New York – As the President of the New York City Brewers Guild, Shmaltz Brewing Founder and CEO, Jeremy Cowan has worked with his fellow NYC Brewers to put together the biggest, baddest, most mind-blowing craft beer bash they could think of! Behold, the 6th Annual New York City Beer Week 2014, happening in venues all across NYC this Friday, February 21 – Sunday, March 2, 2014. Please see the list of signature and special events featuring He’brew – The Chosen Beer┬«. Don’t miss out on covering the extra special Opening Night Bash at Vanderbilt Hall (Grand Central Terminal; Feb. 21) and Jeremy Cowan moderating “Books on Tap: The Craft of Writing About Craft Beer” (The Strand; Feb. 26).
*A spectacular setting for New York City’s premier craft beer spectacle of the year, the New York City Brewers Guild hosts its Opening Night Bash at the iconic Vanderbilt Hall featuring rare and obscure beers from more than 30 breweries from NYC and friends around the region and across the country. Shmaltz pours Jewbelation REBORN┬«, R.I.P.A. on Rye┬« and some extra special beer from their secret stash! Will the 2014 version of Funky Jewbelation┬« make an appearance? Find out at the NYC Brewers Guild’s biggest party of the year! Ticket price includes an official NYC Beer Week 2014 tasting glass, and unlimited beer tastings.
Saturday, Feb. 22, 7pm
He’Brew┬« Comes to Bed-Vyne
370 Tompkins Ave (between Madison St & Putnam Ave), Brooklyn
No Cover, Pay as-you-go.
*He’Brew┬« takes over the taps at Bed-Vyne, Bedford Stuyvesant’s newest craft beer and wine mecca. Come out and taste Jewbelation REBORN┬« and other goodies on tap. Celebrate the start of craft beer week right!
Sunday, Feb. 23, Session 1: 2pm – 5pm, Session 2: 6pm – 9pm
CASKALOT: A Festive Celebration of NYC Cask Conditioned Ales
508 Greenwich Street, NYC
*Ticket price includes unlimited pours of cask conditioned ale by NYC Brewers Guild Members, and tickets are available via Eventbrite. Festival beers available a la carte on Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 at regular prices while supplies last.
Monday, Feb 24, 5pm – 8pm
Shmaltz Special Draft Tasting
Whole Foods Columbus Circle Taproom
10 Columbus Circle, NYC
*Join Shmaltz for a special tasting of several beers on tap including Jewbelation REBORN┬« — Shmaltz’s epic anniversary ale and other tasty drafts.
Monday Feb. 24, 6pm
He’Brew Beer┬« @ The Sampler
234 Starr St, Brooklyn
No cover, Pay as-you-go. Accepts debit/credit.
*The Sampler is Bushwick’s newest bottle shop, boasting an impressive number of taps in a cozy little nook off the beaten path. Come out for Death of a Contract Brewer┬«, Reunion┬«, and Jewbelation REBORN┬« on tap!
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6pm – 8pm
Cask, Draft & Rare Bottle Tasting @ Beer Culture
328 W 45th St, NYC
No cover, Pay as-you-go.
*Beer Culture hosts a triple-threat of Shmaltz beers: cask + draft + bottle with plenty of options to choose from including barrel aged and other limited edition releases from the 2013 vault.
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30pm – 8pm
Books on Tap: The Craft of Writing About Craft Beer
The Strand, Rare Books Room
828 Broadway, NYC
Entrance cost is a $15 Strand gift card, which can be used to purchase books then or in the future!
*Moderator Jeremy Cowan (President of NYC Brewers Guild, proprietor of Shmaltz Brewing Company) discusses the craft of writing about craft beer with NYC’s top beer authors; all participating writers to sign copies of their newly released books at The Strand, and a beer tasting is provided by Coney Island Brewing and Shmaltz Brewing. Featured authors include: Joshua Bernstein (The Complete Beer Course), John Holl (The American Craft Beer Cookbook), Giancarlo & Sarah Annese (Beer Lovers New York), and moderator Jeremy Cowan (Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah).
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6pm – 10pm
NYC Brewer’s Choice
80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
$65 general admission
Tickets and event information available here.
*NYC Brewer’s Choice returns to NYC Beer Week 2014. This year’s NYC Brewer’s Choice has an all New York State focus. With so many amazing existing and new breweries in the region, Brewer’s Choice is thrilled to focus on these brewers and their specialty beers. Keynote speaker is Jeff O’Neil (Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY), and 25+ brewers personally pour their favorite beers. The event is co-sponsored by Beer Sessions Radio on the Heritage Radio Network.
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7pm
He’Brew┬« Tap Takeover @ Bronx Beer Hall
Bronx Beer Hall
2344 Arthur Ave, Bronx
No Cover, Pay as-you-go
*Settled in the historic Arthur Ave retail Market in the “real” Little Italy of NYC, this tiny beer hall has a local vibe and is set to pour all He’Brew┬« taps! Right smack dab amongst hand rolled cigar vendors, traditional butcher and cheese merchants, Bronx Beer Hall is a shining star in this forgotten borough!
Friday, Feb. 28, 6pm – 9pm
2nd Annual NY State Brewer’s Convention
The New York Beer Company
321 W 44th St, NYC
No Cover, Pay-as-you-go
*An exclusive gathering of the best & brightest minds in the New York Beer World. Mix & mingle with Brewers & Beer Connoisseurs representing your favorite NY State Breweries. Drink Beer, Talk Beer, Love Beer! Shmaltz pours their delicious IPA, Hop Manna┬«.
Saturday, March 1, 4pm
Back to the Future with Peekskill Brewery, Captain Lawrence & Shmaltz
Fourth Avenue Pub
76 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn
No Cover, Pay as-you-go
*It is true that you don’t know where you are going until you know where you have been. Join Shmaltz, Peekskill, and Captain Lawrence as they celebrate some of New York’s finest craft beers with a trip down memory lane (Delorean not included.) The special event features some vintage gems including Shmaltz’s first batch of Funky Jewbelation┬«, and the collaborative effort from all three breweries, Geektoberfest 2010┬«.
Saturday, March 1 – Sunday, March 2, 11am
Split Thy Brooklyn Skull XV
125 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn
No cover, Pay as-you-go.
*The 15th annual strong ale festival promises to be extra special. Shmaltz pours their strongest ale, and what could be the most skull splitting beer at the festival, Jewbelation REBORN┬«.
Sunday, March 2, 12pm – 3pm
Closing Beer Brunch
222 W. Houston Street, NYC
*NYC Brewers Guild hosts the final event of the week at Houston Hall, featuring beers from select Guild breweries including Shmaltz’s exceptional brews served alongside a standout brunch.