Long Island City Homebrew Tour
Despite New York's gnat-size apartments, NYC homebrewers refuse to let space limitations detract them from their mission: crafting some of the city's tastiest beer. On this tour, you'll meet three of the city's finest amateur (and pro!) brewers, who will display their set-ups, discuss their craft and, most importantly, open up their stash of superlative beer.
Today's tour is going to be really fun. We're going to start and stay in Long Island City, Queens, at the home of Mike Gilliard, who has outfitted his apartment with a half-barrel setup and keezer. He'll likely be serving a lager and either a sour or a full-bodied ale. Next, we're headed around the corner to meet Michael Cabrera, a veteran homebrewer who teaches classes in the neighborhood. He'll be serving an American-style amber ale and an apricot ale--aces for summer.
Lastly, were going to stroll around the corner to meet the team from the Rockaway Brewing Company. You'll meet the founders, hear how they went from homebrewers to brewers and, most importantly, get to sample their range of excellent beer, including the Rockaway ESB, Old School IPA, Summer Ale and perhaps a stout or a saison. Bring your growler for a discounted fill.
Eat a big lunch. Your guide is NYC beer journalist Joshua M. Bernstein, the author of Brewed Awakening and the forthcoming The Complete Beer Course.
Long Island City Homebrewer's Home
Address to be disclosed upon ticket purchase.
Long Island City, NY 11101
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|