Queens Beer Week Kicks Off!
By Ilija Sekulovski
There are few things in life as amazing as a cold beer on a warm day, and there’s no doubt that we’ve jumped headfirst into some really warm days (we’re sweating at Give Me Astoria headquarters). We’re definitely excited that tonight officially kicks off Queens Beer Week, and we’ll be checking out the festivities all week.
Beer Week is a community driven and supported celebration of that most wonderful of liquids. QBW is a 100% non-profit organization, brought to you by the great bars and breweries in Queens. Join the celebrations from May 8th-17th, as we cheers the Spring and the great brews Queens has to offer.
You’ve got two options for tonight: The premier of LIC Beer Project at Crescent and Vine at 6:00 p.m., or the premiere of the Barrier and Singlecut Queens Beer Week IPA at Judy and Punch at 7:00 p.m. Hint: Just do both. So worth it. So good. Plus, LIC Beer Project is the latest brewery to come out of the neighborhood, and this might be the best time to try it!
There’s week long events that are going on the entire time, which you can see below:
Decendant Cider / Bridge and Tunnel @ Queens Kickshaw
Whiskey / Beers / Bites @ AloBar
Maine Beer Co. @ Unidentified Flying Chicken (Jackson Heights)
Queens Beers @ 60 Beans
Rockaway/Singlecut/Barrier @ The Baroness
All Queens tap and Beer Food @ Rest-au-Rant
Queens Beer Specials @ Austin’s Alehouse and Bourbon St.
There’s also daily events going on every single day, at different times!
FRIDAY, MAY 8TH at JUDY AND PUNCH
34-08 30th Ave, Astoria from 7pm-11pm
The release of ALL THREE beers from Barrier and ourselves (QBW IPA and our individual single hopped beers)
SATURDAY, MAY 9TH at THE BARONESS
41-26 Crescent St, Long Island City AT 9PM
Queens Beer Week Bingo- win your favorite brewery’s swag and drink lots of great local beer.
SUNDAY, MAY 10TH at LIC LANDING
52-10 Center Blvd, Long Island City from 4pm-8pm
Queens Beer Week Opening Party!!!
After party will be held at ALEWIFE on 51st Ave
MONDAY, MAY 11TH at FATTY’S CAFE
45-17 28th Ave, Astoria AT 2pm
Industry Brunch with your favorite brewers and bartenders
TUESDAY, MAY 12TH starting at 6pm- Forest Hills Bar Crawl
6pm- COBBLESTONES PUB 117-18 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills
730- BANTER 108-22 Queens Blvd
830pm- AUSTIN PUBLIC 70-28 Austin St,
930pm- FH STATION HOUSE 106-11 71st Ave
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH at BOTH ASTORIA BIER & CHEESE(S)
6PM-10PM Barrier and ourselves will be taking over the taps of both Astoria locations:
3414 Broadway & 35-11 Ditmars Blvd
THURSDAY, MAY 14TH at OLIVERS
37-19 Broadway A SingleCut Tap Takeover!