It’s the unofficial start of summer as we roll into this (very early) Memorial Day weekend with a new theme: Lagers for Baseball! As we work on our new summer menu (in previews! come by for a sneak peek), we’re also enjoying cold fermented beers that pair so well with summer. We added the theme of baseball after sitting down with NY Times food and wine critic Eric Asimov, who wrote on the joys of combining America’s favorite pastime with lager beer.
Among the lagers we’ll have this weekend (while supplies last):
- Brewski’s lager made at Ramstein/High Point Brewery in NJ
- Green Flash East Village Pils – named after San Diego’s East Village, but pouring in NYC’s East Village
- Sly Fox’s “Penny” Maibock – Penny is the name of the winning goat at this year’s annual mai goat race at the Pennsylvania brewery
- Boogie Board Stuntz – a Kölsch collaboration beer between Brooklyn’s The Other Half and Maine’s Bunker Brewing that will be having its Manhattan launch at Jimmy’s No. 43 – while technically an ale, we’re counting this hybrid among our lagers this weekend!
And it’s a great week for liquor, as well, at Jimmy’s No. 43. Tonight (Wednesday, May 20th) we’ll be featuring our regular installment of Cocktail Classics to benefit Slow Food NYC. Join Tara Lyons from the Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, the first distillery in historic Lexington, Kentucky in more than half a century. She’ll be sampling Town Branch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
This tasting comes off our great night with Amy Zavatto featuring indie gin cocktails. We discovered the amazing diversity of really good gin, including Astoria Distilling’s Queens Courage and Vermont’s Barr Hill Gin (Jimmy’s new personal favorite is the barrel-aged gin pictured above).
We hope to see you this week enjoying beer, liquor and our new summer menu sneak preview.