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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of November 13, 2011

Graham

Hello Beer Friends Nation!  This week is slightly lacking in the quantity of beer events happening in the NYC area, but what this week lacks in quantity it is made up with the quality of events.  Think of it like an 8 oz. pour at the Pony Bar, you always want more, but it's damn good while your drinking it.  Speaking of the Pony Bar... Tuesday, November 15 - Sixpoint Tap Takeover @ The Pony Bar, Manhattan:

Brooklyn's favorite brewery is back at the Pony for their 3rd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Tap Takeover.  They'll be pouring craft brew on all 20 of the draft lines, as well as both casks.  Jeff Gorlechen will be on hand to walk you through the different brews.  Sixpoint hasn't been to the Pony in awhile, so I'd expect some surprises up their sleeves.  Get there early so you can get all the best they have to offer.

The Pony Bar is located at 637 10th Avenue on the Northwest corner of 45th Street, Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan.

Wednesday, November 16 - Nebraska Night @ George Keeley's, Manhattan:

Nebraska has been exploding onto the New York scene recently - including the famous win in the Beer Friends Final Four earlier this year.  They'll be bringing all their finest Midwest brews to the Upper West Side this Wednesday for your sampling pleasure.  And unlike the real Midwest, their brews are not bland or filled with corn.  I recommend their IPA.

George Keeley's is located at 485 Amsterdam Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets, Upper West Side, Manhattan.

Wednesday, November 16 - $10 Dollar Tastings with Wandering Star Brewery @ Idle Hands, Manhattan:

There are few things in life that all people agree on. Craft beer and bourbon tasting isn't one of them.  But lucky for you, you love it.  And its' here in New York.  This Wednesday.  At Idle Hands.  Wandering Star Brewery will be pouring a few of their favorites drafts, which you'll get alongside a to-be-announced bourbon tasting.  The event also comes with an incredibly knowledgeable walkthrough of both the bourbon and the beer.  You can consider this an educational expense.

Idle Hands is located at 25 Avenue B, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Alphabet City, Manhattan.