It’s Whiskey Time

DrinkingAdventurouslyWhether you spell it with an “e” or without, we’re celebrating it neat this week as we feature our deep list of artisan whisk(e)ys from across the US and Europe. Inspired by a chapter in spirits author Jeff Cioletti’s new book, The Year of Drinking Adventurously,we’ll be comparing our favorite whiskeys this week and at a special (ticketed – here) tasting with Jeff himself on Thursday (5/12).

The chapters of Jeff’s book break down drinking over a year, and include features on both Irish and Scottish whiskey, which got us wondering, “Who does it best?”

Join Jeff Cioletti for  comparison of six Irish and Scotch whiskeys as he talks about his new book! You’ll sample several different styles and learn all about this great spirit from an expert. Tickets are $15 for the tasting, or $45 includes a hardback copy of Jeff’s book (or $35 for a paperback copy), which he will sign for you.

Raise your glass with us and toast the great peaty beverage that is among our favorite distilled liquors.

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!