ML Happy Hour: Last Chance To Quaff A Craft Beer
If you like to eat, chances are you like to drink (read: a lot of you are freakin’ lushes), so every Friday afternoon our Happy Hour Correspondent “Mamacita” posts about a different bar in Midtown that fits the Midtown Lunch mentality: unhealthy food, not lame (unless it’s lame in a cool way), and most importantly… cheap.
Ok you filthy alkies listen up! As you should know by now the big news this week is the
4th Annual NY Craft Beer Week. That’s right, I said this week, and since you are reading this on Friday I’m willing to bet a freshly pulled cask ale that some of you were ignorantly filing paperwork or screwing around on Facebook when you could have been drinking some prime shit! Well, all is not lost my friends. I have some end-of-beer week suggestions for you even if you’re stuck in midtown. So for God’s sake, put down that PBR tonight and clean your self up, it’s fancy beer time!
The official beer of the 4th Annual NY Craft Beer Week is collaboration from Shmaltz Brewing, Captain Lawrence Brewing, and Ithaca Beer Company called Geektoberfest. It is a blend of six barrel-aged beers originally brewed in New York. Geektoberfest is being served in many locations throughout the city. A full list can be found here.
Rattle ‘N’ Hum
R&H will be bringing a trinity of breweries in tonight with Greenport Harbor, Ballast Point, and Two Brothers. All will be offering their best cask ales and an opportunity to meet and greet with the owners. The main event with peak on Saturday when R&H will serve a bounty of NY state beers and cask ales for only $5. Brews included are Great South Bay, Greenport Harbor, Barrier, Rooster Fish, Bronx Brewery, Ommegang, Empire, Chelsea, Lake Placid, Keegan Ales, Crossroads and many more.
In celebration of the Yankees versus the Soxs, Stag’s Head is also going NY vs. Boston brews. They’ve stocked up on NYC’s and Boston’s best craft brews including Cape Anns, Harpoon, Sam Adams & Wachusett vs Kelso, Sixpoint, Captain Lawrence and Chelsea.
The Pony Bar
Pony Bar will be hosting the Great Adirondack Brewing co. tonight starting at 6pm featuring conversations with the brewers and many exclusive pours will be available.
Tap Room is going all Big Apple this Saturday with 40 taps dedicated to NY state beers.
Not only does Manchester Pub serve craft ales, including Geektoberfest, they are having a hot wing eating contest that is open until November 24th. Winner receives a 10 person open bar party.