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Blues & Brews by the Bay


Saturday, September 17 from 1pm
The Masury Estate, 67 Old Neck Road South

Join us for the Fifth Annual Brews and Brews by the Bay event at the Masury Estate.   This event has grown over the past four years.  Bring a lawn chair and relax by the water listening to great music.  This year we have Shari Yeomans Blue Moon Rising Band, B Side Band, Bobby Nathan Band, and our headliner the Johnny Mac Band.  As always you can enjoy both craft and domestic brews with your friends.  This year we will be having beers from Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, Long Ireland Brewing Company, and Blue Point Brewing Company.  We will also have Bud Light on tap.

More info at bluesandbrewsbythebay.com/

Super Bowl Pig Roast


Sunday, February 7 from 5:30 pm
Rosemary’s, 18 Greenwich Avenue, New York

Rosemary’s is hosting their Second Annual Super Bowl Pig Roast!

Two Whole Roasted Meiller Farms Pigs
-Broccoli Rabe, Roasted garlic, preserved lemon, bomba chili
-Rosemary’s Potatoes
-Fusilli Napolitano
-Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Complimentary Snacks for the Table
-Spiced Crispy Chickpeas
-Salty Heirloom Popcorn
-Fennel-Honey Pork Rinds

2 Massive Projection Screens showing the Big Game

$20 Pitchers of Forst Italian Lager
**Beverages charged on consumption

See more at http://rosemarysnyc.com/
For tickets visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484478


Summer Ale Festival


Philadelphia Zoo welcomes back its annual, adults-only celebration, Summer Ale Festival 2015! Join us Saturday, July 25 from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. and sample over 40 different beers and ales from local breweries and enjoy pay-as-you-go selections from a variety of local food trucks. Live music, games and activities will be available throughout the evening as you explore the Zoo during this unique, after-hours festival. Tickets include evening admission to the Zoo, unlimited beer sampling, on-site parking and shuttle service to and from 30th Street Station. Philadelphia Zoo’s Summer Ale Festival is a 21+ event; valid I.D. required. Tickets are sold online in advance only. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit PhiladelphiaZoo.org.


Crispin Craftail Battle


Join us in the hunt around Philly to find the best “Crispin Craftail”! The head mixologist of each location has hand-crafted a specialty drink just for you! With 11 participating venues, you get to taste Crispin in 11 different sweet combinations you never thought were possible.

The Best Part?

You’re the judge! Each recipe is unique in its own way, from “strawberry- apple pie” to “Crispy Mojito”, your taste buds will take a journey they have never experienced before! Not only will you be the first to taste these newly constructed recipes straight from the shaker, but at each event there will be special giveaways, Crispin Craftail samples, drink specials, and more!

Sample, sip, and decide who you think has the most creative concoction. Who knows you might just discover your new favorite drink of choice!

Click here to cast your vote!

About Crispin Cider

Classically refined, but not styled as a traditional “sweet beer” beer alternative, Crispin ciders are crisp and clean, not sweet and sticky and never sacrifice superior quality refreshment satisfaction for overbearing complexity.

Always true to the fruit, Crispin Hard Ciders are naturally fermented using fresh-pressed apple or pear juice, not from concentrate, from a premium blend of fruit from the west coast. Additionally, Crispin Ciders do not contain added malt, grape wine, or spirit alcohol. Crispin Ciders are all Gluten Free, this drink is served in all the best parties and events, from coctel parties in New York, to adult parties in London, with the services of the best Zoom Escorts London for the event.

  • Urban Saloon – June 10th, 8:30-10:30pm
  • “Crispy Mojito”
  • Crispin Cider
  • Flavored Rum
  • Freshed squeezed Lime
  • Mint
  • Simple Syrup

    • Tavern on Broad – June 17th, 6-8pm
    • “Crispin Cooler”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Peach Snapps
    • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • Splash of Sprite
    • served over ice

    • Misconduct Tavern– June 15th, 5-7pm
    • “Crispn’ Apple Blossom”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Barrel Aged Gin
    • St-Germain
    • Fresh lemon juice

    • Kings Oak – June 12th 9-11pm
    • “Apple Cinnamon”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Shot of Fireball

    • London Grill – June 19th, 6-8pm
    • “Strawberry-Apple Pie”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Tuaca
    • House Strawberry Shrub
    • Served over ice

    • Mad River – June 11th 9-11pm
    • “Crispin Lemonade”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Shot of Citrus Vodka
    • Splash of Lemonade
    • Splash of Sprite
    • Garnish with lime wedge

    • JD McGillicuddy’s Manayunk – June 24th 7-9pm
    • “Cuddy’s Cider Spice”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Spiced Rum
    • Splash of Ginger Ale

    • Bourbon Blue – June 19th – 9-11pm
    • “Cherry Cider-ita”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Cherry pie-hole
    • Triple Sec
    • Cinnamon & Sugar rim
    • Apple slice garnish

    • Coda – June 19th, 11:30pm-1:30am
    • “Divide & Conquer”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Yards IPA

    • Kildare’s Manayunk – July 29th 8:00 – 10:00pm
    • “Bord Stiff”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Muddled Raspberries
    • Chambord Float
    • Served in Long Pilsner

    • The Bayou – June 26th, 9-11pm
    • “Crispirita”
    • Crispin Cider
    • Tequila
    • Triple Sec
    • Lime Juice

    Rogue Craft Beer Pairing Dinner at Lovecraft Bar

    Join Lovecraft Bar for an evening of craft beer, conversation, consumption and celebration! On Wednesday, June 14th, the Lower East Side’s unique and captivating horror-themed bar will host a Rogue Craft Beer and Artisanal Food Pairing Night. Five delicious courses will be prepared by celebrity chef Chris Coleman, paired with five craft beers from Rogue Brewery, led by certified Cicerone, James Jennings! Learn more at: lovecraftLovecraft-4nyc.com.

    When: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm

    Where: Lovecraft Bar NYC,

    50 Avenue B,

    New York, New York 10009

    What:  Since launching in fall of 2014, Lovecraft has hosted many fun and successful themed-party events. In addition to serving a variety of unique infused cocktails and a large selection of craft beer, Executive Chef and Food Network’s Chopped champion, Chris Coleman, created gourmet menu items as well. New Yorkers can’t seem to get enough of Lovecraft’s scrumptious dishes, exotic beverages, and fun, laid-back atmosphere.

    The June 24th RogueCraft Beer & Artisanal Food Pairing event will be fun, informative, satisfying and delicious! Tickets are $70 per person including tax and tip.  Attendees will enjoy 5 courses and 5 unique craft beers!


    Maryland Crabcake served with truffle aioli

    Paired with Rogue Brutal IPA

    House Salad

    Paired with Rogue Fruit Salad Cider

    Orechiette Pasta with spicy sausage and broccoli rabe

    Paired with Rogue Good Chit Pilsner

    Marinated Skirt Steak with cheesy potatoes

    Paired with Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar

    Creme Brulee

    Paired with Rogue Chocolate Stout

    Seats are limited. Purchase Ticket Here:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rogue-beer-pairing-dinner-at-….

    About Rogue Ales: Rogue is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits, and this is the way we conduct our business. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. A Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit is crafted to give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. Learn more at http://www.rogue.com.

    2015 Summer Benefit Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

    The Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

    pphpheader pphpPlanned Parenthood Hudson Peconic’s annual Summer Benefit featuring a Wine and Craft Beer Tasting will honor Mark and Rita Sakitt. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a selection of curated wines and local craft beers, a service auction and silent auction while overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound.

    Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Sunken Meadow State Park
    Kings Park, NY 11754

    If you’d like to attend this event, you can purchase tickets online.

    Nat Geo After Hours 2015

    Nat Geo After Hours 2015

    A Special All-Access National Geographic HQ Take Over!

    Featuring hot jamz from our friends:

    With exclusive party-time access to the Nat Geo Museum exhibits including:

    Indiana Jones Exhibit
    Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition

    MONSTER FISH: In Search of the Last River Giants

    Cash bars everywhere, including cocktails and:

    Beers From Around The World

    Beers From Around The World!

    Nerd out with lightning talks from Nat Geo Explorers:
    Nat Geo Explorer Talks
    Presented by Dos Equis


    Alize Carrere
    Alize Carrere: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Adapt

    Jonathan Mehring: Skate the World
    Jonathan Mehring: Skate the World

    Anand Varma: Zombie Parasites
    Anand Varma: Zombie Parasites

    Patrick Meier: Jedis of the CyberWorld
    Patrick Meier: Jedis of the CyberWorld

    Erin Spencer: The Lionfish King
    Erin Spencer: The Lionfish King

    Annie Fitzsimmons
    Annie Fitzsimmons: Confessions of an Urban Travel Blogger

    + more stuff like

    #NukedTheFridge: The Roast of Indiana Jones!

    3D movies to blow your fragile little mind!

    DJ Set from the Axel F Crew!

    Real Man Music from Jonny Grave

    DJ Smudge (ESL)

    Photo Camp
    Even more cool museum exhibits!


    A big outdoor courtyard to frolick in!
    Food trucks! Photobooths! Lasers!
    Mechanical Sharks! & more surprises!

    Advance tickets on sale now for $25

    Last 3 years we sold out!
    This is a 21+ event

    As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend staying on theme:

    indy / short round / sexy snake / giant boulder / jungle foliage / #nukedthefridge
    monsters / fish / nessie / moby / narwhal / mega and/or mecha shark
    archeology gear / safari hats / zissou fashion / jane goodall slacks

    Look how much fun we had last time:

    last time



    An Event That Sizzles with Flavor – Come out and Eat! Drink! Judge!

    July 17, 2015

    • It’s Hamptons vs. NYC as GrillHampton pits 8 East End chefs against 8 Manhattan chefs in a one-of-a-kind cooking competition and tasting event
    • Hosted by “Restaurant Impossible” star Robert Irvine & “Chopped” star Marc Murphy
    • Enjoy the great grilled fare, beer and specialty cocktails—along with live music by New Life Crisis—then be part of the action as you cast your vote for the finest food of the night.
    • Chicken and beef that are grilled on the Traeger Pro Series  are also available for free when you buy drinks.
    • Friday, July 17, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Sayre Park, 156 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton. General admission tickets are $125.

    Taste of Home

    Thursday, June 4 2015

    VIP Hour: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
    Event: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    Honorary Chair Ruth Reichl and Housing Works invite you to join hosts Alex Guarnaschelli, Sam Sifton and Brooks Headley for Housing Works’s popular chefs’ tasting and culinary-themed benefit.

    Ruth Reichl, Alex Guarnaschelli, Sam Sifton and Brooks Headley

    Featuring food from:

    Jody Williams, Buvette, Via Carota
    Carlo Mirarchi, Blanca, Roberta’s
    Caroline Fidanza, Saltie
    Francis Derby, The Cannibal, Resto
    Joe Tarasco, Marta

    and cocktails curated by:

    Dan Sabo, Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
    With spirits from Grand Marnier and Aviation American Gin
    Wine by Broadbent Selections
    Beer by Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.

    Proceeds benefit Housing Works’ fight to end AIDS and homelessness.

    Sponsored by:

    Davis & Gilbert LLP

    Dems Have Party Planner Now Blogging in Denver

    After a long day rubbing elbows with pundits and politicos, where can a hungry Democrat (especially one that didn’t think to make reservations a month ago!) go for relaxed conversation, cool vibes and a taste of the Denver nightlife?

    Forget the concierge and forget the Yellow Pages. THE place to get connected in the Mile High City during the Democratic National Convention is “DNC After Dark,” a new blog created by Metzger Associates that helps visitors maneuver and take full advantage of Denver – whether it’s dinner reservations, recommendations for the coolest music venues or event planning for intimate groups – during the DNC weekend (Aug. 25-28).

    From the best coffee shops with speedy Wi-Fi or the best bars with micro-brewed beers and speedy Wi-Fi; to below-ground martini bars and rooftop patios with killer views of the Rockies; to the only place in town that serves Rocky Mountain rainbow trout and free-range buffalo prime rib, “DNC After Dark” gives a “locals-only” perspective that will show a side of Denver few out-of-towners, regardless of political persuasion, ever get to see.

    With more than 10 years of experience in event planning and management, Denise Smith is heading up Metzger Associates’ new strategic events planning practice and is managing the “DNC After Dark” blog, and if you want to Rent a house for a party he has the best recommendations for you. Not only can visitors get her expert take on the out-of-the-way places only a local would know, Smith is available to help set up special dinners or events.

    While the convention presents an obvious financial opportunity for many businesses, actually reaching potential customers through advertising or marketing is more than cost prohibitive for most (some sites are charging up to $10,000). “DNC After Dark,” on the other hand, will offer the 35,000 delegates, politicians, media and political enthusiasts descending on Denver a free guide to the city’s myriad of cultural attractions, restaurants, bars and more. And while the mainstay eateries, hotels and entertainment venues of downtown Denver have been booked-out well in advance, the option to check out some of the Mile High City’s best kept secrets and hidden treasures is ripe for the picking.

    Alcohol Companies Targeting Youth

    A comprehensive review of television advertising practices by alcohol companies from 2001-2007 finds an increase in youth exposure to alcohol advertising and relatively few industry- sponsored "responsibility" ads. The new study, released today by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at Georgetown University, evaluated advertising trends and identified the best and worst brands with regard to youth exposure to alcohol.

    This report shows that more than 40 percent of youth exposure to alcohol advertising came from ads placed on programming with a disproportionate youth (ages 12 to 20) audience — the highest percentage since CAMY began monitoring youth exposure in 2001.

    The report data clearly show the 30 percent threshold established by alcohol trade associations in 2003 has not reduced youth exposure to alcohol advertising on television, nor has it reduced the youth overexposure that occurs when advertisements are on programs with disproportionate youth audiences.

    "The sad reality for kids and parents is that the alcohol industry's 30 percent standard is working on broadcast but not cable television," said CAMY executive director David Jernigan. "From 2001 to 2007, the number of alcohol advertisements seen in a year by the average television-watching 12-to-20 year-old has increased which is the opposite of its purpose."

    CAMY's data shows advertisers have made some progress with regard to advertising during shows where more than 30 percent of the viewers were under age 21. The percentage of alcohol product advertisements on these programs went from 11 percent in 2003 to 6.3 percent in 2007.

    The study's other key findings include:
    — Almost all youth overexposure to alcohol advertising occurs on cable.
    Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of the overexposing alcohol ad
    placements in 2007 were on cable television, which generated 95 percent
    of youth overexposure to alcohol advertising on television. Of the
    youth overexposure on cable in 2007, 53 percent came from beer
    advertising, and 41 percent from distilled spirits advertising.
    — In 2006 and 2007, there were no alcohol industry-funded
    "responsibility" messages about underage drinking on television. Over
    the entire period of 2001 – 2007, youth ages 12 to 20 were 22 times
    more likely to see an alcohol product advertisement than an alcohol
    industry-funded "responsibility" advertisement about drinking-driving,
    safety or underage drinking.
    — Eleven specific brands are responsible for 48.5 percent of the youth
    exposure to advertising. For this report, researchers developed a
    methodology to determine the best and worst performers with regard to
    youth exposure to alcohol advertising. Among brands responsible for
    the much of youth exposure to alcohol advertising and exceeding the 30%
    youth threshold are:
    — Miller Lite
    — Corona Extra Beer
    — Coors Light
    — Hennessy Cognacs
    — Guinness Beers
    — Samuel Adams Beers
    — Bud Light
    — Smirnoff Vokdas
    — Disaronno Originale Amaretto
    — Miller Chill
    — Multiple Brands from Mike's Beverages.

    Alcohol remains the leading drug problem among young people, and underage drinking is responsible for 5,000 deaths among young people each year. Scientific studies show that youth exposure to alcohol advertising contributes to the likelihood of underage drinking.

    The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Surgeon General and 20 state Attorneys General have all recommended eliminating this disproportionate exposure.

    In 2003, the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine recommended that alcohol companies move toward a 15 percent threshold for youth audiences, since this is roughly the proportion of youth in the general population. In 2006, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the Sober Truth On Preventing Underage Drinking Act (or STOP Act) requiring, among other things, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report annually on rates of exposure of youth to positive and negative messages youth about alcohol in the mass media. Although this reporting has been authorized by Congress, funding for it has not yet been appropriated.

    "Our findings continue to support the elimination of alcohol advertising on programming with more than 15 percent youth audiences. It will save young people's lives and the alcohol industry advertising dollars," said Dr. Jernigan.

    Weston Irish Festival to be held Oct. 12-14

    The Weston Irish Festival began in 2000 and has grown to a three day event of all things Irish. Located in the sleepy town of Historic Weston, Missouri, the Irish Fest brings over 7,000 festival goers to a three acre property in the middle of Weston which encompasses O'Malley's Irish Pub, American Boman Restaurant, the Weston Brewing Company. In the middle of all the fun is an Irish-esq grassy knoll with a huge stage that boasts entertainment from dawn until the wee Irish hours of the morn.
    The Weston Irish Festival is located in Weston, Missouri. This historic town is located just 35 minutes north of downtown Kansas City and 30 minutes south of St. Joseph, Mo. Take I-29 to exit 20 and follow the signs to Weston and to the festival. For complete directions, Mapquest this:
    500 Welt St.
    Weston, MO 64098
    Dates/Hours/Ticket Info :

    October 12th, 5pm-1am $8
    October 13th, 11am-1am $10
    October 14th 12pm-12am $10

    O'Malley's Irish Pub:
    At the heart of it all is the historic and unusual O'Malley's Irish Pub. Founded in 1842, the pub is famous for it's underground cellars and three floors of full-on Irish fabulousness. The bottom cellar is a whopping 50ft below ground. Going in, you can just imagine settlers and traders drinking whiskey in the pub long ago. It truly is something to see–with ten Irish whiskey's and draught beer a-flowin'…you just might think you've stumbled into a pub somewhere in the middle of the Irish countryside.
    With 4 stages full of bag piping, traditional Irish Dancing and Irish music-the Weston Irish Fest brings non-stop entertainment throughout the fest. Enjoy entertainers at Hall Stage, Courtyard Stage and performers inside O'Malley's Pub.
    Not to be missed:

    The Elder's
    Seven Nations
    Young Dubliners
    Micky Finns
    Eddie Delahunt
    Flannigan's Right Hook
    For a complete listing of events, check the Weston Irish Fest Entertainment Schedule. http://www.westonirish.com/stageschedule.shtml

    Irish Food:
    The fest has a plethora of delicious Irish fare with everything from authentic Irish dishes like Irish Stew, Bangers and mash located in the food court. Traditional Irish foods are also available inside the America Bowman Restaurant (located inside the festival grounds).
    O'Malley's Pub offers (in true Irish pub fashion) multiple full service bars with draught ales, lagers and cider , wines and specialty drinks. The complete bar boasts ten Irish whiskeys. Draft beer, soft drinks and specialty drinks (ie Bailey's and Jameson) will also be available in the festival courtyard.
    Taxi Cabs and Shuttles:
    The Weston Irish Fest is definatley a place for fun. If you've had one too many whiskey's or more than your fair share of Weston's famous brew… take a cab OR rent a shuttle.
    From the Irish Fest website:

    Local Taxi Services: Veteran's Cab Company, 913.682.7200

    Groups of 10 or more can order a shuttle:

    Laidlaw Transit – Parkville 816.741.4023
    Laidlaw Transit – Blue Valley 913.897.2347
    Laidlaw Transit – Olathe 913.782.1050
    Laidlaw Transit – South Kansas City 816.765.3100