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New York hosts sixth annual Beer Week

New York hosts sixth annual Beer Week

Posted by Liliana Castaño on February 21, 2014

New York has long been a city with a healthy bar scene and an active cocktail culture. Sought-after bottles from the best vineyards appear on wine lists across the five boroughs and Manhattan mixologists were the first to serve more than a few now-iconic cocktails. Beer had its place too, especially before Prohibition, but with some notable exceptions (here's looking at you Brooklyn), between the late 1970s and the early aughts, flavorful ales and lagers were largely overshadowed by their boozier cousins. The surge of interest in craft beer in the last decade has changed things dramatically however, expanding not only the number of bars focusing on hoppy beverages, but also the number of breweries in Gotham.

To celebrate this shift and the excitement surrounding it, the New York City Brewers Guild is presenting the sixth annual Beer Week from February 21 to March 2. For 10 days, venues all over the city will host a wide range of events featuring beer made in the state as well as others hailing from farther away. Tap takeovers — where a single brewery offers numerous draft beers at a single location — might be the most common type of event, but they are hardly the only option for those looking to taste and learn. Here are several others worth noting in the days ahead:

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