Just across the water from New Jersey are two spots recently know for their amazing craft beer selection.  Philly and NYC and later this month, Get Real NY is happening!  Get Real NY is a wonderful idea for those actually into craft beer and more important homebrews and cask conditioned real ale.  Get Real NY is the brainchild from a few beer and wine people from around New York.  Patrick Donagher from Rattle-n-Hum and Andy Freedman from Wined & Dined work really hard to put this amazing event on it’s not like your typical meathead, fistpump, get shitfaced drunk beer fest.  It’s an education in beer but paired with great local food and even better people.

Get Real NY is focused on cask conditioned beers is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Cask ale may also be referred to as real ale, a term coined by the Campaign for Real Ale, often now extended to cover bottle-conditioned beer as well.  More info can be found here about casks.

Get Real NY has a bunch of local food vendors like Mexicue, Rick’s Picks, Frites ‘n’ Meats and Luke’s Lobster just to name a few and there are a few sessions to pick from to make the event even better.  There are 2 Saturday and 2 Sunday sessions and a VIP session for each day as well.  I’ll be attending the Saturday sessions and really looking forward to a few of the beers below.  Oh yeah, make sure you check out some of my friends homebrews.  You won’t be disappointed.  Oh yeah, I also forgot, crazy amount of beer celebs will be on hand like Dr. Bill, Bill Covalski, Shane from Sixpoint, Scott Vaccaro, i can go on.

Get Real NY Craft Beer & Food Festival is March 19-20, 2011 and here’s the beers I want to sip.

Blue Point Toxic Sludge
Flying Dog Raging Bitch
Captain Lawrence Xtra Gold
Nebraska IPA
Smuttynose Chai Porter
Sierra Nevada Stout

and of course the beers from Bolero Snort, 10 Dudes, Simply Beer and Mr. Moxey too.  Who’s going to be there with me???

Here’s the newest cask list I can find pasted below.  All I have to say is WOW!

Arcadia (MI Hopmouth Double IPA

Ballast Point (CA) Sculpin IPA

Ballast Point (CA) Sea Monster Imperial Stout

Ballast Point (CA) Sextant Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Ballast Point (CA) Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter

Barrier (NY) Cycle Saison

Barrier (NY) Rembrandt Porter

Barrier (NY) Ruthless Rye IPA

Blue Point (NY) Old Howling Bastard

Blue Point (NY) Sour Cherry Imperial Stout

Blue Point (NY) 10th Anniversary IPA

Brooklyn (NY) Bitter

Brooklyn (NY) East India Pale Ale

Brooklyn (NY) Irish Stout

Burton Bridge (England) Festival Ale ESB

Cambridge (MA) Spring Training IPA

Cape Ann (MA) Fisherman’s IPA Dry-hopped with Nugget and Chinook

Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale

Captain Lawrence (NY) Brown Bird Brown Ale

Captain Lawrence (NY) Smoked Porter

Captain Lawrence (NY) Xtra Gold American Tripel

Clown Shoes (MA) Hoppy Feet Black IPA

Defiant (NY) Lil Thumper English Pale

Dieu Du Ciel (Canada) Corne du diable (Horn of the Devil) IPA

Dieu Du Ciel (Canada) Péché Mortel (Mortal Sin) Imperial Coffee Stout.

Dogfish Head (DE) 75 Minute IPA

Farnum Hill (NH) Dooryard 1101 Cider

Firestone Walker (CA) Pale 31

Firestone Walker (CA) Union Jack IPA

Firestone Walker (CA) 100% Oak Fermented Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale

Fuller’s (England) London Pride

Gearys (ME) Hampshire Special Ale

Great Divide (CO) Belgica Belgian-style IPA

Great Divide (CO) Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

Great Divide (CO) Great Divide Oak Yeti Imperial Stout

Green Flash (CA) Double Stout

Green Flash (CA) Le Freak Belgian Style IPA

Green Flash (CA) West Coast IPA

Greenport Harbor (NY) Disorient IPA Dry-hopped with Citra

Greenport Harbor (NY) Harbor Ale Dry-hopped with Amarillo

Greenport Harbor (NY) Disorient IPA Dry-Hopped with Santiam and Centennial

Greenport Harbor (NY) Triton Barleywine Dry-hopped with Fuggle

Greenport Harbor (NY) Belgian IPA Dry-hopped with Tettnanger

Harvey’s (England) Lewes Castle Brown Ale

Harviestoun (Scotland) Bitter & Twisted Blond Beer

Haverhill (MA) Ragnar Baltic Porter

Haverhill (MA) Scapegoat Dunkel Bock

Haverhill (MA) Three Graces Belgian Triple

Kelso (NY) IPA Double Dry-hopped with Simcoe

Kelso (NY) Quad Bock Aged in Jack Daniels Barrels

Lagunitas (CA) Imperial Stout

Lagunitas (CA) Maximus IPA

Lagunitas (CA) New Dogtown Pale

Lagunitas (CA) Censored (aka The Kronik)

Left Hand (CO) Black Jack Porter

Left Hand (CO) Good Juju

Left Hand (CO) Sawtooth ESB Dry-hopped with Casacde

Left Hand (CO) Stranger Pale Ale

Mayflower (MA) IPA with Dry-Hopped Amarillo

Mayflower (MA) IPA with Dry-Hopped Citra

Oskar Blues (CO) Dales Pale Ale

Otter Creek (VT) Double Dry-hopped Alpine Black IPA

Pretty Things (MA) Fluffy White Rabbits

RCH (England) Old Slug

Ridgeway (England) Querkus

Riverhorse (NJ) Hop Hazard Dry-Hopped with Citra

Riverhorse (NJ) Oak Aged Bourbon Tripel Horse

Shmaltz (CA) HeBrew Bittersweet Lennys RIPA Dry-hopped with Simcoe

Shmaltz (CA) HeBrew Vertical Jewbelation

Sierra Nevada (CA) Northern Hemisphere Harvest

Sierra Nevada (CA) Porter

Sierra Nevada (CA) Juniper Black Ale

Sixpoint (NY) Diesel

Sixpoint (NY) Righteous Rye

Smuttynose (NH) IPA

Southern Tier (NY) 2XIPA

Stone (CA) Cali-Belgique Dry-hopped Chinook

Stone (CA) Ruination Dry-hopped with Centennial

Stoudts (PA) Double IPA

Stoudts (PA) Scarlet Lady Ale ESB

Thornbridge (England) Jaipur

Thornbridge (England) Kipling South Pacific Pale Ale

Thornbridge (England) Merrie

Troegs (PA) Nugget Nectar Imperial Red Ale

Two Brothers (IL) The Bitter End Pale Ale

Two Brothers (IL) Resistance IPA

Victory (PA) Headwaters Pale Ale

Victory (PA) Storm King Stout

Victory (PA) Yakima Glory Ale

Victory (PA) HopDevil

Wandering Star (MA) Mild at Heart Dark

Wandering Star (MA) Raindrop v2.0

Weyerbacher (PA) Double Simcoe with Mango

Williams Brothers (Scotland) Alba

Williams Brothers (Scotland) Fraoch


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