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2017 Queens Beer Week Preview

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Queens Beer Week 2017 is upon us and BTBT is brimming with anticipation for the annual showcase of the boroughs finest.

I can’t believe it’s been a year since the last Queens Beer Week. At the risk of sounding a bit melodramatic, time flies and it teaches you to embrace the concept of truly living every single day, to love and care for those close to you and to drink nothing less than finely made craft beer.

15 months ago BTBT was a concept in our minds. It grew into a collective of craft beer goons seeking to drink their way through the very best that the global craft beer community has to offer. What better place to start then our home; the great borough of Queens. Our love for all things Queens, most assuredly including Queens Beer, is well documented. It is embedded within the teams’ ethos and has significantly impacted the BTBT course trajectory.

It’s a delight to drink good beer wherever it is made, no questions there. Yet, I can quite honestly say that I derive a little bit of extra joy from being able to quench the craft beer desires of my palate with quality beer made within this fine borough. It also brings a wide smile to my face to say that our crew, Beer Today Beer Tomorrow is a premier media sponsor of Queens Beer Week 2017.

Queens Beer Week started back in 2014 just a couple of years after the Queens Craft Beer Renaissance started taking form. From its inception it has been described as a no profit, no revenue collaboration of brewers and bars, dedicated to preaching the craft beer gospel of the heavenly libation flowing through this great borough.

Each year the collective behind Queens Beer Week seeks to surpass the year prior with big opening and closing book end events and several bar hosted events and festivities in between. This week long celebration is important for many reasons. First and foremost it promotes local craft beer which in turn supports local commerce which then establishes and supports the growth of beer community and culture. It also is another opportunity to showcase the city’s most diverse borough, home to well over 2 million residents who speak an estimated 130+ languages. Lastly it offers a different perspective on the beer drinker’s experience because after all, there’s no place quite like Queens, New York.

This year’s event will be generating donations for the benefit of two local non-profit organizations, the Friends of Firefighters and the Hunters Point Park Conservancy.

Friends of Firefighters are dedicated to addressing the physical, mental health, and wellness needs of New York City’s firefighters and their families.

Hunters Point Parks is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in Hunters Point by preserving and enhancing its parks, green spaces and waterfront in partnership with the community.

Come out during Queens Beer Week 2017 and get a taste of Queens. Support Queens, Friends of Fire Fighters, Hunters Point Parks and Queens Beer culture. Who knows you may just find your new favorite watering hole.

 

 

 

Calendar of 2017 Queens Beer Week Events

 

Iconyc Taproom Opening Weekend! 45-13 34th Ave Astoria, NY 11101

May 5 @ 4:00pm - May 7 @ 8:00pm

 

Queens Beer Week 2017 Kick-Off Party @ LIC Landing

May 6 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 

Queens Beer Week 2017 Kick-Off After Party @ Ale Wife NYC 5-14 51ST AVE Long Island City, NY 11101

May 6 @ 7:30pm-whenever

 

Queens Beer Week Block Party @BAR 43 43-06 43RD ST

Sunnyside, Queens

May 7@ 3:00pm – 11:30pm

 

Big Alice #QBW2017 Astoria Bar Crawl

May 8

6pm-7pm Astoria Bier and Cheese Ditmars @abcditmars

7pm-8pm @judyandpunchnyc

8pm-9pm - @sweetaftonbar

9pm – whenever @diamonddogsnyc

 

All Queens Takeover @ FH Station House  106-11 71st Ave,, Forest Hills, 11375 

May 9 @ 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

 

Sud Sludge: Metal Night @ Diamond Dogs w/ SingleCut Beersmiths 34-04 31st Ave, Astoria, NY 11106 

May 10 @ 9:00 PM - 4:00 AM

 

“Haters Gonna Articulate” Bad Review Reading @ Crescent & Vine 2503 Ditmars Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11105

May 11 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM

 

Queens Beer Cocktails Night @ Sparrow Tavern 24-01 29th St, Astoria, NY 11102 

May 11 @ 10:00 PM - 4:00 AM

 

Queens Cans @RockawayBrewing Co 46-01 5th st Long IslandCity, NY 11101

One stop shop for your favorite new can/bottle releases from all over Queens. See the brewers and shake the hands that packed each and everyone of those little aluminum gifts.

May 12 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Home Again Part 2 @Singlecut brewery @ 19-33 37th St, Astoria, NY 11105

Featuring live music from local artists and special can release announcements

May 12 @ 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM

 

Craft Beer & Comedy @ The Standing Room 19-33 37TH Street Astoria, NY, 11105

Ticket holders can enjoy select drafts from SingleCut and a comedy Show.

May 12 @ 8:00pm – 11:30pm

 

2ND Annual Homebrew Wort Share @Bridge and Tunnel Brewery at 15-35 Decatur Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385

May 14 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*Advanced tickets (and head count) needed since grains will be pre-milled and ready to be mashed in at start time. 5 gallon corney kegs or carboys will be filled of cooled wort – un-boiled, no hops added. Grain bill will be mostly 2 row. You gather up your wort, take it home, and finish the beer of your choice. Then in June, B&T will follow up with a bottle share event in which participants can come back and sample out their creations. see EventBrite for ordering details

For more Queens Beer Week info visit www.queensbeerweek.org

 

 

 

Event Scheduling Notices

BTBT is the premier 2017 Queens Beer Week media sponsor! This year’s festivities will be epic and BTBT will be there to help connect you with showcase of the Boroughs Best through a plethora of exclusive content!

BTBT will be at the 2017 Queens Beer Week Kick Off Party and a slew of other events during the week!

BTBT is doing a 2017 Queens Beer Week and Merchandise Giveaway Contest! Must be 21 and over to enter! Here’s the details:

Visit us on Instagram

  • Follow @beertodaybeertomorrow on Instagram
  • Like the #QBW17 Give Away photo
  • Repost the photo, tag @beertodaybeertomorrow plus 3 of your drinking buddies

The winner will be announced during Queens Beer Week. Good luck!

 

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