More than five years ago, I ran my first homebrew tour. Since then, I've watched New York City's homebrew scene blow up, with many of my former hosts (Finback, SingleCut, Transmitter) going on to open up their own breweries. And more are on the way. To celebrate the bounty of local brewers, as well as get a sneak-peek at the next generation of brewery owners, I've organized Jimmy's Homebrew Jamboree. The gist: Every square inch of Jimmy’s No. 43 will be filled with homebrewers pouring their creations.
For the third edition, I've enlisted 16 of my favorite brewers (many of whom are planning to go pro) to make special beers for the event. Expect IPAs, double IPAs, Belgian ales, saisons, oatmeal stouts and the odd sour. The variety will be as endless as the beers are delicious.
In addition to unlimited beer, you’ll be well fed too. Jimmy’s is providing a smorgasbord of goodies including: mini cheeseburger sliders, kielbasa, Sigmund’s soft pretzels, grilled cheese and veggie tacos.
Tickets are limited and will sell out. Update: we're sold out.
Event: Jimmy’s Homebrew Jamboree, Take Three
When: Saturday, February 21, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43 (43 East 7th St.), East Village, Manhattan
Tickets: $35 until February 3. $40 afterward.
Buy them here. Sorry, we're sold out.