For the fifth year in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg designated July Good Beer Month in New York City. Here in The Greene Space, we toasted the month with Craft Beer Jam – our annual beer-focused conversation, consumption and celebration series featuring live local music. The events were hosted by Jimmy Carbone of the internet radio show “Beer Sessions Radio” and co-founder of The Good Beer Seal.
Guests tasted a host of beers with snacks from a few of the top Good Beer Seal bars in the city. Some lucky audience members tasted selections from the panelists’ stashes of hard-to-get brews, too. Limited tasting beers included bottles of The Alchemist’s Heady Topper IPA, Founders’ Kentucky Bourbon Stout, Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA, as well as brews from Allagash, Three Floyds, Surly, Firestone Walker and Green Flash.
Watch it all with our on-demand video below:
- The Best Beers You’ve Never Tasted
Wednesday, July 10 at 7pm
Learn the secrets of the most rare and special brews around – those cult favorites that people go nuts to get their hands on. Featuring Dan McGloughlin of Manhattan’s Pony Bar, Ed Berestecki of Brooklyn’s Mug’s Ale House, Kirk Struble of 4th Avenue Pub and Dave Broderick of Manhattan’s Blind Tiger Ale House, whose chef, Tommy Harder, will also be serving up bar snacks. With music by The Flanks.
- Home Brewer Battle
Wednesday, July 17 at 7pm
Learn the the do’s and don’ts of brewing beer at home, along with tips on how to taste beer. Featuring John LaPolla of Bitter & Esters, beer educator Sam Merritt of Civilization of Beer, Mary Izett of My Life on Craft and Chris Cuzme of 508 GastroBrewery. With live music by The Bailen Brothers.
- Queens Craft Breweries
Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm
Discover why the borough has become a brewing hotspot, taste its best beers, and find out what it’s like to start a brewery in NYC. Featuring Robby Crafton of Big Alice Brewery, Rich Castagna of Bridge & Tunnel Brewery, Ethan Long of Rockaway Brewing Company, Brian Dwyer of SingleCut Beersmiths and Chris Schonberger of First We Feast. With live music by The Great Apes.