NYC Beer Week Opening Bash
Feb
23
11:30 AM11:30

NYC Beer Week Opening Bash

Opening Bash Features: + 75 of the best breweries in the US with beer from 30 NYC Breweries and more than 30 invited guest breweries + Craft Beer Food Court because you're going to need some food to go with all that beer. Featuring pairing friendly food for sale from awesome local vendors + Music, games, brewery merch to take home, and more

General Admission includes:

+ Entry

+ All of your beer samples

+ Souvenir sample glass

+ Plus access to all of the rest of the fun!

VIP Admission includes General Admission plus:

+ 4pk of limited release

NYC Brewers Collab + VIP hour

Session Times:

Session 1: 12:30-3:30 pm (VIP entry at 11:30 am)

Session 2: 6:30-9:30 pm (VIP entry at 5:30 pm)

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Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap

Join us for the Beer Swap! It's always the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. At this free event we invite all home brewers to come share their beer with each other. It’s a great way to try delicious home brewed beers and get feedback on your beer. Bring a bottle to pour (and two to swap if you’re so inclined). We always have something special of our own to share.

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Homebrew Alley XIII
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Homebrew Alley XIII

It's time for our AHA/BJCP sanctioned national homebrew competition... Homebrew Alley XIII! Test your beers against some of the best in one of the largest competitions in the Northeast! We welcome your beers and your beer-tasting skills! Come one, come all! Please enter your brews and register to judge or steward at www.homebrewalley.com. Homebrew Alley XIII will be accepting entries in all BJCP categories using the 2015 guidelines. Prizes from our generous sponsors will be awarded for the best beverages in each category. The Best of Show winner will win not only glory and bragging rights, but our coveted championship belt! But that's not all - our 2019 Brewer's Choice winner will have the opportunity to brew a batch of their winning beer with Fifth Hammer in Long Island City! The registration and entry deadline is January 26th. This is a HARD DEADLINE - no exceptions. Judges and stewards will NOT be permitted to bring entries with them for submission. All beers must be received at one of our mail-in or drop-off locations by January 26th. Judging will take place Friday, February 8th (evening only) and Saturday February 9th (all day) followed by our AWARD CEREMONY at 7:00 PM, which is FREE and open to the public. Invite your friends to celebrate the victors over a couple of pints! The competition and awards ceremony will be held at the always awesome Finback Brewery. Finback is located in Queens at 78-01 77th Ave, Glendale, NY 11385.

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Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap

Join us for the Beer Swap! It's always the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. At this free event we invite all home brewers to come share their beer with each other. It’s a great way to try delicious home brewed beers and get feedback on your beer. Bring a bottle to pour (and two to swap if you’re so inclined). We always have something special of our own to share.

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Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap
Jan
2
6:30 PM18:30

Bitter and Esters Bottle Swap

Join us for the Beer Swap! It's always the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm. At this free event we invite all home brewers to come share their beer with each other. It’s a great way to try delicious home brewed beers and get feedback on your beer. Bring a bottle to pour (and two to swap if you’re so inclined). We always have something special of our own to share.

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So. Much. Serenity. Release Party - Fifth Hammer Collab w/ B&E and Brewminaries
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

So. Much. Serenity. Release Party - Fifth Hammer Collab w/ B&E and Brewminaries

Brewed in collaboration with our friends from Fifth Hammer, B&E, and the Brewminaries! This Australian Sparkling Ale is a highly carbonated classic style from the land of koalas and emus. Our version uses Australian Summer hops atop a base of European malts for a hazy yet easy-drinking beer with notes of melon, apricot & grass from the hop additions. Enjoy the serenity. But wait there's more. We took that beer and dumped it in to barrels with Brett C. “So. Much. Serenity.” Is outta the barrels and in the brite tank! Tasting great. Dry, sparkling. pineapple, brett oaky majestical-ness. Come by Friday for a taste.

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Mutiny Distribution x Brewminaries Mead Tasting
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

Mutiny Distribution x Brewminaries Mead Tasting

Founded in New York City, Mutiny Distribution is the world's first exclusive mead distributor. In celebration of the holidays and end of year, Mutiny Distribution is hosting Brewminaries members at its warehouse for an intimate introduction (or reintroduction) to the world's oldest and most diverse alcoholic beverage: mead. At the tasting, attendees will learn more about this storied libation and the budding industry behind it, sample the most comprehensive mead portfolio ever put together (roughly forty meads will be on showcase), and get to meet some of the people behind the world's leading meaderies. So put down the eggnog and pumpkin spice ales for an evening, this’ll surely be a night to remember!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfisi9jVQRSWVpLoHYRYQWgPKSZs8xrTUZ7FQxSIAn-wjCLZg/viewform

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Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Business of Beer with Chris McClellan

We love to talk about beer, we certainly love to brew beer, and we love to drink it even more. But have you ever considered a career in the industry? Working in the beer business can be as rewarding as it gets, and suffice it to say, you can come out of it with a more than your fair share of great stories. Join Chris McClellan, a beer industry vet and Certified Cicerone, in this intimate chat about his experience working and living great beer. He’ll share some stories, talk about the real world application of the Cicerone Program, and answer any questions you might have for someone out in the trenches. 

About Chris:

Chris McClellan was born in Burlington, Vermont and will readily admit that an ideal day would involve a sunny porch, a cold pint, a few good friends, and not much else. Suffice it to say that he isn't shy when it comes to talking shop about great beer. Chris works as a Guinness Brewery Ambassador, educator, and consultant to the beer industry. In his former life, Chris worked at Magic Hat Brewing Company, and more recently as an independent brand consultant for the beer industry. Chris also founded and runs The Brew Enthusiast, a website dedicated to industry storytelling and the human experience behind your favorite breweries.

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