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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.


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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of April 15, 2012


Wednesday, April 18 - Ballast Point Tasting @ The Stag's Head, Manhattan: It seems just a little while ago I was basking in the glorious glow of the Ballast Point brewery's chalkboard menu searching the smorgasboard, planning all the delicious pints I would consume.  Now, tonight, Ballast Point is bringing their lineup to Manhattan and the Stag's Head.  They'll be featuring 6 draft lines including Victory at Sea and San Salvador.  And as always - free food.

Thursday, April 19 - Meet the Brewer: Bear Republic @ The Iron Monkey, Jersey City:

Bear Republic continues to be one of the most aggressive, bold and favorite brewery of the Beer Friends.  Straight out of California and straight into Jersey City they'll feel right at home in the NYC beer empire.  They have a hopped up huge lineup:

Heritage Ale

Mach 10

Nor Cal Ale

Racer 5 IPA

Red Rocket Ale


Thursday, April 19 - Empire Tap Takeover @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn:

What kind of state would we be, calling ourselves an Empire if we didn't have a brewery on hand to support our royal citizens?  Luckily, we don't have to worry about that.  Empire Brewery has been around long enough to remember when New York still had an emperor (not Bloomberg) and  the deliciousness of their brew shows it.  Check out the lineup they'll be bringing to Bierkraft:


Amber Ale

Liv and Let Rye

White Aphro

Downtown Brown

Empire State Pale Ale

Thursday, April 19 - Stone Brewing Company Tap Take-Over @ Alewife Queens, Queens:

We thought it be nice to make Thursday night beer event drinking as hard as possible for those uppity Manhattanites - so to round out our "outer-borough" (sorry Jersey, had to put that one in quotes for you!) Thursday night drinking bonanza we decided to throw in an event from allllll the way out in Long Island City, Queens.  Hit up Alewife Queens for a Stone Tap Take-Over that will leave you in a "longing-for-a-cab-to-take-you-home-but-it's-Queens-so-there-are-no-cabs-but-damn-that-beer-was-damn-good-now-do-subways-even-run-out-here?" kind of mood.  Here's the list:

Casked Stone Smoked Porter w/ Coconut

Cask of Stone Ruination w/ Chinook and Oak

Oaked Arrogant Bastard

Vertical Epic 10.10.10

Smoked Porter

Ruination IPA

Levitation Ale