Friday, October 19, 2012


This Saturday, Bierkraft will be hosting an oyster shuck and cask beer fest in their backyard and they'll be pouring 4 Franconian gravity kegs along with some wet-hopped cask beer from local breweries. The weather is supposed to clear up so come on out for some bivalves and bier.

The list (subject to change):

  • Kraus Hirschentrunk
  • Sauer Rossdorfer Urbräu
  • Weissenohe Monk's Fest
  • Mahr's Hell

When:  Saturday, 20 October, 12-11pm
Where:  Bierkraft, 191 5th Avenue, Brooklyn
What:  pay-as-you-go

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Tap - Baird Rising Sun Pale Ale

Tonight's Thursday Tap at Jimmy's No. 43 is a keg of Baird Brewing Rising Sun Pale Ale from Japan. This 5.3% pale ale, brewed in the American west coast style, is hoppy, brisk and refreshing and exemplifies the Baird philosophy of Balance + Complexity = Character.

Baird Brewing, located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, was founded by American Bryan Baird and his wife Sayuri. They create beers that they like to drink, full of flavor and character. Their motto is Celebrating Beer which means enjoying beer in a way that enhances the overall experience of life. Come reflect on their Pale Ale; perfect for drinking now, later, tomorrow, the next day, every day.

Thursday Taps are tapped at 5pm. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th Street.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday Tap - Gravity Keg of Weissenohe

Tonight, the featured Thursday Tap at Jimmy's No. 43 is a gravity keg of Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Altfränkisch Klosterbier. Urban Winkler, the brewer at Weissenohe, is the man who drives around Franconia, picking up all of these wonderful unfiltered gravity kegs for us. He also sends us some of his own gravity kegs. The Altfränkisch Klosterbier is a 5% full-bodied amber lager.

The Weissenohe brewery dates back to 1050 when Benedictine monks founded the monastery along a stream. The called it Weissenohe - "along the white stream" - because of the high concentration of limestone in the water, which proved to be great for brewing. In 1803, due to a shortage of monks, the monastery closed and the Winkler family took over the buildings and grounds and still maintain the chapel and the brewery. Urban brews in the traditional fashion, using the time-consuming double-decoction method which provides for a supremely malty beer.

Thursday Taps are tapped at 5pm. Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th Street

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday $10 Tasting - German Beers

On Tuesday, 9 October at 7:30 pm, come to Jimmy's No. 43 for a tasting of German beers. $10 gets you a sampling of 6 different beers, including 2 Franconian gravity kegs. A bargain!

  • Klosterbrauerie Weissenohe Monk's Fest - märzen (gravity)
  • Brauerie Sauer Rossdorfer Urbräu - unfiltered lager (gravity)
  • Monchshof Kellerbier - unfiltered kellerbier
  • Mahr's Saphir Weisse - hoppy wheat with Saphir hops
  • Freigeist Hoppeditz - doppelsticke alt
  • Trois Mousquetaires Doppelbock - from Canada

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Oktoberfest at Jimmy's No. 43 & Brouwerij Lane

It's midway through Oktoberfest which means that it's time to break out some Franconian gravity kegs! If you've ever been to Bamberg or any northern Bavarian village, then you're familiar with these naturally carbonated kegs that sit on top of the bar, dispensed with the help of that mysterious friend - gravity. Many of these beers are only poured in the town of the local brewery but, thanks to Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe's Urban Winkler, we bring a varied selection to the US each year. A limited amount just arrived in NYC and they're starting to appear a local bars beginning this weekend.

When:  Friday, 5 October - Sunday, 7 October
Where:  Jimmy's No. 43, 43 E. 7th Street
What:  pay-as-you-go

All weekend long, Jimmy's No. 43 will be pouring Franconian gravity kegs. They'll be tapping 2 kegs at a time over the weekend. Drop by for a few mugs or stay for the special $20 dinner:  3 wurst, German potato salad, and 2 mugs of gravity keg beer.

The list: 

  • Mahr's Ungespundet
  • Mahr's Unfiltered Pils
  • Mahr's Hell
  • Bayer Theinheim Landbier
  • Niklbrau Michala Kellerbier
  • Weissenohe Unfiltered Pils  
  • Weissenohe Altfrankisch Kloster
  • Weissenohe Monk's Fest
  • Weissenohe Classic Bioland
  • Lowenbrau Buttenheim Keller  
  • Aufsesser Festbier
  • Kraus  Hirschentrunk
  • Sauer Rossdorfer Urbräu

When:  Saturday, 6 October 12-10 pm
Where:  Brouwerij Lane, 78 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
What:  pay-as-you-go

Brouwerij Lane will be pouring kegs of Mahr's Hell and Bayer Theinheim Landbier at their day-long Oktoberfest celebration. And Jim Barnes, aka Bocky, from Pretty Things will be spinning the tunes. All day. Expect some polka, schlager, Heino, krautrock, Weimar cabaret, and more. But no Falco. 'Cause he's Austrian.

What are Franconian gravity kegs? Check out Brother Daniel as he bikes through the Franconian countryside with Ray Deter:

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Harmony of Beer & Cheese Class at Murray's Cheese

When:  Wednesday, 3 October, 6:30-8 pm
Where:  the classroom at Murray's Cheese,
254 Bleecker Street
What:  $75 for 6 beers paired with 6 cheeses
These classes are always fun, informative, and delicious. I'll be discussing 6 of our beers, the history of the breweries, and the beer brewing process while the Murray's instructor will discuss the cheeses and the cheesemaking process.

These are the beers that will be poured:

  • Freigeist Ottekolong
  • Oppigårds Well-Hopped Lager
  • De Ranke XX Bitter
  • St. Somewhere Saison Athene
  • Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena 'ole
  • Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew

Class size is limited and you can purchase tickets on the Murray's website: