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New York City Good Beer Month - Week of July 26

Graham

It is sad, but it is true….this is the last week of New York City Good Beer Month. We at the Beer Friends would like to give a huge thanks to the guys over at the Good Beer Seal for coming up with the NYC Good Beer Month idea, getting the mayor to proclaim it to be true and then organizing a multitude of good events with local bars, breweries and organizations to highlight how much this city loves its craft beer. If this isn’t a sign that the Craft Beer Revolution is in full force, then I don’t know what is.

Your last week of NYC Good Beer Month is filled with some exciting culminating events. Check em’ out below…we’ll see you there!

Tuesday, July 27 – Sixpoint @ Rattle N’ Hum, Manhattan: On Tuesday we will all be very lucky people. The city’s youngest brewery and one of the brightest on the scene will be showcasing their best pours (which is all of them) at Rattle n’ Hum (33rd just East of 5th). Come catch all of Sixpoint’s best beers with the Beer Friends. We will definitely be in attendance searching for some Bengali Tiger, Sweet Action, Righteous Rye, Brownstone, Otis and some of the new Signal IPA. Nothing like Sixpoint to bring NYC Good Beer Month back home. Plan to check back here tomorrow for the recap...I wouldn't miss this for anything.

****Sixpoint Craft Ales has been a Beer Friend Brewery of the Week.  Check out the article!****

Wednesday, July 28 – Good Beer At Bam, Manhattan: This event is the signature farewell to NYC Good Beer Month. The guys at Good Beer Seal got some of the best regional brewers to provide their beer as inspiration for some of the best regional chefs in an event that is all-encompassingly mouth watering. Using the beer to fuel their fires, the best NYC and surrounding area chefs will be cooking up succulent food pairings. The event is only for ticketed guests so make sure you go purchase yours today. I’m sure they are going fast.  Buy your tickets here!

Wednesday, July 28 – Two Brothers Night @ Blind Tiger, Manhattan: Two Brothers Brewery will be making a rare trip to NYC to provide us with 15+ taps of their delicious craft creations. Make your way down to the village for some delicious craft beer. The Beer Friends will be in attendance.

Thursday, July 29 - Christmas in July @ Burp Castle, Manhattan: Keeping with the Christmas in July theme, Burp Castle is throwing their own celebration.  Featuring Troeg's Mad Elf and Jenlain Noel on tap along with free Belgian fries at the bar.  After all, what is Christmas without Belgian fries?

Saturday, July 31 - The Great Hot Dog Cookoff @ Kelso Brewery, Brooklyn: Good beer leads to good things.  Kelso Brewery takes that to the next level by closing down their block in Brooklyn and hosting a huge craft brew fueled hotdog cookoff to benefit City Harvest, a New York food bank charity.  They bring in a bunch of culinary experts to compete for your attention for their hotdogs in order to find out who cooks up the best weiner.  There will also be plenty of craft beer available.  I've heard they got a pretty rockin' set of bands playing too.  Charity never tasted so good.

The Beer Friends would like to thank you for hanging out with us during this wonderful craft beer month.  Hopefully we'll get to see familiar faces at all the events this week.  We'll be the ones walking around with the petition to extend NYC Good Beer Month to August.  And September, and October and...

New York City Good Beer Month Events: Week of July 19th

Graham

  

Woah! Another craft brew filled week during Good Beer Month here in New York City...and this month is jam packed with events!  Let's check a few out.  

Tues, July 20 - Rattle n' Hum, Manhattan: Our favorite Empire State Building beer bar will be featuring Southern Tier Tuesday night.   I am a big fan of the imperal ales from this brewery, I am specifically looking forward to the Oak Aged Unearthy and the Farmers Tan Imperial Pale Lager. Then I'll move to Phin & Matts Extraordinary Ale for something a little lighter...   

Tues, July 20 - Jimmy's No. 43, Manhattan: Every Tuesday this East Village basement cavern of craft brew holds $10 beer tastings with brewing experts.  This Tuesday will feature American made German style beer led by Sean from Victory Brewery.  Sean and the guys at Victory are just coming off a successful event over at Blind Tiger last Wednesday night.  Apparently they just decided to keep it rolling.  We're okay with that.  

Weds, July 21 - Blind Tiger Ale House, Manhattan: Merry Christmas!  In July!  Christmas in July, originally dreamt up by department stores to have an excuse to sell clothes has been commandeered by the craft beer world to provide us with a much needed excuse to consume the winter/holiday ales that we've been "aging" for the past six months.  Well, those long, dark six months are over and it's time to celebrate.  Blind Tiger will be featuring a multitude of winter and holiday brews to celebrate July's only real notable holiday.  Although, there use to be something that happened on the 4th...  

Thurs, July 22 - Swift, Manhattan: Come celebrate Belgian Independence Day with a special pour of Ommegang's Zur, their new sour beer.    They also are promising some other hard-to-find treats  

Thurs, July 22 - Jimmy's No. 43, Manhattan: These guys are busy this week.  On Thursday they are bringing us the Slow Food Oyster Festival with the help of local oyster grower Karen Rivera and Southhampton Brewing Co., which will be pouring all night with those oysters you're shooting.  

Thurs, July 22 -Standings, Manhattan: Bear Republic has been a NYC Good Beer Month favorite, as well as a Beer Friends favorite recently and they are back again!  Standings will be featuring four of their brews this Thursday.  Which ones will they be!?! Racer #5? Red Rocket? Crazy Ivan??  Only way to find out it to show up and have all four!  

Thurs, July 22 - The Gate, Brooklyn: Head on over to this Park Slope craft brew location to try a featured selection of Smuttynose Brewery's finest.  

This is a jam-packed Good Beer Month week.  The Beer Friends will be out attending as many events as possible, maybe even all of them?  Keep following our twitter and facebook feeds to see what we're up to, what we're drinking and where you can be the first to find us an grab a free pint!

Mayor Decrees: July is NYC Good Beer Month!

Graham

Welcome Beer Friends!

If you are a Beer Friend who lives in New York City then congratulations!  Our beloved Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared that the month of July in New York City is Good Beer Month.  The whole month!  The Beer Friends will be covering all the action that this month will hold: festivals, pub crawls, brewery events and the best places in the city to find the best selection of only the finest craft beers that this great nation (and city) have to offer.

Stay posted to www.thebeerfriends.com for all the up-to-date information on Good Beer Month.

Here’s some to start you out with:

July 6 – Bar Great Harry, Brooklyn: This craft brew stronghold on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens will be pouring some good Bear Republic, featuring the Sour Patch.  Check er’ out and get some sweetness this Tuesday.

Rattle N Hum, Manhattan: The first event at Rattle N Hum for Good Beer Month is "Cool Shit Event" featuring Unibroue, Nogne, Jolly Pumpkin, Dieu Du Ciel, Samichlaus and Uthel.

July 7 – Standings, Manhattan: An East Village craft favorite will be serving up four, yes, that’s cuatro, Magic Hat brews.  There is free pizza involved as well.  Is there anything better?

July 11 – Meatopia BBQ NYC Event: BBq’ers from around the country will be coming to Governors Island for the sole reason of having you sample their best, slow cooked meats.  There will also be a fantastic craft brew selection there.

Check it out and buy tickets here:  http://meatopia.org

July 13 - Rattle N Hum, Manhattan: The second event at Rattle N Hum will feature Pretty Things Beer.  So far; it's being advertised that they will bring Jack D'Or, Baby Tree, American Darling, and Saint Botolphs Town on both tap and cask.

All July Long – Swift, Manhattan and Waterfront Ale House, Brooklyn: Greenwich Village’s favorite Hibernian spot, Swift, will be pouring up Pretty Things Brewery and Ale Project brews all month long.  That is fantastic dedication.  Waterfront Ale House in of Brooklyn will be featuring New York State, a.k.a. EMPIRE state, breweries for the entire month.  That’s double dedication.

Keep Checking back here for more news, bar reviews, event live-blogs and general, all-around, fully encompassing Craft Brew Madness. We will continue to update posts with more Good Beer Month events.

Welcome Good Beer Month, we hope you stick around awhile.

Also check out the organizers of Good Beer Month here our friends The Good Beer Seal: http://goodbeerseal.com/

The Actual Written Decree from Mayor Bloomberg declaring July to be New York City Good Beer Month:

http://www.goodbeerseal.com/external_art/proclamation.pdf