6th Annual Mikkeller Week starts Friday, March 31!!

Seriously--6 years!! That's how long we've been dedicating the first week of April to our favorite gypsy brewery, Mikkeller! Every year, we look forward to showcasing Denmark's finest by offering delicious and varied beers on tap, in bottles, and in cans. We've got a lot of different beer over a lot of different styles this year, and we're excited about all of it!

Starting this Friday, March 31, here's what we'll be offering:

On Tap:

California Dream Pilsner, 4.2%

Frelser Triplebock, 11%

Ich Bin Berliner Passionfruit Berliner Weiss, 3.7%

 

In Bottles and Cans:

Black Imperial Stout, 16.8%

Big Worster Barleywine, 15.1%

Funky E*Star Sour Ale, 9.39%

Beer Geek Limfjordsporter Baltic Porter w/coffee & licorice, brewed with Thisted Bryghus, 7.7%

Spontanbeetroot Lambic with beets, 7.7%

Spontanlingonberry Lambic with lingonberries, 7.7%

Stateside IPA, 7%

Stella Wild Ale aged in sherry casks, 7%

White Lung Kolsch, 6.7%

Mexas Ranger Dark Ale with spices, almond milk, cocoa, etc., 6%

Shapes Blonde Ale, 5.6%

Tiger Baby IPA with passionfruit and mango, 5%

Running Club Pale Ale, 4.5%

 

As always, we'll be bringing up vintage bottles every day--stay tuned to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds for more information!

We're looking forward to seeing you at Adobe Blues for one of our favorite events of the year!

 

Rare beer from Firestone Walker on Wednesday, 8/31!!

We are really looking forward to Wednesday, August 31...that's the day Firestone Walker Brewing Company is stopping by with three rarities on tap!

Firestone Walker has been one of our (and everyones!) favorite breweries for awhile now. They've been a regular fixture with delicious, hard to get beers at our Brewery Appreciation Days, and always knock it out of the park across all styles. Here's what we'll have on Wednesday, August 31!

 

§ucaba - their very limited barrel-aged English Barleywine, clocking in at 13.4%!!

STiVO - a collaboration with Russian River Brewing, a Keller Pilsner at 6.3%

Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 002 - an experimental hop IPA...5.9%

 

This is a great chance to taste some amazing, hard to find beer from a top notch brewer, all on one night, all at one place---Adobe Blues!! Join us on Wednesday, 8/31...we'll tap them at 5:00!

 

5th Annual Mikkeller Week starts Friday, April 1!

Hard to believe it's been five years! Each April, we set aside a week to celebrate one of our favorite breweries, Mikkeller! Constantly evolving, constantly pushing boundaries, and constantly putting out loads of delicious beer, Mikkeller blows us away every time. Across styles, Mikkeller produces some of the most inventive and incredible beers that we run across in the year.

This year, in addition to what we have on tap, we'll have sixteen different bottles! Here's what we will have starting Friday, April 1:

On tap:

Raspberry Triplebock: 13%!

El Cellar de Can Roca: 5% Pilsener

Hop on Drink'in: 2.8% Berliner Weiss
 

In bottles:

Spontanbasil: basil lambic, brewed in collaboration with Lindemans, 5.5%

Arh Hvad?!: cherry wine barrel-aged belgian pale ale, 6.8%

Spontangooseberry: oak aged gooseberry lambic, 7.7%

Hr. Frederickson Væsel Brunch: Mikkeller/Amager blended imperial coffee stout, 10.5%

HUES: Hungarian oak aged gueuze, 5%

Frelser: Dopplebock, 11%

Mexas Ranger: Dark ale with spices, almond milk, cocoa, etc., 6.6%

Monk's Brew: Quadrupel, 10%

19: American IPA with 19 hops, 6.8%

Deception: Session IPA, 5%

Mosaic Black IPA: Black ale in a can, 6.9%

Mastodon Mother Puncher: Farmhouse IPA with passionfruit, 6.6%

Nelson Sauvin Brut: Biere de Champagne aged in Sauvignon Blanc barrels, 9%

Porter: 8%

2013 Big Worse Red Wine: Vintage red wine barrel aged barleywine, 12%

Nuclear Hop Assault: Imperial IPA, 8%

 

We also have back up kegs...and back up bottles. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for special daily vintage beers!

All told, this is shaping up to be our best Mikkeller Week yet! See you at Adobe Blues!

 

New York City Beer Week is upon us!

This weekend starts the annual celebration of beer in the five boroughs - New York City Beer Week! We've got some special events planned to celebrate!

First up, tonight at 5:00 we're tapping one of the first kegs of Staten Island's own Flagship Brewing's new Double IPA, License to Illo! Dry, hoppy, and a sticky 9.4%, we're pretty stoked to get a pint of this in us to start our beer week off right! We're tapping this one on Friday afternoon at 5:00!

Next up, on Tuesday February 23, we're tapping three variants of Ballast Point Brewing's superb imperial porter, Victory at Sea, for one night only!

This is a pretty rare chance to try three variants side by side--one keg with mint, one with coconut, and one with peanut butter! We're offering a five-ounce pour of each for one night only, and then will run the back to back after that. Tuesday is your only chance to try them side by side...don't miss out!

Check out the website for the New York City Brewer's Guild for more information on NYC Beer Week. They also have a pretty great app for all the events that are happening city wide--look for it on the App Store or Google Play!

Also, be sure to tag and search #nycbeerweek to keep up on what's going on around town!

Grimm Artisanal Ales takeover for Tom's birthday!

It's Tom's 30th birthday! And we're celebrating this Friday, 2/12, with beer from his favorite brewery, Grimm Artisanal Ales!

Actually, we're pretty happy that Tom chose Grimm to celebrate his birthday, because I think it's everyone's favorite brewery here at Adobe Blues. Across a multitude of styles, Grimm knocks it out of the park every time, and we love them for it.

Here's what we're tapping on Friday!

Lumen: a juicy, hazy 6.4% IPA

Super Spruce: a white oak-aged, dry-hopped, spruce tip-infused 4.7% Gose

Bourbon Barrel Double Negative: we don't have a lot of this (we squirreled some away from our Brewery Appreciation Day back in November), so we're letting Tom decide when he's going to tap it. We'll enjoy it whenever he's ready!

 

This should be a great time--sipping on some delicious Grimm beers while celebrating the birth of our favorite 2014 Staten Island bartender of the year! Come join us Friday, and raise a glass to Tom!

 

 

Fat Tuesday is February 9th!

It's time for one of our favorite blow-outs of the year--the Adobe Blues Mardi Gras party! This Tuesday, 2/9, is Fat Tuesday, and that is the day it's all happening. There will be beads and masks, and John Lynch has put together a band to play a soundtrack of New Orleans favorites all night!

Sam is putting together a menu of cajun and creole dishes in the kitchen, including our famous crawfish boil, with whole crawfish flown in from Louisiana, jambalaya, gumbo, catfish po boys, and more!

Of course, drinks will be flowing: homemade, fresh Hurricanes, Sazeracs, Vieux Carres, and other favorite French Quarter cocktails will be stirred up. Louisiana's pioneering craft brewery, Abita, will have the taps, with a fresh hop pale ale and bourbon-barrel aged maple pecan brown ale!

As always, this is one not to miss. We'll probably be celebrating all day...but the party should really get going after 5:00. We'll see you at Adobe Blues!

 

Oskar Blues tap takeover for the Super Bowl!

You wouldn't think it, since we're not a sports bar...but every year we host one of the best Super Bowl parties in town. In addition to the hard shell taco bar and all-you-can-eat wings, we cover the front windows with paper and project the game onto it. We also put a beer from each team's home state on tap!

There's a problem this year, though. North Carolina is home to a lot of great breweries, but none of them distribute in New York. However...Colorado's Oskar Blues opened an east coast outpost of their brewery a couple of years ago...in North Carolina! We can use the same brewery for both teams! Problem solved!

Here's what we'll have on tap from Oskar Blues for the Super Bowl:

--Mama's Little Yella Pils: a 5.3% easy-drinking Czech Pilsener

--Pinner: one of their newer creations, Pinner is a 4.9% session IPA

--Ten Fidy: one of our favorite classic imperial stouts...10.5%!

 

Come join us for the Super Bowl this Saturday, 2/7! The game starts at 6:30 PM...see you then!




Off Color Brewing tap takeover for Hannah's birthday!

This Friday 1/22 is Hannah's birthday, and we're celebrating with a tap takeover from her favorite brewery, Chicago's Off Color Brewing!

Here's what we'll have on tap Friday night:

Apex Predator: 6.8% dry-hopped farmhouse ale

15 Feet: 3.5% applewood smoked wheat ale

DinoS'mores: 10.5% imperial stout brewed with graham flour, marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and cocoa nibs!

Also, if you've met Hannah...you know there will probably be some donuts at some point. Come celebrate with us this Friday!