The Insider's Guide To NYC's Tapped Craft Beer Festival

Hey New Yorkers, you like beer don’t you? Of course you do. Luckily for you, the heavens are shining down upon you and this weekend a wonderland of delicious brews is right at your doorstep. The Tapped Craft Beer Festival is happening this Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the good times will flow like the Salmon of Capistrano. With over 100 beers, wines, and ciders on tap for tasting, this event is sure to be a hoppy and delicious Coachella of beer.

It’s not just about the beer though, NYC Chef Josh Capon’s award-winning Bash Burgers will be served at the event, beer pong and cornhole games will be waiting for you, and you can even stay up to date on the day’s NFL games (and let’s face it, your fantasy team’s performance) at strategically placed TV’s throughout the event.

Some of our favorite local and national breweries will be on hand and they are definitely bringing the thunder. So prep your palate (and liver), here’s our guide to the best of the breweries serving at the festival.

The Beers

Who: Stone Brewing
Drink This: Arrogant Bastard Ale
Why: The beer that built a brewery, this San Diego legend’s american strong ale is aggressive but surprisingly drinkable.

Who: Bear Republic Brewing
Drink This: Racer 5 IPA
Why: Easily one of the best IPA’s in America, this bold, piney brew from Sonoma, CA favorite Bear Republic is what hoppy dreams are made of.

Who: War Flag Brewery
Drink This: American Pilsner
Why: This local Brooklyn house is on the come up thanks to their crisp and flavorful pilsner.

Who: Delirium Brewing
Drink This: Tremens Belgian Blonde
Why: A favorite from this long-standing Belgian brewer, Tremens is golden with a slightly spicy kick that’s smooth and dangerous.

Who: Radiant Pig Brewing
Drink This: Gangsta Duck Red Ale
Why: Another local NYC favorite, Radiant Pig’s Gangsta Duck is the perfect sip for fall, rich and flavorful but definitely fit for an afternoon of quaffing.

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The Details

Date: Sunday 10/25
Location: The Barclays Center
Tickets: Standard - $29 VIP - $69
Subway Stops:
2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Ave - Barclays Center
C to Lafayette Ave
G to Fulton St.