The wait is over! Our good friend, Jeff O’Neil (former head brewer at Peekskill) has been working for the past year to open his own brewery in Rockland County (Hudson Valley)… and the first brew is available this weekend at Jimmy’s No. 43! We just received “The Tools of the Trade,” a pale ale just released by Jeff’s new brewery, Industrial Arts.
Jeff has been a frequent guest on Beer Sessions Radio
(pictured right with Host Jimmy Carbone and Industrial Arts GM Sofia Barbaresco, herself formerly of Broken Bow). Industrial Arts, is slated to open this fall in the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center in Rockland County, but we’ve been waiting a year for this beer that we’ll be tapping today or tomorrow as a draught line opens.
We expect to be carrying Jeff’s beers regularly, but you can get a sneak peek (taste?) this weekend of some hoppy goodness from Industrial Arts Brewing!
Many of our frequent patrons know about the best kept secret spot in all the East Village, our Backroom! However, we’re basking in the spotlight as Woody Allen’s latest film, Café Society, prominently features the space, all decked out to look like a 1930s Jazz Club (additional scenes feature our dining room).
We’re taking advantage of the photographic publicity to give our Backroom a bit of a facelift: Now you can have your party here, too! Whether it’s for birthdays, holidays or some other special occasion, you can book now for the coming months (reservations via email). We have both themed party and open bar options.
Or if you’re looking for your business, we have availability Monday-Friday until 5PM for company meetings (with or without lunch). Located in the heart of the East Village, we’re perfectly located for your company get-togethers.
We invite you to enjoy being part of the Jimmy’s No. 43 Café Society!
We made it through the heat of July and August is looking mighty fine thus far as we turn our focus back to some of our favorite summer libations. This week, we’ll be welcoming Urban Farm Fermentory’s Eli Cayer, maker of ciDAH. On Friday (August 5th), we’ll be tapping a keg of his ciDAH and hanging with Eli from 5PM on.
And speaking of cider, there’s still time to get tickets to this Saturday’s CiderFeast, which we are co-producing and which features 30+ ciders poured by more than a dozen of our favorite cider makers. Expected to be in attendance are:
- Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider – NY
- Big Apple Cider – NY
- Shacksbury – VT
- Original Sin – NY
- Austin Eastciders – TX
- E. Z. Orchards – OR
- Aspall – UK
- Ciders of Spain – Spain
- WineSellers LTD, Importers – Spain/France/UK
- Virtue – MI
- Ciderboys – WI
- Wolfer – NY
- Farnum Hill – NH
You can get tickets for CiderFeast (being held at East River Park at 23rd Street on the Manhattan waterfront) here.
Back at home, we’ll be freshening up our Summer of Gose menu and offering a select few seats to Cicerone v. Cicerone on Wednesday, August 17th (also a certain proprietor’s birthday!). You’ll get six beers paired to three courses by two Certified Cicerones. Only 20 seats available for this rare beer and food pairing.
And Jimmy’s No. 43 is still the launchpad for many new brewers and cider makers coming into the city. We recently launched Kings County Brewers Collective (from Bushwick, Brooklyn); we still have their sessionable Saison, Sandcastles, available on draught. Check out our full (and rotating) beer and cider list here.