Summer is getting into high gear, wine events slack off but there are still food and drink events to attend. This past Saturday I attended the Summer session of Bourbon, Brew & BBQ. The event featured 30+ American beers, 15+ American Rye and Bourbon with BBQ bites to go along with all that.
The event was hosted at Route 66 Smokehouse restaurant at 46 Stone Street in the financial district of lower Manhattan. Stone Street is one of the oldest streets in New York and the first paved street in New Amsterdam. It was also the site of the first commercial brewery in North America. It’s now a historical district with restaurants and outdoor seating on the cobblestone streets. It’s a very popular spot during the warm months with people eating and drinking outside.
At these beer fests I usually like to try the stouts and porters or any of the funky (sour) beers I can find. At this event that had a good selection of American beer but in keeping with the season they were on the light style.
Some whiskey I sampled:
Jim Beam Double Oaked Bourbon (My favorite of the day)
Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon
OYO Michelone Reserve Bourbon
OYO Single cask Rye
Black Dirt Single Barrel Bourbon (Made in upstate NY with locally sourced ingrediants)
Black Dirt 3 year Bourbon
Redemption High Rye Bourbon
Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash 8 year
Templeton Rye 4 year
Templeton Rye 6 year
Billy’s pork belly lettuce wraps
Pork on a fork
Sarah’s famous wings