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NYC Brewer's Choice

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Biba of Williamsburg

110 Kent Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Beer Sessions Radio™ and the Good Beer Seal are happy to present the 9th annual NYC Brewer’s Choice™ as the featured event of July Good Beer Month in partnership with Slow Grains NYC and Grow NYC Grains.

Join us on July 17 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for this all-inclusive event with outdoor space, sunset views, and a ton of beer tastings. This year 15 small batch brewers will come together to celebrate local grains and malts with Slow Grains of Slow Food NYC!

EVENT FEATURE: George Motz, 'America's Hamburger Expert', will be the event's featured chef this year, making his only summer appearance in NYC to make smash burgers for every guest!

In 2014 this event jumpstarted interest among brewers working with regional malts. Five years later the number of regional malt facilities has grown. More farmers are growing specialty grains, select bakers are using regional flour, and more breweries - from North Carolina to New York to Maine - are making beer with malt and grain that is local to them.

This all-inclusive event will feature 15 select breweries making beer with local grain and malt in addition to hard cider and spirits, plus a variety of food and live music!

Featured Breweries:

Foam Brewers in Vermont will be pouring a beer made with barley grown in Vermont and malted by Peterson Quality Malt, 10 miles from the brewery.

Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut will feature their Synopsis Black Currant sour, a mixed fermentation that uses wild and cultured yeasts, local Connecticut malt, and is aged in wood with real fruit from their new sour brewery Area 2.

West Kill Brewing in New York will bring their Brookie Lager, which is brewed with New York State Iroquois white dent corn and Forsaken Fields, their saison brewed with foraged creeping thyme and NY State wheat.

Plan Bee Farm Brewery, NY

Kent Falls Brewing, CT

Allagash Brewing, ME

Keg & Lantern Brewing, NY

Wild East Brewing, NY

Saint James Brewery, NY

Strong Rope Brewery, NY

Sixpoint Brewery, NY

Indian Ladder Farms Brewery, NY

Subversive Malting + Brewing, NY

Blind Bat Brewery, NY

Black Hog Brewing, CT

Freethought Beer, NY

There will be hard cider and spirits as well.

A judges panel led by Greg Glaser of Yankee Brew News and beer expert, Ann Becerra will decide which beers best express their local malt!
The other judges include: Tony Forder, editor of Ale Street News; Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt; Paul Zocco, owner of Zok's Home Brewing & Wine Making Supplies; and B.R. Rolya, the NY Sales Manager for Shelton Brothers and a nationally-ranked beer judge.

Featured Malters:

Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, Hadley, Massachusetts


Smash Burgers prepared by George Motz, author of Hamburger America

Slow Food NYC Slow Grains Section

Chef-prepared dishes from Grow NYC regional grains

Consider Bardwell Cheese, Vermont

Grain Salads from River Valley Community Grains, New Jersey

La Quercia Cured Meats

She Wolf Bakery

Moonrise Bakehouse

Bobolink Dairy and Bakehouse

Just Add Beer Sauce plus Miso Glazed Grilled Vegetables

My/Mo Mochi Snack

Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce

Tickets are All-Inclusive

General Admission (All-inclusive Food + Drink): $55

Father’s Day Package: 2 Tickets for $100, Expires June 30


21 and over only.


Biba of Williamsburg

110 Kent Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11249

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NYC Brewer’s Choice is partnering with Slow Food NYC to support their Slow Grains campaign. More information to come!

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