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New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of November 4, 2012

Graham

After hurricanes and presidential elections we are finally back here at the Beer Friends with some excellent celebratory/wound licking events for you. Wednesday, November 7 - Fullers Beer Night @ One Stop Beer Shop, Brooklyn:

Depending on your horse you're either loving America this morning or severely disappointed with it. OR you're just sick of the circus-like charade of it all. How about some of the best foreign new from the rest world to forget American politics for a minute? We think yes.

Fullers is renowned as one of the finest beer brewers in the world making everything from the darkest stouts to the hoppiest IPA's on to the most golden of ales. They'll be pouring a wide range of draughts and a strong selection of bottles over at One Stop Beer Shop tonight for you to enjoy.

So head on over to enjoy some nowhere-near-American-partisan brew and forget about attack ads, electoral colleges and primary colored states for a night.

The One Stop Beer Shop is located at 134 Kingsland Avenue between Beadle and Lombardy Streets in the East Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Wednesday, November 7 - Borubon Barrel Boner Night @ Double Windsor, Brooklyn:

American trivia question: What is our official national alcoholic beverage?

If you said beer, well, you're wrong. It's bourbon.

BUT WAIT! If we somehow combined the smokey, sweet and fiery taste of bourbon with beer then we might just create a super-American hybrid.  If only we could figure that out...

Being served tomorrow night at the Double Windsor in Windsor Terrace:

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Allagash Bourbon Black

You're welcome America.

The Double Windsor is located at 210 Prospect Park West between 15th and 16th Streets in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Thursday, November 8 - Dogfish Head Novemberfest @ Standings, Manhattan:

Oh, so you never cared about American politics and just want to forget about them for a night? We got you.

The heavy hitters at Dogfish Head will be pouring some heavy hitters of their own at Standings this Thursday that will surely help you forget anything.  Including whatever might of happened to you during hurricane sandy.

Here's the list:

Punkin Black and Blue Midas Touch Bitches Brew Saison du Buff

Did we mention that these are all on draught. We seriously didn't even know that was possible for some of them.

Standings is located at Upstairs 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Thursday, November 8 - Hurricane Sandy Relief with Ithaca Brewery @ George Keeley, Manhattan:

Alright, presidential elections blah blah blah, en vogue, blah blah - does anyone remember the hurricane?!?! That is still affecting thousands of people? Well, we in New York still do and so do the fine folks at George Keeley's.

They were originally supposed to host Ithaca and their Country Pumpkin ale. However, after the superstorm Keeley's decided to throw the party but donate 100% of all Country Pumpkin profits to the Mayor's Fund. On top of that there will be rare Ithaca bottle auctions and a raffle in which all proceeds will head to the same charity.

I can't think of anything more feel-good than good beer and charity for people who still really need it. Desperately in many cases. Hit this one up.

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

New York City Craft Beer Events for the Week of September 16, 2012

Graham

Tuesday, September 18 - Avery Night @ Mission Dolores, Brooklyn: Mission Dolores will be celebrating one of their favorite Colorado breweries tonight - the hop head big beer masters of Avery Brewing. They'll be pouring at least eight lines and they'll all be as big as the Rockies. Check out the list:

Samael Mephistopheles The Beast Joe’s Pilsner Karma White Rascal 19th Anniversary IPA

Mission Dolores is located at 249 4th Avenue between President and Carroll Streets in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Tuesday, September 18 - NY Fall Beer Frolic featuring Ithaca and Kelso Breweries @ Sunswick 35/35, Queens:

Are you as excited about fall beer as we are? Pumpkins, harvests and probably even a few winters sneaking in there - all spicy, malty and tasting like an American Thanksgiving. Perfect for the autumn winds that cut right through you here in NYC and the rest of the northeast. Sunswick 35/35 in Queens will be throwing a bash honoring this special beer time of year by featuring Kelso brewery of Brooklyn and Ithaca brewery of upstate New York. They'll be taking over the tap lines and the list is looking pretty good:

Ithaca Outdoor Harvest Ale Ithaca Country Pumpkin KelSo Fuku KelSo Kellerfest KelSo Rye_aged Belgian Pale Ale KelSo IPA KelSo Nut Brown Lager

Wear a sweater.

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

Tuesday, September 18 - Tuesday Night Tastings: Oktoberfest Beer @ Bierkraft, Brooklyn:

The fall beer keeps on flowing just as the fall leaves will start raining from the trees - it must be the season. Hit up Bierkraft in Brooklyn for an Oktoberfest tasting. Oktoberfest brews are traditionally known as Marzen lagers, malty and crisp, same as the autumn air. Bierkraft's Chris Balla will teach you the ins and outs of the style, both the American versions and the tried and true European (read: German) brews. Tuesday Night Tastings are free but they get crowded so get there early.

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

Wednesday, September 19 - Sierra Nevada Event @ The Blind Tiger Ale House, Manhattan:

Sierra Nevada is an old American Craft Brewery. One of the first to reignite America's passion for hand crafted beer. It then makes perfect sense that they have such a diverse collection of offerings for you to enjoy and they'll be out in full force this Wednesday at the Blind Tiger. They'll even be serving up a selection from their homebrew camp and some aged old favorites. One of Manhattan's first craft beer bars combining forces with one of America's first craft beer revolutionaries, can't go wrong with that one.

Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout Beer Camp Imperial Pilsner Beer Camp Floral IPA (w/ rose hips) Beer Camp Imperial Red IPA Hoptimum Red Wine Barrel-Aged Ovila Dubbel Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale Ovila Belgian Golden 2010 30th Anniversary Jack & Ken’s Black Barleywine Scotch Ale Oktoberfest Bigfoot 2010 Bigfoot 2011 Torpedo Cask (firkin) Porter cask (firkin) Best Bitter Cask (pin)

The Blind Tiger Ale House is located at 281 Bleecker Street between Jones Street and 6th Avenue in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

Thursday, September 20 - San Diego Beer Night @ Breukelen Bier Merchants, Brooklyn:

San Diego has solidified itself as one of the creative and hoppy cities when it comes to the American craft beer scene. This Thursday Breukelen Bier Merchants in Williamsburg will be showing their California loving for SD by hosting several of their breweries. Check out this setup:

Mission Brewery: Shipwrecked IPA- Double IPA Amber

Green Flash Brewing Co.: Friendship Brew- Belgian Strong Ale (w/ St Feuillien) 30th Pale Ale (Cask)

AleSmith Brewing Co: Anvil ESB Speedway Stout- Imp. Stout Bring your surfboard. The beer will be flowing.

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