It happened today – you looked at your calendar and started to get depressed. We’ve all noticed that as of today it is the mid-point of August. Summer is almost over – and that is a depressing thought. We’re already starting to feel it slipping away. It’s been an especially hard summer for Manhattanites – street temperatures in the heart of the city hitting well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, air-conditioners keeping everyone inside cool but pumping out waves of hot air for the rest of us, concrete hot enough to cook an entire turkey and that beautiful skyline blocking any sort of breeze from giving any respite. So this week the Beer Friends are giving Manhattan a break.
That’s right – this week every NYC Craft Beer Event is happening outside the center of New York City. From Brooklyn, to Jersey, to Westchester (first ever I believe!) we’ve got beer events for everyone else in the Tri-State, multi-boroughed area. Check em’ out! And watch out for the Manhattan yuppies!
Monday, August 15 – Brooklyn Brewery “Ghost” Night @ The Diamond, Brooklyn:
Talk about black ops – this event might not even exist. It’s the kind of thing that gets blacked out in government documents. That shady characters with dozens of names and passports engage in only to disappear into the fold. Some people may or may not have found some brew that may or may not exist and it may or may not be served TONIGHT at a bar that may or may not be real. Actually, it’s all very real – there are four bottles of incredibly rare and specialized brews that sound, to be honest, made up. Which makes them all the more desirable. Here’s what we’re looking at:
Crochet Rouge Rose – Local 1 aged on chardonnay and pinot noir lees. (more…)