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NYC Beer Events Calendar: March 28-April 3

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It’s a big, exciting week for New York’s beer community as local heroes Greenport Harbor, Barrier Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery and Captain Lawrence all host events. The Captain Lawrence event is by far our pick of the week but don’t pass on some rare beers from Canada’s Hopfenstark brewery that will be making appearances around town. Also, they highly coveted Founders KBS drops this week so keep an eye out at your local retailer for that one or hit up a few release events.


Monday, March 28th
Brewers for Brewers – Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Brewery, Heartland, Kelso, Sixpoint Craft Ales, Empire, Lagunitas, Meat Hook, Jimmy’s No. 43, Waterfront Ale House and local Japanese restaurants come together for an evening of food and beer to raise money for Japan disaster relief. Guests will sample beers from the brewers, small plates from the restaurants, and even some of New York’s finest home brews with all proceeds going directly to Japan’s Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino) to distribute humanitarian aid locally. Tickets are limited to 300 and you can buy them online here for $50.

Hopfenstark Saison Tasting – Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn, NY
Quebec’s Hopfenstark brewery create some of Canada’s finest French and Belgian inspired beers and this week their head brewer, Fred, makes his way to New York City to hold a few special events. Tonight he swings by Spuyten Duyvil with a bevy of saisons other rarities like a smoked berliner-weisse (what?) and an oak-aged framboise.

Tap list:
– Saison Station 7
– Saison Station 16
– Saison Station 55
– Saison DuRepos
– Boson de Higgs Rauch Berliner Weiss
– Oak-aged Framboise Forte

Greenport Harbor Beer Dinner – Spring Lounge, New York, NY
Long Island’s Greenport Harbor team up with Jefferey Maslanka from 67 Burger for an evening of fresh Long Island beer and complementary food. Chow down on Spicy Italian Sausage with Peperonata and a fresh Escarole Salad paired with Greenport Rye Saison and Belgian IPA. Or sip on their big Triton Barley Wine along with a Blue Cheese and Fig Panini.

Beer Table Monthly Homebrew Meetup – Beer Table, Brooklyn, NY
Join owners Justin and Tricia along with fellow homebrewers for their monthly meetup. Bring beers to share and discuss and you can even pick up empty bottles if you need them.

Tuesday, March 29th
I’ll be at the Village Voice’s Choice Eats event tonight which is well sold out. But if you are going to be there, give me a shout. If not, there are more than enough great beers to be had…

Barrier Beer Night – Bar Great Harry, Brooklyn, NY
Long Island’s dominance over New York City’s tap lines continues tonight as the island’s hottest nanobrewery, Barrier Beer, take over the taps at Carroll Garden’s Bar Great Harry and the brewers will be on hand for a little meet and greet. In edition to the beers below, they will be sending a few oddball kegs as well.

Tap list:
– Ruthless Rye IPA
– Greenroom Pale Ale
– Lights Out Stout
– Buffalo American Red

East Coast vs. West Coast IPA Challange – Rattle N Hum Bar, New York, NY
For the hopheads! East Coast meets West Coast in this annual face off at one of the city’s big names in craft beer. Nine beers from each coast will be on tap to stretch your taste buds to their sheer limits.

Tap list:
– Dogfish 90 minute
– Smuttynose IPA
– Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
– Southern Tier UnEarthly
– Victory Yakima Glory
– Captain Lawrence ‘Captains Reserve’
– Ithaca Flower Power
– Barrier Ruthless Rye IPA
– Cigar City Jai Alai
– Great Divide Tiatan IPA
– Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
– Oskar blues Gubna
– Green flash West Coast IPA
– Bear Republic Racer 5
– Firestone Walker Double Jack
– Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
– Stone Ruination
– Avery Maharaja

Wednesday, March 30th
Global Brands Night (North Coast, Stoudts, Clipper City & Elysian) – The Pony Bar, New York, NY

Captain Lawrence Tap Takeover – Blind Tiger Ale House, NYC, NY
One look at that tap list and you’ll see why tonight Captain Lawrence event is the pick of the week. In addition to some uncommon Captain favorites, the night features some ridiculously rare sour beers like Funky Cherry Sour #2, Black & Brown Sour #1, and the highly coveted (and incredibly tasty) Rosso e Morrone. This is, in essence, the beer geek’s ultimate Captain Lawrence tap list. Arrive early and expect crowds but go home puckered and happy.

Tap list:
– Capt Lawrence Nor’Easter Winter Warmer
– Golden Delicious
– Five Years Later
– Winter Rye
– Espresso Stout
– Rosso e Marrone
– Xtra Gold
– Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA
– Black & Brown Sour #1
– Funky Sour Cherry #2
– “Chilli” Lambic 2008
– Spring Blend 2011

Hopfenstark Tasting – Ginger Man, New York, NY
Hopfenstark are back again and this tie they are rolling out their year-round offerings and some rare non-saison brews for you to try. This is a compendium event to Monday’s Spuyten Duyvil saison night so there is no harm in hitting them both.

Tap list:
– Ostalgia Blond
– Ostalgia Rousse
– Helles
– Postcolonial IPA
– Blanche de L’Ermitage
– La Framboise
– Baltic Porter L’Ancrier
– Faust Tripel
– Greg American Foreign Stout
– Kamarad Friedrich Imperial Stout

Thursday, March 31th
Rest, recuperate, you deserve a night off.
Friday, April 1st
Matt Brewery’s 3rd Annual Prohibition Party – Utica, NY
F.X. Matt Brewery and St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Prohibition Party. Admission includes Saranac beverages, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, live entertainment, 1930s costume contest, and a silent auction with exclusive prizes. Local musicians Lawless, Strung Sideways, Crushing June, and Rocky Graziano will perform throughout the Brewery. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the purchase of digital mammography equipment.
Saturday, April 2nd
KBS Founders Release Event – DeCicco’s Food Market, Ardsley, NY
This year’s supply of KBS has landed and DeCicco’s is going all out to celebrate. You can pick up two bottles for sale or blow your paycheck and get a growler of some Founders kegs including Backwoods Bastard, Black Biscuit, Breakfast Stout and fresh Double Trouble.
Sunday, April 3rd
Celebration of the Suds: Atlantic City Beer Festival – Atlantic City, NJ
I’m not a big fan of this festival but if you are in the South Jersey area then you could do worse than to slinging back suds from the 75+ breweries in attendance.


* = new event this week

*04.05 Brasserie D’AChouffe & Ommegang Gnommegang Release Kickoff – BXL East, New York, NY

04.07 Cisco Brewers Night – The Pony Bar, New York, NY

*04.07 Bronck’s Beer Company Launch Event – Bronx Ale House, New York, NY

04.08 Hill Farmstead Night – Rattle ‘n Hum, New York, NY

*04.09 Beers Gone a Rye & Steampunk Circus – Institute Bar, Philadlephia, PA

04.09 Blue Point Cask Ale Festival – Blue Point Brewery, Patchogue, NY

04.13 The “No Suck” Dogfish Head Event – Downtown Bar & Grill, Brooklyn, NY

04.16 April Sours! – Jimmy’s No. 43, New York City, NY

04.16 Oysters & Casks, Beer Garden Opening – Bierkraft, Brooklyn, NY

04.16 Founder’s Block Party – Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI

*04.18 Meet the Evil Twin Beer Dinner (Evil Twin Brewery US Launch Event) – Beer Table, Brooklyn, NY

04.19 Brooklyn Beer Dinner – The Vanderbuilt, Brooklyn, NY

04.19 Two Brothers Night – The Pony Bar, New York, NY

*04.21 Barrier Takeover – Bierkraft, Brooklyn, NY

*04.21 Great Brewers Session Beer Night – The Gate, Brooklyn, NY

04.26 Oskar Blues Night – The Pony Bar, New York, NY

04.30 Beer At The Big House – High Street Grill, Mt. Holly, NJ

04.30 Tap NY – Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY

04.30 Dark Lord Day – 3Floyds Brewery, Munster, IN

05.01 Sly Fox Bock Festival & Goat Race – Phoenixville, PA

05.07 Big Brew for National Homebrew Day – Nationwide

05.10 WINE ALERT: Uncorked: Edible Brooklyn’s local wine soiree – Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

05.14 Captain Lawrence 5th Anniversary Pig Roast – Captain Lawrence Brewery, Pleasantville, NY

05.16 – 05.20 American Craft Beer Week

05.21 4th Annual Yardley Beer Fest – Yardley, PA

*05.21 IPA Block Party – Hawthorne’s, Philadelphia, PA

05.23 Hill Farmstead’s First Anniversay Celebration – Hill Farmstead, Greensboro, VT

06.03 – 06.12 Philadelphia Craft Beer Week – Philadelphia, PA

06.03 American Craft Beer Festival – Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

06.08 Montreal Mondial de la Bière – Montreal, Canada
06.11 World Record PBR Pyramid Party – DIY DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

06.16 – 06.18 AHA National Homebrewer’s Conference – San Diego, CA

06.18 Founders Fest, 2011 – Founders Block Party, Grand Rapids, MI

07.29 Belgium comes to Cooperstown – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

08.06 Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza – Mammoth Lakes, CA

09.16 – 09.25 New York Craft Beer Week – New York City, NY

09.29 Great American Beer Festival – Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO

10.15 Founders Harvest Event – Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI

11.05 Learn to Homebrew Day – Nationwide

11.12 Breakfast Stout Breakfast – Founders Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI

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