Hello Beer Friends Nation! Over the hump... 101. Feels good. Idle Hands in Alphabet City NYC does some great events - one happened a few weeks ago was one to remember. Empire Brewing came in and swept 3/4 Beer Friends away (1/4 of the Beer Friends couldn't make it - otherwise they would've been batting a thousand). Two staples you can find of Empire Brewing are their Cream Ale and the IPA, but we became resourceful and got our hands on a growler of Strong Ale. The beer is delicious, the events are great and we'll buy you a pint if you spot us there! Beer Events! 101! Drink Local!