There are four licensed breweries in Queens right now, while only one year ago there were none. Tonight you’ll find out why the borough has become a brewing hotspot, taste its best beers, and find out what it’s like to start a brewery in NYC.
Your host for the evening is Jimmy Carbone, owner ofJimmy’s 43, host of “Beer Sessions Radio” and co-founder ofThe Good Beer Seal. He’ll convene a panel of experts that will include Robby Crafton of Big Alice Brewery, Rich Castagna of Bridge & Tunnel Brewery, Ethan Long of Rockaway Brewing Company andChris Schonberger of First We Feast.
Everyone will get a taste of Queens’ best beers from the brewers on our panel as well as snacks to pair with them. After the panel concludes, you’ll be drinking to a soundtrack of live music by self-proclaimed ‘funk-blast warriors’ from Queens, The Great Apes. Last year they were awarded the ‘Audience Choice’ award at our 2012 Battle of the Boroughs, where the combination of J.Trom’s soul-man howl with the group’s electro-funk force electrified fans on the dance floor!
More details here.