5 top picks for NYC beer week

 

Taste some of these libations from breweries in the NYC Brewers Guild during NYC Beer Week.
Taste some of these libations from breweries in the NYC Brewers Guild during NYC Beer Week.

We enlisted Jeremy Cowan, the president of the NYC Brewers Guild and the proprietor of Shmaltz Brewing Company, to give us his list of can’t-miss events.  See you at the aPORKalypse.

 Monday: Sixpoint Strong Ale Ataraxia launch at The Modern (9 W. 53rd St.)
“I love great art, and I love strong ales. And beer is art, after all!”

 Tuesday: Applewood beer dinner with Kelso Beer Co. (501 11th St., 7 p.m.)
“Digging into the tasty ingredients that tie together great artisan beer with an amazing farm-to-brewery-to-table dinner, this five-course beer dinner will feature specialties such as brewery-fresh spent grain pretzel rolls sweetened with malt syrup from Kelso.”

 Wednesday: Brewer’s Choice at City Winery (155 Varick St., 6 p.m., $60)
“This is a remarkable opportunity to meet the actual brewers behind all these incredible flavors, paired with foods from some of the best chefs in New York City.”

 Thursday, Feb. 28: Shmaltz Funky Jewbelation 2013 at Barcade (388 Union Ave., Brooklyn, 6 p.m.)
“How can you go wrong combining arcade games, the NYC Backgammon Guild and a slew of special Shmaltz Brewing releases, including our new Funky Jewbelation — a blend of six barrel-aged ales and lagers?”
 Saturday, March 2: The 2nd Annual aPORKalypse Now Local Beer and Pork Festival (5-14 51st Avenue, Long Island City, 12 p.m.-10 p.m., $40)
“I can’t wait to show off our rare cask of Coney Island Human Blockhead and check out all the other extra special pairings.”

NYC Beer Week kicks off tomorrow and goes until March 3. For the full list of events, visit www.newyork
citybrewersguild.com.



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