Taking place at the Altman Building Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th is the Get Real NY Craft Beer and Food Festival. As you can probably imagine, it's loaded with beer and food. What a simple and genius concept! At this all-you-can-drink-and-taste event, you will have the opportunity to sample over 80 cask ales from the nation's best craft breweries and home brewers like Sierra Nevada Harvest, Blue Point 10th Anniversary, Green Flash Double Stout and Sixpoint Diesel. There is also a "Locals Only" section where you can find Brooklyn-based beers like Brooklyn Brewery (holler!) and Kelso of Brooklyn, not to mention your favorite NYC bar-beers from The Stag's Head, Jimmy's No. 43, and Manchester Pub.
This year, the Craft Beer and Food Festival is really expanding on their food pairings; with options from Loreley, Mexicue, The Delta Grill, Frites n Meats, Cafe D'Alsace, Fatty Crab, Meze Grill, Brother Jimmy's, Murray's Cheese Shop, L'Asso Pizza, La Bella Torte and more.Click here for a full listing.
Still thirsty for more? Get Real NY has teamed up with Flying Dog Brewery to create Growlers for the event (which can be purchased there) so you can take some of your favorite beer home. Hooray!
There are two sessions on each day: Sat and Sun (Sat VIP session is already sold out!) from 12-3 pm and second session from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $65 each for General admission (includes souvenir glass, unlimited sampling and access to live music), and $80 for VIP admission (same as general, but with one-hour early access to the festival and a special VIP tasting room). Either way not a bad deal, but if you use the code "skinnypig" at checkout, you will get $15 off your ticket price – SWEET. Valid for Sunday admission only, both General or VIP. Click here to purchase tickets and don't forget the code!
Get Real NY is partnering with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH) and will be donating a portion of proceeds to the NYCCAH to help the food-needs of low-income New Yorkers. Click here for the official press release.
See you there peeps!