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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 February 10, 2013


  Tuesday, February 12 - Double Digit Night @ The Owl Farm, Bro0klyn:

There's something mysteriously alluring about BIG beers.  Actually it's not that mysterious - it's definitely because of their big flavor and high ABV%.  The Owl Farm, one of Brooklyn's newest craft brew spots, will be pouring a wide range of big beers, many in the double digit ABV's.  Check out this list:

Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest (10%)

Carton Pumpkin Cream Ale (9%)

Southern Tier Backburner Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (14%)

Founders Imperial Stout (10.5%)

Great Divide Oak Aged Espresso Yeti (9.5%)

Bear Republic Café Racer XV (9%)

Clown Shoes Muffin Top Belgian IPA (10%)

Allagash Four Quad (10%)

Stone 12.12.12 Belgian Strong (9%)

Alesmith Horny Devil Belgian Strong (11%)



Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious Tripel (12%)

Hebrew Jewbelation Sweet 16 American Strong (16%!!!)


It makes sense that the Chosen People would choose to brew the biggest beer.  Also, special reduction on prices from 6 - 10 pm.

The Owl Farm is located at 297 9th Avenue between 4th and 5th Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Tuesday, February 12 - Celebrate Mardi Gras with Abita @ Sunswick 35/35, Queens:

What brewery to celebrate Mardi Gras with?  There's only one:  Abita.  Queens will be honoring New Orleans favorite holiday with it's favorite brewery by pouring draught lines of Andy Gator, Mardi Gras Bock, Purple Haze, Turbo Dog and Wheat IPA.

Bring your beads, it is in Queens after all.

Sunswick 35/35 is located at 3502 35th Street at 35th Avenue in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens.


Thursday, February 14 - Valentines Day Special @ Downtown Bar and Grill, Brooklyn:

Got a date for Valentines Day but don't want to give up your daily craft beer intake for some silly romantic holiday?  Take your date to the downtown bar and grill for their beer and chocolate pairing.  For $16 you'll get a four beer sampler paired with a four chocolate cookie sampler.

Here are your brews:

Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

Founders Breakfast Stout

Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Lindemans Framboise Lambic


If you're into a craft beer type of romance then make a reservation, they predict this special will go quickly.  Shoot an email to or call (718) 625 - 2835.  Say the  Beer Friends sent ya.

The Downtown Bar and Grill is located at 160 Court Street on the corner of Amity Street in the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Thursday, February 14 - Beer My Valentine! @ The Stag's Head, Manhattan:

Don't have a date for Valentine's?  Or have a date that is super awesome?  Either way head on over to the Stag's Head for a few browmantic beers.  They'll be pouring Ommegang's Adoration and Seduction, Wandering Star Mild at Heart, Magic Hat Heart of Darkness and Chelsea Hop Angel IPA.

Free cupcakes and love at 6 pm.

The Stag's Head is located at 252 East 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.