Early Bird Tickets: Rib King NYC



From the creators of Brisket King NYC™ and Pig Island NYC™, join us on Thursday May 30 at Biba in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for an all-inclusive event featuring ribs, beer, cider, spirits, and much more.

We’ll have more than 10 of the best pitmasters and chefs serving up their rib creations and competing for the Title of Rib King 2019. There will  be some non–pork and vegetarian items as well.

Biba has both indoor and outdoor space overlooking Williamsburg’s East River State Park, which has great sunset views. We will also have incredible live music keep the party lively.

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Buy Early Bird TICKETS now until May 1

CiderFeast NYC


CiderFeast NYC is back this year on June 19 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! Buy you tickets now!

Food Karma has hosted many featured events during New York Cider Week, and this year we’re back by popular demand to ring in the summer with hard cider!

This all-inclusive event will feature cider tastings from 15 brands, food samples, live music and more! It will also double as a book launch for Andy Brennan’s new book Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living.

Featured Ciders + Food


Eden Speciality Ciders, Vermont

King’s Highway Fine Cider, New York

Original Sin Cider, New York

Andy Brennan’s Private Scrumpy Cider, New York

Romilly Cidre, Normandy, France

Barrika Basque Country Cider, Spain

And More!


La Quercia Cured Meats

The Piggery Charcuterie, Finger Lakes NY

Consider Bardwell Cheese, Vermont

Moonrise Bakehouse, NYC

And More!

*Vegetarian Options will be available

More About Andy Brennan and Uncultivated:

Andy Brennan is the owner of Aaron Burr Cidery, a small homestead farm located in New York State’s Catskill region that supplies cider to some of Manhattan’s most popular restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern. He has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in the New York Times, Wine Enthusiast magazine, and numerous other publications – including Beer Sessions Radio with Jimmy Carbone.

In his new book, Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living, Brennan’s hero is the tenacious wild apple and the superior cider it produces. In candid and at times philosophical prose, he shares his decades-long experience working with naturalized trees—from discovering new tastes and textures to under-standing how the wild apple tree guided him toward a successful, environmentally conscious business.

Buy Your Tickets Here!


2019 Events

Brisket King NYC™

brisket king nyc 2019

Brisket King of NYC returns for its 8th year , April 10, 2019 to Brooklyn. More on Brisketking.com or  Tickets Here

  • 20 chefs, pitmasters
  • All inclusive craft beer, hard cider, spirits.
  • Special VIP tables with 5pm VIP access available.

Pig Island 2019

Save the date: Saturday September 7th, 2019. 10th Annual Pig Island NYC is back. More info at PigIsland.com or buy tickets for 2019.

11th Annual Cassoulet Cookoff

Saturday, January 26th , 2019, from 1 -4p.m., pop up location in Brooklyn, at Biba of williamsburg . Larger venue, more food, all inclusive, plus craft beer, cider, wine, spirits. Full Details and ticket info …

Event Press
This French dish is so delicious, it has its own festival. 
NY Post Article
“Cassoulet, to quote Julia Child, may be everyday fare for a peasant, but it’s “ambrosia for a gastronome.” And in midwinter, there’s very little that’s as satisfying, as comforting or as warming as this French bean stew, slow-cooked with lots of fat and hunks of meat and a carrot or two.” -NY Post

Magic Beans
The New Yorker

French Morning 
(article in French)

Celebrate 10 years of the Good Beer Seal on July 18th

JULY 18 2018


The NYC Brewer’s Choice was created in 2010 to help boost NYC Beer Week as it was first getting started. I have decided for its 8th year, to move NYC Brewer’s Choice to July for the 10th annual Good Beer Month and the Good Beer Seal Awards. I hope this will open up the event to more collaborations. A special host committee of brewers , experts, and bar owners is choosing 20 of their favorite breweries, to be matched with 15 chefs, food tables. more info soom. all inclusive tickets on sale see below.


Jimmy Carbone

Host of Beer Sessions Radio

Founder of NYC Brewer’s Choice



Welcome to the Ninth Annual July is Good Beer Month!

MainJGBMlogoThe Good Beer Seal is excited to welcome craft beer lovers around the city for the ninth annual July is Good Beer Month. When we launched the Good Beer Seal nine years ago with other great local bars (Blind Tiger, DBA, Burp Castle, Bar Great Harry and Jimmy’s No. 43), it was as a response to the very first NY Craft Beer Week, which was established to honor the various local and regional beers and brewers. But we knew that it was great beer bars that were responsible for bringing craft beer to the public, and great bars deserved their own celebration. Now, as many craft beer lovers flock to the brewery tasting rooms that have grown as the craft beer movement has, we still want to shout our appreciation for the great beer bars that continue to lead this craft beer renaissance.

It has been an amazing journey for us as part of the Good Beer Seal. For our first five years, Mayor Bloomberg declared that July is Good Beer Month, and this annual, month-long festival celebrates local establishments, our communities and the good beer our GBS bars serve. Through special offers, media outreach and special events, July is Good Beer Month is endorsed by city leaders and prominent figures in the beer scene.

This year’s calendar will include:

  • The return of Edible’s Good Beer at 28 Liberty on July 20th where we will confer the 2017 Good Beer Seal Awards
  • Hops & Hot Sauce: a 101-style guided tasting pairing – what else? – beer and hot sauce (tickets/info here)
  • The Craft Beer Jam at WNYC’s The Greene Space with Beer Sessions Radio™ host Jimmy Carbone returns on July 19th as beer luminaries gather to discuss (and drink) with a live audience – guests will include Jeff O’Neil of Industrial Arts and John Segal of Segal (Hop) Ranch
  • Special episodes of Beer Sessions Radio on July 11th, 18th and 25th - All shows will feature live tastings immediately after the show with the radio guests each Tuesday at 7PM at Pine Box Rock Shop
  • The return of Food Karma Feasts at the Farm on Kent, July 27th
  • We will once again be participating in the annual Good Beer Passport

July Good Beer Month is the one time when we focus on the craft beer bars and their owners, all of us who work tirelessly to bring excellence to our industry and to support our individual communities.

We welcome you to be an active part of this year’s month of great beer bars and the Beer Pioneers who bring craft beer to the city every day of the year.