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NYC Brewers Guild Launch Party, May 22

UPDATE // MAY 23 See a handful of pictures from the launch party here.

UPDATE // MAY 17 Go to the bottom of this post to view the insane beer list available at the launch party!

Announcing the formation of the New York City Brewers Guild (NYCBG), an organization of the Empire City’s breweries dedicated to advancing the local brewing industry and thereby lessening human misery.

To acknowledge and celebrate this momentous communion, on May 22 at 7pm at The Brooklyn Brewery the Guild is holding a unique evening of rare and obscure beers from each of the 10 inaugural brewers (listed below). This experience of the senses will be unprecedented in its display of industry unity, creativity and flavor. Buy tickets here.

NYCBG to Lead New York Craft Beer Week:
Amidst the revelry on May 22nd, the NYCBG will merrily proclaim the transition of New York Craft Beer Week from Founder and Managing Director, Josh Schaffner, to fall under the leadership of the newly formed Guild. At the opening bash, the NYCBG will announce the new date for the 5th Annual New York Craft Beer Week, which has become a beloved citywide celebration of the breadth of craft beer from around the region and around the world.

General Admission tickets for the Opening Bash are $75, and are good for a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited samples of each brewery’s offerings. Food will be provided by Guild members Eataly Birreria & 508 GastroBrewery.

For an additional $50, one can opt to receive a discounted year-long Individual Guild Membership to the NYCBG. Regular membership after the fest will go up to $75. The Individual level of membership includes:

+ Official NYC Brewers Guild T-shirt
+ VIP access to Official NYC Brewers Guild Events
+ VIP Tours & Tastings at Guild breweries and brewpubs (VIP tours are scheduled throughout the year to allow Individual Guild Members special access & treatment at their favorite breweries throughout the city. VIP tours will be announced via e-blasts and will be available by reservation only on a first-come, first-serve basis).

Discounted $50 Individual Guild memberships will be available for on-site purchase during the event.

Come join the NYCBG and share with New York City’s brewing community in this remarkable display of the growth and excitement about exceptional craft beer in the country’s most dynamic beer city!

About the NYCBG:
The New York City Brewers Guild is a pending 501[c]6 non-profit founded to advance New York City’s brewing industry – and thereby lessen human misery. NYCBG is Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Chelsea Brewing Co., Eataly Birreria, Harlem Brewing Co., Heartland Brewing Co., KelSo Beer Company, Shmaltz Brewing Co., Sixpoint Brewery and 508 GastroBrewery.

Media Contacts:
Ben Hudson, Brooklyn Brewery (Marketing Director)
Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz Brewing Company (President)
Guild email:


+ Birreria Gina American Pale ale with Wild Roman Thyme
+ Birreria Gaia Saison
+ Bronx 3 Ways: Bronx Pale Ale, Bronx Pale Ale Cask & Bronx Bourbon Barrel Aged Pale Ale
+ Brooklyn Cuvée de la Crochet Rouge Riesling
+ 175th Anniversary Carnegie Porter Brooklyn Collaboration
+ Brooklyn Googa Doc Pomus
+ Brooklyn Black Ops Cask
+ Chelsea Brewing Co. Checker Cab Blonde
+ Chelsea Brewing Co. XXX Stout
+ Coney Island Barrel Aged Geektoberfest 2011
+ Coney Island Barrel Aged Human Blockhead
+ Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner
+ Heartland Imperial Black Saison
+ Heartland Old Red Nose Special Edition 2008
+ Harlem Brewing Co. Sugar Hill Golden Ale
+ He’Brew Funky Jewbelation
+ Kelso Rye Rauchbier
+ Kelso IPA Cabarnet Barrel Aged & dry hopped in barrel with Galaxy Hops
+ Kelso Brettanomyces aged IPA
+ Sixpoint Spice Of Life – Columbus Series
+ Sixpoint Apollo
+ Sixpoint Mad Scientist Series
+ 508 GastroBrewery Greenwich Gueuze
+ 508 GastroBrewery Montezuma Imperial Stout
+ 508 GastroBrewery DBIPA
+ 508 GastroBrewery Spring Saison

  • Jimmie Bryce

    Hey Dan, congratulations on the new brewer’s guild.  Your readers might be interested in visiting our new craft beer job database at .  There’s quite a few job openings for passionate craft beer fans in the New York area.


  • Tony

    Thanks for the phots Dan. Wish I’d been there for this event but outta town. I’ll catch up with the new Guild! 

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