Saturday, April 7th, 2012
An Endless Meatball & Craft Beer Expo
VIP beer-sommelier pairings + endless meatballs & 40 brews at Balls & Beer
Finally, a gourmet gathering that’s not afraid to show NYC it’s got a pair: Get Real’s Balls & Beer Festival, bringing together meatball-makers and local brewers on Saturday, April 7th. Your pass unlocks 3hrs to endlessly sip ~40 crafts curated by the event’s beer sommelier, sourced from such brew-minaries as Lagunitas, Dogfish Head, Allagash, Smuttynose, Kelso, Brooklyn, Cigar City, Sixpoint, Hill Farmstead, Wandering Star, and many, many more.
Will there be meatballs? You bet your a**, there will be! Get Real has tapped 10 chefs from NYC restos like Kupersmith, Mexicue & Alewife Queens to concoct specialty pork, chicken, beef, and, of course, gator meatballs that you’ll gorge upon endlessly for those same 3hrs.
A general admission pass is just $38, and snags you a spot at either the early wave (1-4p) or the later one (7-10p); or grab a VIP pass ($49) to enjoy an exclusive cicerone-hosted pairing event an hour prior to each session, when you’ll get to go balls-out with first access to all the beer & gourmet grub.
About Get Real NY
Get Real Beer (NY) is a Craft Beer-focused company made up of 8 craft beer and food advocates who host beer and food festivals as well as bar and restaurant events in New York City. Get Real is firm in our commitment to support local food purveyors at all Get Real Beer events
Our goal is to bring beer communities together in all towns and cities using local breweries and artisanal food at all of our festivals. We also give homebrewers an opportunity to showcase their beers alongside those of our favorite well-known craft breweries.
The Get Real Beer crew: Patrick Donagher, Mary Izett, Chris Cuzme, Anne Becerra, Andy Freedman, Rev Dave Cianco, Gianni Cavicchi, Juren David, Martin Walker and Chris White.