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NYC/staten island visit

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Terrapin8, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Headed to New York Friday-Saturday will be in the Brooklyn/Manhattan/Staten Island area. I've done research on which bars to check out, luckily it's NYC craft beer week! But need to find a good shop for buying take back to ga brew. Would like to pick up Sixpoint resin, 3beans and other things we can't get in ga. Any shops to check out and brews to try please let me know!
     
  2. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Sixpoint should be available pretty much anywhere, even at bodegas. For good bottle shops check Top Hops/Good Beer and Whole Foods Bowery in Manhattan, and Bruekelen Bier Merchants, Beer Boutique, Beer Street and Bierkraft in Brooklyn.
     
  3. CTJman

    CTJman Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    Check out Pony Bar and Rattle N Hum in NYC. The Wholefoods bk speaks of is a great choice.
     
  4. lionssoccer13

    lionssoccer13 Jun 30, 2011 Florida
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    Was just there last week with same questions. From FL originally. Whole Foods in Manhattan had a lot of good GI. Beer Table Pantry in Grand Central Station. Rattle N Hum had the best bottle selection. Scored some BCS and varietals of that from there. 3Beans is nice too and readily available. Bierkraft was very disappointing. The Ginger Man and Pony Bar had the best tap selection while I was there. Gramercy Tavern was good too. Hope this helps. I'm sure NYC beer week will help your chances.
     
  5. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Thanks a lot guys! My first trip to NYC and as a Georgia boy I'm afraid it'll be a little overwhelming!
     
  6. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Definitely looking for BCS varieties, and any other beers not available here, already planned on hitting grand central to go to beer table. Can you buy growlers/bottles to go at bars, that was new to me when I made a trip to Fl, not allowed in ga.
     
  7. BeerWorld

    BeerWorld Feb 20, 2008 New York
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    As far as bottle shops go I'd recommend hitting Top Hops, New Beer, Whole Foods Bowery, and Good Beer which you can easily do in one go if you have an hour or so. You should be able to find what you're looking for among these four. And this being NYC beer week we have a number of splendid beer events throughout the city and Brooklyn/Queens. Just pick what you want to attend.

    Rumor has it Whole Foods Bowery will have GI Cherry for growler fills on Sunday. Other places tapped bcs and bcbcs.
     
  8. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Once again thanks guys! I hope to run into you along the way, if you get news of events and days/times I'll try to be there and buy you a brew
     
  9. CTJman

    CTJman Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut
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    Your GA accent may give it away. So just enjoy yourself :). Pick up some Troegs Nugget Nectar if you can't in GA. Love that stuff
     
  10. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Will do, I've wanted to try that and we don't get that here. I'm sure my accent will be amusing, going with the girlfriend who is from New York so hopefully won't be too lost.
     
  11. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    We were planning on the Brooklyn brewery tour, any other suggestions for tours is appreciated. Of any of you guys ever need a Georgia trade bmail me!
     
  12. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    It's a bit out of the way, but if you find yourself in Queens, the Singlecut taproom is a fun brewery experience. It'd be fun to do Brooklyn and it in a short time span, see the present and future of NYC breweries!
     
  13. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    Here's a good place to look for things you can't get in GA: http://www.seekabrew.com/distro/index.html. The brewery that stands out the most to me is Alesmith - they have pretty broad distribution at better bottle shops, and finding Speedway Stout is pretty easy.

    One brewery not on that list is Maine Brewing Company. Their bottles can be easy to miss (they really look like a lazy homebrewer's labels), but their beer is consistently delicious.

    By the way, if you stocked up with some Terrapin and wanted to offload it when you got here, there might be some (ahem) who wouldn't mind... especially if that supply included some Wake 'n Bake! (Atlanta-raised Brooklynite here)
     
  14. gregkoko

    gregkoko Mar 12, 2010 New York
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    Stay far far away from Beer Table Pantry in Grand Central. Crazy high prices
     
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  15. ghostly

    ghostly Mar 7, 2011 New York

    I'll second gregkoko here - the Grand Central place has a big markup compared to elsewhere.
     
  16. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    Whole Foods in the bowery has a rare keg a day. All WF are doing this. If you are in that area One Mile House has some ridiculous taps all week, enjoy by is tonight. Top Hops and Goodbeer are both walking distance for Bottles and Taps/growlers. In the center of it all is New Beer Distributors on Chrystie st. This place will have the brest bottle prices hands down. It is a bizarre place, huge with a crazy inventory of hard to find stuff. A lot has aged for years in this warehouse. It is like a giant beer cellar. Check dates on IPAs. If you want aged sours you will be in heaven. Move bottles around and you might find a hidden gem.
    Fyi.. I have made the botte shop rounds recently and city swiggers on 86th has the best lineup. They just had a Brooklyn night and jave 2009 chocolate on tap
     
  17. Mr_Brodie

    Mr_Brodie Dec 13, 2012 New York
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    Blind Tiger is the best beer bar in NYC. Barrys in Brooklyn has Heady Topper and Hill Farmstead Edward on tap.
    Enjoy the spots.
     
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  18. shutyourface

    shutyourface Aug 24, 2010 New York

    Pm if you need to know anything about Staten Island
     
  19. Skrip

    Skrip Oct 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    holiday beverage on SI
     
  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    It shouldn't be any more overwhelming than it was for us [translation: me] suburban NYCers on their first trip to Georgia. Just keep the y'alls in check and you should be fine. lol.
     
  21. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    Top Hops had Hill Farmstead Edward on tap for free last weekend...
     
  22. drinker36

    drinker36 May 19, 2010 Michigan
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    Check out Cannibal if you're looking to sit down and drink... they have a huge beer list (and as of last weekend have the sixpoint beers you listed and the Maine beers that were recommended by MisterBisco. I haven't eaten there but the food looked good. They're also very friendly and know their beer. I'd also echo the BA's that said whole foods is a good bottle shop stop.

    Finally if you haven't had Alchemist Heady Topper, stop into Gramercy Tavern for a can (it's still showing up on their menu as of this post and I had it there earlier this week.
     
  23. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Went to McSorleys tonight, one word, awesome. Tomorrow trying to checkout all your recommendations. Sunday Brooklyn brewery and Barcade. Thank you guys for all the help. That's the best thing about being a BA, and this community, no matter where in the world you go, there are great people to meet and share great beer with!
     
  24. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Here for two more days, so far amazing, so much craziness on tap and take home Cantillon, ale smith, Firestone, bear republic, sixpoint, nugget nectar, sculpin, etc... One thing missing is bourbon county, thought it'd be easiest with the takeover, Any tips on finding Any variety?
     
  25. BKBassist

    BKBassist Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Top Hops is run by an old AB distro guy, he usually has plenty of GI including BC.
    PS, where'd you snag Cantillon?
     
  26. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Snag Cantillon to go at mugs ale house around the corner from Brooklyn brewery, 20 bucks a bottle is literally cheap compared to no bottles ever.
     
  27. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Whole foods was definitely the best place to find everything, and when I got home realized they didn't ring up my sculpin because she was too busy checking my id
     
  28. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Last thing I want on tap is fu sandy, if there's any left?
     
  29. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    And misterbisco didn't check bags, mailing every thing home, but bmail me, I will send you wake n bake and whatever else you want from ga
     
  30. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    And also if any of you guys ever make it to ga please give me a shout, I'll give you a grand tour and free guest bedroom if you bring whales lol
     
  31. Terrapin8

    Terrapin8 Oct 27, 2008 Georgia
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    Joking about the whales, southern hospitality rules you can crash here anytime and bring your Coors.
     
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