5 Reasons… Week of March 15th

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TUESDAY 3/16 – NATIONAL BUZZARD DAY IPA EVENT

Why you should go
Because, yes, National Buzzard Day is a real holiday and what better way to celebrate than by drinking 18 different IPAs. Oh, did I mention the complimentary buzzard meat and beer bread! Hello, obscure beer event of the week

What you should drink
Local brewer Kelso debut their Kelso IPA tonight. Be the first to check it out. Ithica Flower Power is quite tasty as well.

Where
Spring Lounge – 48 Spring St at Mulberry St

Tap List
Draught – Kelso IPA (the first ever!), Avery IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5, Elysian Immortal IPA, Flying Dog Snake Dog, Goose Island IPA, Ithaca Flower Power, & Stone Ruination

Bottles – Ballast Point Big Eye, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Great Divide Titan, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Lagunitas Maximus, Left Hand Warrior, Smuttynose Big A IPA, Victory Hop Devil

Can – Oscar Blues Gordon

Gravity keg – Weyerbacher Hops Infusion

ALSO TUESDAY – ANNE SAXELBY BEER AND CHEESE PAIRING

Why you should go
Anne Saxelby, “New York City’s local champion of American artisanal cheeses,” knows a thing or two about fine curds. Match that with Jimmy’s fantastic beer knowledge and you’ve got a crash course in flavor combinations. And at 3 beer and cheese pairings for $10, this is a no brainer.

Where
Jimmy’s No 43 – 43 East 7th St

WEDNESDAY 3/17 – MIKKELLER SINGLE HOP BLAST

Why you should go
Rather than spend your St. Paddy’s day slugging green bud lights with the masses, The Blind Tiger offers up the ultimate in hop education. This event is primarily focus on the Mikkeller Single Hop brews, with a few other treats thrown in…

Where
The Blind Tiger – 281 Bleecker St.

Tap List
Mikkeller Amarillo Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Tomahawk Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Cascade Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Chinook Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller East Kent Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Simcoe Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Nugget Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Warrior Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Santa’s Little Helper
Mikkeller Cream Ale
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Mikkeller Imperial Pils

ALSO WEDNESDAY – ST PADDY’S DAY RATTLE N HUM STYLE

Why you should go
Yes, this will be a madhouse but if you are gonna to the Paddy’s Day proper then there is no better place than with the Rattle crew. Featuring Irish craft beer and Irish-American style Craft beer all week! Celebrate before and after the parade, with bag-pipers, drink specials, Corned Beef ‘N’ Cabbage and all the O’Hara’s Irish Stout and Jameson you can imagine.

Where
Rattle N Hum – 14 East 33rd Street Between 5th and Madison

THURSDAY 3/18 – VINTAGE BEER NIGHT

Why you should go
If there’s one event you make it to this week then this is it. Barcade open their cellars wide with a selection of rare vintage barrels. If this is anything like the Sixpoint event, you may want to be there at 6pm to get the good stuff.

What you should drink
I thought I swore off Russian Imperial Stouts for the season last week but Southampton’s is not to be missed. A rare barrel of Smuttynose Oak Aged Big A IPA is also making a welcomed appearance

Tap List
2004 Avery Hog Heaven – 9.2% ABV – Barleywine
2005 Flying Dog Gonzo – 9.2% – Imperial Porter
2007 Avery the Czar – 11.0% – Imperial Stout
2007 Chelsea Imperial Mild – 10.9% – Barleywine
2007 Sly Fox Ichor – 10.0% – Belgian style Quadruple
2007 Southampton Russian Imperial Stout – 10.2% – Imperial Stout
2007 Weyerbacher Blasphemy – 11.8% – Belgian Quadruple
2008 Dogfish Head Raison D’etre – 8.0% – beet sugars and raisins!
2008 He Brew Jewbelation 12 – 12.0% – Strong Ale
2009 Smuttynose Oak Aged Big A IPA – 9.2% – barrel aged Imperial IPA

Where
Barcade – 388 Union Avenue, Williamsburg

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1 Comment

  1. Simply Beer
    March 17, 2010

    Ohh that 05 Flying dog sounds delicious! At my Flying Dog tasting last sat we had a vertical of 07, 08, 10 Gonzo and 07,08,09 Horn Dog. The flying dog beers age pretty well in the bottle, I imagine in the keg would be awesome!

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