Hello Beer Friends Nation! We know why you've come here today, just sit back and let us plan your week of beer swigging events...
Monday August 20th -
Murray's Cheese is a locals favorite of most New Yorkers - legendary on Bleecker, I recently had a true New Yorker get so excited that "Murray's now sells beer!" As if the craft beer revolution was now official in his mind. Well, those of us who've been following for quite some time welcome Murray's Cheese to the table and let's see what they got! On Monday, August 20th, Murray's Cheese pairs with the Shelton Brothers to present "Belgian Beers and Cheese" - the problem is (with Murray's being new to the craft beer scene - we're very cheap) it's $75 to get in and availability is limited (10 seats for this class).
Murray's Cheese is located at 254 Bleecker St., New York, NY
Tuesday August 21st -
Who doesn't like a little competition? If there is one thing New Yorkers do well is tell you how great New York is, and we love to prove it. So head down to Mission Dolores for their NY vs CA Can Beer Night. Representing CA are breweries such as: Bear Republic, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, 21st Amendment, Stone, Lagunitas and Green Flash. Representing NY are breweries such as: Southern Tier, Sixpoint, Kelso, Barrier, Empire, Brooklyn Brewery, and Captain Lawrence. So make your list of great NY things, and stuff from California you can crap on - and head on down!
Mission Dolores is located at 249 4th Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday August 22nd -
The baseball season is winding down and most fans have realized whether or not they have a chance for the off-season. This means that now baseball games actually start to mean something! Standings is celebrating it by having a few baseball themed beers on tap including Green Monsta Ale from Wachusett Brewing Co. (it doesn't suck like the Sox this year...) and Summer Love from Victory (see the Sox comment and apply to Phillies). Best thing about Standings? It's directly above Jimmy's No. 43 so make it a doubleheader!
Standings Bar is located at 43 East 7th St., New York, NY
Blind Tiger is located at 281 Bleecker St., New York, NY
Thursday August 23rd -
Bierkraft is legendary in Craft Beer in New York City - so when they invite a "new comer" like Barrier it must be a big deal. Well, that's partly true - Barrier Brewing Co. is a really big deal. Barrier started just three years ago in a 1 barrel facility, yada yada yada... a few awards later they've expanded to a five barrel facility in Oceanside, NY. If you see them around, try their stuff - if you haven't - get to Bierkraft on Thursday when Barrier takes over the taps.
Bierkraft is located at 191 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Feel like playing some video games? Check out the greatest idea for a bar since... well ever - at Barcade in Williamsburg. Barcade has a excellent draft list (always) and this Thursday they invite Flying Dog from Maryland. In addition to their great year round beers (Gonzo, Snake Bite IPA), the draft list looks very dangerous, so bring your wits and your quarters.
Barcade Brooklyn is located at 388 Union Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Friday August 24th -
It's Friday! Find a Happy Hour and enjoy yourself! Be sure to check in on untappd.com and follow us at @thebeerfriends, @beerfriendbrad, @beerfriendphil, @beerfriendpaul, and @beerfriendgrahm and let us know what you're drinking!