We took a break from working around the brewery Sunday night and headed up to the Craft Beer & Food Festival in NYC. The event was organized by Get Real NY and it was one of the better local beer events we’ve attended. They had 80+ cask conditioned commercial beers and a number of excellent beers brewed and served by local homebrewers.
Some of the more interesting non-commercial beers we tasted were from the Bierkraft table. They were serving a robust porter straight from a second use bourbon barrel and had a 20+% ABV IPA.
Keep an eye out for the other Get Real NY events this year. They are planning a Belgian Beer Festival in June and an event to coincide with NY Craft Beer Week in September.