Join us on July 17 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the 9th Annual NYC Brewer’s Choice. Buy your tickets now!
This all-inclusive event will feature outdoor space, sunset views, live music, and a ton of beer tastings. This year 15+ small batch brewers will come together to celebrate local grains and malts with Slow Grains of Slow Food NYC!
EVENT FEATURE: George Motz, ‘America’s Hamburger Expert’, will be the event’s featured chef this year, making his only summer appearance in NYC to make smash burgers for every guest!
“I’ve been just about everywhere in America for burgers, and in the name of research consumed well in excess of 14,000 of them in the past 20 years.” – George Motz via First We Feast
“Hamburger America [by George Motz] should be a staple in anyone’s travel bag” – Bobby Flay
More about NYC Brewer’s Choice
In 2014 this event jumpstarted interest among brewers working with regional malts. Five years later the number of regional malt facilities has grown. More farmers are growing specialty grains, select bakers are using regional flour, and more breweries – from North Carolina to New York to Maine – are making beer with malt and grain that is local to them. This all-inclusive event will feature more than 15 select breweries making beer with local grain and malt in addition to hard cider and spirits.
Read More about the 6,000 pounds of New York-grown grains used for Brewer’s Choice 2014
The event featured some of the best beers I have sampled in months, a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with the brewers and some pretty tasty eats from a collection of fine restaurants.” Read more from Corks, Caps & Taps
Foam Brewers in Vermont will be pouring a beer made with barley grown in Vermont and malted by Peterson Quality Malt, 10 miles from the brewery.
Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut will feature their Table Terroir made with 100% Connecticut malt and hops and fermented with yeat captured from their property. Never before has this beer been available in NYC.
Plan Bee Farm Brewery, NY
Kent Falls Brewing, CT
West Kill Brewing, NY
Allagash Brewing, ME
Keg & Lantern Brewing, NY
Wild East Brewing, NY
Saint James Brewery, NY
Sixpoint Brewery, NY
Indian Ladder Farms Brewery, NY
Subversive Malting + Brewing, NY
Blind Bat Brewery, NY
Black Hog Brewing, CT
Freethought Beer, NY
Urban Farm Fermontry, ME
Alewife Brewing Co, NY
There will be hard cider and spirits as well.
A judges panel led by Greg Glaser and Ann Becerra of Yankee Brew News will decide which beers best express their local malt!
Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, Hadley, Massachusetts
Smash Burgers prepared by George Motz, author of Hamburger America
Slow Food NYC Slow Grains Section
Chef-prepared dishes from Grow NYC regional grains
Consider Bardwell Cheese, Vermont
Bread from River Valley Community Grains, New Jersey
La Quercia Cured Meats
She Wolf Bakery
Just Add Beer Sauce plus Miso Glazed Grilled Vegetables
My/Mo Mochi Snack
Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce
Tickets are All-Inclusive
General Admission (All-inclusive Food + Drink): $55
21 and over only.
Biba of Williamsburg
110 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
NYC Brewer’s Choice is partnering with Slow Food NYC to support their Slow Grains campaign. More information to come!