New York City Beer Week 2016

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New York City Beer Week 2016

Posted on February 12, 2016 by NYCBG

In just one week, beer fans in finer drinking establishments across the city will simultaneously clank glasses and shout, “Cheers,” “Proust,” and other proverbial terms of merriment in unison. The reason? New York City Beer Week’s inaugural SimulTap event.

February 19 marks the start of New York City Beer Week 2016, which runs through February 28 (for those keeping track at home, that’s 10 days of Beer Week goodness—a full three days more than promised!).

The week kicks off on Friday, Feb. 19 with SimulTap, which is held in various beer bars across NYC. Participating bars will feature SMaSH (State Malt and State Hop) beers beers brewed by local New York breweries. The SMaSH beers will be tapped at participating venues at 7pm sharp, at which time the city’s craft beer fans will be heard toasting the start of Beer Week in unison. Find out what bars are participating in SimulTap on the New York City Brewers Guild website.

NYC Beer Week’s opening bash will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 on a boat. The Opening Bash Cruise will feature beer from 30 NY breweries and food from local restaurants. There are two sessions for the Opening Bash Cruise, and tickets are $85 a pop (buy Opening Bash Cruise tickets here).

Brewer’s Choice is a fan and critic favorite, and is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24th at Sanders Studios. The event will feature more than two dozen local breweries and food from fifteen restaurants. Tickets are available for $80, which includes all beer and food (buy Brewer’s Choice tickets here).

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is tons more fun to be had during NYC Beer Week. We’ll be updating this post and our events page with standout events as we learn more. See you out there!

Full list of NYC Beer Week 2016 Events »

The mission of the New York City Brewers Guild is to advocate for and promote awareness of its local brewing members; to increase the visibility of local beers through marketing, events, and consumer education; and to foster a healthy, ethical, and growth-focused craft beer industry throughout the city. A 501[c]6 nonprofit business association, the NYCBG was founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry and thereby lessen human misery.

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