From February, 2015

Cuzett Libations Launches During Beer Week

In the world of New York City craft beer, Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme (pictured above) are the It Couple. Journalist Niko Krommydas likened them to Jay Z and Beyoncé in a recent Brooklyn Magazine feature, and we’ll go ahead and agree. Both are accomplished in the beer industry on their own: Izett is a…

10th NYC Craft Beer Fest Coming in March

On March 13 and 14, the Hand Crafted Tasting Company will be back with its 10th festival in New York City. To be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory the event will feature 150 beers, ciders and meads from approximately 75 breweries. Attendees can also enjoy seminars, food vendors, games and live music from the High and Mighty Brass Band. Industry experts and Cicerones will be on hand at the Craft Concierge Center to answer questions and offer tasting notes. A Sense Lab will feature guided taste and feel sessions of several types of malt and hops. Three sessions of the…

New Beers to Try During NYC Beer Week

We’ve got a lot of our favorite breweries showcasing their rarest and best beers during Beer Week, but there are also some new beers and breweries we think you should try. Some are brand new and others have been brewing for a while but just expanded to the New York market. 1. Cuzett Libations – Chris Cuzme, formerly of 508 Gastrobrewery, and Mary Izett, author of the forthcoming book Speed Brewing, brewed a Pillow Talk series at 508 and are taking on gypsy brewing with their latest venture Cuzett Libations. They are launching Cuzett with a Grisette brewed as one of the SMASH (State Malt…

5 NYC Beer Week Events That Don’t Require Tickets

New York City Beer Week has an overwhelming selection of events, many of which require tickets. If you’re like us you want to celebrate Beer Week without spending $35-$75 per night on event tickets, never mind beer dinners that can run you north of $100 each. While these big ticketed events and dinners are great, some of the best Beer Week events are pay as you drink at a local bar where special beers or particular breweries are being featured. Here are five exciting Beer Week events that you don’t need a ticket for: 1. NY: The New Breed at Glorietta Baldy…

Italian Beers at Proletariat

Italians know romance, so for Valentine’s Day, Proletariat will be pouring some Italian beers from Birrifico Italiano and Loverbeer. The East Village bar will be serving an interesting list from the two Italian brewers: Birrifico Italiano Flourette – A bottle conditioned ale brewed with roses, violets, citrus honey, elberberry, and black pepper. Birrifico Italiano Scires 2006 – A tart sour blend of blend of beers fermented with lactic acid and wild yeast with cherries added. Loverbeer Beerabera 2013 – Barbera grape juice is added to traditional wort and fermented in oak barrels.

Your Guide to NYC Beer Week’s Best Events

New York City Beer Week is fast approaching, and if there’s anything we’ve learned over the last six iterations of Beer Week, it’s that you need a plan of attack. The week is a combination of big events, tap takeovers, beer dinners and educational events. Saturday, February 21 Opening Bash – The NYC Brewers Guild is partnering with the New York State Brewers Association to bring over 40 brewers from around the state to the Altman Building in Manhattan. In addition to tasting some of the best beer from New York City’s brewers, you’ll get the chance to have beers…

NYC Beer Week: What’s in Store

It is hard to believe that in less than a month we will be celebrating the 7th Annual NYC Beer Week. Over these last seven years New York City’s beer scene has changed dramatically with new breweries, bars, bottle shops, and restaurants that recognize the importance of a good beer list. As New York becomes more of a beer city, Beer Week has also changed. While we might miss things like the old passport, beer week continues to mature under the leadership of the NYC Brewers Guild (NYCBG). The most noticeable gains for a week that already included festivals, beer dinners, tap takeovers,…