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Join us for April Sours this Weekend

20150413_091736We’ve decided to change the format of this weekend’s April Sours to feature some of our favorite lambics, geuzes, goses and saisons all weekend long. We’ll be pouring several large-bottle-format beers by the glass, including special limited brews from the Bruery and Jolly Pumpkin. Among the featured beers:

  • Way Beer Sour Me Not Caju – a great new sour beer from Brazil
  • Slaapmutske Flemish Old Style Kriek (Belgium)
  • Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca (Michigan)
  • And many other featured Bruery beers and unique Belgians

So join us as we celebrate April Sours!

 

Sour and Spice and Biscuits so Nice!

GueuzeMCAs we look forward to this weekend’s NYC Hot Sauce Expo (where we’ll be grilling), we’ll be offering up an international beer night on Saturday, April 23rd, which is both St. Jordi (Spain) day and the 500th anniversary of Germany’s Reinheitsgebot law that stated beer should have only water, hops and barley (they didn’t know the importance of yeast 500 years ago!). We’ll be celebrating with Catalan cider, beer and tappas, along with a lager from Folksbier.

And on Sunday, it’s the return of Biscuits &, a pop-up shop that will be running through May (including on Mother’s Day!).

And next week, it’s our annual April Sours! Join us on Saturday, April 30th, for three hours of sour beer sampling inspired by Stillwater’s Gose Gone Wild. You’ll get food and unlimited beer pours, including the following (subject to substitution):

  • Stillwater Brewing
  • Bridge & Tunnel (Queens) will be making up two specialty sours
  • LIC Beer Project
  • Tilquin (several varieties)
  • Cascade
  • Transmitter Brewing
  • A variety of Gose beers (looking forward to another Summer of Gose)
  • Others TBA

Spend three hours of walk-around sampling featuring 20+ beers perfect for Spring. Plus plenty of food for meat lovers and vegetarians alike (tickets are here).

And while we love the city in the summertime, we also appreciate getting out a bit. We have a full series of Cookout NYC events planned on the water (in Manhattan at Solar One). Starting with Memorial Day weekend, we’ll have cook-off competitions, live music, lots of great Sixpoint beer, plus cider and wine. And of course our amazing grilling operation that everyone has come to expect from us in the warmer months. See the full line-up of our summer events at cookoutnyc.com.

Finally, we’re very excited by the latest review we received from Broadway World. We have been long supporters of the arts with our Backroom for theater, film shoots and other presentations, so we’re proud to be recognized by BWW.

Whether you’re dropping by for craft beer and our “Best Burger” or meeting us when we’re out and about, we’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon!

It’s Getting Hot in Here! Hot Pepper Salon this Saturday

bronxhotsauceIf you thought “The Bronx is Burning,” only meant something bad, think again as we welcome the team behind Bronx Hot Sauce for an educational (and spicy) panel at our Saturday Salon Series this coming Saturday (April 16th) at 1PM.

Coming on the heels of hosting the judging competition for the annual Screaming MiMi Awards, we’ll be talking to pepper farmers and local hot sauce makers at this ticketed event ($10 in advance here, or $15 at the door – includes all programming and hot sauce samples; additional food/beverages available for purchase).

Expected to be on this week’s panel:

  • Kira Kinney of Evolutionary Organics in New Paltz (who also sells at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket on Saturdays) and who was recently featured in a Serious Eats article
  • Lorrie Clevenger from Rise and Root who grows pepper sets for Bronx Hot Sauce
  • John Crotty, hot sauce maker for Small Axe (who also sources peppers from Rise and Root)
  • King Phojanakong, the master chef has created the hot sauce recipe for Small Axe (and of course our themed kitchen of the past year)

The Bronx Hot Sauce is a partnership among GrowNYC, Chef King Phojanakong and Small Axe Peppers. This collaboration was forged from the shared belief that the Bronx is a wonderful place capable of producing wonderful things. Small Axe is the manufacturer of Bronx Hot Sauce.  Their peppers come from plants grown by Rise and Root. Local community gardens grow the peppers, and Small Axe buys them through the wholesale market and using King’s recipe makes the hot sauce marketed at the GrowNYC Greenmarkets and some retail outlets as Bronx Hot Sauce.

This buy-back model not only helps keep production local, it also provides direct support to the community gardens and gardeners. So come out this Saturday and meet the Hot Sauce Makers. And be sure to join us later this month in Brooklyn at the 4th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo.