From September, 2013

Local Craft Beer in NY Airports

Let’s face it: being in an airport sucks. Especially when your flight is delayed or you have an extra-long layover. So it’s nice to find out that if you do have to spend a lot of time in an airport, there’s some great craft beer you can imbibe. This year, OTG Management, an airport food and beverage operator, launched two craft beer outlets at our local airports. In LaGuardia’s Delta Terminal C, visitors can now drink at Biergarten, and in JFK’s Terminal 2, BRKLYN Beer Garden is open for business. The beers at Biergarten are curated by Garrett Oliver, brewmaster…

Oktoberfest at Brouwerij Lane

If you aren’t interested in the oyster extravaganza happening at Oystoberfest at Alewife this weekend you can find a more traditional Oktoberfest at Greenpoint’s Brouwerij Lane this Saturday, September 28. The bar will have some classic German beers like Spaten Oktoberfest and Gaffel Kolsch and some harder-to-find brews that could challenge your perceptions of German beers, like a porter fermented with brettanomyces yeast for a bit of a funky aroma and taste. The list also showcases some rare German examples of cask lagers. Here’s what you’ll find: Gaffel Kolsch Jever Pilsner Riegele Commerzienrat Riegele Augustus Freigeist Gose Freigeist Abraxxxas Lichtenheiner…

Get Real Beer Week

Get Real Presents, the group behind events like Aporkalypse and Beer Balls is currently in the midst of a beer week of its own. The week, which started last Friday, showcases events that bring beer together with a food item or a dinner. Here are the Get Real Beer Week events from tonight through this weekend. Wednesday, September 24 Katch Brewery and Grill in Astoria Queens will have mystery tasting of five beers with a full pint of your favorite for $12. Guessing beers correctly will enter you in a raffle for tickets to events or a bar tab at Katch.…

Urban Oyster Tour Guide Laura Lee

Urban Oyster tour guide Laura Lee became interested in craft beer when she was living in LA. She came across a story in the newspaper about the Beer Chicks, Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, who wrote “The Naked Pint.” The story went on to describe a local women’s homebrewing club, and Lee decided to attend. “I thought I was going to walk into this room and there would be 25 women. There were like 3.” They brewed a batch of beer at that meeting, and Lee became interested in brewing on her own. “I’ve always liked trying new and different…

Stinktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest time of year again which means lots of bars serving German beers and pretzels, but there are a few events that take things to a different level. Stinky Bklyn, the well known cheese shop on Smith Street in Brooklyn will be hosting Stinktoberfest this Saturday, September 21 at 3 p.m. The event will feature cheese from Bavaria, wurst, and German beers. The importers Shelton Brothers are in charge of the beer and will be pouring Monk’s Fest Bier from Weissenohe Brewery and a rare gravity cask of Landbier from Theinhein. Beer floats will be made with Brooklyn Bell…

Cantillon’s Zwanze Day in NYC

Saturday September 14 marks the famed Zwanze Day, when the highly regarded Belgian brewery Cantillon conducts a simultaneous world wide tapping of their limited Zwanze beer. It is a rare opportunity to participate in a specially timed tasting of one particular beer. New York City is lucky enough to have two bars that will be part of the festivities, Spuyten Duyvil and Alewife NYC will both be tapping their kegs at 3 p.m. on a first come first serve basis, so get there early. The beer itself is an abbey style ale that is fermented with the brewery’s wild yeast…

The Crown Heights Immersion

Dutiful readers of this website will know that we live in Crown Heights. And that since we moved here, the beer scene has majorly improved. It’s like the beer gods knew we’d appreciate four great bars within a five minute walking distance of our apartment. So last weekend, when the Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Based hosted the Crown Heights Immersion, we joined in. Free beer at all of our favorite bars? It was the least we could do to participate. Here’s how the immersion worked: 500 postcards were available for pickup at two locations. The cards entitled you to a…

Total Crown Heights Immersion

The Total Immersion events that Brooklyn Based and the Brooklyn Brewery hold each summer have hit some of the city’s most interesting and rising neighborhoods like Red Hook, Bushwick, and Astoria. This Saturday September 7 the series heads to Crown Heights, a neighborhood that has seen an explosion of new businesses in the past few years, particularly on and around Franklin Avenue. The first 500 people to pick up one of the Immersion Cards at either Franklin Park or Nostrand Avenue Pub will have access to deals and some free beers in the neighborhood during the day. Free Brooklyn Brewery…