While in Montreal, I learned terrific news about New York City Craft Beer Week – a ten-day event that makes craft beer, with all of its ties to food and the New York community, the focus. New York State and the surrounding area have some of the best beers on the planet, and New York City’s local bars are culinary destinations. NYC Craft Beer Week will put the spotlight on this.
The events will start off on Friday, September 12th, with the New York Beer Festival at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 & 17 exhibiting the beers of over 100 breweries and live music performances.
Over the course of the next six days, visitors to New York City can participate in a series of bar crawls and beer dinners:
- Starting Saturday, September 13th, neighborhood bar crawls will feature the best of the city’s bar establishments. Participants can purchase a single ticket for each neighborhood, which allows for one serving of beer from a selection of three local beers at each participating bar, and participants will find unique selections throughout.
- Beer pairing dinnerswill start Sunday, September 14th and occur each night through Thursday, September 18th. The dinners will be prix fixe in design with a separate beer served alongside each course, and either an aperitif or digestif beer served at a partnering local bar, with all beers for each particular dinner coming from a single New York state brewery.
From Friday, September 19th to Sunday, September 21st, New York City Craft Beer Week will conclude with a cask ale festival featuring a collection of unfiltered, naturally-carbonated beers presented traditionally at cellar temperature.
The entire week’s events will be specially presented in a NYC Beer Passport, a program guide of what’s on offer, as well as a veritable beer centered travel guide to the city with detailed maps of all the venues taking part in the week’s events coupled with information as to how those venues are participating. Participants can collect stamps as they move between venues, with the passport serving as a keepsake memento of the week.
This and more will be available on a website (look for the link here soon!) Advance tickets for events will be available from the website, and events will be searchable by date, venue, cost, brewery, beer name and beer style. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities will also be listed on the site.
Save the dates – this is going to be fun!!