Events worth visiting in the NYC area…

Author Josh Bernstein & 508 GastroBrewery celebrate book release
BREWED AWAKENING
Monday, November 21st
6:30 – 8:30 pm

For the last six years, Josh Bernstein has traveled across the country covering the craft beer industry. He’s hit breweries, interviewed brewers, and has surrounded himself with the people and trends that drive the craft beer revolution. Josh believes there is a story behind every pint. Brewed Awakening gives those pints a voice.

 

At Manhattan’s first gastrobrewery, Head Brewer and Co-Chef, Anderson Sant’anna De Lima, will be serving a variety of 508’s premium craft beers, brewed on premises. 

These new brews will be introduced to toast the book release: 508 Abobora 5.5% ABV (Pumpkin, spices, balanced hop bitterness with rich malt) and 508 Montezuma Imperial Stout 9.1% ABV(Rich, complex, strong coffee & Mexican chocolate flavors ).

Sant’anna De Lima & Co-Chef Jennifer Sant’anna Hill will be serving these dishes and more: Braised Goat Sloppy Joe Sliders, Crispy Beer Battered Zucchini Planks, Housemade Wild Boar Smoked Sausage Flatbread, and Slow Roasted Pulled Pork Mini Soft Tacos.

Tickets $65 and includes a copy of Brewed Awakening, bottomless beer and appetizers until 8:30pm Buy tickets here.

And…

Holiday Events at Jimmy’s No. 43 in NYC…

The Battle of the Belgians weekend December 16th-18th …

Featuring the best of Belgium alongside American-made Belgian-style beers, the ticketed face-off (www.beermenus.com/deals/89-ticket-to-battle-of-the-belgians ) on December 17th from 1-5 p.m. will team over 30 bottled beers from Belgium against 12 Americans on tap.

December 25th Green Flash Christmas/Hanukkah Dinner…

The family-style buffet dinner will be hosted by Green Flash owners Mike and Lisa Hinkley along with their brewer Chuck Silva, who will be away from their San Diego home and making merry in the East Village instead. The dinner will take place from 1-4 p.m. and feature traditional holiday fare such as roasted meats, vegetarian sides, and various pies. A selection of Green Flash beers will be available for purchase, as will a selection of wines. Tickets are $25 ( http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/212626 )

Boxing Day…
On Boxing Day, December 26th, it’s time once again for our annual coat drive: bring a (new or gently warn) coat, and your first round’s on Jimmy’s No. 43! It’s a great way to help those less fortunate stay warm this winter.

New Year’s Eve…
The New Year’s Craft Beer Slam on December 31st. For $45, we’ll have an open bar with craft beer and a wine option to bring in the New Year together.
For updates to these and our full event calendar, please visit our website at www.jimmysno43.com .

Openings and other good news…

From Baltimore…

Heavy Seas to open brewpub
Baltimore Magazine
By Jess Blumberg According to a couple of sources, and a report by Baltimore Business Journal this morning, local brewer Heavy Seas is opening a new brewpub in the old Diablita location near Little Italy. The new spot, dubbed Heavy Seas Ale House,

Watch how well things are going in Virginia…

Devil’s Backbone Brewery nears completion in Rockbridge County
WSLS
In fact, the facility came about after the company’s Nelson County brew pub couldn’t meet increased production needs. Next year they hope to produce the equivalent of 22000 kegs of craft beer. “The craft breweries and the brew pubs in Virginia are

And finally, the word on home brewing in Connecticut…

First-Ever CT Beer Trails Competition a Home-Brewed Success
Patch.com
Home brewers from across the state gathered at The Cambridge House Brew Pub Sunday evening for the first-ever CT Beer Trail home brewing competition award ceremony. By Joseph S. Adinolfi Jason Grazado, left, accepts his first place award in the novice

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