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Feb 22, 2016

NYC Beer Week Is Back! Here’s How LIC’s Bierocracy Plans To Celebrate

Beer lovers of the five boroughs, rejoice! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, also known as NYC Beer Week, presented by the New York City Brewers Guild. It’s (…)

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Beer lovers of the five boroughs, rejoice! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, also known as NYC Beer Week, presented by the New York City Brewers Guild. It’s a week dedicated to all things malty, hoppy, and local, and we’re excited to tell you what Bierocracy, LIC’s newest beer hall, has planned.

Like any weeklong event in the city (We’re looking at you, Restaurant Week!) NYC Beer Week actually spans longer than seven days: it began on Friday, February 19, and will conclude on Sunday, February 28. Bierocracy has four awesome events to choose from throughout this time, so choose carefully. (Or attend them all!)

Monday, February 22

On Monday night, Big Alice Brewing will be offering three of their beers exclusively at Bierocracy. Those who pride themselves on supporting Queens breweries won’t want to miss this one! They’ll be featuring:

-LIC Native White Stout (6.5% ABV) is the result of the collaboration between Big Alice Brewing and Native Coffee Roasters

-Gunpowder Tea Rye (8.6% ABV), a full-bodied, sweet beer with a slight smokiness.

-Hellcat IPA (has not yet been reviewed).


Tuesday, February 23

On Tuesday night, LIC Beer Project will participate in a tap takeover. If you’re like me and love all things Belgian and golden, this is the night for you. The beers being offered include:

-Arden Core Saison, is a Belgian-inspired ale that pays reverence to old world Franco-Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions.  This ale is fermented with complex house saison yeast resulting in a softly contoured pale golden ale with a billowing rocky head and a slight haze in appearance.

-Modern Abiration is a beautiful golden pale ale with a billowing white head, explosive hop and yeast profile.  It represents the first in a line of experimental, 100 percent Brettanomyces beers.

-Table Sour is a beer that hasn’t been reviewed yet – try it and tell them what you think!


Wednesday, February 24

Wednesday night is their main event, a Beer Pouring Class with Pilsner Urquell. Starting at 6 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to pour beer like European beerhall professionals.  For $15 , each “student” can try their hand at three authentic pours and will be given a European-style school scorecard to track their skill level.  Those who show the best technique will win Pilsner Urquell swag like capa and retro t-shirts. Participants will learn how to achieve the following pours:

-Hladinka – the classic head pour.

-Mliko – a wet, drinkable foam which quickly turns into beer.

-Rezane – a European version of the “half and half” using pale and dark lagers.

No registration is necessary; simply pay when you arrive!


Thursday, February 24

Thursday is all about Remarkable Liquids, a a craft distribution and importing company based in upstate New York. They’ll present thirsty Bierocracy patrons with:

-Rushing Duck Beanhead Coffee Porter (5.7% ABV) is brewed by Rushing Duck Brewing Company and takes as its base the beer of a robust porter and pairs it with a fantastic coffee flavor that comes from a Guatemalan bean roasted by Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. in Kauneonga Lake, NY.

-Third Rail Stoop Juice IPA (6.2% ABV), brewed by Third Rail Beer in Yonkers, is an Indian Pale Ale with Equinox, Wakatu & Citra hops, pale malt and wheat.

-Reckless Abandon – Belgian Double IPA (8/6% ABV) is brewed by Abandon Brewing Company in Penn Yan and has heavy doses of Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Centennial hops.  It is dry hopped twice to produce a big hop aroma.


Craving a beer yet? We are! Cheers to a thriving beer scene in New York City, and in our home borough of Queens.

Bierocracy (12-23 Jackson Avenue. Long Island City)
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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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