Astoria, Bars, Beer and Wine
Feb 22, 2013

Finally Fridays- NYC Beer Week in Astoria & Long Island City

It’s here: NYC Beer Week is back and bigger than ever. Now that Queens has become quite the beer hotspot, there’s more bars, breweries, and restaurants bringing you the best (…)

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It’s here: NYC Beer Week is back and bigger than ever. Now that Queens has become quite the beer hotspot, there’s more bars, breweries, and restaurants bringing you the best in NYC beer than ever before. Here’s five great ways to spend your Beer Week without even hopping on the train.

The Queens Kickshaw has an impressive Beer Week lineup:

  • An all-Queens tap takeover featuringBeyond KombuchaBridge and Tunnel BreweryRockaway Brewing Co.SingleCut Beersmiths. Friday, 2/22 – Friday, 3/1, 11am-1am
  • A four course all-Queens brewery dinner!  Each dish is made with components of the brewing process, or with the beer/kombucha itself. Dinner includes a beer/kombucha pairing. Tuesday, 2/26 & Wednesday, 2/27 , 6:00pm – 9:30pm. To reserve your spot, send an email to info@thequeenskickshaw.com with your requested date and time.
  • Peekskill Tap Takeover: Peekskill’s head brewer Jeff O’Neil will be on hand to mark the brewery’s first foray into Queens. Head Roasters Mike Love and Kurt Balogh of Coffee Labs Roasters will also be in attendance in honor of their collaborative brew, a one-off cask, yet unnamed! Saturday, 3/2, 5:30pm-1am.

Join Alewife for a Rockn’ Beer Dinner featuring Singlecut Beersmiths. For $65 you’ll get a five course meal, beer pairing and Q&A with Singlecut  brewmaster, Rich Buceta. Menu items include Pear Onion Tart with Goat Cheese and Honey  (with 19-33 Lagrrr!) and Duck Confit Tamale with Hoisin Sauce (with Dean Mahogany Ale.) Purchase tickets here.

For something a little different, check out 5 Napkin Burger’s ‘Beer-tails’, inventive cocktails made with beer! Try the Angry Cuban: Angry Orchard Crisp Apple, Pineapple Juice & White Rum. Available all day during Beer Week, 02/22 – 03/03.

Sunswick 35/35 starts off beer week with Empire Brewing Co. Night  from 7pm-10pm, Friday 2/22. Beer Week continues with their Queens Showcase, Thursday 2/28 from 7pm-10pm, featuring: Bridge & Tunnel Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Co., and Singlecut Beersmiths.

And, the best of the rest:

Crescent & Vine– Wed 2/27 ABCBeer Co. and Blue Mountain tasting, and 3/1 Ultra Rare beer tastings.
Molly Blooms– Asstorted craft beers on draught and in bottles.
Mosaic Cafe & Lounge– Craft beers like River Horse, Perennial, Harpoon, Bear Republic, Boulder, Cricket Hill, Hoppin Frog, and Laughing Dog available.

We’d love to hear what you’re doing for Beer Week 2013. Leave us a note in the comments with your beer-centric weekend plans.

 

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