The first week of New York City Good Beer Month was a resounding success with the 'Cool Sh#t Event' at Rattle n' Hum, the Bear Republic 'Sour Patch' Event at Bar Great Harry and Magic Hat Brew Night at Standings. And we heard that Sixpoint Craft Ales were pouring like waterfalls over at Meatopia on Governors Island Sunday.
Let's look forward to another great week, as usual you will be able to catch The Beer Friends at most of these events.
July 13 - Rattle n' Hum, Manhattan: Pretty Things Brewery event! The self-proclaimed gypsy brewery, Pretty Things, is most notable for their cute tap handles (seriously, craft beer chick's love the tap handles) and their Belgian influenced beers and ales. Rattle n' Hum will be featuring some of our Pretty Things favorites, might we even see the appearance of the 22 oz. London Mild Ale historical recreation? One could only hope...
July 13 - Burp Castle, Manhattan: Starkbierzeit Festival! The Starkbierzeit Festival, which tranlates to Strong Beer Festival, will be featuring several high profile and high intensity brews along with free Belgian fries (are there better fries then Belgian fries?). But Shhhh! Try to keep your excitement quiet while ordering, Burp Castle has a strict, low volume rule while on premise. Sometimes though, it's better to sip on high octane brews in a low octane sort of way.
July 14 - Blind Tiger Ale House, Manhattan: I'm happy to announce that one of The Beer Friends favorite breweries will be having a brewery event at one of The Beer Friends favorite New York Beer Bars. Head down to the West Village this Wednesday for the Victory Brewery Night at the Blind Tiger Ale House. You will definitely find The Beer Friends at this one having a few of their favorite Victory Brews: Prima Pils, Hop Devil IPA, Storm King Stout and hopefully a few other secret/rare releases.
There is another special event on Tuesday, July 13. New York City Beer Month has its own Beer Sessions Radio hosted by Jimmy Carbone, co-founder of the Good Beer Seal and owner of Jimmy's No. 43 in the East Village. This week they will be releasing, for the first time, a limited smoked beer brewed by Sixpoint Craft Ales specially for the New York City Good Beer Month. It was poured for the first time at Meatopia and can only be found at certain Good Beer Seal bars. This is truly a treasure that The Beer Friends will be hunting to find throughout the month. Listen to the Beer Sessions Radio tomorrow @ 5 p.m. for where to catch it and follow The Beer Friends twitter/facebook feed to join the hunt with us.
As always, thanks to our New York Good Beer Month organizers over at the Good Beer Seal and our beloved Mayor Bloomberg.
Let's hope Good Beer Month stays for awhile. See you at the bars!