• Craft Beer & Food Fest unveils lineup

04 Mar

NEW YORK, NY — The centerpiece of the Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food festival will be the Cask Bar. Beer lovers who have been anxiously awaiting for details can now relax.

The event, which will be held March 19-20 at the Altman Building, will offer more than 80 cask ales from sources ranging from craft breweries to home brewers. Among them: Sierra Nevada Harvest, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA, Sixpoint Righteous Rye, Dieu de Ciel Peche Mortel, Green Flash Le Freak, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Firestone Walker Pale 31, Lagunitas Brown Shugga, Ridgeway Quercus, Dieu de Ciel Corne Dia, Great Divide Oak Yeti, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Great Divide Belgica, Victory Yakima Glory Ale, Blue Point 10th Anniversary IPA, Fuller’s ESB, Fuller’s London Pride, RCH Old Slug, Greenport Harbor Disorient, Williams Bros. Fraoch, Williams Bros Session, Lagunitas Imperial Stout, Lagunitas Censored, Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, Blue Point Old Howl, Geary’s Hampshire, Green Flash Hop Head, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Green Flash Double Stout, Defiant Long Shadow, Ballast Point Calico, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA and Sixpoint Diesel.

Food tastings will be provided by Anfora, Luke’s Lobster, Fatty Crab, Cascabel Taqueria, Cafe D’Alsace, Brother Jimmy’s, Loreley Williamsburg, Mexicue, Frites ‘n’ Meats, Murray’s Cheese, MexiQ, L’asso Pizza, La Bella Torte, Petite Abeille and several others.

The festival also will have a “Locals Only” section featuring local beers from Brewery Ommegang, Brooklyn Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing, Kelso of Brooklyn, Empire Brewing Company & Sixpoint Craft Ales, as well as several New York City beer-focused bars such as Rattle N Hum, Jimmy’s No. 43, The Stag’s Head, Brickyard Gastropub, Idle Hands Bar and Manchester Pub, who will be at the festival serving up specialty beers and some bites.

Attendees can expect food tastings from some of the city’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, 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, MexiQ, Frites ‘n’ Meats, Grandaisy Bakery, La Bella Torte and others.

Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme of the New York City Degustation Advisory Team will be working with local beer sommeliers, including Gianni Cavicchi of Cafe D’Alsace, to pair the food tastings with the craft beer selections. Get Real NY has teamed up with Flying Dog Brewery to create growlers for the festival to allow guests to take some of their favorite craft beer home. Empty growlers will be available for purchase.

The all-you-care-to-taste event will take place during two sessions each day: noon to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Each $65 general admission ticket also covers a souvenir glass, unlimited food sampling, admission to brewery discussion panels and live music; $80 VIP tickets also will include one-hour early entry, admission to a VIP tasting room, and access to additional brewery tasting panels and discussions.

Tickets are available online here and here.

Get Real NY, a festival production company, will donate a portion of the ticket proceeds to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) to assist in its mission to meet the immediate food needs of low-income New Yorkers.
focusing on the celebration of the best craft beer and food available. Get Real NY has plans for a Belgian Beer Festival and an All-American Beer Festival later this year.

The Altman Building, a special events space where the festival will be held, is located at 135 West 18th Street.

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Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Beer, Cuisine, Manhattan, NYC, Tasting Event


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