Just in time for outdoor patio weather, National Beer Day is here. As you may or may not know, April 7th is the anniversary of the Cullen-Harrison Act of 1933, which legalized the sale in the United States of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%, thereby bringing a beginning to the end of Prohibition.
While it may be less well-known and brazen than Repeal Day each December, it is certainly my favorite beverage holiday. Here are a few fun events and locations to check out for your National Beer Day celebration:
For National Beer Day, Prospect Heights’ vinyl record craft beer bar will offer Happy Hour Specials, which is $2 off a select number of draft pours. Spin record. Drink beer. Repeat.
556 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238; @bierwax
Mikkeller Run Club Long Run
If you’ve never had a beer after a long run or race, I highly suggest it. Mikkeller Brewing has running clubs all over the world, and this Sunday if you are in the mood for a serious detox-retox, join the Mikkeller Run Club for a beer destination run to Five Boroughs Brewing in Sunset Park. RSVP recommended on Eventbrite. There are two departure locations.
As Is – 10:15 A.M. (approximately 11 miles)
Beer Karma – 11:00 A.M. (approximately 7 miles)
Fifth Hammer Brewing
Long Island City is home to a handful of pretty stellar breweries, including Fifth Hammer, owned and operated by husband & wife team Chris Cuzme & Mary Izett, whose colorful and funky personalities are reflected in their beers. Try Dance of The Salt Plum Fairy, a 5% sour ale with plum, lime and sea salt.
10-28 46th Avenue, Long Island City; @fifthhammerbeer
Crawl At The Hall, Dekalb Market
Join for the First Annual Crawl at Downtown Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market. Participating breweries include Alewife, Von Trapp, Torch & Crown, Southern Tier, Industrial Arts, Catskills, Broken Bow, and Big aLICe. Tickets available on Eventbrite.
General Admission- $35 – includes two 8 ounce pours from each participating brewery and a souvenir mug.
VIP Admission- $50 – includes 1 hour early entry, a Bavarian pretzel necklace, and One FRESH 32oz Crowler from Craft + Carry to take home (a $15 Value!). From 2-5 p.m.
445 Albee Square W, Brooklyn; presented by Craft & Carry; @craftandcarry
Tørst 6th Anniversary
Celebrate the beverage and the celebrate Greenpoint’s incredible gem of a beer bar right by McCarren Park. Doors open at 10AM. Pick up a commemorative stein designed by the bar’s own Carson Hiner, and have some glorious pours from Suarez, J.Wakefield, Hair of the Dog, Burley Oak, and much more.
615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn; @torst_nyc
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