Local Brews on Tap at Five Boro Beer Festival in Queens

By Jeanmarie Evelly on April 25, 2014 9:32am 

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 The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest at Studio Square will also feature food from Smorgasburg.
Five Boro Craft Beer Fest to Feature City's Best Brews
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ASTORIA — The city's best in brewing will be on display Friday in Queens.

The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest will take place at Studio Square in Astoria, featuring beers from breweries in every borough, live music and food from Brooklyn Flea vendors as well as other city eateries.

An $85 ticket will get attendees unlimited 2-ounce tastings of more than 100 different craft beers from 33 local brewers, including some small-batch beers brewed specifically for the event.

Organizer Michael Rhyan said the festival will feature beers from well-known names, like Brooklyn Brewery, as well as a number of new and small-scale beer makers.

"About 80 percent of them are real small nano-breweries," he said.

Eight of the participating breweries are from Queens, including Long Island City's Big Alice Brewing, Rockaway Brewing Company and Finback Brewery in Glendale.

There will also be beers from the Bronx Brewery, Flagship in Staten Island, Harlem Blue in Manhattan and Coney Island Craft Lagers.

Food will be provided by some of the vendors from Brooklyn Flea's food market Smorgasburg — BeeHive Oven, Asiadog, Brooklyn Wok Shop, the Long Island City-based Bite Size Kitchen — as well as LIC Flea & Food vendor Bill's Balls.

All proceeds from the event will benefit nonprofit GrowNYC.

The Five Boro Craft Beer Fest will take place Friday, April 25 at Studio Square, 35-33 36th St. in Queens, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are limited and can be purchased here.

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