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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of February 3, 2013

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Tuesday, February 5 - Stout Fest! @ One Mile House, Manhattan: So we've been told that some groundhog somewhere woke up and saw something which apparently means that spring will be arriving soon.  Then we woke up this morning and it was still ridiculously freezing out.  The only real cure for winter cold doesn't come in the form of a hairy, overhyped rodent, but rather in the form of a bold, dark brew: the stout.

The One Mile house will be warming you up tonight with an impressive list of stouts to stoke that fire inside.  There will also be hearty food pairings to go alongside the big beers you'll be putting down.  Check out the list:

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Ballast Point Sea Monster

Great Divide Espresso Yeti

Oskar Blues Ten Fidy

New Holland Dragons Milk

Southern Tier Choklat

Emelisse Coal Scotch Aged Imperial Stout

Goose Island Nightstalker

Founders Imperial Stout

The Perfect Crime Smoking Gun

Bottles of:

Brooklyn Black Ops

Hoppin Frog B.O.R.I.S. the Crusher

Alesmith Speedway Stout

The One Mile House is located at 10 Delancey Street between the Bowery and Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

Wednesday, February 6 - $10 Tastings with New York Breweries @ Idle Hands Bar, Manhattan:

In anticipation of the upcoming New York City Beer Week (Feb 22 - Mar 3) the guys at Idle Hands will be featuring New York State breweries each Wednesday for their $10 Tastings.  This week they are pouring Ithaca's Flower Power, Butternuts Pork Slap Pale Ale and Captain Lawrence Captain's Kolsch.  As always you get two full pours, a few tastings and a shot of featured bourbon/whiskey.  This week features Evan Williams Single Barrel.

Oh, and you get tater tots with special dipping sauce, all  for $10.

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

Wednesday, February 6 - Belgian Brewery Night @ George Keeley, Manhattan:

It's about that time of year for a good ol' Belgian night.  George Keeley on the Upper West Side will be doling out pours of Popering Hommel, Petrus Monk's Cafe, Piraat, Gulden Draak and Troubadour.  There's not much else to say about this event except that trying all these brews will lead to an extremely delicious, good night.

George Keeley is located at 485 Amsterdam Avenue between 83th and 84th Streets in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

Thursday, February 7 - Colorado Beer Night @ Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn:

Feel like you haven't got enough Colorado in your life recently?  The right answer:  one can never have too much Colorado in their life.  Especially when it comes to beer.  Breukelen Bier Merchants of Williamsburg will be pouring drafts of Great Divide and Breckenridge to satiate your daily Colorado needs.  The list hasn't been released yet, but when you're getting pours from those two breweries, you know you can't go wrong.

Breukelen Bier Merchants are located at 182 Grand Street between Bedford and Driggs Avenues in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.