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5 to Follow: If You Love Beer and Live in NYC

By / October 4, 2018

With hundreds of bars, breweries, and brewpubs calling New York City home, it’s not exactly a surprise that New Yorkers love their beer. But if you’re looking for ways to enjoy pints outside of your usual watering holes, we strongly encourage you to check out the Eventbrite organizers behind of some of the city’s best, booziest events.

From tastings to classes and festivals, these hosts know how to brew all kinds of fun for beer fanatics.

You follow your favorite artists, venues, and restaurants on Instagram. Now, you can follow your favorite event creators on Eventbrite. Hit the “follow” button on these pages to make sure you never miss tickets to your top events. You’ll get an email from Eventbrite whenever a new event goes on sale so you’ll never have to experience FOMO again.

beer events in NYCTopHops Beer Shop

For learning more about beer: Top Hops Beer Shop

Lower East Side

Look out for: Tastings of rare imports, meet-and-greets with brewmasters, and educational beer events. Follow Top Hops Beer Shop to try rare brews and learn more about how different types of suds are made.

Why: Catering to both seasoned beer drinkers and new beer fans alike, this beer destination will elevate your appreciation for beer, no matter what stage you’re at in your relationship with it. Not only will you be able to learn more about topics like what makes a porter different from a stout, but you’ll also have the chance to nerd out with fellow beer fans about your favorite varieties.

beer events in NYCConey Island Brewery

For cool beer-themed events: Coney Island Brewery

Coney Island

Look out for: Parties, festivals, beer-y brunches, and more rad beer-centric events. Follow Coney Island Brewery for fun ways to spend your nights and weekends.

Why: The team behind this brewery is small but mighty, having hosted dozens of events since opening in their current location on Surf Avenue three years ago. Go for the quirky events like the Cotton Candy Festival or Star Spangled Banger, and stay for their tasty brews. Given its seaside location, these guys host an impressive lineup of summer events that make the brewery just as much of a destination as the beach itself.

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For noshing while you drink: Murray’s Cheese

West Village

Look out for: Beer and cider tastings paired with cheeses. Follow Murray’s Cheese for evenings that will delight your taste buds.

Why: The folks behind this well-known cheese shop aren’t just experts on Swiss and Gruyère. Their beer program invites New Yorkers to sample different varieties of beer and cheeses to create dreamy combinations like a smoky IPA paired with a meat-washed cheese. Check out the beer-themed events here to learn more about how pairings work and what sort of palate you have.

beer events in NYCThe Bronx Brewery

For social beer gatherings: The Bronx Brewery

Port Morris

Look out for: Beer dinners and themed parties like Baseball Opening Day, Summer Done Right, and Oktoberfest. Follow The Bronx Brewery to get access to some of the borough’s best booze events.

Why: Most people prefer to enjoy beer in the company of others, and this brewery turns drinking into a party every time. Whether it’s their ’90s R&B Night or Super Bowl Watch Party, The Bronx Brewery is filled with excuses to day-drink with friends and to make some new ones. Plus, if you’re a Yankees fan, this place is just a 25-minute subway ride away from the stadium, making it the perfect place to go postgame.

NYC Brewers Guild

For beer festivals: NYC Brewers Guild

Various locations in NYC

Look out for: NYC Beer Week events, NYC Fermentation Festival, Queens Beer Festival, NYC Brewer’s Choice, and NYC Blocktoberfest. Follow NYC Brewers Guild to stay in the know about the city’s major beer extravaganzas.

Why: NYC Brewers Guild knows how to celebrate beer, and it shows. Their collection of beer fests throughout the year draws thousands of people, all in the name of beer. With a focus on the evergrowing craft industry, the NYCBG’s mission is simple: “to advance New York City’s brewing industry and thereby lessen human misery.” We’ll drink to that.

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Melanie is a Jersey girl who now calls Brooklyn home. She’s written for Fuse TV, MTV News, Interview Magazine and more, and enjoys creating content that informs, inspires and entertains people. She’s passionate about music, running, cheese and dachshunds, and her husband fully accepts her love affair with NYC.

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