New York City Brewers Guild to Host Annual Fundraiser on September 20

New York, NY — The New York City Brewers Guild takes it to the streets with 19 of NYC’s premier Guild breweries hosting their annual fundraiser to raise money for NYC Beer Week 2015. Occurring in and around Kelso Beer Company on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, “Blocktoberfest” boasts a 5,000 square feet indoor beer garden and 3,000 square feet outdoor seating area located at 525 Waverly Avenue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

A special VIP seating opens up the event from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm where ticketholders can meet acclaimed brewers, and taste rare brews as well as their latest and greatest new releases (the VIP and general admission beer lists will be announced soon). 508 Gastrobrewery’s brewer Chris Cuzme curates the music showcasing the “Banded Brewers” (a group comprised of musicians employed by or associated with breweries in attendance) and DJ sets, and select artisan food trucks will provide delicious eats, including Jimmy’s No. 43’s Beer & BBQ Truck. The full food truck and music line-up will be announced soon. General Admission is $10, beers are $5 each, and in advance of the event, 5 beers can be purchased for $20. Food is sold separately. Tickets to “Blocktoberfest” can be purchased via Eventbrite.

NYC’s craft beer scene is booming with unprecedented growth, and the New York City Brewers Guild welcomes five new members just in time for the fundraiser. Beer aficionado’s attending “Blocktoberfest” can now enjoy specialty beers from these standout new breweries: Transmitter Brewing, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Flagship Brewing, Big Alice Brewing, and Grimm Artisanal Ales. The NYC Brewers Guild consists of 19 total breweries, and craft beers from each of the following breweries will be available onsite: Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, City Island Brewery, Dyckman Beer Company, Eataly Birreria, Gun Hill Brewing Co., Harlem Brewing Co., Heartland Brewing Co., KelSo Beer Company, Other Half Brewing, Queens Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Company, Sixpoint Brewery, and 508 GastroBrewery.

Mark your calendars! Coming up from February 20 – March 1, 2015, the 7th Annual New York City Beer Week 2015 returns to more than 250 NYC beer destinations featuring celebrated Guild breweries and NYC’s latest craft beer companies, nationally and internationally renowned breweries, celebrity chefs, and acclaimed restaurants for 10 days of craft beer madness.Following last year’s 800-person sold-out Opening Bash at Vanderbilt Hall (Grand Central Terminal), the New York City Brewers Guild has big things in the works for Beer Week 2015 that’ll be announced at the fundraiser.

“I’m really looking forward to 2015 NYC Beer Week,” says Kelly Taylor (President of the New York City Brewers Guild, Co-Founder/Brewer at KelSo Beer Company, Brewmaster at Heartland Brewery). “Our aim is to triple the number of Partner Venues and to have some extraordinary beer events and festivities throughout the city for those 10 days. From the newly resuscitated Ruppert’s Cup, to the inaugural ‘First Tap’ of the week, there promises to be engaging, unique, and, of course, beer centric events every night and in every borough, proving NYC is, once again, a great city for great beer.”

For year-round updates on all Guild events and NYC Beer Week 2015, please visit: newyorkcitybrewersguild.com.

About the NYCBG:

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 innovative events, programming, and consumer education; and to foster a healthy, ethical, and growth-focused craft beer industry throughout the city. The New York City Brewers Guild is a 501[c]6 non-profit founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry – and thereby lessen human misery. The 7th Annual New York City Beer Week continues a beloved citywide celebration of the breadth of exceptional craft beers from around the region and around the world!

Guild breweries include Big Alice Brewing, Bridge and Tunnel Brewing, Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, City Island Brewery, Dyckman Beer Company, Eataly Birreria, Flagship Brewing, Grimm Artisanal Ales, Gun Hill Brewing Co., Harlem Brewing Co., Heartland Brewing Co., KelSo Beer Company, Other Half Brewing, Queens Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Company, Sixpoint Brewery, Transmitter Brewing, and 508 GastroBrewery.

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