Now under the direction of the New York City Brewers Guild, the 5th Annual New York City Beer Week (February 22 – March 3, 2013) will bring together 12 NYC craft breweries, nationally and internationally renowned breweries, tons of beloved NYC beer destinations, celebrity chefs, and acclaimed restaurants for the premier craft beer spectacle of the year. Celebrated events such as NYC Brewer’s Choice 2013, The 2nd Annual aPORKalypse Now Fest, and The 7th Annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival will return as part of this year’s Beer Week. The week also features brand new boutique craft beer events, celebrity chef food & beer pairing dinner menus, educational tours, and ambitious tap takeovers from NYC Guild Brewers and beyond.
5th Annual New York City Beer Week Signature Events
Friday, Feb. 22: NYC Beer Week Opening Night Bash
Galapagos Art Space: 16 Main Street, Brooklyn | 7 – 10 pm | $45
Ticket price includes an official NYC Beer Week 2013 tasting glass, and unlimited beer tastings from over 20 American craft breweries. NYC Brewers Guild members and other acclaimed breweries will pour their latest craft beers.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: NYC Brewers Choice 2013
City Winery: 155 Varick Street, NYC | 6 – 10 pm | $60
Join 20+ brewers who will each personally pour his/her most special beers alongside a thoughtful food pairing provided by NYC chefs and artisanal food producers. Dave Broderick (Blind Tiger, Beer Sessions Radio) and Jimmy Carbone (Jimmy’s No. 43) carefully curate the list of brewers and food purveyors to present their favorite specialty beers and artisan treats. Scott Vaccaro, owner/head brewer of Captain Lawrence Brewing, is the keynote speaker.
Sunday, March. 3: NYC Beer Week Closing Party
La Birreria at Eataly: 200 Fifth Ave., NYC | 12 – 4 pm
The official closing event will showcase various beers from NYC Guild breweries paired with food selections from Eataly’s lunch menu. It’s a pay-as-you-go event; there’s no fixed price. Reservations can be made via UrbanSpoon.
Beer Week Special Events
Saturday, Feb. 23: Bronx Ale House Presents Rare & Barrel-Aged NY State Breweries Tasting
Bronx Ale House | 216 W. 238th St., Bronx
Beer list will feature rare and barrel-aged beers from NY State breweries.
Saturday, February 23 – 26: d. b. a. Brooklyn Presents The 7th Annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival
113 N. 7th St., Brooklyn
More than a dozen specialty casks will be tapped simultaneously over the four-day festival. The event will include the “Mega Beer Raffle” fundraiser featuring lots of rarities and vintage bottles. All raffle proceeds will benefit the family of the late Ray Deter, founding partner of d.b.a. Cash Bar.
Saturday, Feb. 23 – March 2: Urban Oyster Tours
- Brewed in Brooklyn Tour: Feb. 23 & Mar. 2, 2013 (12 pm – 3:30 pm, $60)
- Fermented NY Craft Beer Crawl of Williamsburg: Feb. 23 & Mar. 2 (1 pm – 4 pm, $65)
- Fermented NY Craft Beer Crawl of East Village: Feb. 28 (3 pm – 6 pm, $65)
- Brewery, Winery, & Distillery Tour: Feb. 23 & Mar. 2 (12 pm – 3:30 pm, $70)
- Tickets available at urbanoyster.com, 347-618-8687
Monday, Feb. 25: Blue Smoke Presents Captain Lawrence Beer Dinner
Battery Park City: 255 Vesey St., NYC | 7 pm | $80
Blue Smoke and Captain Lawrence Brewing come together for a standout beer dinner showcasing a special food & craft beer pairing menu.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Resto NYC Beer Dinner w/ Shmaltz Brewing, Captain Lawrence, and Empire Brewing
111 East 29th St., NYC | 7 – 10 pm | $70
Executive Chef Preston Clark will design a 3 – 4 course food pairing menu with standout craft beers from Shmaltz Brewing, Captain Lawrence, and Empire Brewing. Resto will shape the menu to uniquely compliment beers from these fine local breweries. Selections will include Funky Jewbelation (Shmaltz), Hop Manna (Shmaltz), White Aphro (Empire), and Golden Delicious (Captain Lawrence).
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Applewood Beer Dinner w/ Kelso Beer Co.
501 11th St., NYC | 7 pm
Kelso Beer Co. and Applewood will incorporate all facets of the beer production process into this farm-to-brewery-to-table dinner. It’ll feature 5 – 6 courses with dishes such as Beer Poached Sausages, Beer Braised Short-ribs, and even some brewery fresh spent grain pretzel rolls sweetened with malt syrup from the brewery. Kelso Beer List: Pils, Nut Brown Lager, Rauchbier, Pale Ale, and Cabernet Aged Industrial IPA.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Sycamore Presents Kelso Brewery Night
1118 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn | 7 pm | Cash Bar
Kelso Beer Co. will showcase their latest craft beer releases.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Idle Hands Bar Presents NY State Breweries Tasting from Ommegang
Barrier Brewing & More + Bourbon | 25 Ave. B, NYC | $10
Beer list will feature selections from exclusively NY State breweries.
Saturday, March 2: Get Real Beer & Alewife Presents “The 2nd Annual aPORKalypse Now” Local Beer and Pork Festival
5-14 51st Ave., Long Island City | 12 – 10 pm | $40
“aPORKalypse Now” will feature 10 pigs, all local breweries, cask ale, beer and food pairings, and a special VIP hour.
Saturday, March 2: Jimmy’s No. 43 Presents Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree
43 East 7th St., NYC | 12 – 3 pm | $35
Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree will be hosted by craft beer author Josh Bernstein (Brewed Awakening), and will feature 14 homebrew creations curated by Bernstein and Jimmy’s No. 43 brunch treats.
Saturday, March. 2: Taproom 307 Presents NY State Breweries Tasting
307 3rd Ave., NYC
Beer list will feature selections from exclusively NY State breweries.
March 2 – 3: Mugs Ale House Presents Split Thy Skull XIV
125 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn | Cash Bar
Mugs Ale House will pour around 20 beers each day that are 8% ABV and over. The 2-day event will feature a cask of Blood Brothers IPA, brewed by Brooklyn Brewery for their 20th Anniversary. Lineup will be announced soon at mugsalehouse.com.
Sunday, March 3: Murray’s Cheese Bar Beer Dinner w/ Garrett Oliver
264 Bleecker St., NYC | 5 – 7 pm | $75
Join Brooklyn brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Murray’s resident cheese expert Aaron Foster for a 5-course beer dinner at Murray’s Cheese Bar. Dishes will feature ingredients from Murray’s and be paired with some very special, even “non-existent,” Brooklyn Brewery beers. With Garrett and Aaron sharing their humor and wealth of knowledge as the courses roll out, this event is a treat for both your taste buds and intellect.
The mission of the New York City Brewers Guild is to advocate for and promote awareness of its local brewing members; to increase the visibility of local beers through innovative events, programming, and consumer education; and to foster a healthy, ethical, and growth-focused craft beer industry throughout the city. The 5th Annual New York City Beer Week continues a beloved citywide celebration of the breadth of exceptional craft beers from around the region and around the world!
The Village Voice partners with The New York City Brewers Guild for the 5th Annual New York City Beer Week. The official Beer Week website will launch in connection with The Village Voice in January 2013.
About the NYCBG:
The New York City Brewers Guild is a pending 501[c]6 non-profit founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry – and thereby lessen human misery. Guild breweries include Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Chelsea Brewing Co., City Island Brewery, La Birreria at Eataly, Harlem Brewing Co., Heartland Brewing Co., KelSo Beer Company, Rockaway Brewing Company, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery and 508 GastroBrewery.