*De Dues Toccata
*Schlenkerla Oak Smoke
This past summer, NY Times food editor Eric Asimov wrote that Peekskill’s Simple Sour was his top beer of the summer. It’s a Berliner Weisse style that we have carried regularly.
In fact, we’re so psyched for sours that we’re doing a special guided tasting tomorrow afternoon (tickets here). We’re trying to cover a broader spectrum of sour styles, including Belgian Grand Cru and Flemish reds, German goses, and the best of Belgium (Lambics, Guezes, etc.).
Here are some of Jimmy Carbone’s notes on the sour beers he loves, including some that will be at tomorrow’s tasting:
After what felt like an entire summer crammed into a week, the weather has turned positively autumnal. And with the Harvest Moon on the rise, we’re looking forward to our new fall menu and a couple of very cool beer events coming up in the next couple weeks.
To start us off right, this Saturday, September 13th, owner Jimmy Carbone (also the host of Beer Sessions Radio on the Heritage Radio Network) will be raiding the cellar for a Sour Beer Sampler. For only $35, you’ll get six pours of some amazing sour brews paired with bacon snacks, as Jimmy does a guided tasting of some of his favorite sour beers.
Tentative beer list (subject to change):
Tickets can be purchased here.
Then, later this month, we’ll be featuring the perfect fall/Oktoberfest when we have our smoked beer week (September 22-28). Each night we’ll be offering suggested smoked beers and food pairings (pay as you go), or if you’re really digging the scene, join us for a five-course Smoked + Smoked prix fixe beer dinner with Jon Lundbom of B. United on Monday, September 22nd. Among the beers we hope to offer (subject to availability, with menu to follow):
Tickets for the Smoked + Smoked prix fixe dinner ($45) are available here.
As we head into the holiday weekend, our eyes are looking ahead to September 6th, when we’ll return to Red Hook for the fifth annual Pig Island. But we’ve still got the holiday Labor Day weekend first, and we’ll be pouring some of our favorite end-of-summer brews to head into September with a splash.
Among some of the new beers we’ll be serving on draught this weekend are:
We’ll be welcoming back the noodle boys from Menma tomorrow night (August 24th) for their Ramen Pop-Up at our craft beer kitchen. Please join us (regular bar service is available). We’ll have some awesome sour beer pairing recommendations!