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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of December 9, 2012

Graham

Tuesday, December 11 - Tuesday Night Tasting: Kelso Beer Company @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn: Kelso is one of the unsung heroes of the NYC craft beer scene.  A Brooklyn based brewery that often gets overshadowed by Brooklyn's omnipresence and Sixpoint's artsy-edginess, Kelso still puts out a wide range of delicious craft brew.  Owner Kelly Taylor will be hosting a taking over tonight's Tuesday Night Tastings at Bierkraft and they'll be bringing an interesting selection that is sure to please.

Nut Brown Lager Winter Lager IPA Industrial Imperial IPA Rye-barrel-aged Tripel Fuku (a rauchbier/witbier/gose hybrid)

There will also be a special opening of the Bierkraft 10th Anniversary Maple-liquor-barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

How's that for overshadowed?

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

Wednesday, December 12 - Stone Brewing Co. Vertical Epic - The Final Chapter 12.12.12 @ Alewife, Queens:

For the past 10 years Stone has created a brew ready to drink on the triple-repeated-date of that year (2/2/2 - 12/12/12).  Even though that brew could've been enjoyed anytime between then and now, they were specially developed to be aged and sipped gently (read: Devoured) on 12.12.12 - the last reincarnation of Vertical Epic until the next century (seriously, Wednesday is the last triple-repeated date until 2100 - time to celebrate!).  They'll be serving up every Vertical Epic since 2003 alongside Ruination IPA, Smoked Porter, and Imperial Russian Stout.

Can you drink all the Stone beer at this event?  It would be vertically epic.

Alewife is located 5-14 51st Avenue between 5th Street and  Vernon Boulevard in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.

Wednesday, December 12 - Once In 100 Years Event @ Beer Boutique Inc., Brooklyn:

Thought we were done with triple repeating dates?  Not even close. Beer Boutique Inc. of Brooklyn wants to help you celebrate by providing you with access to some of the rarest, biggest Brooklyn brewery beers of this (and the last decade of the previous) century.

Vintage Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

The Companion
Brooklyn Blast
There Will BE Black
Beer Boutique Inc. is located at 497 Union Avenue between N 8th Street and Withers Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Thursday, December 13 - Christmas Bash @ Standings, Manhattan:
It's not quite Christmas yet.  For that you'll have to wait until this Thursday.  At Standings.  They'll be pouring three of the finest Christmas ales in the land for your  holiday cheering pleasure alongside free brat's from Wechsler's.
Brekcenridge Christmas
Defiant Christmas
Southern Tier 2X Christmas
PLUS: Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA on Cask
Nothing says happy holidays like beer and free brat's.
And afterwards you can head downstairs to Jimmy's No. 43 for their Barrier "Submersible" Belgian 1 event.
Standings is located at Upstairs 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
Thursday, December 13 - Thursday Tap: Barrier "Submersible" Belgian 1 @ Jimmy's No. 43, Manhattan:
Jimmy's No. 43 has been close friends with Barrier brewing since they started brewing.  So, when Hurricane Sandy devastated their brewing processes, Jimmy's happened to have some of the last kegs on hand and in honor of helping them get back on their feet have been slipping them into rotation one-by-one.  This Thursday they'll be tapping the keg of their Submersible Belgian 1 - the brew in the fermenters at the time the storm hit - extra fermented by the hurricane.
This is a rare one, that you'll probably never see again.
And afterwards you can head upstairs and hit up Standings for their Christmas bash.
Jimmy's No. 43 is located at Downstairs 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of November 11, 2012

Graham

Tuesday, November 13 - NY vs. NY Beer Fight @ The Owl Farm, Brooklyn: There's a new horse in town.  The town: Brooklyn.  The horse:  well, it's less a horse and more a craft beer bar called The Owl Farm.  Park Slope's newest craft beer bar, brought to you from the devious minds behind Carrol Garden's BGH, has only been open since June but has been packing in the craft beer events for your all your Brooklyn beer loving needs.  Tonight they'll be throwing a NY vs. NY beer night featuring some of the hoppiest, darkest and dangerous Empire State brews for you to spend Tuesday night pondering over.  Check out the list, two NY beers for every style:

IPA: Ithaca Flower Power VS Barrier Ruckus DIPA: Southern Tier Unearthly VS He’Brew Lenny’s R.I.P.A. Nitro Stout: Davidson Brothers Oatmeal VS Sixpoint Otis Belgian-style Ale: Ommegang Rare Vos VS Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold Pils: Southampton Keller Pils VS Sixpoint The Crisp Autumn Seasonal: Ommegang Scythe & Sickle VS Southern Tier Harvest English-style/Session: Barrier MollyCoddle VS Rockaway ESB Cider: Doc’s Hard Apple VS Original Sin Pear

Oh, we almost forgot - there's a Wildcard category - promising some mysterious, nutty selections.

My money's on the new horse.

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

Tuesday, November 13 - Goose Island Beer and Cheese Pairing @ Sunswick 35-35, Queens:

Goose Island, despite the bland liquids their owners enjoy producing, pack a powerhouse of specialty brews that spread across a wide range of flavor profiles and they all go smashingly with cheese.  Astoria Beer and Cheese, Sunswick's neighbors, want to see how their best cheese stacks up against Goose Island's best brews.

On the list:

Bourbon County Stout India Pale Ale Matilda Pere Jacques Sofie

I'm gonna want to see how this one pans out.

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

Wednesday, November 14 - Allagash Night @ The Blind Tiger, Manhattan:

Allagash is one of the Beer Friends favorite breweries this year and they'll be showing up at the Blind Tiger on Wednesday with some crazy sounding concoctions that only the minds behind a wild Belgian inspired American craft ale can come up with.  Alongside their regulars, which are always decadently over-the-top, Rob Tod of Allagash will be bringing two knew barrel aged brews - BAM and BAT.  Both use the same base beers but are barrel aged in some unique ways.  BAM is aged in barrels that once aged mead and BAT is aged in barrels that once held...wait for it...wait for it...T stands for TEQUILA!

Beer aged in tequila huh?  Gotta try this one...

The Blind Tiger is located at 281 Bleecker Street between 7th Avenue and Jones Street in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Friday, November 16 - IPA/Curry Fest for Sandy Victims @ Alewife, Queens:

I'm going to go ahead and say that as the guy that sits next to the resident hop head in all our videos that he would like this.  So would the rest of us.  Including me.  This is quite possibly the hoppiest event I've seen in a long while and it should not be missed.  Especially if you're the resident hop head and you live in Queens. Alewife in Long Island City is stocking up on their IPA's for their Hop Head Throwdown which is also happening at the same time as this event - the IPA/Curry Fest.  They'll be serving up many curry dishes which happen to go excellent alongside any of the 15 announced and many more secretly promised IPA's on hand.

Check out these breweries:

Bear Republic Alesmith Dogfish Stone Green Flash Flying Dog Victory Barrier Great Divide Heavy Seas Troegs Sixpoint Brekenridge Founders Captain Lawrence

I know! Resident hops heads everywhere just cried a little without even knowing why.

On top of that, a portion of all sales that night will be donated to relief organizations for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Alewife is located at 5-14 51st Avenue between 5th Street and Vernon Avenue in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.