Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Governors Island was Beer Paradise

Beer that Way
The only acceptable excuse for not attending the Mermaid Parade last Saturday was if you were with me at the 4th Annual New York Brewfest on Governors Island. Over 300 breweries were there for the sold out event, and lucky for me, I had a Connoisseur Pass meaning early entry and a different cup. I was there primarily for the booze, but we know I'm always down for the food.

Before the Crowds
First thing's first, getting the early admission is crucial to enjoying your day. This is what the lawn looked like early on: peaceful, serene, birds chirping.

The Crowd
And this is later on in the afternoon. Being there first means getting numerous samples of your favorites, or making sure to try out new brews.

Speaking of, many of my favorites were there and I tried to get an ample amount of each, but my favorite vendor had to be Fisherman's Brew from Cape Ann Brewing. He was in waders! They brought a van! How could you not love it?

Homemade Potato Chips
Onto the food. We only managed to try a few things-drinking was the priority of the day-but from what we did get, the favorite by far was the homemade, fresh potato chips from Heartland Brewery. I heard the burger was good-small and pricey, but respectable. Made to order potato chips though, that's not something you see every day. And if you do, then you need to let me know where you're hanging out.

And that's my round-up folks-someone got a little too tipsy to remember to take pictures so you'll just have to go next year.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I don't want it to get much busier, but if you really want some good made to order potato chips I will tell you where I am hanging out. Get yourself over to the Pony Bar on 10th. The chips are completely addictive. And the burger is near the top of my list of favorites in the city.