- Kevin Bacon – Because he is in everything but a keg of ‘buch. Until today. Bitter Orange peel tangled with sweet orange peel, on top dried rose petals. We salute you Mr. Bacon.
Reverse Toxmosis cocktails will also be available.
Saturday the 1st: Bierkraft is hosting a Harvest Cask Festival beginning at noon. Bratwurst & soft pretzels will be offered as well as these beers:
- Mahr’s Ungespundet
- Mahr’s Unfiltered Pilsner
- Mahr’s Hell
- Mahr’s Bockbier
- Weissenohe Monk’s Fest
- Monchsambacher Unfiltered Lager
- Bayer Theinheim Landbier
- Lowenbrau Buttenheim Kellerbier
-Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve
I know that Grab Specialty in South Slope is having a Wandering Star tasting this afternoon –
stay tuned for details – featuring the Raindrop Pale Ale, Mild at Heart, Bash Bish Bocktoberfest, Alpha Pale Ale and the Berkshire Hills 01201 Saison. I will be in Montclair, New Jersey teaching a class on Off-Flavors in Beer at Amanti Vino. I’m really excited – this is one of my favorite classes to teach & it should be a ton of fun! It’s almost full but if you’re interested, call 973-509-9463 to see if there’s a spot left. Also beginning today is the 9 day Oktoberfest Celebration at the Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Queens.
Sunday the 2nd: Today is one of my favorite events of the year – the Atlantic Antic. This is not your typical NYC street festival! It’s full of fantastic food from local restaurants, live music, craft beer, vintage MTA buses, awesome local arts & crafts and fun, fun, fun! The Antic runs from Fourth Ave to Hicks St from noon to 6 pm. I will be there early to eat, drink, shop & boogie my way down Atlantic Avenue.