New York City Beer rocks. Sometimes, when you are in the vortex of your home-city’s beer community you take all of the hard work, inventiveness, and sheer brilliance for granted. After all, its hard to jump for joy and cheerlead for a brew that you’ve drank a dozen times before.
I’ve been off the Brews Music for a while here on I Drunk That but all that changes today with a good, old, punk rock sing-along compliments of Boston’s own Street Dogs who are currently touring their way thought Europe.
Sometimes I get so caught up in the world of craft beer that you forget to simply go out and have a drink. With all the Russian Imperial Stouts, limited-release whatevers and barrel-aged fancy-pants brews these days, sometimes I forget that beer is not meant to be served four ounces at a time. Thankfully, that’s where places like the new Bierhaus NYC — midtown’s newest, 200-person German biergarden — come into play.
With six different Hofbräu draft lines (renging in style from strong bock to dunkel to the obligatory Original lager), a balcony overlooking 3rd Avenue and an assortment of traditional German fare, the Bierhaus NYC can easily become your new favorite after work hangout or trusty refuge near Grand Central Station. We recently had a chance to join the Stueben Parade and a few hundred German-American for the soft opening. With polka music by Alpine Squeeze, countless liters of beer and more than a few obligatory pretzels, its easy to see why the Bierhaus NYC may just become my favorite new midtown beer refuge. Click through for photos from Monday’s soft opening