What's better than an icy cold brew on a warm spring day? An icy brew that before tonight, you had to travel to Jersey to get.
Cricket Hill Brewery will be making its New York City debut at 7 p.m. at the . Bartender Chris Genoa said the brewery approached the bar, which boasts one of the most extensive lists of craft beers in the area, about hosting the launch.
"There haven't been that many new breweries launch in New York recently, but when they do, we try to get them in here as soon as possible," he said.
Of the ten beers produced by the brewery, seven will be on tap. Pints will be $5, and the brewmaster will be on hand for the occasion. Here's the lowdown, according to the menu:
Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA: An easy drinking English-style IPA, with light hop flavors of pine and citrus along with caramel malt.
Cricket Hill Brewmaster's Reserve Russian Imperial Stout: A big, flavorful Imperial Stout, with flavors of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, a little smoke, espresso and caramel.
Cricket Hill American Ale: A fresh and smooth amber ale with a great balance of caramel malt sweetness and hop flavor.
Cricket Hill East Coast Lager: A clean, easy drinking Bavarian-style golden lager with crisp malt and a gentle, flowery hop finish.
Cricket Hil Brewmaster Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter: Aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels, with flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, boozy bourbon, vanilla and tart fruits.
Cricket Hill Colonel Blides Cask Ale: A tasty amber ale, with an orange marmalade hue, and flavors of malty biscuit with citrusy and piney hops.
Cricket Hill Brewmaster's Reserve American Brown Ale: A malty brown ale with a nutty aroma, creamy mouthfeel, and mellow flavors of cocoa, sweet malt, light hops and brown sugar.
The Double Windsor is located at 210 Prospect Park West.