This Saturday (3/19) from 1-5pm, Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 No 15th St) has organized their Firkin Awesome Cask Festival, where we will have the rare opportunity to try beer the way it was originally made to drink before refrigeration and carbonation.
Real ale is beer that is naturally carbonated by yeast consuming fermentables within a closed vessel, also called cask conditioned. A lot like bottle conditioning, but on a larger format. It’s a traditional English way of serving beer. No extraneous CO2 is used to dispense the beer as in a typical draft system, and it’s usually softly carbonated and served at cellar temperature in order to showcase the delicate, nuanced flavors found in English malt, hops, and yeast. Continue reading →
WEDNESDAY 12/16 * Staring Contest @ The Diamond (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $3 to compete, First blink loses; audience heckling encouraged, More info # Pink Party @ Nights & Weekends (1 Bedford Ave) 9pm, FREE, Wear pink and get ready to try 7 different rosé wines by Dúzsi Tamás, Hungary’s world-renowned “King of Rose,” from Palinkerie Importers, More info
THURSDAY 12/17 # Rockaway Pint Party @ Rockaway Brewing (46-05 5th St) 7pm, FREE, Celebrating one year of the enactment of the Craft New York Act, which allowed breweries in New York to legally serve pints, More info ♫ Grizzly’s Urban Campfire @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave) 9pm, $10, With Tone Tank / Grizzly Gato / Quelle Chris / Junk Science, RSVP