There’s no shortage of great beers being brewed right here in New York City, and you can sample many of them this weekend at the first, of what is planned to be an annual, Queens Beer Festival.
The city’s most diverse borough will be well-represented at the inaugural event, with beers hailing from Astoria, Long Island City, the Rockaways and Ridgewood making the cut. But the festival will also offer samplings of beers from Brooklyn, Staten Island and beyond (and by beyond, we mean Long Island and upstate).
The event will take over the grounds of LIC Flea & Food (5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City), and general admission tickets — which are still available for both days — include unlimited samples.
Here’s a guide to some of the beers that local breweries will have on tap this weekend — including seasonal sippers you’ll want to try while the crisp autumn weather lasts.