#SCBDEventRecap: NYC Craft Beer Fest: Spring Seasonals

scbdeventrecapNot only was this our favorite NYC Craft Beer Fest yet, but it gave us a chance to sample NYC’s most delicious up and coming craft beers!

On February 28th, I had the pleasure of attending my favorite craft beer festival. Always on the look-out for the next big thing, I found so many that I had to narrow it down to my top 3 picks.

So here they are folks:

Weyerbacher Insanity. This wonderfully interesting beer is a barleywine. It’s aged in oak bourbon barrels. At 11.1%, it’s a bit more hefty than a regular beer, all the while keeping a pleasing fruity overtones.

Great Divide Orabelle. This Denver brewing company has brought us a variation to the Tripel, a traditional Belgian beer. This variation is brewed with spices, offering a solid, refreshing beer.

Original Sin Cherry Tree Cider. We’ve had Original Sin’s wonderful ciders many times before, but this time we’re brought a variation of their wildly popular cider. Cherry Tree has a dry cherry flavor that compliments the already wonderful apple flavor of Original Sin.
But seriously, what’s better than an unlimited supply of beers to try? Unlimited beers AND delicious food. That’s right, every year the New York Craft Beer Fest features a few of the most delectable food from around the city.


My favorites were the giant, mouthwatering pretzels from the Brooklyn Pretzel Company and Morris Grilled Cheese, which is always a fan favorite.  The beer fest also gives attendees the opportunity to attend free workshops! We went to a workshop that talked specifically about New York craft beers and the best places to find them. Overall, we learned that the best places to find them are where you’d least expect them to be! You know, those hole-in-the-wall bars that you just randomly stumble upon? Yes, you got it.


But, I saved the best for last.

Anyone like jelly?

Well, every year Potlicker attend the festival and brings her incredible variations of jelly! From jelly made with different kinds of beers to veggies and fruit, this shop can satisfy any taste. So of course, I just had to buy a few. (;

My favorites include Carrot Cake Jelly and IPA Jelly! check out her Etsy shop, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter!


But seriously, you need to try this stuff!

If you ever plan on going to a beer festival, I highly recommend this one. This is my third time going and it honestly never gets old! The craft beer selections are different every time, and there are plenty of ciders for non-craft beer peeps to enjoy.

Feel free to check out my past reviews about the New York Craft Beer Festival and follow them on twitter for updates!

– S


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