SLOW U: REALLY Local Beer
When is local beer REALLY local beer? When it comes from 156 miles from Manhattan and is made from hops and barley farmed by the brewer (or brewed by the farmer, if you prefer)!
Mark VanGlad, farmer, brewer, and owner of Tundra Brewery, in Stamford, N.Y., in 2010, planted and harvested his first barley and hops and malted the barley in Massachusetts. The hops in Tundra ale are among the first to be grown in New York since Prohibition.
Mark's first brew, a maple-infused pale ale, using maple syrup produced locally by his father and uncle, was produced in old steel dairy tanks he jury-rigged to the purpose. Under a 2009 New York State law, and because his beer meets Greenmarket "grow-your-own" rules of provenance, Mark began selling at Greenmarket, the first farmer/brewer to do so. In the coming weeks, Mark will bottle and offer his second brew.
And now, Jimmy Carbone, of Jimmy's No.43 and founder of the Good Beer Seal, is among the first to offer Tundra. You can join farmer/brewer Mark VanGlad at Jimmy's to hear his story and taste his beer, along with snacks provided for the occasion by Jimmy.
Proceeds from this event will help support the programs and activities of not-for-profit, Slow Food NYC, including the Urban Harvest programs of good food education for New York City kids.
Jimmy's No 43
43 E 7th St
NY, NY 10003
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|