New Brew Friday- Union Square Greenmarket Edition

It's an absolutely gorgeous day to be in NYC.  The sun is shining, there's actually a cool breeze instead of the crazy humidity we've had all week and the Union Square Greenmarket is hosting its 2nd Summer Friday of the year with the Beer and Spirits of New York Pop Up.

All evening local brewers, distillers and cideries will be on hand giving out free samples of their beverages like From The Ground Brewery in Red Hook and Plan Bee Brewing in Poughkeepsie; possibly the nicest brewing couple in the business churning out refreshing honey Saisons and Wild Ales.

Aaron Burr and Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cidery...

...and my favorite local distiller Port Morris with their stunning Pitorro Coquito.  Every time I have this spirit I'm floored.  It's got those great coconut, vanilla and cinnamon flavors of a regular coquito but there's no work.  It's all right there in the bottle ready to go.

In addition to the free samples there are various food vendors on hand from the neighborhood, an entire wine/beer/cider garden and live music.  The great people of Grow NYC put this event on and really do an incredible job of promoting local farmers in our area.

So get outside and check out some great new brews this weekend- Cheers!

Union Square Greenmarket