This past Friday and Saturday evening the Lions, Tigers & Brews craft beer festival was held at the Central Park Zoo in Manhattan. Over 60 craft breweries poured their products in an open air tasting in the park.
I attended the event on Saturday. It seemed like it would be a rainy day but the rain held off for the evening. The event got a good crowd of mostly young folk enjoying the brews in a unique venue with a live band and a DJ providing the entertainment. it was a party.
Note to event organizer; with four hours of an open beer-bar, you need more port-a-potties.
I sampled some ciders and some nice IPA’s.
Souvereign Cider: Apple & Honey, Dry & Crisp
Woodchuck Cider Co.: Gumption Cider
California Cider Co.: Ace Pear Cider
Magner’s: Pear Cider
Knee Deep Brewing Co.: Simtra Triple IPA
Mermaid Brewing Co.: IPA & Pilsner
Saranac Brewery: Legacy IPA
Long Trail Brewing Co.: Limbo IPA
Braven Brewing Co.: White IPA
Kuka Beer Co.: Belgium Plum Witte
Spoetzl Brewery: Shiner Prickly Pear
Illusive Traveller: Grapefruit Ale
Smuttynose Brewing Co.: Shoal’s Pale Ale
Empire Brewing Co.: Amber Ale