Any beer geek is living in heaven right now. New York City is home to over 50 breweries, while the state has over 150 microbreweries and over 130 farm breweries. The vast majority of these breweries came into existence during the last decade. There’s now a LOT of beer being brewed pretty close to home, and many are widely available throughout the city. The year is filled with events to celebrate such bounty and one of the best festivals starts today with New York City Beer Week.

The nonprofit NYC Brewers Guild is behind the annual New York City Beer Week. The NYC Brewers Guild works as an advocate for its members, helps grow the craft beer industry, and throws events like this. They help with everything from needing niche ingredients or brewing help to getting involved with local, state, and federal policies. New York City Beer Week is their “8-day celebration of good beer” and more than a few events will be taking place in North Brooklyn and LIC, including NYC’s first Fermentation Festival ($20) tomorrow at the Brooklyn Expo Center on Noble St @ Franklin St. Here’s a rundown of everything going on close to home, and apparently, we can expect more than a few tipsy souls belting out ABBA.

Barcade (388 Union Avenue)
Tuesday 2.28: Interboro/Pipeworks Beer Night (during the afternoon)
Tuesday 2.28: Mardi Gras/Beer Week with Abita Brewing! (during the evening)
Saturday 3.4: The Second Annual Ruppert’s Cup Awards

Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint Avenue)
Tuesday 2.28: LIC Beer Project at The Black Rabbit

Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street)
Friday 2.24: Swedes Singing for Beer
Tuesday 2.28: Skål! Swedish Tap Invasion


Brooklyn Expo Center (72 Noble Street)
Saturday 2.25: NYC Fermentation Festival (11 am- 3:30 pm)
Saturday 2.25: NYC Beer Week Opening Bash Invitational (5:30 pm – 9:30 pm)

Emmy Squared (364 Grand Street)
Thursday 3.2: LIC Beer Project at The Burger Bar at Emmy Squared

John Brown Smokehouse (10-43 44th Drive)
Tuesday 2.28: NYC Beer Week at John Brown!

Keg & Lantern (97 Nassau Avenue)
Sunday 2.26: Is There Love on Mars?

Kilo Bravo Bar (180 North 10th Street)
Saturday 2.25: Founders Brewery Beer Tasting Brunch at Kilo Bravo

Northern Bell (612 Metropolitan Avenue)
Friday 2.24: Coney Island Tap Takeover and Homebrew Kit Raffle
Monday 2.27: Radiant Pig Wing Eating Contest
Thursday 3.2: KelSo Tap Takeover

Rockaway Brewing Co. (46-01 5th Street)
Friday 2.24: Craft Beer & Shot
Friday 2.24: Rockaway Simultap with Kimchi Smoke

Teddy’s Bar and Grill (96 Berry Street)
Thursday 3.2: Flying Dog Tap Takeover!
Friday 3.3: Guinness & Oyster Happy Hour

The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost Street)
Monday 2.27: Homebrewing Workshop

The Well (272 Meserole Street)
Saturday 2.25: Grimm/Interboro/KCBC/Other Half/Pipeworks
Monday 2.27: Allagash Mattina Rossa Draft Release!
Thursday 3.2: TapThatNYC: Speed Dating Over Rare Craft Beer
Saturday 3.4: LIC Beer Project, Equilibrium, and Greenpoint Beer and Ale at The Well

The Williamsburg Hotel (96 Wythe Avenue)
Saturday 2.25: Smoked & Cured: Brooklyn Brewery x Nya Carnegie Seafood Brunch

N4 Taproom at Whole Foods Market (238 Bedford Avenue)
Thursday 3.2: KelSo/Sixpoint/Other Half Tap Takeover

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