Over the past five years, New York City's craft beer scene has experienced a massive growth spurt. It's certainly no coincidence that the Good Beer Seal started five years ago, too. The group is made up of local bar owners, including Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43 (and the host of Beer Sessions Radio) and Dave Broderick of Blind Tiger Ale House who have been advocating for local craft beer in several ways. Good Beer, an event organized each year with Edible Manhattan, is one of their most enjoyable efforts.
The event brings together breweries from around the Northeast with local restaurants serving small plates. Armed with a fork and a glass, we toured the entire space at 82Mercer, tasting a little of everything. Here are the ten best things we tried »
Did you head to Good Beer this year? What were your favorite sips and bites?
About the author: Clare Goggin Sivits lives in New York City and writes about lots of things—but mainly beer. She's been a beer writer since 2008 and she looks forward to many more years of writing about what she loves. Find out more about her here.