It’s that time again, when the weather gets colder, sales crop up everywhere, and plans are made to celebrate the season with colleagues, friends and family. May we suggest including a little beer in your holiday plans? Sitting down for a guided beer tasting, visiting a brewery, or making the beer yourself are all good ways to celebrate the season.
Urban Oyster Private Beer Tasting
A private beer tasting conducted by the beer experts at neighborhood tour company Urban Oyster can be done in your home, office, or at a partner venue around the city. Tastings can be booked in one of several different themes, such as the History of Beer, Beer vs. Wine, and a Beer and Chocolate Pairing.
For $75 a person (minimum of 10 people) the tasting includes six different beers, hors d-oeurvres, a take-home tasting guide, beer tasting cheat sheet, set up and clean up, and all glassware, flatware, and venue coordination. Of course you could also include additional event features, such s a full meal and more beer options.
Contact Urban Oyster for further inquiries.
Small Batch Tours of the Brooklyn Brewery
Monday through Thursday, starting at 5 p.m., Brooklyn Brewery offers tours of its facilities for a maximum of 30 people who have reserved in advance. At $10 a person, it’s an affordable and informal way to gather a group together to visit one of New York City’s most esteemed breweries.
Admission price gets you a guided tasting of four beers, a tour of the brewery and some background on its history. After the tour participants can purchase pints to enjoy, and everyone goes home with a complimentary souvenir Brooklyn Brewery glass.
Brew on Premises at Bitter and Esters
For intimate groups of six people or less, Crown Heights homebrew shop Bitter & Esters offers a Brew on Premise service, where you can reserve a date to visit and actually brew your own beer in the store. Hang out and enjoy a few beers while a homebrewing expert guides you through the steps of making the beer yourself. Bring your group back a few weeks later to bottle, then enjoy them together.
More details, including how to reserve a brew day, here.
This post is sponsored by Urban Oyster.