If you like beer, then you’re in for a great treat: the third annual Queens Beer Week is happening this May between the 13th and 22nd, and it’s going to be worth a visit for any beer lover. For ten whole days, you’ll be able to get your fill of beer throughout one of New York City’s more underrated boroughs. There are 70 different spots participating that include tours, special brews, tap takeovers and all sorts of special events. If you’d like to find out more, you can take a look at the venues here.
To start everything out, there’s a Queens Beer Week Kick-Off party on May 14th. Beer lovers from throughout the New York area will be coming upon the space at LIC Landing for a beer-centric time. All of the Queens brewers will be there, taking advantage of a captive audience to show off their newest beers, some of which will be created just for Queens Beer Week. Local food vendors will be there, and this is a ticketed event. So far, however, the event page hasn’t been created just yet, so you need to stay tuned.
While its breweries aren’t as iconic as the Brooklyn Brewery further south, Queens is the hometown of an impressive level of breweries, many of them just a few years ld: Barrier Brewing Co. (Oceanside), Big Alice Brewing Co (LIC), Bridge and Tunnel (Ridgewood), Descendant Cider Co (Maspeth), NY Finback Brewery (Ridgewood), ICONYC Brewery (LIC), LIC Beer Project (LIC), Rockaway Brewing Co (LIC), SingleCut Beersmiths (Astoria) and Transmitter Brewing Co. (LIC). In addition, the borough is home to some of the best beer gardens in New York, such as Studio Square and Bohemian Hall.