It’s shaping up to be a beautiful spring weekend, and we’re happy to be the unofficial “clubhouse” for great beer during the 39th Annual St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church Festival in celebration of Lower East Side History Month and that the East Village is Back! After the fire and destruction of March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association has been getting together to improve our alliance, and as the St. George Ukrainian Festival is going strong, we’re happy to be the official “clubhouse” during this weekend’s festivities.
We’re getting a jump on the fun with a meet and greet tonight with two of our favorite brewers, Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett, who are bringing their latest creation, Cuzett Libations’ Revenge of the Emu, an all-Galaxy-hopped Australian Sparkling Ale. It was just brewed at Greenpoint Beer Works in Brooklyn, so it should taste as fresh as it gets. You can mingle with Mary and Chris from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy their beer all weekend (while supplies last).
Speaking of beer, we’ll be featuring Brewski’s as our official lager of the Ukrainian Festival. Brewski Brewing Company is the beer brewing venture between Jerry Kuziw and Greg Zaccardi. The building where Jimmy’s No. 43 is located housed the original Brewsky’s (now Standings) along with Burp Castle, both of which were previously run by Jerry. As Steve Hindy said in his book, The Craft Beer Revolution, Brewsky’s and Burp Castle are two pioneering microbrew bars created by Jerry, who created and ran Brewsky’s and Burp Castle for many years as the visionary landlord behind these three establishments.
We’ll have other celebrities dropping by for tastings this weekend, so be sure to drop by and have a beer or two in celebration of St. George Church’s 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival!
We’re opening at noon on both Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. We hope to see you soon!