Dyckman Beer Company to Debut New Brew With Free Open Bar

By Nigel Chiwaya on July 8, 2013 9:33am 

 Dyckman Beer Company owner Juan Camilo will debut the company's Dyckman Brew Wednesday at Apt. 78.
Dyckman Beer Company owner Juan Camilo will debut the company's Dyckman Brew Wednesday at Apt. 78.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Uptowners can get their first taste of the Dyckman Beer Company Wednesday night — and it'll be on the brewery's tab.

The beer company, which aims to put uptown on the craft beer map, will debut its flagship brew  July 10 at Apt. 78 in Washington Heights.

Drinks will be free from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., as the company will be holding an open bar for its Dyckman Brew pilsner as part of Apt. 78's Summer Series of concerts. The company will hold additional open bars at Apt. 78, located at 4447 Broadway, every Wednesday until August 7.

DNAinfo New York first reported on the Dyckman Beer Company in June. The company, owned by Bronx resident Juan Camilo, will debut three beers by summer 2014.

Interest in the company is high, as Camilo, said that over 2,000 people visited the company website the day DNAinfo New York's story ran.

"People have been supportive," said Camilo, 27, who sold an apartment to finance the venture. "I think they're noticing the whole business part of it. It's not just beer."

Apt. 78 will be the exclusive home of the company's beer during the first week, but Camilo said that additional locations will follow later in July. To aid eager drinkers, Camilo said that the company's website will debut a "beerfinder" map to point customers to stores that carry the brand.

"I want it to be everywhere," Camilo said.

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