NYC American Craft Beer Fest ONE WEEK AWAY!!

Greetings, Nation!  Artsy Guy here.  I'm getting excited.  In just one week, the inaugural NYC American Craft Beer Festival hits the Big Apple.  Saturday, March 3rd, 2012!  Do you have your tickets?The Lexington Armory will be the place to be on Saturday, March 3rd!

Get your tickets now.  You'll save if you buy in advance.  Two sessions (1:30-4, 7-9:30) will find you sampling some of the best crafty suds this country has to offer.  Each session will be preceeded by a VIP/Connoisseurs Hour, and details to these magical entrance packages are available on the site.

And once again, I ask... Do you have your tickets?  The Happy Hour Guys will be there, keeping all y'all posted about the happenin' happenings.  We hope to see you there!  THAT'S what's HOPpenin', y'all!

Video episode #174: Sunswick 35/35!

In 2005, in a rather desolate block of Astoria, the doors opened to a friendly, homey beer bar that nailed down a corner of the neighborhood, and some say, paved the way for a renaissance in this part of NYC that now includes 5 Napkin Burger and a cluster of new fancy bars and restaurants. But these guys were there first.

There is Joy in Mudville 9!!!

Hey Mr McGlass-heads, Jeff here! I found myself down on Chambers, here in NYC, early yesterday evening, and I had about 30 minutes to kill. It was a perfect opportunity to check out Mudville 9, a place I'd heard about for years. It has a fun, rustic setting going on, almost rural. My kinda place. You'd never know you were in the financial district, if it wasn't for all the suits! But you can tell it's a hot spot down there because it was packed!

They said they had the Gubna, but had just tapped out. (Oh Why does that keep happening?? :) so I went with Brother Thelonious (in the great stride piano tradition) from North Coast; Missing California I guess. It was my first time having it, and wow was it great! A wonderful sipping beer! So good, it had me hummin some April in Paris...

Anyway, I didn't have time to check out their food, but a sign said they won Best Wings in New York in 2007. And you know as well as I that THAT was a good year for Wings! :)

So, if you're ever in this hood, it's definitely worth a stop by, to Raise a glass to Happy Hour Nation. That's what I'm talkin about.
Hope all's good.
Stat Guy Out!