One of the great things about most craft beer lovers is they just really like to have fun. We host many events every month at Jimmy’s No. 43, and the overwhelming majority are really laid back. We invite brewers to join us, to mix and mingle with both first-timers and regulars. There’s no price for admission (you pay as you go), and it’s a chance to make new friends, even if only for a night. [Read more…] about Oyster Night With Lagunitas
Inquiring minds want to know: Is Cook Out NYC the best event ever to hit Governor’s Island? Well, our friends at Metromix sure think so. Check out these great photos from yesterday’s festivities. And for another review, see what they had to say over at Burger Conquest.
The cook off winners are:
And we look forward to Pig Island II!
As many of you are aware, we lost a great friend this week. Ray Deter, co-founder of The Good Beer Seal and Jimmy’s partner in crime over at Beer Sessions Radio, was struck by a car and killed while riding his bike. Ray is beloved by so many beer lovers that frequented his d.b.a. bars (among other establishments). Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family as they grieve. We hope everyone who knew Ray will raise a glass in his honor. The Times wrote up a nice obit. You can read it here.
A great opportunity will be presented when craft beer guru, our good friend, and President of the New York City Homebrewer’s Guild Chris Cuzme joins us in offering up a two-part course on the history and evolution of IPAs.
Chris will dive into the history of India Pale Ales from historical English IPA historical, through the evolution of American IPAs and Imperial IPAs. Of course no good education goes without taste tests, so your “tuition” will include tastings along with animated discussion. Special guests from local breweries (such as Sean McCain of Victory) will be in attendance to share and discuss their versions and chime in.
Class 1 – August 4th: The history and lore (and myths) of India Pale Ales, featuring English IPAs and traditional recipes
Class 2 – August 11th: New World IPA in America and the Craft Beer Revolution, featuring American and Imperial IPAs
Tonight marks (in no particular order) the end of June, the unofficial start to what will be a four-day holiday weekend for a lot of people, and Edible New York’s final event in 2011’s Eat/Drink/Local Week: East End Oysters Night at Jimmy’s No. 43. Last night Eddie “Oysters” (who is currently in training to be the world’s fastest oyster shucker) gave us a preview of the great oysters that will be served up courtesy of Blue Island Oysters (all you can eat tickets are $35; get yours before you head over to the bar). Let’s just say these are some damn good oysters!
Today, we’ll get to meet Blue Island’s founder and CEO, Chris Quartuccio, who was nice enough to answer a few questions about the oyster world (because we’re a reputable blog that doesn’t take what doesn’t belong to us, you’ll have to go here to see a really cool pic of Chris). Who knew oysters were a diet food? [Read more…] about Oysters Oysters Everywhere… And Plenty of Beer to Drink!