Get Real NY’s Craft Beer & Food Festival is returning to the Altman Building in NYC’s Flatiron District on Saturday, March 19, 2011 and Sunday, March 20, 2011 for two more days of free-flowing suds and nonstop local eats. The all-you-care-to-taste event is being held across four sessions: Saturday’s “March Madness” Sessions from 12-3 P.M. and 5-8 P.M. and the “Sunday Funday” Sessions on the 20th from 12-3 P.M. and 5-8 P.M. There will also be a VIP session each day from 4-8 P.M. featuring rare and limited quantity beers, special foods and tasting panels. General admission tickets are $65 and VIP are $80.
Get Real NY is excited to have Brother Jimmy's as the official BBQ Sponsor of the festival, Brother Jimmy's will be at all 4 weekend sessions serving up their signature Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Sliders to attendees!
The centerpiece of the festival will be the Cask Bar, which will showcase 80+ cask ales from some of the nation's best craft breweries and homebrewers. Attendees can expect rare cask finds like Sierra Nevada Harvest, Green Flash Double Stout, Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Blue Point 10th Anniversary IPA, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Sixpoint Diesel. The beer lineup is available on the Get Real NY website here and is being updated daily as new beers come in.
The festival will also feature local beers from Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing, Kelso of Brooklyn, Empire Brewing Company & Sixpoint Craft Ales.
Joining the mix will be several NYC beer-focused bars like Rattle N Hum, Jimmy's No. 43, The Stag's Head, Brickyard Gastropub, and Manchester Pub, who will be at the festival serving up specialty beers and some bites.
Get Real NY has greatly expanded its food pairing program at this year's event. Attendees can expect food tastings from some of NYC's top restaurants, bars, food trucks and food artisans, including:
Anfora, Luke's Lobster, Fatty Crab, Cascabel Taqueria, Cafe D'Alsace, Brother Jimmy's, Loreley Williamsburg, Mexicue, Murray's Cheese, L'asso Pizza, South Houston Restaurant, Petite Abeille, The Delta Grill, Frites n' Meats, Lucy's Whey Cheese Shop, Orwasher's Bakery, Rick's Picks, My Friend's Mustard, Kings County Jerky Co., Meze Grill, Frites 'n' Meats, Grandaisy Bakery, La Bella Torte and more.
Cask Beers (so far)
You can expect to taste food from places like:
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