Wednesday, June 25, 2014

German Beers for Summer - Tasting at Hops & Hocks

Come by Hops & Hocks in Bushwick on Friday, 27 June from 6-9pm for a free tasting of some unusual German beers that are perfect for summer. We'll be sampling out the following unique brews:

  • Ritterguts Gose - THE classic sour beer from Leipzig brewed with salt and coriander
  • The Monarchy Münchhausen - an easy-drinking Münsterland-style sour altbier
  • The Monarchy Grodziskie - based on the style once brewed in the Polish town of Grodzisk Weilkopolski, this authentic version is brewed with 100% oak-smoked wheat, Polish hops, willow bark, and the style's original yeast
  • Freigeist Abraxxxas - smoked sour wheat beer based on the lost Lichtenhainer style
  • Kyritzer Mord & Totschlag - for those who like their beers darker, a full-bodied yet not-too-heavy cross between a schwarzbier and Baltic porter. The name means "Murder & Manslaughter.

Hops & Hocks is located at 2 Morgan Avenue in Brooklyn, not far from the Morgan Ave. stop on the L train.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewers - Naparbier

If you missed our Naparbier event last week, there's still time to check out the beers and meet the brewers, this Saturday, 7 June, at Spuyten Duyvil in Williamsburg.

After charging up and down the east coast brewing collaborations with the likes of Pretty Things, Cambridge Brewing, Oxbow, and Weyerbacher, the boys from Naparbier are coming back to NYC for one last party before heading home to Pamplona.

Come and find out about the burgeoning craft beer scene in Spain.

Las cervesas:
  • Janis Porter - balanced robust porter with notes of chocolate, nuts, and coffee 
  • ZZ+ Amber - malty and well-hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Topaz, and Chinook  
  • Undead - imperial ipa hopped with Columbus, Centennial, Citra, Topaz, Nelson Sauvin, and Motueka. Citrusy and resiny
  • Sai Saison - refreshing saison with orange and lemon peels
  • Hop Doom - a hop monster with tons of tropical fruit notes and a well-hidden abv, 11.5%
  • Pumpkin Tzar - heck, yeah, we're gonna drink a pumpkin imperial stout in June! This is the only keg in NYC of this 11.6% Russian imperial stout brewed with pumpkin and habaneros  

The beers go on at noon and Juan, Alfredo, and Sven will be showing up around 2-3 pm.  Spuyten Duyvil is located at 359 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn.