We are very excited once again to be hosting some of the coolest beer geeks around as they study to pass the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). As the proliferation of homebrew events continues, more beer judges are needed. While sometimes beer professionals who are not certified are completely competent to judge, the BJCP trains beer drinkers (as opposed to beer makers) in the many characteristics that go into making 28 different beer styles in multiple variations.
Our building at 43 E. 7th Street in the East Village has a rich beer history. In fact, back in the 1980s, Garrett Oliver and the nascent NYC homebrewers would gather to sample each others brews. Currently, the address is home to three beer bars including Jimmy’s No. 43, which has led some beer fans to call this area of the city the “Brewmuda Triangle.”
We love offering up opportunities for the judges of tomorrow, who will be hanging out in the back room (and probably around the bar) every Tuesday for the next three months. And we’ll be offering up some great beer drinking this weekend:
- On Friday, from 5-7 we’ll be offering a $10 NY beer sampler: get four tastings of NY beers
- On Saturday, we’re hosting a TedX Manhattan viewing party and from 2-4 we’ll be serving up $15 plates of Chaucroute Garni from our e-cookbook I Like Pig
- Then on Sunday from 4-10 p.m. Tastes and Sounds of the South returns with a Cajun pop-up kitchen (menu items to include jambalaya, catfish salad, mac & cheese fritters, and more great southern style Cajun cuisine)
Hope to see you this week at the bar!