EDIBLE GLIMPSES: Good Beer 2013 Taps Into Big Beer Love


It’s pretty much impossible to figure out the best thing we ate and drank at Wednesday night’s jam-packed Good Beer 2013 event (our fifth!) at 82 Mercer — was it a perennial, addictive favorite, like Fort Defiance‘s “you will be our downfall” deviled eggs? New friends like First and South‘s brioche-like pretzels smeared with kicked up sweet-tangy mustard? Was it the gently spicy  yet totally refreshing Greenmarket Wheat (made specially for GrowNYC‘s greenmarkets in a collaboration between them and Brooklyn Brewery)? The wine-lover’s Noble Rot from Dogfish Head? Monuments Lane’s juicy, fresh, local peaches with fresh ricotta, candied walnuts, and drizzled in Allagash beer honey? Or the actual Allagash we sipped with it? There was so much sensory overload going on in the happy, sudsy frenzy, that in the end, we just kind of gave ourselves over.

And, truth be told, I had one last beignet from Upright Brew House, because beer and beignets? Yeah, new favorite pairing. If you joined us, hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did (you looked like you did! Who doesn’t love Good Beer?!). And if you didn’t, check out the slideshow above for a peek at what went down… cheers!

Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto is the daughter of an old school Italian butcher who used to sell bay scallops alongside steaks, and is also the former Deputy Editor of Edible Brooklyn and Edible Manhattan. She holds her Level III Certification in Wine and Spirits from the WSET, and contributes to Imbibe, Whisky Advocate, SOMMJournal, Liquor.com, and others. She is the author of Forager's Cocktails: Botanical Mixology with Fresh, Natural Ingredients and The Architecture of the Cocktail. She's stomped around vineyards from the Finger Lakes to the Loire Valley and toured distilleries everywhere from Kentucky to Jalisco to the Highlands of Scotland. When not doing all those other things, Amy is the Director of the Long Island Merlot Alliance.

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