Craft brewers and local chefs, including more than 100 beer destinations and 30 restaurants, will converge on the third annual New York Craft Beer Week, which runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 with events in all five of the city’s boroughs.
Attendees can enjoy local brews, specialty food and beer pairing
menus, educational tastings and tours, and boutique beer festivals during the
week. This year’s festival also includes the NYC Beer Passport 2010, an
official program and resource guide. For $10, attendees will receive
promotional deals and discounts from craft brewers at participating venues
through the passport, which can be purchased online at www.nycbeerweek.com and at
participating venues beginning Sept. 9.
Other events include:
Brooklyn Brewery Presents "Exclusive Press
Preview Event"(Wednesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.) Get a hard-hat
tour previewing Brooklyn Brewery's new brewing facilities. Locally produced
artisan foods paired with craft beers will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery as
well as other breweries.
Third Annual Freaktoberfest Boutique
Beer & Music Festival(Rock Shop, Park Slope: Friday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.).
More than 35 brewery owners will pour specialty beers while performers from the
Coney Island Sideshow host the event and offer special performances alongside
local indie-rock bands, burlesque dancers, and DJs. Freaktoberfest is the
official "Opening Night Celebration" of N.Y. Craft Beer Week.
Get Real NY Cask Ale & Food
Festival(135 W. 18th
Street: Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26,
at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., VIP Session from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) Get Real will have specialty cask-conditioned beers from around
the world (including several from New
York area homebrewers) and an assortment of artisan foods
from nearby restaurants specializing in locally sourced food. Event details can
be found at getrealny.com.
Voyage of the IPA with
Brooklyn Brewery's Brewmaster Garrett Oliver(On board The Clipper City
of Manhattan by
Sail from South St. Seaport: Saturday, Oct. 2, 4:30 p.m.) Garrett Oliver
and the brewing team at Brooklyn Brewery lead a hoppy journey into their
brewing past with tastings of three Brooklyn IPAs and additional selections
from Captain Lawrence and Goose
Island. The event will
take place on Manhattan by Sail's 158-foot
schooner sailing around New York
Brewer's Choice (City
Winery: Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.) Fifteen brewmasters present their best
beers and favorite food pairings in a walk around tasting event for more than
"Meet The Brewer" Events.Occurring at several participating beer bars throughout Beer Week, top N.Y.
craft brewers will offer extensive selections from their beer lineups.
Official Closing Celebration w/
Eleven Madison Park(Sunday, October 3). Hosted by Eleven Madison
Park, the event will feature food prepared by Chef Daniel Humm, and multiple brewers will represent their
standout craft beers.