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Sat, Feb 25


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NYC Brewers Guild Opening Bash!

It's Back! Opening Bash - your favorite way to kick off NYC Beer Week.

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NYC Brewers Guild Opening Bash!
NYC Brewers Guild Opening Bash!

Time & Location

Feb 25, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New York, New York, NY, USA

About the Event

Opening Bash 2023 - Saturday, February 25th


VIP/Early Entry – $115 + fees

General Admission – $85 + fees

Designated Driver – $15 + fees**

Standard pricing through Feb 18th. Prices will increase the week prior to the event

Late Bird Ticket prices take effect on Saturday, Feb 18th. Don't wait!

VIP/Early Entry – $125 + fees

General Admission – $95 + fees

It's Back! Opening Bash - your favorite way to kick off NYC Beer Week.

In addition to all that you’ve come to expect from the NYC Brewers Guild and Opening Bash - our festival to kick off NYC Beer Week - we’re working behind the scenes on some very special changes this year!For example our member brewery Other Half is bringing their Pastry Town Beers to Opening Bash this year.

We are in a new venue this year; Building 8 in Industry City. On the North side of the campus, between 34th & 33rd Streets. A quick walk from the DNR subway stop.

We are leveling up NYC Beer Week! Scroll down for info as we continue to add to our brewery list! Additionally, you can check our Instagram for those announcements.

As always at Opening Bash, you can count on our member breweries to be pouring alongside dozens of out of town guest breweries. Some you’ll know well, and others you may not have had a chance to try before.*Brewery list subject to change*


NYC Guild Member Breweries:

18th Ward • Alewife • Back Home • Big aLICe • Bridge and Tunnel • Bronx Brewery • Brooklyn Brewery • Circa Brewing • Coney Island • DaleView • Deep Fried Beers • Dyke Beer • EBBS • Endless Life • Evil Twin • Fifth Hammer • Finback • Five Boroughs • Flagship • Greenpoint • Grimm • Gun Hill • Harlem Brewing Co • ICONYC • Interboro • Keg & Lantern • Kills Boro • KCBC (Kings County Brewers Collective) • LIC Beer Project • Other Half • Randolph Beer • Rockaway • Singlecut • Sixpoint • Strong Rope • TaLea • Threes • Torch & Crown • Transmitter • Wild East

Guest Breweries:

Arkane Aleworks • Barrier Brewing Co • Bottle Logic Brewing • Catskill Brewing • Destination Unknown Beer Co (DUBCO) • Eighth State Brewing • Evergrain Brewing • Fidens Brewing • Forest & Main • Greenport Harbor • Homage Brewing • Human Robot • J. Wakefield Brewing • Japas Cervejaria • Kings Brewery • Mast Landing • Modist • Mortalis Brewing • North Park Beer Co. • Ology • Phase Three • Prison City • Resident Culture • Root + Branch • Salud Cerveceria • Schilling • Southern Grist • Timber Ales • Tripping Animals Brewing • Twin Elephant • Upper Depot Brewing Co • Upward Brewing • Vitamin Sea • Voodoo Brewery • Wayward Lane • Weldwerk


J The Audiophile will be DJ'ing with us. AND - stay tuned! We're working on more entertainment announcements. Many of you will be familiar with if you've attended one of our member brewery Other Half's festivals. In addition to the Pastry Town Beers, Wrestling will be included in the entertainment this year.

Food Vendors Onsite:

Big Mozz, Empanada Papa, ESS Hospitality, Flatbush Oyster Co, Memphis Seoul, Miss Holly's Smokehouse

Some of the basics:

• Opening Bash is an unlimited sampling event. Beer tastings are included in your ticket price• We're planning for VIP-Early Entry Tickets to start at 12:30PM, with staggered GA entry starting at 2PM. 

• Designated Driver tickets will be available. Those tickets do not include a taster glass as no alcohol consumption is permitted with these tickets

• Full list of participating breweries, full schedule of the day, and food partners will be regularly updated, and are subject to change

• The NYC Brewers Guild is a non-profit professional organization. By supporting the NYC Brewers Guild and Opening Bash, you’re drinking for a cause. Proceeds from Opening Bash go directly to support the NYC Brewers Guild in our mission to advocate for brewers, brewing and celebrating local beer here in New York City. This helps us cover programing, education and more to assist our local brewing community. 

• For more information about NYC Beer Week, our member breweries, NYC beer, and finding events throughout the year, visit: and be sure to follow us @NYCBrewers.

We will be regularly updating all event information!


  • This event is 21+. No one under 21 will be admitted. Government issued ID must be presented at the time of entry. No children or babies will be admitted.
  • No pets allowed. Only ADA service animals are accepted.
  • No cans or bottles may be opened by attendees during the festival per State Liquor Law. No outside beverages will be permitted. Anyone consuming alcohol not poured by a participating brewery will be asked to leave, and no refund offered.
  • Refunds requests will only be honored up to ten (10) days prior to the event. No exceptions will be made. (NYC Brewers Guild is a 501c6)
  • Brewery list subject to change. (Be assured we're doing everything humanly possible to ensure your favorites will be there pouring, and ready to see you!)
  • Opening Bash is an unlimited sampling beer festival, and although we want everyone to enjoy themselves, anyone who is visibly intoxicated and/or behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave.
  • All attendees are expected to behave in a respectful manner. Attendees who disrupt the event or otherwise make attendees uncomfortable or unsafe will be asked to leave, and no refunds given. Sober event monitors and safety advocates will be on-site to assist all attendees (and those working the event) should any situation arise at Opening Bash.


As part of our dedication to providing safe and inclusive spaces, environments and events, the Guild works toward offering transparency to our attendees as well those working our events. In addition to our Safety Advocate program, we have worked with our partners at WeVow, OutSmart, as well as the Women of the Bevolution and Hugging the Bar to instill and enact proper protocols. Our event Code of Conduct will be posted at the event. We can, and will provide more information upon request.

We Welcome Everyone

We believe in the inclusion of all people, regardless of race, gender, sex, sexuality, economic class, nation of origin, age, faith, ability or identity. In our Guild meetings, collaborations, and sponsored events, we believe that the Guild has a responsibility to create an environment that welcomes all people, including Guild members, participating industry staff, event guests, volunteers, and non-industry staff. Fostering such an environment is paramount to executing the Guild’s mission of creating a community.

Event Code of Conduct

The NYC Brewers Guild is dedicated to providing a harassment-free festival for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or identity, ability, appearance, race or religion. We do not, and will not tolerate harassment in any form, sexist, racist, or exclusionary during our events. Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame any fellow participants.

Any participant violating these rules may be asked to leave immediately at the discretion of the Guild. No refunds or accommodations will be issued for violators.

Reports can also be made via our third party reporting system through WeVow. Access to do so will be highly visible onsite.

**Designated Driver tickets will remain at the $15+ fees rate. No increases for this event. DD ticket holders will not be given a taster glass.

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