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 and State Hops) beers for Brewers Choice.
2. Folksbier Brewery – The new Carroll Gardens brewer has been quietly distributing to local bars and restaurants like Threes Brewing in Gowanus and Prime Meats in Carroll Gardens. You’ll have a chance to try the Echo Maker Dark Rye at Banter’s 4th Birthday NYC Tap Takeover on Friday, February 27, in Williamsburg.
3. Beanery Brewing – Few Vermont breweries can claim the same connection to New York City as Beanery Brewing, whose David Broderick is also one of the owners of the Blind Tiger on Bleecker Street. A Coffee IPA and Milk Stout will be part of a Coffee Beer and Doughnuts event at The Gate on Thursday, February 26.
4. Alpine Brewing – Alpine recently made headlines with its sale to Green Flash. Find beers brews like Hoppy Birthday, a session pale ale, Captain Stout, an oatmeal stout, and Nelson, a rye ale hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops.
5. Baxter Brewing – Recently arrived from Maine, Baxter is adding to the selection of quality beer available in a can. Look for beers like Stowaway IPA, Ceremony (a Green Tea Session IPA), or Window Seat (a coconut and almond porter).