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NYC Craft Beer Festival

Just a quick note about an awesome event I went to yesterday: the NYC Craft Beer Festival.

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It was held at the Lexington Avenue Armory, which is an awesome old slice of NYC history:

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There were upwards of 70 brewers giving out tastes of their stuff, free with the cost of admission ($50).

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Some favorites were Gun Hill, Abita, Atlantic, Ballast Point, Perennial, Kuka and Oskar Blues.

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Craft & Claw

Craft & Claw is this season’s eat-spot at the Hudson Hotel. They’re slinging craft beers in a German/Bavarian beer hall type setting for Oktoberfest, and serving up some tasty lobster and crab rolls.



As usual, my wife nabbed a sweet deal. For $40 we got two beers and two rolls. Below are the beers we selected. The hefeweizen was flavorful, and the Abita really did have a pecan taste to it.


We ordered the sri racha banh mi lobster roll, and the yuzu mayo crab roll. Both were served with a side of lightly seasoned old bay kettle-style potato chips.



The crab roll was a bit heavy on the mayo. I was hoping for more lump meat but the crab was highly shredded. It was still really good though, especially given the deal we had.


The big winner of the night was the lobster roll. The veggies added a good crunch to the texture, and the lobster meat was substantially chunky. Very satisfying.


I’m not sure this would all be worth it had it not been for the deal my wife scored though ($25 for each roll). Icing on the cake was a mug and t-shirt for each of us: