After a over a year of anticipation New York City’s Beer Week returns Friday under the direction of the New York City Brewers Guild. There are three main events during the week: the Opening Night Bash at Galapagos Art Space on Friday (sold out), Brewer’s Choice at City Winery on Wednesday, and the Closing party on Sunday March 3 at La Birreria. These are sure to be great events, especially Brewer’s Choice which pairs local food producers with local and regional brews. If you want something a bit smaller or more intimate there are tons of beer dinners and tap takeovers where you can explore new tastes and experience the excitement that surrounds the craft beer scene. Here is a curated list of what we expect to be some of the best events during the week:
Friday February 22
Horseheads Brewing Night 6 to 9 p.m. at City Swiggers, 320 East 86th St.
Founders Tap Takeover at The Courtyard Ale House, 40-18 Queens Boulevard (just off the 7 Train at 40th Street)
Saturday February 23
Saxual Healing Imperial Stout Bourbon Barrel Release at 508 Gastrobrewery, 508 Greenwich St.
Rare & Barrel-Aged NY State Breweries Tasting at The Bronx Ale House, 216 West 238th St.
Peekskill Brewery launch in NYC at Third Avenue Ale House 3pm, 1644 Third Ave. – Brewer Jeff ‘Chief’ O’Neil will be in attendance
Sunday February 24
The 7th Annual Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival at d.b.a Williamsburg, 113 N 7th St.
Monday February 25
Captain Lawrence Beer Dinner at Blue Smoke 7pm, 255 Vesey St., $80 plus tax and gratuity. Call 212-889-2005 to reserve
Women in Beer night at Taproom 307, 307 3rd Ave.
Tuesday February 26
Sir Caskalot debut at 508 Gastrobrewery
Tuesday Night Tasting with Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. at Bierkraft 7 p.m., 191 Fifth Ave Brooklyn
Craft Beer Dinner Featuring Kelso Beer Co. at applewood 7 p.m., 501 11th St. Brooklyn, $75 per person, plus tax and added gratuity
Wednesday February 27
Port Jeff Brewing Company Tap Takeover & Beer Dinner Alewife NYC, 5-14 51st Ave. Long Island City
Barrier Brewing Night at The Double Windsor 7 p.m., 210 Prospect Park West
Thursday February 28
Bridge & Tunnel Manhattan Launch at Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E 7th St.
Bronx Brewery Night at Bronx Ale House
Special Beer Pairing Menu with Executive Chef Jennifer Hill and Brewer Chris Cuzme at 508 Gastrobrewery
Friday March 1
Saturday March 2
Sunday March 3
Sour Sunday at Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 285 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn
Beer Dinner With Brooklyn Brewery at Murray’s Cheese Bar 5 to 7 p.m., 264 Bleecker St., $75 – led by Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery and Aaron Foster of Murray’s