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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of July 29, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31 - $10 Tuesday Tastings: Cellar Reserve Selections @ Jimmy's No. 43, Manhattan: There are certain cellars New Yorkers would love to get into: Museum of Natural History (dinosaur bones!), the Comedy Cellar (surprise Louis C.K. standup) and Jimmy's No. 43.  We can only imagine what their collection of cellar reserve bottles looks like.  Well, we don't have to imagine anymore.  Tuesday night they'll be featuring special selections from their cellar for your tasting pleasure.  Expect greatness.

Tuesday Tastings are only $10 and Jimmy's suggests that you get there early.

Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 East 7th Street, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Tuesday, July 31 - Tuesday Night Tastings: Sour Beers @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn:

Sour beers elude even the best of us beer drinkers in the world.  Hard to find and, for some, even more difficult to develop a taste for, sour beers can be exceptionally flavorful and refreshing.  Matt Barclay, Bierkraft's cellar manager, will lead you through the tastes and brewing techniques of these mysterious brews.  As always, Tuesday Night Tastings are free and get busy, so head there a bit early for a couple pints before the night begins.

Pucker up.

Bierkraft is located at 191 5th Avenue between Berkeley and Union Streets in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Wednesday, August 1 - $10 Beer, Bourbon and Rock: Empire Brewing Company @ Idle Hands Bar, Manhattan:

Have we mentioned how much we love Empire Brewing Company?  If we haven't then you should join the Beer Friends at Idle Hands Bar (one of our other loves) this Wednesday where you can see it in action.  This beer and bourbon installment will feature Empire brews that one cannot acquire here in NYC and bourbon from Four Roses distillery.  When the forces behind the Empire Brewing Company and Idle Hands come together, you get a night that you won't forget.  Actually, some memories may become hazy.

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

Thursday, August 2 - So Long Stinky @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn:

We mentioned earlier that Matt Barclay, the cellar manager for Bierkraft, would be teaching you something fancy about sour beers on Tuesday night.  It will be a special one too, as this is Matt's last week at Bierkraft.  Tuesday, you'll learn from him.  Thursday, you'll celebrate his tenure and wish him good luck for the future - by drinking all sorts of rare, interesting and unique brews that he'll be bringing up from the cellar.  The list is hush-hush at the moment, with some wondering if even he knows, but it surely will be a potpourri of deliciousness.

Bierkraft is located at 191 5th Avenue between Berkeley and Union Streets in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.