Celebrate the Holiday Season with Beer

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

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. 

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