We’ve just programmed our events for NYC Beer Week (February 20th-March 1st), and it’s looking like our best Beer Week ever. This is officially the “seventh” beer week, but a lot has changed in those seven years; we were there at the beginning and it has been great to watch the local craft beer scene grow and expand.
This year we will be hosting events almost every day of beer week (we still have room for private parties), and among our features will be a photography exhibit of Matt Coats’ pictures of self-distributed breweries in the city. Matt’s work was recently seen on the cover of Beer Advocate Magazine (we had a little fun and substituted one of Matt’s photos featuring the Beer Sessions Radio team for the original cover photo, pictured at left).
Matt’s work will be featured at Jimmy’s No. 43 throughout NYC Beer Week with a big kick-off party (where you can meet Matt) on Saturday, February 21st.
Among our other NYC Beer Week events (also see event links to the right):
- Cicerone v. Cicerone Beer & Food Pairing. Sunday, February 22nd from 2-4 p.m. We take five dishes, ten beers, and two Certified Cicerones and ask you to be the judge! You’ll get to hobnob with two of the best beer experts in the area as James Tai and Brendan Woodcock (both candidates for Master Cicerone) will be pairing beers to foods selected by each competitor, Jimmy’s No. 43 and a special “surprise guest chef”. More details and tickets here.
- Beer Sessions Radio Presents Rare Beer Dinner with Chef Matthew Garelick. Monday, February 23rd at 7 p.m. We’ll be raiding the cellar for rare and “wild” beers that will be paired to a gourmet 5-course tasting menu curated by Chef Matt formerly of L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, Adour Alain Ducasse, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse and 57 at the Four Seasons, among others. Tickets to this sit-down dinner are available here.
- 5th Annual NYC Brewer’s Choice. Tuesday, February 24th from 6-10 p.m. at Sanders Studios (Brooklyn). The ultimate food and beer pairing event features 40+ beers, including special “SMASH” beers using 100% NY State hops and malt plus out-of-state breweries using at least 30% NY regional grains. With a keynote address from Mike Hinkley of Green Flash and food from 20+ chefs, restaurants and artisanal food purveyors (including a raw bar!), this year’s NYC Brewer’s Choice will be the biggest and best yet. Get your all-inclusive tickets here. Co-produced with the NYC Brewers’ Guild and NY State Brewers Association.
- Tastings with Whiskey, Cheese and Bacon. We’re thrilled to have several $15 tastings that will bring special guests including author and Whiskey expert Lew Bryson (Wednesday, February 25th), Consider Bardwell’s Peter Henry (Thursday, February 26th), and the I Like Pig crowd for a “bacon brunch sampler” (Saturday, February 28th). It’s your chance to mix and mingle in a casual setting with all the great industry people who frequent Jimmy’s No. 43 during NYC Beer Week and all year round!
You can read about all our events and keep up to date on changes and additions on our Events page.