Monday, April 14, 2014

Come To Germany! Hide From the Taxman!

Come To Germany. Hide From the Taxman!
April 14 · 7:00 PM
(Past Event)
Tomorrow is the dreaded day. Pay or get paid.
Win or lose.
Invest or divest.
Look, either way? You'll need a drinks! Lower Midtown. Reichenbach Hall.
German biers by the litre or half.
Authentic food & brew.
Weizen, Bock und Pils.
And here? No one gets thrown out for a hearty Zicke Zacke!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Astoria's Singlecut Beersmiths Brewery Night
April 4 · 7:00 PM
(Past Event)

    You cannot get fresher than direct from the vat. Let's hang out with the brew crew from Singlecut Beersmiths tonight. They'll have on tap, whatever is recently brewed. Usually 6-8 different brews. Very limited food options. They're a real Brewery, not a brewpub. They have a microwave and some simple food options :-) These guys are awesome and always friendly and welcoming. No brew tours available on Friday nights, but I think you'll enjoy the visit. Bar space, a couple of picnic tables and surrounded by fermenting kegs of Singlecut Brews and sacks of grains and hops. Music for sure.. And just maybe.. A band? No guarantee there. On Fridays during spring and summer they try to have a band playing. It may be too early, but maybe we'll get lucky! Anyhow.. Come hang with us at a very long overdue Brewery visit. Flites available.

    And they said....

    Good times!
Alejandra - Awesome!I had a great time.enjoy seeing old new friends n making new onse.keep the good times rolling.I love this group.enjoy everyone

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Grand Central Station Oyster Bar

The Grand Central Station Oyster Bar
March 22 · 1:00 PM

Welcome Back the Oyster Bar!

Let's enjoy a Saturday Happy Hour at the historic Oyster Bar located at Grand Central Terminal!

March 22, 2014



There is a happy hour from 1pm to 5pm.


Their beer selection can be found on their regular menu (updated last Jan.4,2014):

NOTE: Menus, including happy hours, may change after their grand re-opening, this event will then be updated accordingly - (updates via this page and e-mails).
DIRECTIONS: 4,5,6,7, S trains to Grand Central Station


We hit Korea Town for much needed FANTASTIC food!

AND.....since we were in K-town, we sang Karaoke and drank soju all night long!!!!!

Brian - Awesome time yesterday!! Learned the hard way that oysters were not a good base for drinking. Thank you Tess for getting me to the subway. Vamos a Mexico!

Sheena - Ross...We're in 'Kang Suh'! What happened to you?!?!?

Jason - Korean kareoke on 32nd St!

STEVE H. - Now I'm glad I went to Germany.. and then .. well.. nevermind. Stuff happened.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


It wasn't that "HAPPY"
Here's the description of the event:
We're 4 Years Old! [aka: Das Boot!]
Come join us to celebrate the 4th Successful Year of CB2 social outings with the Craft Beers and Brews communities.

Bavarian Style.
The Bier Haus is brand new, having just opened in December. It's time we had a drink(s) there.
Steins, Wurst, Pretzels and.. Bier Maidens galore, Oh My!
Zicke zacke zicke zacke hoi hoi Hoi.
Before this "KICK OUT", half the group had already decided to get some BBQ at the bar right across the way called, "Route 66 Smokehouse".
Back at the "BIERHAUS"....

It is not known what exactly transpired, but STEVE H. claims there was no wrongdoing on any part of CB2. STEVE H. chanted the following, "...Zicke zacke zicke zacke hoi hoi Hoi." and pounded his fists on the table, then the bartender impolitely, but gently asked everyone to leave.

Founder STEVE H. and those who decided to stay, found themselves having no choice but to join the other half for BBQ....
[STEVE H. has expressed his sentiments concerning the venue and "incident" on his FB page.]
However, all was not lost and the group was welcomed at Route 66 Smokehouse.
Craft Beers and Brews NYC thanks Route66 Smokehouse for their kindness, great food, service and awesome beer selection!
GOOD TIMES were finally had and we did get the fairytale ending to our very anticipated anniversary celebration!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SPLIT Thy Brooklyn Skull!

SPLIT Thy Brooklyn Skull
(Past Event)
I am going Saturday afternoon, but not sure when I'll arrive. I -Think- Mugs opens at 11am this weekend. I didn't see their hours posted on their website, but 11am is what a Google search shows. Please confirm this with Mugs @ [masked] or
I'm doing a long morning walk before Mugs opens, and think I'll arrive at Mugs around 3pm'ish. If you're there before that and spot me coming in.. touch base or buy me a beer ;-)
Meanwhile.. collaborate amongst yourselves to meetup if you're going when they open.
Again: I won't be there, Sunday. Please reach out to each other and connect on your own. If anyone wishes to step up to be the Host / Contact person for Sunday, let me know ASAP.)
Mugs will be presenting the 15th annual Split thy Brooklyn Skull on March 1 & 2, 2014. The lineup is as follows:
GRAVITY CASKS (all weekend):
Mendocino Imperial Barley Wine Ale, 110%
Barrier Red Button Imperial Red, 8.8%
Saturday, March 1
Allagash Interlude Saison, 9.5%
Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine, 9.2%
Barrier Rip Rap Baltic Porter, 8.8%
Bells Expedition Russian Imperial Stout, 10.5%
Blue Mountain Long Winters Nap Maibock, 10%
Brewdog Cocoa Psycho Imperial Stout, 10%
Bruery White Oak Wheatwine, 11.5%
Captain Lawrence Frost Monster Imperial Stout, 12%
De Dolle Still Nacht Tripel, 10%
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Imperial Porter, 11.5%
Firestone Double D.B.A. English Barleywine, 12%
Goose Island Bourbon County Imperial Stout '12, 14%
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn American Strong Ale, 17%
Hofstetten Granitbock Ice EisBock, 11.5%
Kelso Cabernet Aged Industrial Imperial IPA, 10%
Ommegang Gnomegang Belgian Strong Pale Ale, 9.5%
Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA, 10.5%
Sixpoint Old Redhooker American Barleywine, 9.6%
Stone Old Guardian Oak Smoked American Barleywine, 11.5%

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Another Year Older, Another Year Bolder

February 22 · 6:00 PM
(Past Event)

Everyone loves a good Birthday Party! Come celebrate another year with me as I push the limits of denial. I refuse to "act my age" because no one ever told me how to act! Also... I'm not an actor. I'm over 21 and that's enough for you to know ;-) Excelsior! ---

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Ringing in the New Year with Old and New Friends!
Admission: Free ONLY for members and guests! You can RSVP your guest or please vouch for them at venue.
$10.00 for everyone else.
Cash Bar/Cash Food
December 31, 2013 (TUESDAY)
5-14 51st Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

DIRECTIONS: Take 7 to Vernon/Jackson look for Police Precinct or Tournesol, look for 51st Ave. walk down.

Or Take E or M to Court Square in LIC walk up Jackson Avenue, make a right on 51st Ave.
Driving Directions:

Street parking available, please adhere to street parking regulations and municipal meters.
Private lots and garages on your own accord.

Thank God public transportation to LIC has gotten a "little" better....

PS - it was a good time, not too crazy, just right!

ALEWIFE no longer has their signature POUTINE!!!!!

Rumor has it ALEWIFE LIC will be brewing their own brews comin 2014....