The New Years Eve hangover is finished and Craft Beer is back in full force this week in New York City. Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into and where we can go to get into it... Monday, January 10 - Shmaltz Brewery Event @ The Good Beer Store, Manhattan: Shmaltz Brewery is the mastermind behind the brews from Coney Island and Hebrew. Jeremy Cowan will be heading to the Good Beer Store in the East Village to sign copies of his book and feed you select offerings of his delicious brews. The Good Beer Store is new to the New York City craft beer scene and it is a great place to grab a pint/flight, fill your growler or find your favorite craft bottles. They also serve craft beer type foods - sausages, cheeses and other deliciousness. It gets a Beer Friends stamp of approval.
The Good Beer Store is located at 422 E 9th Street between Avenue A and 1st Avenue.
Wednesday, January 12 - Troeg's Brewery Event @ The Stag's Head, Manhattan: Troegs is a fantastic brewery straight out of PA and they are heading straight to the Stag's Head Wednesday evening to provide you with sustenance. Expect the best they have to offer- think Troegenator, Hopback Amber, Nugget Nectar and Flying Mouflan. And think about going there. Actually, don't just think about it - Do it.
The Stag's Head is located at 252 E 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Thursday, January 13 - Sierra Nevada Draft Takeover @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn: I believe at least one (or more) Beer Friend has been quoted as saying that Bierkraft is the best place in NYC to get your growler filled. Now we won't give it that official title (although it is pretty damn awesome) but it's gotta be close. Sierra Nevada will be taking over the taps with some regular and rare brews, including Hoptimum. Declicious.
Bierkraft is located at 191 5th Avenue between Berkeley and Union Streets, Brooklyn.
Saturday, January 15 - Ballast Point and Two Brothers Tasting Event @ GRAB Specialty Foods, Brooklyn: Head on over to GRAB Specialty Foods in Park Slope for the newest installment of their Saturday tasting events. Two Brothers will be bringing Cane & Ebel, Northwind Imperial Stout, and Domaine Dupage while Ballast Point will be pouring their Sculpin IPA and Calico Amber Ale.
GRAB Specialty Foods is located at 438 7th Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, Brooklyn.