9th Annual NYC Brewer’s Choice on July 17, 2019


Beer Sessions Radio™ and the Good Beer Seal are happy to present the 9th annual NYC Brewer’s Choice™ on July 17, 2019 as the featured event of July Good Beer Month. Join us for this all-inclusive event with outdoor space, sunset views, live music, and a ton of beer tastings. This year 20 small batch brewers will come together to celebrate local grains and malts with Slow Grains!

In 2014 this event jumpstarted interest among brewers working with regional malts. Five years later the number of regional malt facilities has grown. More farmers are growing specialty grains, select bakers are using regional flour, and more breweries – from North Carolina to New York to Maine – are making beer with malt and grain that is local to them. A subtheme inspired by Andrea Stanley at Valley Malt in Massachusetts is: Ancient Grains and Kosher BBQ.

This all-inclusive event will feature 20 select breweries making beer with local grain and malt in addition to wine and spirits, plus a variety of food and live music!

Get Tickets Now!

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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.

Produced by Food Karma Projects and curated by NYC BBQ, the best resource for all things barbecue in NYC.

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