Looking Ahead to Fall: Photo Exhibits, Pig Island, Artisan Beverage Weeks

longtableIt’s almost the end of summer (there are still a few good beach days out there), so we’re already looking ahead to fall! Upcoming will be Pig Island (returning to Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Saturday, September 9th) where we’ll be grilling up our snout-to-tail dishes and we’re already making plans to celebrate NY Craft Beverage Week, NY Rye Week and – of course – Cider Week NYC.

And if you’re still in the city, be sure to check out this great photography exhibition, featuring the work of local photographers, James & Karla Murray, who have been telling the story of the Lower East Side’s Disappearing Mom-and-Pop Storefronts.

We’ll see you soon!

Welcome to July Good Beer Month!


As a member of Good Beer Seal, Jimmy’s No. 43 is ready to welcome craft beer lovers around the city for the ninth annual July is Good Beer Month. When we launched the Good Beer Seal nine years ago with other great local bars (Blind Tiger, DBA, Burp Castle, Bar Great Harry), it was as a response to the very first NY Craft Beer Week, which was established to honor the various local and regional beers and brewers. But we knew that it was great beer bars that were responsible for bringing craft beer to the public, and great bars deserved their own celebration. Now, as many craft beer lovers flock to the brewery tasting rooms that have grown as the craft beer movement has, we still want to shout our appreciation for the great beer bars that continue to lead this craft beer renaissance.

It has been an amazing journey for us as part of the Good Beer Seal. For our first five years, Mayor Bloomberg declared that July is Good Beer Month, and this annual, month-long festival celebrates local establishments, our communities and the good beer we serve. Through special offers, media outreach and special events (both at off-site venues and at member bars), July is Good Beer Month is endorsed by city leaders and prominent figures in the beer scene.

This year’s calendar will include:

  • The return of Edible’s Good Beer at 28 Liberty on July 20th where we will confer the 2017 Good Beer Seal Awards
  • Hops & Hot Sauce: a 101-style guided tasting pairing – what else? – beer and hot sauce (tickets/info here)
  • The Craft Beer Jam at WNYC’s The Greene Space with Beer Sessions Radio™ host Jimmy Carbone returns on July 19th as beer luminaries gather to discuss (and drink) with a live audience – guests will include Jeff O’Neil of Industrial Arts and John Segal of Segal (Hop) Ranch
  • Special episodes of Beer Sessions Radio on July 11th, 18th and 25th – All shows will feature live tastings immediately after the show with the radio guests each Tuesday at 7PM at Pine Box Rock Shop
  • The return of Food Karma Feasts at the Farm on Kent, July 27th
  • We will once again be participating in the annual Good Beer Passport

July Good Beer Month is the one time when we focus on the craft beer bars and their owners, all of us who work tirelessly to bring excellence to our industry and to support our individual communities.

We welcome you to be an active part of this year’s month of great beer bars and the Beer Pioneers who bring craft beer to the city every day of the year.

Hope to see you at Jimmy’s No. 43 in July!

Silence of the Lambics and Summer of Gose Return

We love sour beers, especially in the summer.
These refreshing, tart and classic brews are perfect with the warmer temperatures (and with lower ABVs, swimsuit season!) A couple years back, famed NY Times beverage writer Eric Asimov captured the essence of the gose style, naming it the beer of summer. We have several goses currently on the menu, including:
  • Leipziger Gose
  • Ritterguts Gose
  • Westbrook Gose
  • Sierra Nevada Otra Vez
And in honor of Dad’s big day (still time to order 4-packs of pints for pick-up or Pig Island early bird tix), we’re featuring the return of Silence of the Lambics this weekend, with a great line-up of these funky sour beers, including:
  • Drei Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  • Tilquin Geuze
  • Hannsen Oud Geuze

Or purchase a Summer of Gose T-shirt (see logo above), which we’ll have on sale for $20 (artwork by the great Daniel Birch).

Join us and get your sour on!

Got Beer? Special 4-packs of Jimmy’s No. 43 Pints Perfect for Dads and Grads

FullPintWho doesn’t want to raise a glass to toast dear ole dad? For this Father’s day, get him what he really wants: a vessel from which to drink his favorite brew. That’s right, we have a 4-pack of pints ready to ship or pick up in time for Father’s Day. In fact, if you pick up your order in person (June 15-18), you can enjoy a craft beer on the house (selection TBA).

It’s perfect for the Dad (or Grad) who has everything!

Buy your 4-pack of Jimmy’s No. 43 pint glasses (only $24) here.

Or really go all out and get 2-for-$130 Pig Island tickets now through June 18th and Pig Island 2017 Tshirts will be thrown in! Pig Island takes place on Saturday, September 9th.

Raising the Bar: Jimmy’s No. 43 Recognized by NYC Hospitality Alliance

HospitalityAlliance2017Last night Jimmy’s No. 43 and a few of our good friends were recognized at the New York City Hospitality Alliance Awards 2017. Our award was for “Raising the Bar,” which acknowledges an influential bar in NYC. We’ve always tried to be an active part of our community, and we are humbled to be honored by the Hospitality Alliance.

As one of the founding members of The Good Beer Seal, which recognizes craft beer bars that go beyond simply serving up great beer, Jimmy’s No. 43 is also a member of the East Village Independent Merchants Association (EVIMA), which was formed out of the aftermath from the East Village gas explosion last year and has helped support area merchants along with founding a Taste of the East Village event that takes place in the fall.

Owner Jimmy Carbone (who is also acting president of EVIMA) notes, “It’s important for bar, pub, restaurant and brewery owners to be active in our communities. At Jimmy’s No. 43, this includes participating in Lower East Side History Month (taking place right now) and supporting our neighbors, like St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, which is having its street festival in a couple weeks. We’re also doing what we can to support local brewers and cider makers along with small farms and local producers both in-house and at some of our outdoor festivals like Pig Island.”

 Among other award recipients last night were good friends Brandon Hoy who was awarded “Best of Brooklyn” for his Bushwick restaurant, Roberta’s (where we record Beer Sessions Radio on the Heritage Radio Network), and Jake Dell of Katz’s Delicatessen (True Taste of NYC Award).

Thank you to the NYC Hospitality Alliance for being counted among such a great group of businesses and community leaders throughout the five boroughs.