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Barcade Winter Beer Night


MONDAY 12/14 – SWIFT’s 14th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Why you should go
With 14 holiday beers on tap, this is a great chance to try out the perfect beverage for your winter feast.

What you should drink
Captain Lawrence Nor-Easter is on tap and this is a very limited release. Triple fermented in bourbon barrels with elderberrys, its a very complicated brew worth a try.

Also
Sierra/Dogfish Life and Limb, The Bruery Two Turtle Doves, and Mikkeller’s Santa’s Little Helper are all some of my favorites worth a try.

Where

Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 East 4th St


TUESDAY 12/15 – EXTREME WINTER BEERS

Why you should go
If 14 winter brews was not enough then hit up Rattle n Hum for 40+ winter brews on tap.

What you should drink
Monk’s Blood. A suprisingly drinkable complex dark belgian ale from 21st Amendment. This one is occasionally around in can’s and is a great try on tap.

Also
Most of the Swifts list is there plus Rogue Santas Private Reserve, Southern Tier Old Man Winter, and – for variety – Allagash Grand Cru which is my belgian tripel of the minute.

Where
Rattle ‘N’ Hum 14 East 33rd St off Madison


ALSO TUESDAY  РFLYING DOG NIGHT AT PONY BAR

Why you should go
Maybe giant alcohol holday beers are not your bag? Then check out the Great American Beer Festival’s Mid-sized brewery of the yearh, Flying Dog, who will take over a dozen or so tap lines tonight.

What you should drink
Gonzo Imperial Porter is one of the best porters being made right now. A great example of a classic style that does not get enough love.

Also
Horn Dog just won Barley Wine of the year. Find out why as they tap an ’07 vintage today. Also, the 20th Anniversary Raging Bitch Belgian IPA will be on tap which is an nice american belgian.

Where
Pony Bar 45th St & 10th Avenue


THURSDAY 12/17 – STONE-BREWDIG BASGAH TAPPING

Why you should go
This is one rare a$$ keg of a rare a$$ style. Bashah is a collab between Cali’s Stone Brewery and Scotland’s Brewdog. Both are known for pushing beer styles and they’ve come up with a Black, belgian, double IPA. Find out just what that means tonight which is probably the only time you will ever see this beer on tap again.

Where
Bar Great Harry Smith Street and Sackett


ALSO THURSDAY – WINTER BEER NIGHT

Why you should go
Barcade pops the cork on 20+ kegs of winter beers. Some nice rare treats to be had and all the tapper-playing you can handle

What you should drink
Nectar Black Xantus is a hefty imperial porter. Coffee-infused and bourbon-barrel-aged, this recipe took 4 years to perfect and tonight is a great chance to try it if you don’t want to break the bank and spend $22 at Bierkraft from the 22oz.

Also
First NYC tapping of Climax doppelbock, vintage tappings of Brooklyn Monster (2007) and Captain¬† Lawrence Nor’Easter (2008) and a strong belgian Lectio Du Chene from one of my favorite breweries of the year, Florida’s St. Somewhere

Where
Barcade Union St. and Powers St)


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