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Wrap Up Summer at Jimmy’s No. 43

BON-BON-SLIDEAs 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:

Off Color from Chicago
  • *Troublesome Gose – a blend of two different beers, weighing in at 4.5% ABV: “The base beer is fermented with a wheat yeast strain and spiced with coriander, while the second beer is fermented solely with Lactobacillus which makes up about 20% of the volume.”
  • *Scurry – a 5.3% dark altbier
New from Singlecut Beersmiths
  • *”Bon Bon” 2 X TNT IIPA (double IPA) – an 8.2% ABV that’s dropping today (8/28)! We’ll have one of the first kegs.
One of our favorites from Barrier Brewing
  • *Evil Giant Rye IPA – a 6.4% ABV American IPA
And from The Other Half
  • *Hop Showers IPA – at 7.4% ABV, one of the best received new beers of the year
Our summer menu is still in effect, but look for our expanded fall menu to premiere the week of September 8th.

Ramen Pop-Up Shop, Sunday

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!



A Week in the Life of Jimmy’s No. 43

While we love nothing more than to hang out at the bar with both old friends and new craft beer lovers, we here at Jimmy’s No. 43—along with owner Jimmy Carbone—spend a lot of time checking out the craft beer and sustainable food community beyond our East Village craft beer kitchen. So, for fun, Jimmy documented his whereabouts last week, as he ventured from Long Island to Governors Island and from Alphabet City to Albany! Take a look at what we do in any given week, and drop by to chat with us this week over one of our great beers!


On Monday, Jimmy was working out the details for next year’s NYC Brewers Choice, which will have even more beers sourced with NY State Ingredients. Pictured is Mark Sorrell of Cornell University, who is leading research on growing barley and other grains for beer in NY. Brewers Choice will take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 (venue TBA).


On Tuesday after taping Beer Sessions Radio™, the studio panel cracked open several bottles of Hill Farmstead, including a special collaboration beer made with Luc “Bim” Lafontaine of Dieu du Ciel!.


On Wednesday, we hung out at Jimmy’s No. 43 with brewmaster Loren Taylor-Raymond of Third Rail Beer, which will be launching on Saturday (August 23rd) at One Mile House. We got to preview the new Saison.


On Thursday, Jimmy headed up to Albany as part of the Governor’s new NY Craft Brewer Workgroup. Jimmy was talking NY grains, malts, and craft beer at Brown’s Brewing in Troy with Paul Leone of the NY State Brewers Association, Fred Matt of F.X. Matt Brewing Company, and FarmHouse Brewery owner Natalie Mattrazzo.


On Friday, we got to sample Sticke Handwerker, a Secret Engine/Rocky Point collaboration beer (following their cask launch on Thursday at St. Gambrinus).


And, finally, on Saturday, we were back out on Governors Island with the Jazz Age Lawn Party, where we were serving up our 20s-themed menu. Great food, great beer, great friends, great fun! A week in the life…

Jimmy’s No. 43 Welcomes Best IPAs, Community Guests

AlvinneWe’re into those dog days, and we’re pulling out our favorite IPAs from some of our favorite breweries. This week on Beer Sessions Radio™ on The Heritage Radio Network, Jimmy Carbone (who is also host of the popular podcast) invited several guests to talk about the best local IPAs, many of which can regularly be found here at Jimmy’s No. 43. While August 7th was National IPA Day, we like to celebrate with our favorites that we’re pouring this week (while supplies last, of course):

1) Peekskill Brewing, Eastern Standard IPA
2) Other Half Brewing Co, Hop Showers (Our friends at First We Feast recently took a road trip with the brewers!)
3) Singlecut Brewery, Half Stack IPA
4) Barrier Brewing Co, Money IPA

And while we absolutely love these great local brews on draught, we also have some amazing bottles (all 12 oz.) that encompass the hop, including:

1) Sleepover Coffee Double IPA – a collaboration brew between Mikkeller and To Øl that weighs in at a hefty 10.5% ABV (our favorite review calls it “weird but great”!).
2) Taras Bulba by Brasserie de la Senne - This extra hoppy Belgian ale is one of our favorites, and at a sessionable 4.5% ABV is a great summer all-day beer.
3) Alvinne Undressed – While the exact opposite of a hop bomb, this amazing brown sour ale (6.9% ABV) is a great antidote for all the bitterness when you’re ready to let your sour flag fly!

Finally, we’re happy to support our community groups, including Edible SchoolYard, who will soon be back in the city’s schools promoting healthy eating, but in the meantime will be hanging out with us this evening! We’re already taking bookings into the fall, so if your group (non-profit, business or social) needs a hang-out, let us know!

An important part of our identity as a Craft Beer & Kitchen restaurant is supporting both local non-profits along with small local brewers, as well as bringing in small imports from all over the world for our regular (and new!) customers to try. All these beers pair great with our summer menu (look for our new full menu come September), so we hope you’ll enjoy a new brew (or an old favorite) with us as summer winds down.


Perfectly Evil: Revolving Dansk Pop-Up and Evil Twin Pairings this Sunday with special “Meet the Brewer” Recommendations


Jimmy’s No. 43!

We’ve heard that Denmark is the happiest country on the planet due to social welfare, but we have the sneaking suspicion that it is the hot dogs and beer. This Sunday, August 10th, we hope you will join us for an “Evil Pairing,” when Danish pop-up Revolving Dansk takes over part of our craft beer kitchen and the Evil Twin himself, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø will be in the house to pair his brews with old world Copenhage Street Dogs, served up pølsevogn-style (meaning they are topped with locally produced Scandinavian pickles, crispy fried onions, chopped onions, Danish remoulade, ketchup and mustard.

Recommended pairings (in case you can’t get Jeppe’s undivided attention):

  • *The Cowboy paired with the Rød Hot Dog
  • *Low Life paired with Grillpølse

And we’ll have more recommendations come Sunday, from 5-10 p.m. It’s Danish happiness in sausage form, slurped down with a cold brew!

And for those who aren’t getting your Dane on, well, regular bar and restaurant service is available with beers from Rushing Duck—Kroovy Imperial, Naysayer Pale Ale, Coffer Porter Nitro Stout, Barrier—Ruckus IPA, Greenroom Pale Ale, Cali Common, and Singlecut Beersmiths—Billy Half Sack IPA, “Kim” Tart Cherry Sour.