Having New York City as a second home is pretty sweet, but I'm having a bit of trouble adjusting to home life in a city that's always buzzing. This past weekend instead of being the tourist I love to be I ate more meals at home than I did out, I compared meat prices while grocery shopping and I even spent some time cleaning the bathroom. This is not the NYC I'm used to.
Thanks to my never ending chore list (and my limited budget) I won't be visiting any of the trendy craft beer bars with mind blowing draught lists and fancy serving glasses anytime soon. I will do my best to explore the city's best bottle shops and stock the oh so clean fridge full of great beer. Something has to keep those vegetables company.
This visit I combined my grocery shopping with beer shopping and went to the Whole Foods Bowery which I heard had an awesome selection of beer and beer things.
The rumours were true! The Bowery Whole Foods Beer Store is separate from the rest of the store, fit with its own entrance and employees who know their beer. If you can manage to get your eyes away from the racks and racks of beer from around the world they also sell home brewing equipment and bulk ingredients (hops, malt). Oh, and they have a growler bar with 6 taps and on Thursday they have growler happy hour and .. and ..
I could go on for a while.
My haul? A variety of brews from Captain Lawrence, Pretty Things, Tröegs, Evil Twin and a stainless steel (!) growler filled with an imperial IPA from Wild Onion. I think I just bought the stainless steel growler to see how it compares to the glass version. I apologize ahead of time if my Untappd check-ins make you jealous.