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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of August 21, 2011

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Wednesday, August 24 - Beer and Lobster Fest @ David Copperfield's, Manhattan: Head on up to the Upper East tomorrow for a chance to snag a delicious deal - lobster, corn on the cob for a $1.  They have 30 lines of craft beer for you to pair with the lobster.  After our New England Brewery Tour we'd suggest an English style IPA.  And since the lobster is only a dollar, you can try pairing over, and over, and over, and over...  Enough said.

David Copperfield's is located at 1394 York Avenue between 74th and 75th Streets, Upper East Side, Manhattan.

Wednesday, August 24 - Beer Club Night @ The Bronx Ale House, The Bronx:

Here's another reason to head up to the Bronx - that often avoided borough that deserves more respect than most New Yorker's give it.  The Bronx Ale House, arguably the Bronx's only craft beer bar, has started a "Beer Club." Similar to a few other beer club's in New York, however while other craft beer bars only reward you once you reach 100 beers the Bronx Ale House rewards you at different points along the way AND once you get to 100 you get quite the package - your name engraved on their wall of fame, a Bronx Ale House t-shirt, a personalized growler which gets you discounted growler fills and %50 off every Wednesday night.  That's where tomorrow comes in.  You might not be a Gold Member, or any kind of member yet, but tomorrow is a good a day as any to start.

The Bronx Ale House is located at 216 West 238th Street between Broadway and Putnam Avenue, Riverdale, The Bronx.

Thursday, August 25 - Goose Island Specialty Night @ Standings, Manhattan:

Goose Island has officially passed the test.  Everyone got up in arms about the Anheuser-Busch purchase saying that this sort of business move could begin a chain reaction that would destroy the craft beer industry, the quality of Goose Island would go down, that buying Goose Island is supporting a major beer company.  Well, craft beer is still here, Goose Island still tastes great and in the end drinking good beer is drinking good beer.  Head over to Standing's on Thursday to taste the best of Goose Island's specialty brew line.  We're talking Fleur, Pere Jacques, Matilda and Sofie plus 22 oz bombers of 2009 Goose Island Christmas.  And in good Standings tradition they'll be slinging free brat's from Weschler's alongside the brew.

Standings is located at Downstairs 43 East 7th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, East Village, Manhattan.

Friday, August 26 - Anniversary Beer Night @ The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House, White Plains:

Staycation is everyone's new buzz word.  Instead of spending tons of dough on flights and hotels, take a few days or a weekend  stick around where you live and explore your region.  We got a staycation for you.  Take a half day Friday and take the early Metro North Train up to White Plains.  Maybe even get a hotel so you don't have to travel back home.  Then head to the Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House for an anniversary of epic proportions.  What's the anniversary for?  Does it matter?  No.  What does matter is that they'll be tapping several kegs of anniversary brews including Great Divide 17th Anniversary Wood Aged IPA and Captain Lawrence's Five Years Later.  That sounds good enough to hang out all weekend.

The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House is located at 154 Mamaroaneck Avenue at the corner of East Post Road, White Plains, New York.

Saturday, August 27 - Long Island Beer Event @ Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn:

Long Island brewing has been booming recently.  Head on over to Beukelen Bier Merchant in Williamsburg for a chance to taste the offerings of three of the best upstart Long Island Breweries.  Barrier Brewing Co., Great South Bay Brewery and Blind Bat Brewery will be bringing their beer and brewmasters to showcase their diverse lineups.  If you're looking for some new breweries and brews to add to your vast realm of beer knowledge then this is the event to hit up.

Breukelen Beer Merchants is located at 182 Grand Street between Bedford and Driggs Streets, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.