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NYC Beer Week Opening Bash - NYC Brewers Guild

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NYC Beer Week is back! 10 days of in-person beer-centric events kick off on Feb 26th with the return of OPENING BASH, the very best & beer-iest party in the city!

NOTE - We're in a new venue this year - and it's an incredible space! You won't want to miss it! Building 269 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

WHERE: Agger Fish Building, on the corner of 2nd St & Dock Ave

WHEN: Saturday, February 26th - session details below

OPENING BASH is a celebration of craft beer that treats you to unlimited samples of styles from nearly every NYC brewery, several of our NYS friends + more invited guest brewers from across the US & beyond. This year, in addition to a brand new location (which we are REALLY excited about), we are pairing many of our local breweries with their guests while they are in town for NYC Beer Week. Opening Bash is a unique opportunity to attend one of the only beer fest's hosted by our NYC breweries. Offering the chance to meet and spend time with the people who make the beer in your glass while tasting their extra special brews. 

  • Early Access 12:30PM - 5PM   tickets include: all the benefits of GA + an additional hour & a half of early entry, along with access to special/exclusive pours from our attending breweries. 
  • General Admission 2PM -5PM   tickets include: entry, unlimited sampling, a souvenir sampling glass, access to our specialty food vendors and the chance meet and greet your favorite brewers

As you’ve come to expect from NYC Brewers Guild events - we’re again partnering with phenomenal local food trucks and pop-ups. Keep an eye out here as we add to our list of food options attendees will be able to enjoy while at Opening Bash.
Empanada Papa
, Stuf'd Truck, Miss Holly's Smokehouse, Secret Vegan Kitchen, Flatbush Oyster, and more to be announced!

The party will be going on all day long with music by one of our favorite NYC DJ’s Chris Maestro of BierWax. 

THE BREWERIES 70+ amazing breweries participating.

NYC: 18th Ward • Alewife • Back Home Beer • Big aLICe • Bridge and Tunnel • Bronx Brewery • Brooklyn Brewery • Circa Brewing • Coney Island • DaleView • Deep Fried Beers • Dyke Beer • EBBS • Endless Life • Evil Twin NYC • Fifth Hammer • Finback • Five Boroughs • Flagship • Greenpoint Beer & Ales • Grimm Artisanal Ales • Gun Hill Brewing • Iconyc • Interboro • KCBC • Keg & Lantern • Kills Boro • LICBP • Other Half • Randolph • Rockaway • Singlecut • Sixpoint • Strong Rope • TaLea • Threes • Torch & Crown • Transmitter • Wild East

Guest breweries include: 3 Sons Brewery • 27A Brewing • Barrier • Bierstadt Lagerhaus • Black Project • Capt Lawrence • Civil Society • Crafted Culture • Crooked Run Fermentation • DUBCo • DuClaw • Equilibrium • Fidens Brewing • Fifth Frame • Heritage Hill • Human Robot • Kismet Brewing Company • Mast Landing • Outer Range • Prison City • Return Brewing • Steuben Brewing Co. • The Seed • Three Heads Brewing • Tribus Beer Co • Twin Elephant • Two Tides Brewing • Two Villains 

Non-beer options include: June Shine, LeMoné, QNSY, Liquid Death 


  • Early Access - 12:30 - 5pm, Exclusive access for the first hour and a half 12:30 - 2:00pm
  • GA - 2:00 - 5:00pm
  • Designated Driver - no alcohol permitted

By supporting the NYC Brewers Guild and Opening Bash, you’re drinking for a cause. All proceeds from OPENING BASH go to support the NYC Brewers Guild in our mission to advocate for brewers, brewing and celebrating local beer here in New York City. 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.
Additionally, our ticketing partner Humanitix is also a 501c and directs 100% of profits from ticketing fees toward educational programs. 


  • 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.
  • No coat or bag check will be on site.
  • Refunds requests will be honored up to ten (10) days prior to the event. No exceptions will be made. (NYC Brewers Guild is a 501c)
  • 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 other 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 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.


Proof of full vaccination is required to enter and attend. Refunds will not be issued to anyone unable to provide proof of vaccination at the door. In accordance with all local regulations, including NYC Mayoral Executive Orders, NYS Legislation, CDC guidelines, and the regulations in place at the Navy Yard: we are enforcing and abiding by these requirements and guidances. That includes mask protocols and as mentioned above proof of vaccination regulations.  All in attendance (including those working the event) are required to show proof of vaccination along with their government issued ID. We will ensure all ticket holders are aware of all guidelines and will post any potential updates here and on our Instagram.


Refund requests must be made within 10 days of initial purchase. All refund requests made on tickets purchased after February 14, 2022 are subject to review, and not guaranteed. Ticketing fees may be forfeited. If proof of vaccination at entry can not be provided, a refund will not be issued.

Cheers to #nycbrewed



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Refund policy

Refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event