Beginning next Thursday, the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place will turn into a Winter Biergarten.
Each Thursday between February 21 and March 14 you’ll be able to try the best breweries from the entire state, and vote on your favorite for the Best Brews of New York.
The event will feature new beer selections on tap each week from different regions, with a total of 15 breweries to try over the three weeks. The schedule of breweries is as follows:
February 21 (Upstate New York)
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford, New York)
Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York)
Empire Brewing Company (Syracuse, NY)
Peekskill Brewery (Peekskill, New York)
Catskill Brewery (Catskill, New Yor k)
Featured Restaurant: Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
February 28 (Long Island)
Barrier Brewing Co. (Oceanside, New York)
Blue Point Brewery (Patchogue, New York)
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (Greenport, New York)
Oyster Bay Brewing Company (Oyster Bay, New York)
Montauk Brewing Company (Montauk, New York)
Featured Restaurant: Fuku
March 7 (New York City)
Coney Island Brewery (Brooklyn, New York)
Harlem Brewing Company (Harlem, New York)
Mikkeller (Queens, New York)
Sixpoint (Brooklyn, New York)
The Bronx Brewery (Bronx, New York)
Featured Restaurant: Parm
The event will take place each Thursday evening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with craft offerings and food from Brookfield Place’s top eateries (in addition to the ones listed in the schedule above).
As you sip and decide on your favorites you’ll be able to play bar games and enjoy live music. Once all the votes are in, the top five chosen breweries will compete for the top spot of “Best Brew of New York” on March 14! Attending the event is free, however you’ll have to purchase the food and beer. In partnership with the breweries, all beer sales (100% of them) will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.
featured image source: Brookfield Place New York