Category: Beer, Events, News

Good news for those who missed it at last weekend’s Meatopia: Sixpoint’s very limited-edition Signal smoked-beer will be available on Thursday at 5pm at all bars sporting the Good Beer Seal of Approval.

Signal is a fruity beer that’s light enough for summer drinking, with just a faint note of smoke. It was brewed in honor of New York City’s official Good Beer Month, and debuted at the Meatopia BBQ-fest last weekend on Governor’s Island.

Here are the Brooklyn Bars who have been awarded the Good Beer Seal of approval, and who will be featuring Sixpoint Signal while it lasts:

  • *Bar Great Harry
  • *Barcade
  • *Beer Table
  • *Brazen Head
  • *DBA Williamsburg
  • *Lucky Dog
  • *Mug’s Ale House
  • *Pacific Standard
  • *Rebar
  • *Spuyten Duyvil
  • *The Diamond
  • *The Gate
  • *Waterfront Ale House (BK)

In case you missed Mayor Bloomberg’s official proclamation about Good Beer Month, we’re posting it here for your reading pleasure. We think it’s enough to make anyone proud to be from our fair city:

Good Beer Month – official proclamation from the office of the Mayor
Whereas: July in New York City is a time for fireworks, free concerts, barbeques, and public beaches. Now we have even more summer fun to look forward to as The Good Beer Seal – A new York City-based business associaltion dedicated to promoting craft beer and locally grown, seasonally available foods – brings us the first-ever good beer month. This is a wonderful opportunity to toast local beer makers and member establishments that take pride in serving only select suds.

Whereas: Good Beer Month aims not only to quench our thirst for quality brew; It also provides a boost to small, local, neighborhood businesses around the five boroughs. Many of these bars, pubs, restaurants and venues serve beers made right here in new York City, making the occasion a two-fisted “Cheers!” to the big apple. In addition, bars emblazoned with The Good Beer Seal of Approval provide extra incentive for tourists and travelers craving a world-class beer, especially during the hot summer months.

Whereas: The month’s main event is the local grill-off at Queens’ Water taxi Beach on July 21. There, attendees will be able to feast on Barbecued delights raised sustainably and humanely on regional farms and wash them down with locally crafted beer. Best of all, proceeds from the local grill-off – as well as other events taking place furing Good Beer Month, like the Good Beer at BAM tasting event, presented in collaboration with Edible Magazines – benefit organizations that promote the local food movement such as Slow Food NYC, Just Food, and Greenmarket.

Whereas: New York City is glad to support local farmers and food producers through programs like greenmarket and events like Good Beer Month, I raise a glass to all those who helped make this month of events possible, and encourage New Yorkers (who are over 21) to join in the festivities.

Now therefore, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of The City of New York, do hereby proclaim July 2009 in the City of New York as: “New York City Good Beer Month”

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