May 10, 2016 Staff Report
Beer lovers in Queens can raise a glass to the third annual Queens Beer Week at a kick-off party at LIC Landing this weekend.
The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy and LIC Landing (52-10 Center Blvd.) will host the party May 14 starting at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and include five tastings from the Borough’s breweries, with food, non-alcoholic drinks and additional beer servings available for purchase from LIC Landing. There will also be live music.
Queens Beer Week runs from May 13 to 22. Ten Queens breweries including Long Island City’s Big Alice Brewing Co., LIC Beer Project, Rockaway Brewing Co., Transmitter Brewing Co. and ICONYC Brewery will participate, according to the QBW website.
Local breweries will also be collaborating on special new beers specifically for Queens Beer Week, according to HPPC President Rob Basch.
“The craft beer industry in LIC has been recognized around the world for its quality and taste,” Basch said. Saturday’s party will “be a great opportunity to sample all the wonderful beers brewed in Long Island City.”
Throughout the week, events such as special tastings, brewery tours and demonstrations, parties and tap takeovers will take place throughout the Borough. A full list of Queens Beer Week happenings is available online here.
Tickets for Saturday’s party can be purchased online through Eventbrite.
All proceeds go towards the HPPC for programming and waterfront park upkeep in Long Island City.