October 3-October 9 in NYC beer events – my picks

A selection of homebrew from a previous Knights of Bruklyn competition

Monday the 3rd:

Head to Rattle n Hum between 6 & 6 pm and enjoy a $25 Lagunitas “Poor Man” Dinner while listening to Chris Cuzme & band play some sweet jazz.  This sounds like a deal – these four courses paired with Lagunitas beers:

  • Pickled beet with horse radish cream and toasted pine nuts
  • Potato pancake with cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and sour cream
  • Pulled wild boar slider with BBQ sauce, greens, and pickle
  • Bacon-wrapped blue cheese-stuffed date with a spicy honey glaze

See you there!

Tuesday the 4th:

Rattle n Hum is having a Lagunitas event – taps will be up by 4 pm at the latest:

  • Fusion VII (Hopped up variation of Kronik) – First Tapping in NYC
  • Gnarlywine ’10
  • Hop Stoopid
  • Maximus
  • Little Sumpin Wild
  • New Dogtown Pale Ale
  • Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
  • PILS
  • Undercover Shutdown Ale
  • Lucky 13.Alt
  • IPA

After you’ve had your fill of Lagunitas, head to the Pony Bar at 6 for a Sierra Nevada 20-tap event which will include several of the Beer Camp beers as well as a few other rare offerings.  Then make your way down to Jimmy’s No 43 for the $10 Tuesday Tasting.  Tonight’s 7:30 pm tasting features beers from the very fine & diverse portfolio of B. United Importers:

  • Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted bottles
  • Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse bottles
  • Cidre Du Pont Brut bottles
  • Porterhouse Oyster Stout draft
  • Schlenkerla Krausen draft
  • Wintercoast Double Hop draft

In Brooklyn, the Knights of Bruklyn Homebrewer’s Sentry Homebrewing Competition is being held at Union Hall from 7 to 10 pm.  This is a great opportunity to sample some of New York City’s best homebrews.  All homebrew samples are free and cheese and jerky will also be sampled.

Wednesday the 5th: 

Oh, yeah, you know it’s fall when the Blind Tiger has their annual Great Pumpkinfest.  Today beginning at 3 pm:

  • Elysian Dark of the Moon
  • Elysian Great Pumpkin
  • Elysian Kurbitinas Pumpkin Hefe
  • Elysian Coche de Medianoche (with cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, chilies, and roasted pumpkin seeds!!!)
  • Elysian Hansel and Gretel Pumpkin Pils
  • Elysian PK-47 Pumpkin Malt Liquor
  • Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
  • Dogfish Head Punkin
  • Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela
  • Smuttynose Pumpkin
  • Sixpoint Autumnation
  • Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
  • River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern – Cask
  • Southern Tier PumpKing – Pin

The Japan Society has a very interesting event at 6:30 this evening – Japan’s Beer Revolution: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of Japanese Craft Brewing.  From the official site, “Bryan Baird, founder of Baird Beer of Numazu, Japan, and Steve Hindy, Co-founder and President of Brooklyn Brewery, discuss the 17-year history of craft brewing in Japan, offering critical review by a market participant of the good, bad and ugly of an industry that has struggled to find its bearings in parallel with the rest of the country.”  A sampling of Japanese and Japanese collaborative craft beers will follow.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.

Thursday the 6th:

5 Napkin Burger in Astoria is having a beer pairing dinner featuring Kelso of Brooklyn.  Owners Kelly & Sonya will pour seven beers (Pilsner, 5 Napkin Lager, IPA, Bourbon Barrel Aged Recessionator Doppelbock , Brandy Barrel Aged IPA , Kellerfest & Flemish Red Ale) throughout the evening to accompany this menu:

Cocktail Hour Appetizers:
Crispy Chicken Nuggets with 5NB Brew BBQ Sauce
Brandy Barrel Aged IPA Pulled Pork Sliders with pickled veggies, cilantro, sriracha and lime
Kellerfest and Cheddar Soup with Candied Bacon

Entrees (choice of):
5 Napkin Burger
Lobster Mac N’ Cheese

Flemish Red Ale Moon Pie

The event begins at 7:30 pm and costs $60 per person.  Tickets can be purchased here.  *NEW* – Bierkraft is featuring a draft line-up of lagers tonight beginning at 7 pm:

Victory Fest Bier
Kelso Kellerfest
Hitachino Nipponia w/Lager Yeast
Weissenohe Monk’s Fest
Sly Fox Helles Lager
Mahr’s Bock gravity keg
Mahr’s Helles gravity keg
and possibly more…

Friday the 7th: 

Head to Jimmy’s No 43 for Beer School from 3-4:30 pm.  This is a new weekly event at Jimmy’s – $10 gets you a taste of six draft beers along with history, style information and general beer education.  A nice excuse to get out of work a little early.  The Dive Bar is having a Long Trail Brewery tasting at 5 pm tonight.

*NEW* – Mugs Ale House in Williamsburg is celebrating their 19th Anniversary Weekend with a 19 Beers for 19 Years event.  Beginning on Friday and continuing through Sunday, the following will be on tap:

  • Allagash Fluxus
  • Anderson Valley Anniversary IPA
  • Avery 18
  • Ballast Point Rye
  • Beer Here Nordic Rye
  • Brooklyn Blast
  • Dogfishead World Wide Stout 2010
  • Firestone Double Jack
  • Great Divide Smoked Porter
  • Kuhhnenn D.R.I.P.A.
  • Mikkeller Black Hole Tequila
  • Rogue First Grown Dirtoir Black Lager
  • Sixpoint Mad Scientist #1
  • Sixpoint Mad Scientist #2
  • Slyfox Grissette
  • Smuttynose Noonan Black IPA
  • Stone Double Bastard 2008
  • Stone Lucky Bastard
  • Xbeeriment No. 44

Saturday the 8th: 

There’s a Chowder-Fest at Franklin Park in Brooklyn at 2 pm today.  Bowls & flights of chowder will be available alongside the newest Brooklyn Brewmaster’s Reserve, The Companion.

Sunday the 9th:

The Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in Astoria is serving up free samples and $13 pitchers of Captain Lawrence beers from 3 to 5 pm today.

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