Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Tap - German Bocks

This week's Thursday Tap at Jimmy's No. 43 is a double-header featuring 2 gravity kegs from the Weissenohe brewery in Franconia in northern Bavaria. Starting at 5 pm, Jimmy's will tap 2 spring bocks:  the Virtac Bior, a 7% spiced bockbier brewed from a medieval recipe, and Bonator - a malty 8.2% doppelbock named for the missionary St. Bonifatius (or Boniface), the patron saint of Germany.

The Weissenohe monastery was founded in 1050 and brewing on the grounds began shortly thereafter. The monastery buildings and land were sold to the Winkler family in 1803 but the brewery still exists (along with the chapel) and beers are still made using the traditional and time-consuming double-decoction method.

Jimmy's No. 43 is located at 43 E. 7th Street.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gypsy Brewers at Owl Farm

Tuesday, 12 March, The Owl Farm in Brooklyn will be having a Gypsy Brewer event. The beers will be pouring all day and they'll have special prices from 6-10 pm. Along with beers from Evil Twin, Stillwater, and Omnipollo, they'll also have the following beers:


  • Beer Here Hopfix Rye IPA
  • Mikkeller Yeast Series 2.0 Brettanomyces Lambicus - pale ale fermented with brett lambicus
  • Mikkeller From To Via - hoppy spiced porter
  • To Øl Sans Frontiere - dry-hopped Belgian ale fermented with Belgian ale yeast an brettanomyces
  • Pretty Things St. Botolph's Town - English brown
  • Stillwater+Mikkeller+Fanø Gypsy Tears - sour hoppy stout
  • Stillwater+Mikkeller Our Side - hoppy saison

Take it away, Owl Farm:

In the beer world gypsy brewers are brewers who don't have a permanent home. They travel the world brewing wherever and whenever they can find space to brew. There are pluses and minuses to this lifestyle of course. It's hard when you don't have a home. But on the plus side: when you don't have a mortgage and car payment and other attachments you can spend more of your money and energy on interesting ingredients and techniques, and you can take risks without worrying as much about the bottom line. So,here at The Owl Farm, on March 12th, we'll be celebrating the gypsy brewing lifestyle
with some rare and unique brews." 

The Owl Farm is located at 297 9th Street (near 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn).