11 Best Beers and Bites from NYC Brewer's Choice 2011

[Photographs: Christopher Lehault]

New York Craft Beer Week peaked on Thursday with NYC Brewer's Choice at City Winery. The Beer Sessions radio crew, Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43, and Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger curated beers from more than 20 craft breweries along with snacks from a few local restaurants and artisanal producers. The event offered beer lovers a rare opportunity to try a number of limited, unique, and aged beers while talking to the brewers who crafted them.

We ate and drank our way through the crowd in search of the night's standouts. Click through for the best brews and bites we tried.

About the Author: Jonathan Moxey is a Harlem-based homebrewer, BJCP beer judge, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server. He hosts private beer tastings for Tapped Craft Beer Events.