Events and Appearances

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Event: Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree, Take Three
When: Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th St.), East Village, Manhattan 
Tickets: $35 until February 1. $40 afterward. Buy them here.

It’s a fact: Local homebrewers are making some of the best beer in the Big Apple. To celebrate their creations (and drink them too!), we’re taking over every square inch of Jimmy’s No. 43.

For the third edition of Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree, author Joshua M. Bernstein, who runs the NYC homebrew tours, has enlisted 16 of his favorite brewers (many of whom are planning to go pro) to make special beers for the event. Expect IPAs, double IPAs, Belgian ales, saisons, stouts and the odd sour. The variety will be as endless as the beers are delicious.

In addition to unlimited beer, you’ll be well fed too. Jimmy’s is providing a smorgasbord of goodies including: mini cheeseburger sliders, kielbasa, Sigmund’s soft pretzels, grilled cheese and veggie tacos.


Event: Winter’s Grind at the Arrogant Swine
When: Saturday, February 28, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: The Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Ave.), Bushwick, Brooklyn 
Tickets: $40 until February 1. $45 afterward. Buy them here.

Tyson Ho likes sausage. Joshua M. Bernstein and Chris Cuzme? They like beer.

To combine two of life’s greatest pleasures, the comrades-in-consumption are putting on their second event, Winter’s Grind at the Arrogant Swine. (That’d be Ho’s Bushwick-based BBQ joint.)

Ho and his fellow chef friends (names to be released soon) will be hand-cranking eight different all-you-can-eat sausages such as oak-smoked bratwurst, northern Thai turkey sausages and chicken tikki masala. (Don’t worry: vegetarians will be fed too.)

To drink, Cuzme and Bernstein have hand-selected nine of the city’s top homebrewers to make dark and delightful beers. Moreover, they’ve tabbed 14 of NYC’s best and newest breweries to supply drinkers with the finest February-friendly beers. That means you’ll be drinking Other Half, Greenpoint Beer and Ale, Secret Engine, Keg & Lantern, Threes Brewing, Bridge and Tunnel, Rockaway, Gun Hill and so many more. More than 20 unique, rarely tasted brews will be poured, from cedar tip-infused lagers to double IPAs, coffee cream ales, imperial rye ales and everything in between.

Winter’s chill won’t stand a chance.

P.S. That’s also because we will have heat lamps galore, making this an indoor-outdoor event. Ever wanted to play lawn-size Jenga while eating sausage and drinking a double IPA? Now’s your chance.

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