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Your Beery Weekend: November 18-20

The cozy, subterranean Jimmy’s No. 43 plays host to our Beer Brunch tomorrow from 1-4pm.

Are you the type that plans out your weekend according to beer? After the jump, everything you need to know about beer events in and around New York this weekend. Enjoy!

The full calendar is after the jump…


  • Breukelen Bier Merchants (182 Grand St., at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg) hosts Nebraska Brewing Company beers tonight starting at 7pm. They’ll have some rare drafts and bottles, like the Fathead barleywine, Black Betty Imperial Stout, and the Melange, a Belgian Strong Ale aged in Chardonnay barrels.
  • Cafe D’Alsace (1695 2nd Ave., at 88th St., Upper East Side) continues their Firkin Fridays with a tapping of Mönchsambacher Lagerbier. It’s an unfiltered German lager from Brauerei Zehendner with a bready, malty aroma and floral, grassy hops. And it’s on cask starting at 6:30pm.
  • Pretty Things comes to Bklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave., at 6th Ave., Park Slope) today from 5-8pm. Join their New York rep Jim Barnes as he serves you samples of their fresh-into-bottles Our Finest Regards barleywine and some cheese.
  • New Beer Distributors (167 Chrystie St., at Rivington St., Lower East Side) rolls out their winter seasonal lineup of draft lines for growler fills today from 3:30-7pm. Among the options: Founders Breakfast Stout, Kuhnhenn Vintage Ale, and Cigar City Maduro Brown.


  • We’re shameless self-promoters, so naturally, we recommend our Brewers’ Brunch on Saturday from 1-4pm at Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 E. 7th St., at 2nd Ave., East Village). Enjoy beers from Barrier Brewing, Pretty Things, Crossroads, Blind Bat, and Wandering Star, and all-you-can-eat food from Jimmy’s and Tchoup Shop’s brunch menu for just $45.
  • Today and all weekend long, visit Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave., at Franklin St., Greenpoint) for their Wet Hop Weekend. They’ll be pouring Two Brothers Heavy-Handed IPA, Great Divide Fresh Hop, and two other wet-hopped beers in a $12 flight. They’re open Noon-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • GRAB Specialty Foods (438 7th Ave., at 15th St., Park Slope) has a Brewery Ommegang tasting on Saturday from 4-7pm. They’ll have free samples of the Adoration, Abbey Ale, Rare Vos, and more. Plus, naturally, those beers will also be available for growler fills.


  • One of our favorite Staten Island beer spots serves up their favorite beers on Sunday. Adobe Blues (63 Lafayette Ave., at Fillmore St., New Brighton) holds their Brewery Appreciation Day from noon-4pm. $50 gets you a tasting glass, all-you-can-eat fajitas, and beer from Pretty Things, Allagash, Founders,Nøgne Ø, and many more. Tickets are going fast, so buy them at the bar in advance.
  • Blind Tiger Ale House (281 Bleecker St., at Jones St., West Village) hosts Peak Organic and the “Peak Terroir Tour” Sunday at 3pm. They’ll be featuring Peak’s Local Series, with four beers brewed with hops and malts from four different states: Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, and - of course - New York!
  • The 7th Annual B.R.U.C.E. (Brooklyn Underground Chili Extravaganza) starts at 8pm Sunday at Barcade (388 Union Ave., at Ainslie St., Williamsburg). It’s a chili cookoff! The contestants have already been selected, but the judges for the nine chilis are chosen at random from everyone who attends. Get there before 8pm if you’d like to judge, and come hungry!
  • We’re highly skeptical of any beer event when we have virtually no idea what kind of beer will be poured, so proceed with Novembeerfest at 82 Mercer (82 Mercer St., at Spring St., SoHo) at your own risk. But with a $20 admission price (plus the price of drink tickets), they claim to give you access to “brews, ales, lagers, cervezas, pilsners, stouts, biers, pivos and birras from different countries around the world.” There’s so much redundancy within that sentence that our heads just exploded. 
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