April 24, By Hannah Wulkan
Beer enthusiasts will have the chance to raise their glasses to a good cause.
Nine local breweries are coming together for the fourth year in a row to celebrate Queens Beer Week, a celebration of Queens-brewed craft beer and cider with all profits going toward two non-profit groups.
“It’s a great way to showcase the vital nightlife scene and brewing scene in Queens, which has gotten pretty big with nine breweries,” said Dan Bronson of Singlecut Beersmiths, one of the organizers of the event.
The celebration will run for nine days, from May 6 through 14, and will kick off with a party at LIC Landing on the first night from 4 to 7 p.m.
The party offers unlimited tastings from the nine breweries and one cider company, with food from Coffeed and live music.
Half of the funds will go towards the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, which is dedicated to maintaining and upgrading parks throughout Long Island City.
The rest of the money raised will go toward the charity Friends of Firefighters, which provides counseling and health services to NYC firefighters.
Aside from the kick-off party, each brewery will offer special drinks and music events throughout the week. The events will take place at venues such as Diamond Dogs in Astoria and FH Station House in Forest Hills.
For more information on participating breweries and events, and to buy tickets for the kickoff party, visit https://www.queensbeerweek.org