NYC October Beer Events

Although NY Craft Beer Week has come and gone, that doesn’t mean there isn’t beery goodness to be had in NYC. Here’s a few upcoming events:

Sat, 10/1: SingleCut Beersmiths tasting at Earl’s Beer and Cheese (East Harlem)

I’ve been wanting to go to Earl’s for a while and this is the perfect reason since Rich Buceta (who I met on a recent homebrew tour) will be there with his tasty beers in tow. Earl’s has a good beer selection with food to match.

This Saturday from 1-5ish PM, Earl’s Beer and Cheese will be hosting a SingleCut Beersmiths Tasting Event. Earl’s (Park Ave bet. 97th & 98th) is one of our favorite craft-beer pubs – they’ve gotten glowing write-ups in just about every NY-based publication not only for their choice beers, but superb food as well (NYTimes, New York Mag, Time Out NY, NY Field & Stream, etc.)

We’ll have our usual wide-variety of SingleCut beers for you to try, and will be happy to answer questions about the status of the brewery and what promise the future holds (Spoiler Alert: it’s all good).

Thurs, 10/6: Kelso Beer Dinner at 5 Napkin Burger (Astoria)


  • Pilsner
  • 5 Napkin Lager
  • India Pale Ale
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Recessionator Doppelbock
  • Brandy Barrel Aged IPA
  • Kellerfest
  • Flemish Red Ale

Cocktail Hour Appetizers:

  • Crispy Chicken Nuggets with 5NB Brew BBQ Sauce
  • Brandy Barrel Aged IPA Pulled Pork Sliders with pickled veggies, cilantro, sriracha and lime
  • Kellerfest and Cheddar Soup with Candied Bacon

Entrees (choice of):

  • 5 Napkin Burger
  • Lobster Mac N’ Cheese


  • Flemish Red Ale Moon Pie

The dinner is $60 (including tax and tip) and includes seven full beers, 6 different appetizers during the cocktail reception, choice of entrée and dessert. Buy tickets.

Tues, Oct 11: Endless Belgian Beer & Sausage Fest (Chelsea)

Celebrate Oktoberfest with a French twist this year as the Tour de France Restaurant Group launches its savory Sausage and Suds Festival at all nine of its Manhattan restaurants from October 12-21.    A host of beers from Brewery Ommegang and Duvel – all hand-selected by Tour de France’s master beer sommelier Gianni Cavicchi – will accompany and enhance each flavorful sausage dish.

BUT the best part…Endless Beer and Sausage on October 11th!  There is a kick off celebration happening on October 11th at 404 (404 10th Avenue @ 33rd Street) where each restaurant is making one sausage from their menu paired with a beer also from Brewery Ommegang & Duvel.  There is a VIP hour starting at 6:30 where guests will have the opp to mingle with brewers and tap the special Aphrodite beer and then General Admission begins at 7:30.  The cost to attend is $53 for VIP from 6:30-10pm and $38 for General Admission from 7:30-10pm. To purchase tickets, please visit

Some pairings are below that will be served at the Endless Sausage & Beer Fest:

Nice Matin- Grilled Venison Sausage
creamy polenta with red currants plumped in maple syrup

Paired with- Ommegang “Abbey Ale” Dubble, Cooperstown, New York
Inspired by the centuries-old brewing practices of the Belgian Trappist monks.
This dubble has notes of figs, clove, toffee, caramel and licorice

French Roast Uptown- PEI Mussels with Chorizo
Spicy Tomato and White Wine Sauce

Paired with- Ommegang “Hennepin” Saison, Cooperstown, New York
A refreshing style originally brewed for the farmers on the Wallonia country side in Belgium.
Notes of lemon grass, gingersnap and floral hop aromas

Cafe D’Alsace- Duck Sausage
In Puff Pastry with Green Peppercorns

Pairing-  Brasserie d’Achouffe “Mc Chouffe” Scotch Ale, Achouffe, Belgium.
Adventurous and experimental Brasserie d’Achouffe perfects the Scottish style.
Notes of Chocolate, doughy dark malts, raisins and coffee

Le Monde- Boudin Blanc
With Braised Leeks & A Truffle Cream Sauce

Pairing- Duvel “Single” Strong Blonde Ale Breendonk-Puurs, Belgium.
A new lighter version of Belgium’s favorite ale.
Notes of pilsner malt, white pepper and lemon peel

Sat, 10/22: Victory Brewing Tour and Pig Roast (Leaves from Midtown)

Bought my ticket for this the other day.

On Saturday October 22nd at 10am, join Rattle N Hum on a booze bus to Victory Brewing Company for a private brewery tour and pig roast. The bus departs from Rattle N Hum (14 East 33rd St) at 10am sharp on October 22nd and returns in the evening.

This is a very special chance to get a private tour of Victory Brewing Company, which is not currently offering brewery tours to the public.

What’s included

  • Bus ride from Rattle N Hum (14 East 33rd St) to Victory Brewery.
  • Beer and sandwiches will be provided during the trip down. The beer will come straight from a keg that will ride with you.
  • Private brewery tour of Victory Brewing Company.
  • All you care to eat and drink Pig roast at the brewery.
  • Bus ride back to Rattle N Hum.

Sat, 10/22: Das Best Oktoberfest (Chelsea)

Das Best Oktoberfest, sponsored by The Trigger Agency, is returning to NYC for the second year in a row! Das Best Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 22 at La Venue and The Tunnel in West Chelsea at 608 West 28th St.,  (between 11th & 28th). Adults ages 21 and over are invited to experience an amazing fun-filled day of music, contests, food, and suds!

Over 150 international and craft beers, plus wines and schnapps are available to ticket holders who will receive a sampling glass upon arrival for an all-you-care-to-taste sampling. It’s das best day of beer sippin’, sausage tastin’, music listenin’, lederhosen wearin’ on this side of the Atlantic! Hot sauces, beer accessories, and even an outdoor cigar area will be available for all guests.

The best German-inspired foods available in New York City will be in abundance and offered ala carte from several vendors from sausages to side dishes while guests enjoy foot stomping live music from authentic oompah and polka bands. What’s an Oktoberfest without a few competitions? Enter the Best Beer Belly in NYC competition and take a shot at winning $100 and bragging rights or, the Miss Oktoberfest contest where one lucky fraulein will also win $100. Dress in authentic German garb for a FREE lanyard! And the individual wearing the most creative designed pretzel necklace just might win a Heavy Seas Gift Basket and $100.

Tickets are available online at
Session One:  Noon to 4:00 p.m. (Last call at 3:45 p.m.)
Session Two: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Last call at 9:15 p.m.)

Each session:  $65 in advance or $80 at the door.
Admission includes a souvenir tasting mug, unlimited sampling of beer, wine, and schnapps, plus live entertainment. German food will be available ala carte.

Grand Oompah Tasting Session – Limited to 100 people.  Tickets: $150
Valid from Noon-9:30 p.m. (both sessions) includes admission, souvenir tasting mug, lanyard, Oktoberfest hat, T-shirt, unlimited sampling of beer, wine, and schnapps, plus a special German Tasting Seminar hosted by Festival Founder, Greg Nivens, special guests plus the Oompah girls and guys. Tasting session includes authentic German Oktoberfest foods, sausages, chicken, pickle platters, pretzels, and much more.  Menu will include over 100 specialty beers and 4 different schnapps.

Tickets are limited and purchases made online will be available at WILL CALL at the Festival. Proper identification required. Applicable NY taxes and fees will be applied to the order.


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