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issue 13 - may / june 2005
New York City’s Free Independent Beer Magazine
The Gotham
IMBIBER
Issue 13
May – June 2005
Tom and Peggy of Heavyweight Brewery at the excellent Brewtopia Festival.
Photo: Alex Hall
In This Issue:
Beer Calendar
The Ultimate Pub Crawl?
City Beer Happenings
Beer Writer Turns Fest Coordinator
Beerman & Firkin
Brewtopia Gallery
Le Bier Circus
Write a Caption
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14
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The Gotham Imbiber
Is published every two months at the
beginning of January, March, May,
July, September, and November.
Editor/Publisher:
Alex Hall
The Gotham Imbiber
43 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn
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U.S.A.
Tel. +1 917 957 7623
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(NOTE NEW ADDRESS)
Mission: The aim of The Gotham Imbiber is to
promote awareness of microbrewed beers and
where to obtain them in and around New York
City, especially cask-conditioned ales which are
sadly only available in a handful of outlets
citywide.
The Gotham Imbiber magazine originated as a
sister publication to the U.K. beer magazine ‘The
Independent Imbiber’. Be aware that English
spellings may crop up within these pages!
This is a magazine, unlike others, where lovers of
microbrewed beers can submit articles for
publication.
Intending writers please note that this magazine
is about commercially-available beers, the
microbreweries that produce them, and even the
people who drink them. It is not intended to
promote home-brewing in articles on these pages
(sorry!), as that would be 'preaching to the
converted' as such - and would reduce the space
available for microbrewery-related material.
Disclaimer: Although accuracy is checked as far
as possible, no responsibility can be taken by
The Gotham Imbiber for false, misleading, or
inaccurate information. This magazine is entirely
independent, and is not associated in any way
with any organisation, brewery, or bar. All
opinions expressed are those of the individual
contributor concerned, and not those of The
Gotham Imbiber. Any resemblance between real
life characters and those appearing in fictional
stories or cartoons in this magazine are purely
coincidental.
Deadline for issue 14 is Monday 20th June 2005
for publication in July 2005.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Felice Wechsler,
Chuck Cook, and all who contributed.
Beer Calendar
Recommended microbrew events over the next two months…
LOCAL EVENTS IN NEW YORK CITY
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Friday 6 – Sunday 8th May 2005: 6th Tri-Annual ‘Cask Head’ Real Ale Festival.
The Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. Full details: 1 718 488 0430 or see
http://www.brazenheadbrooklyn.com.
Wednesday 11th May 2005, 4pm: Beer and Oyster Festival. Featuring 9 Rogue beers to pair
with oysters. Scheduled to carry on the following day while stocks last.
The Blind Tiger Ale House, 518 Hudson Street, Manhattan. Details: 1 212 675 3848;
http://www.blindtiger.citysearch.com.
Wednesday 11th May 2005, 7.30pm: Malted Barley Appreciation Society of NYC.
Monthly meeting, Mugs Ale House, 125 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
The guest speaker is to be announced. Details: http://hbd.org/mbas.
Wednesday 8th June 2005, 7.30pm: Malted Barley Appreciation Society of NYC. Monthly
meeting, Mugs Ale House, 125 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. http://hbd.org/mbas.
EVERY TUESDAY, 7pm: Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn
(at Union Street). Weekly beer tasting and cheese pairing, sometimes featuring a
guest speaker from the trade. Details: 1 718 230 7600; http://www.bierkraft.com.
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EVENTS OUTSIDE NEW YORK CITY
Saturday 7
May 2005, 1pm: Heavyweight Brewing Company’s Open House.
1701 Valley Road, Ocean Township, NJ. Details from Tom and Peggy: 1 732 493 5009
or http://www.heavyweight-brewing.com.
Friday 13th May 2005, 2pm: Friday the Firkinteenth. The Grey Lodge, 6235 Frankford
Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. About 16 cask-conditioned ales! Details: 1 215 624 2969.
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June 2005: Glastonwick 2005. Shoreham Airport, Shoreham-bySea, West Sussex, England (near Brighton). About 50 rare cask-conditioned beers
(arranged by your editor) and quality entertainment. Frequent trains run to Shoreham-bySea from London & Gatwick Airport. Full details: http://www.cask-ale.co.uk/beerfestival.html.
Saturday 18th June 2005, 1pm & 6pm: BeerAdvocate.com’s American Beer Fest.
The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. $22.50
in advance, $30 on the door (if available). Some of the beers will be real cask. There’s also a
VIP session the evening before – see the website. Details: http://beeradvocate.com/fests/.
www.cask - a l e . c o . u k
The Gotham Imbiber (including all back issues);
New York City Cask Ale & Good Beer Bar Guides;
The National U.S.A. & Canadian Cask Outlet Databases;
and much more!
Fuller’s – a clarification
There has been much activity recently on several online beer forums concerning the use of fake
handpumps and dispense of depressurised brewery-conditioned (keg) beer by methods that could be
misleading. The Gotham Imbiber supports the use of only appropriate dispense equipment for each type of
cooperage. For whatever reason, Fuller’s beers have been appearing on types of dispense that The Gotham
Imbiber considers to be inappropriate and open to misinterpretation of certain traditional aspects of
brewing and cellaring processes. For the record, The Gotham Imbiber supports Fuller’s as a historic,
traditional independent British brewery which brews high quality products; we would never criticise
Fuller’s range of beers. And we are not saying don’t support them (as some people interpreted), quite the
opposite in fact as this publication is out to promote quailty beer. We have simply been clarifying the
confusing position we are in now with both real cask beer engines and visually similar dispense
equipment (which could cause people to presume they are getting served cask) appearing in the same
localities, therefore incorrect assumptions of exactly what is what have been rife. Respect to Fuller’s beer.
The Ultimate Pub Crawl?
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by Alex Hall
Tuesday 26 April saw BeerAdvocate.com’s
Todd and Jason Alström (pictured below)
hit Brooklyn for a tour of eight of the best
beer bars in the borough. I joined them
late lunchtime at their second stop, The
Brazen Head (228 Atlantic Avenue); their
first stop was The Waterfront Ale House
(155 Atlantic Avenue). I was cursing not
being early enough to make it there as I
discovered that the cask ale available was
one of my all-time favourites – Dark Star
‘Hophead’. One consolation was the
delicious cask Southampton ‘Burton Ale’
at the Brazen Head, which both myself
and the Alström brothers chose initially.
Running a bit later than intended, we got
a lift from a fellow Beer Advocate (thanks
Steve) up to Mugs Ale House (125
Bedford Avenue); an accident ahead of us
on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
caused us to lose further ‘VDT’ (Valuable
Drinking Time). Mugs is great value for
money and has an excellent range, the
Lagunitas ‘Sirius’ cask ale was most tasty
and very uncommon.
Next stop was The Mark Bar (1025
Manhattan Avenue), a friendly community
beer bar that is also excellent value with
a great range on tap and in bottle.
Halfway through the tour by early
evening, the 5th stop was Bar Matchless
(557 Manhattan Avenue). This amiable
corner bar with a vintage motorcycling
theme now features ‘Taco Tuesdays’
where you get two free tacos with every
beer while supplies last. I enjoyed a
Brooklyn Weisse and an Avery IPA while
here; several other local Beer Advocate
devotees had joined us by that point.
A ten minute walk to stop number 6
followed, and a pleasant surprise for
most of the entourage was had on
entering Barcade (388 Union Avenue).
Less that 24 hours prior to our visit, I had
installed a cask beer engine and cooling
unit there – so the sight of a handpump
dispensing cask Blue Point Imperial Stout
on top of their range of 24 microbrews on
tap was naturally greeted with much
enthusiasm.
Even
more
people
associated with BeerAdvocate.com joined
us here, including ‘Salty Dog’ Bill
Coleman and his trusty canine sidekicks
Ludwig and Mabel.
Next was the ever-popular Spuyten Duyvil
(359 Metropolitan Avenue), recently
placed at a very worthy no.2 on the chart
of America’s best beer bars as voted by
reviewers on BeerAdvocate.com. Spuyten
Duyvil is like Sing Sing - once you’re
inside
it’s
very
hard
to
leave.
Nevertheless, after a selection of tasty
microbrews were sampled, we were off
down the road to a very new beer bar
which I had recommended.
The Levee (212 Berry Street, on the
corner of North 3rd Street) is a tworoomed community bar, quite cosy and
friendly; it is ably run by two former
employees of Manhattan’s Ginger Man,
Susan and Howard. Needless to say, beer
quality is high and includes plenty of
craft beer – especially in bottles. Copious
amounts of Stone IPA on tap were
flowing, and the Alströms ventured on to
others such as Dogfish Head 90 Minute
IPA and Achel in bottles. The Levee has
been going in its current incarnation for
only a few weeks, the building was
previously The Antique Lounge. The
Gotham Imbiber welcomes The Levee to
the local craft beer scene, and wishes
Susan and Howard every success with
their new business.
With all stops visited, those left standing
staggered off to their respective beds at
various times. That was one hell of a
crawl, cheers to the Alström brothers!
CHEAP MACRO BEER =
CHEAP MACRO TASTE.
DON’T YOU DESERVE BETTER?
City Beer Happenings
Bar-cask!
Compiled by Alex Hall
Barcade (388 Union
Avenue, Williamsburg)
has just purchased a
beer engine to serve
genuine
caskconditioned ale, as
mentioned in the
previous article. They
have also tossed out
their Guinness tap
and replaced it with
Red Hook’s stout.
Therefore, they are
now 100% domestic.
Cheers to Paul and
the team at Barcade!
One of the first ever
pints of cask ale to
be served there is depicted above-right
being pulled around 8pm on Monday 25th
April.
New #1
The East Village’s Hop Devil Grill (129 St.
Marks Place) is now open and almost in full
swing. The back bar was just being finished
off at the time of writing, this will
concentrate on Belgian microbrews. The
main bar and kitchen are open and doing
well; there is a beer engine for real cask ale,
which is just about to be introduced.
New #2
Near Madison Square Garden, Stout (127135 West 33rd Street) opened mid-April.
This large, upmarket beer bar has an
emphasis on dark ales from the British
Isles – their bottle selection is very
impressive. There are also over 20 taps and
two cask beer engines, however many of
the taps are taken up with mainstream stuff
– but there are currently three dedicated to
Brooklyn
Brewery’s
products and one each
to Blue Point and
Fuller’s.
One
refrigerator in full view
is exclusively dedicated
to bottled stouts. Very
handy for Penn Station
and Madison Square
Garden, Stout is well
worth a visit; check out
the L-shaped balcony
where you can get a
great view of the ground
floor.
New #3
As noted earlier, The
Levee
(212
Berry
Street, Williamsburg) is open for business
with two ex-Ginger Man employees at the
helm; they have already expanded their
initial range with a number of good
microbrews. The Levee opens at 5pm daily
– check it out if in Williamsburg.
New(-ish) #4/5/6
A small chain of three dimly-lit lounge bars
in Manhattan that often go under the radar
of beer lovers is well worth a mention here.
The Room (144 Sullivan Street), The Other
Room (143 Perry Street), and Another
Room (249 West Broadway) all feature a
number of great microbrews, especially in
bottle.
Freeminer returns to NYC
Following a new distribution deal, beers
from England’s Freeminer Brewery will
shortly be seen again in the City. Look
out for such delights as Waterloo and
Trafalgar IPA from this excellent brewery
based in the historic Forest of Dean.
THINK “WHO AM I FUNDING?” WHEN CHOOSING A BEER…
BIG GLOBAL BRAND à POWERFUL ‘FAT CAT’ DIRECTORS & THEIR CAPITALIST
SHAREHOLDERS; MANY BIG BREWING CORPORATIONS DONATE TO RIGHTWING POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS OR RUTHLESSLY DESTROY BREWING HERITAGE.
LOCAL MICROBREW à LOCAL COMMUNITY, LOCAL ECONOMY, LOCAL
WORKFORCE, LOCAL JOBS, LOCAL TASTE…
Beer Writer Turns Fest Coordinator
by Chuck Cook
As a beer writer, I get to attend a fair
number of beer festivals and then write
articles about them. Merely attending a
fest and sampling beers, and having a
good time, is a very small part of the
story. There is a tremendous amount of
work behind the scenes that most
attendees never see.
While I was a steward on the Professional
Panel Blind Tasting at the Great
American Beer Festival one year, and also
had worked at a number of other fests as
a beer server, I had never been in charge
before. All that changed when All About
Beer Magazine offered me the position of
Beer Coordinator for their 9th annual
World Beer Festival, held at the historic
Durham (NC) Athletic Park – where the
movie ‘Bull Durham’ was filmed.
Working for overall Festival Director,
Natalie Abernethy, I would have to learn
quickly. There were new software
programs to be learned, databases to
update, letters to be written, invitation
packets to be sent out, and brewers and
importers to call (repeatedly!)
Starting in mid-June 2004, I spent 15 to
20 hours a week in the All About Beer
offices, calling, emailing and faxing every
brewery and beer importer that had been
at previous fests, and a whole lot of new
ones. It could sometimes be a bit
frustrating as brewers lead very busy lives
and often had little time to talk to me.
Getting a confirmation sheet from a
brewer or importer was always cause for
celebration.
In the end, it all worked out. There were
125 breweries represented at the beer
festival on Saturday, September 25,
2004. This was twenty more than any
previous World Beer Fest. Among the
highlights, according to attendees, were
three breweries that had driven about
1000 miles from Michigan to be in the
festival (Dragonmead Brewery, King
Brewery,
and
Kuhnhenn
Brewing
Company.) Then there was Magic Hat, all
the way from Vermont with a cask of
Blind Faith, plus other brews.
There were also many brewpubs and
microbreweries in attendance from all
over
the
Southeast,
Northeast,
Northwest, and Colorado. Imported beers
from Belgium, France, Germany, the
Netherlands, the U.K., Eastern Europe,
Russia, Australia, Mexico and South
America, and more, were at the fest.
Perhaps best of all, to my bosses at All
About Beer, certainly, and the charity for
the fest, the Carolina Theatre, was the
turnout at the festival. The afternoon
session sold out, which had never
happened before. The evening session
sold out the Wednesday before the event,
causing a near panic for tickets in those
calling the AAB offices. There were more
than 7,000 attendees over the two
sessions of the festival, more than at any
previous World Beer Fest!
The toughest part? I was working the
whole time. I hardly got to drink. I tasted
just a few beers late in the day when
everything was going smoothly. A tough
job, watching others have so much fun. I
know in the future I will certainly more
fully appreciate the work and serious
efforts behind any beer fest I attend.
Cheers!
Bass – Beck's – Belle Vue – Boddingtons – Bohemia – Diebels –
Dinkel Acker – Franziskaner – Hoegaarden – Labatt – Leffe –
Löwenbräu – Mackeson – Rolling Rock – St. Pauli Girl – Skol – Spaten –
Staropramen – Stella Artois – Tennent's – Whitbread.
When you buy any of the above brands, you are funding the world’s
biggest brewing corporation - InBev (formerly Interbrew). The Gotham
Imbiber says InBev’s greedy, voracious fat cat directors and investors
are fat enough. SUPPORT THE MICROBREWING INDUSTRY INSTEAD!
Beerman and Firkin
by Felice Wechsler
SUPPORT CRAFT BEER, ENJOY CRAFT BEER!
Brewtopia Gallery
Manhattan’s Excellent Brewtopia World Beer Festival
Photos by Alex Hall
[Advance notice: the next Brewtopia event is
scheduled for 22nd October.]
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Le Bier Circus
Chuck Cook visits one of the best bars in Belgium
Le Bier Circus is
widely
acknowledged
as
one of Brussels’ top
beer
specialist
cafes. I sat down
with owner Patrick
D’Hane in late 2003
to talk about his
excellent beer bar,
which is the first he
has run. He had
worked in the cafe
and
restaurant
business for many
years
prior
to
opening Le Bier
Circus.
Patrick received his early training in
operating a beer cafe at a few other
Brussels favorites, such as Chez Moeder
Lambic. However, it was at Le Jugement
Dernier in Schaerbeek that he decided
running a beer cafe would be his vocation:
“I really enjoyed the job. The cafe had a
top-class bar and good service, with 400
beers. It was the best beer cafe in Brussels
at that time” Patrick said. Le Jugement
Dernier was open for about a dozen years,
and closed in the early 1990s. After two
years at Jugement Dernier, Patrick was
ready to open his own bar. He was able to
secure help from Brouwerij Moortgat once
he found a suitable location.
After spending a long time looking, Patrick
found the building (dating from about 1880)
at 89, Rue de l’Enseignement, on the same
street as the Cirque Royal Concert Hall. The
space was not occupied at the time, but
many different types of businesses have
inhabited the location, possibly including a
house of ill-repute...
Bier Circus has a front room with a bar and
tables, which is tastefully decorated with
Belgian breweriana, some of it antique.
There are two rooms in the back of the
cafe, one of which is non-smoking.
Patrick likes all styles of beer, of course,
and is particularly happy when beer tourists
bring him hoppy American IPAs as gifts:
“After tasting many Belgian beers, one of
my biggest surprises was tasting an
American IPA. I really liked it” Patrick told
me. Patrick has visited a few breweries in
the U.S.
and Drie Fonteinen.
There is a special
place for Lambic
beers at Bier Circus,
owing to Patrick¹s
early
years.
His
family is from the
southwest
of
Brussels, and often
went to Beersel on
weekends, to drink
the beers of Drie
Fonteinen and Oud
Beersel. Bier Circus
is a very good place
to taste the beers of
Brasserie Cantillon
When first opened in April 1993, there were
about 100 beers on the Bier Circus menu.
Within two years, the number was at 200,
where it remains at present. Patrick said
“This a comfortable number of beers to
stock.” There is also an aged beer menu
with about 50 brews. It is mostly beer
tourists who order the aged beers, as most
local Belgians prefer fresher beer,
Patrick told me.
Bier Circus, which offers six beers on tap, is
a great place to sample Wallonian specialty
brews, many of which are not often seen in
Flanders, such as Brasserie Blaugies,
Fantome, Ellezelloise, Geants, Rulles, and
others. There are also plenty of Flemish
beers available here, and the Trappist
brews are well-represented. A couple of
dozen Christmas beers make for a well
rounded beer list. Patrick makes a new beer
menu once a year, and sometimes will drop
beers that have not sold well, and add new
ones. Rule number one here is no InBev
(formerly Interbrew) beers. There is no rule
number two!
While known primarily as a beer cafe, Le
Bier Circus has had solid pasta dishes for a
number of years; Spaghetti cooked in
Chimay beer has always been a good
choice. However, in the last few years, Bier
Circus has expanded its menu choices and is
offering a variety of quality meals,
described as “beer based regional cooking”.
One dish is Venison cooked in Rochefort 8,
which I enjoyed. Patrick has a cook, but he
devised the menu choices and suggestions
himself.
Le Bier Circus is moving from its original
home to another building on the same
street, at #57, Rue de l’Enseignement,
beginning August 1, 2005. Patrick says he
will be open at #89 until June 30, and then
he and his staff will take off the month of
July. Brasserie Cantillon will provide a
special barrel of beer for the closing, called
‘La Derniere Cuvee de 89’, meaning roughly
‘The Final Cuvee of 89’.
When the ‘new’ Bier Circus opens, there
will be a few new entrees and desserts
offered, increasing the menu choices. The
kitchen will also remain open an hour later,
until midnight. More good news for beer
lovers traveling to Brussels is that the place
will be open in the evenings on Saturdays
and Sundays. It is currently open for lunch
and dinner only on weekdays.
All of the beers and food menu can be
viewed at the website, which is
www.biercircus.be. Enjoy!
CORRUPT EMINENT DOMAIN ABUSE THREATENS
BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BAR
Freddy’s Bar in Prospect Heights is up against the corrupt and taxpayer-money-wasting schemes
of property development juggernaught Forest City Ratner, who want to raze the entire
community to build a corporate concrete jungle – a small part of which is planned to be an arena
for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Don’t believe the lies, this scheme is unjust and
corrupt – benefitting no-one in the local community!
Directions to Freddy’s: 2 or 3 train to Bergen Street station, then walk round the corner to 485
Dean Street to enjoy a fine pint of Harpoon UFO wheat beer (or another of your choice) in
friendly surroundings. Links to websites detailing the current situation:
http://www.gotard.com/badd/
http://www.fansforfairplay.com
http://www.nostadium.homestead.com
http://nycbasketball.rivals.com
http://www.fairdevelopmentbrooklyn.net
Freddy’s own website can be seen at http://www.freddysbackroom.com
Write a Caption
This issue’s Write a Caption ‘victims’
are
NYC
Homebrewers’
Guild
President Dave Witzel and his good
lady Jenny; the bottle is Dogfish
Head ‘Burton Baton’. They were
snapped in Spuyten Duyvil.
Please send in your wittiest quotes of
what she could have been saying (no
unpublishable quotes please).
The winner gets a branded glass
from Bierkraft, 191 Fifth Avenue,
Brooklyn (winner collects).
The best entries will be listed in issue
14. Please note that the deadline is
20th June 2005; contact details are
on page 2.
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REAL CASK ALE – T H E F U L L N Y C L I S T
This is The Gotham Imbiber’s free listing of all NYC bars that serve cask-conditioned ale.
Barcade, 388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn. [NEW CASK OUTLET!]
The Blind Tiger Ale House, 518 Hudson Street, Manhattan.
The Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.
David Copperfield’s, 1394 York Avenue, Manhattan.
d.b.a., 41 First Avenue, Manhattan.
George Keeley, 485 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.
The Ginger Man, 11 East 36th Street, Manhattan.
Hop Devil Grill, 129 St. Marks Place, Manhattan. [NEW CASK OUTLET!]
The Lighthouse Tavern,243 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn (cask available again soon).
Mugs Ale House, 125 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (no casks in summer).
The Spotted Pig, 314 West 11th Street, Manhattan.
Spuyten Duyvil, 359 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn.
Stout, 127-135 West 33rd Street, Manhattan. [NEW CASK OUTLET!]
The Waterfront Ale House, 155 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (no casks in summer).
CASK COMING SOON: The Waterfront Ale House, 540 2nd Avenue, Manhattan.
WARNING: There are now at least three bars in New York City dispensing keg beer from fake
handpumps. If a bar you visit in NYC appears to have working handpumps and is not on the
above list, it is either very new to selling cask ale or it is filtered keg beer on a dispense method
that has been causing confusion. We suggest taking CAMRA’s initiative to “ask if it’s cask”…
Breweries: Heather Ales, Orkney, Moorhouse’s, Daleside, Darwin.
Legends’ brands are now available in cases, casks, and kegs in
New York City* via S.K.I. Beer Corporation, tel. (718) 821-7200.
*All NYC boroughs except The Bronx.
NYC stockists of Legends imported craft beers
A new feature in The Gotham Imbiber is to list all known permanent outlets of Legends’ beers. This will be
updated every issue, and is a free service to stockists. Note that few outlets carry the entire range, and some
only carry one brand from the portfolio. Bars and restaurants are in bold, while shops and wholesalers are in
italics (ordinary typeface). Bars which will be taking kegs or casks on a one-off or occasional basis are excluded
from this list – sorry, it’s permanent outlets only.
Manhattan
Swift’s Hibernian Lounge, 34 East 4th Street 10003
Alta Restaurant, 64 West 10th Street 10011
B & E Quality Beverage, 511 West 23rd Street 10011
Peculier Pub, 145 Bleecker Street 10012
Jekyll & Hyde, 91 7th Avenue South 10014
The Other Room, 143 Perry Street 10014
The Slaughtered Lamb, 182 West 4th Street 10014
Hercules Fancy Grocery, 27 Morton Street 10014
Stout, 127-135 West 33rd Street 10016
The Ginger Man, 11 East 36th Street 10016
House of Brews, 363 West 46th Street 10036
St. Andrews, 120 West 44th Street 10036
Brooklyn
The Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue 11201
The Levee, 212 Berry Street 11211
Eagle Provisions, 628 5th Avenue 11215
Total Wine Bar, 74 5th Avenue 11217
Bierkraft, 191 5th Avenue 11217
Slope Food Market, 475 Bergen Street 11217
The Garden, 921 Manhattan Avenue 11222
Rogers Beer Distributors, 1167 Rogers Avenue 11226
Thrifty Beverage Center, 2115 Coyle Street 11229
American Beer Distributors, 256 Court Street 11231
East Coast Beer Company, 316 37th Street 11232
Key Food, 369 Flatbush Avenue 11238
Queens
B & B Beverage, 215-45 Northern Boulevard 11361
69th Street Beer Distributors, 5513 69th Street 11378
Home Service Beer Corp., 71-31 73rd Place 11385
YMK Fruit & Veg., 118-18 Liberty Avenue 11419
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