Blind Tiger Ale House
281 Bleecker St., New York, NY10014
It began innocently enough: a couple of brothers-in-law sitting around debating the subject of good and bad beer. Instead, their search for a decent ale led them to brew their own. Given Mr. Firestone’s winemaking bias and Mr. Walker’s complete lack of fermentation experience, they believed 60-gallon oak barrels were the appropriate vehicle in which to create their perfect elixir.
OK, so initial attempts were forgettable. But like so many great ideas, out of that disaster was born a handy invention – the Firestone Union. Based on classic brewing traditions from Burton-Upon Trent, this bizarre and unlikely system of linked barrels has the ability to produce rich and complex ales. In 1996 the accidental duo shelved their endless discussion on better beers and settled for building a world-class brewery that bore their names on California’s Central Coast.
Tuesday at 3:00pm we raise our glasses to this world-class brewery with an incredible line-up of their vertical anniversary beers and more — a rare, but VERY special appearance by Jeffers Richardson, the man behind Firestone Walker’s barrel-aging program. Having Jeffers in house is an incredible treat, and Cameron from Firestone will also be here! No green beer will be found at the Blind Tiger this St. Patty’s Day, just award-winning exceptional brews you will actually want to celebrate.