There are still tickets available to you legions of craft beer connoisseur's at the seasonal NYC Craft Beer Festival Friday Feb 28th and March 1st, 2014. The Friday session will be a night time event from 8-10:30 to the general public and for those who have VIP passes, from 7-10:30pm.
For the second day Saturday, March 1st there are two sessions. The first general public session if from 2-4:30pm and the second is from 7-9:30pm. The VIP schedules are from 1-4:30 pm and from 6-9:30pm.
Tickets are $55 in advance and $65 regular or at the box office the day off. VIP and connoisseur packages range a little more for more info click here on simply check their website. The difference with VIP and connoisseur is that they have longer hours and access to special and rare tastings that the public won't have.
This is a pretty straight forward event if I must say. There are over 150 signature craft brewers from America (not overseas) giving out samples of their beer and food to be sold on the premises. Come ready to eat and drink and for those who like beer. Since its will be located at the Lexington Armory at 26th and Lexington its rather easy to get to as the closest subway line is the 6 to 28th street or 23rd street.
A little note to all of those who may attend or not attend the Craft Beer Festival. Spiegalu a world renown glass maker has crafted 4 very unique craft beer glasses (but not beer goggles) that enhance the color, temperature, aroma and most important taste of the beer. They have a glass specially made for IPA's, Wheat, Lager and Tulip.
Look I meet a lot of people who enjoy specialty beer glasses so don't front, it's like great cocktail glasses or wine glasses they are neat to have at the house.
Last don't fret if you can't make the festival or buy the Spiegalu glass, you can always have some great craft beers at one of New York's most comprehensive beer bars, the Ginger Man (11 E. 36th St. between 5th and Madison Avenues) who do offer beers in a Spiegalu glass so there you have it plenty of ways this weekend to have a good beer.