Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. 
Location: 80 Wythe Ave. 
Cost: $65 all-inclusive (plus Eventbrite ticketing fee) 
Website: nycbrewerschoice.com 
You should go: If you consider yourself a beer geek, a locavore, or a newbie seeking a crash course on the coolest beer peeps in the area.  

Arguably the best beer event of the year, NYC Brewers Choice returns this year with 25+ brewers pouring their own specially made beers. This year, co-producer Jimmy Carbone challenged the brewers to make beer with locally sourced ingredients. Some of them include:

Blind Bat Brewing with Hell Gate Golden Ale using Valley Malt barley grown by O’Mara’s Farm, Canastota, NY, and coriander grown in Centerport Long Island by brewer’s farmer wife Regina with Seed Sower Farm. Long Island Potato Stout—a Dry Irish Stout brewed with organic potatoes grown by Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms in Peconic, NY. Sixpoint Craft Ales with a special batch of Sweet Action made using 100% NY State ingredients. Greenport Harbor Brewing with a Cali Common using Valley Malt. Cuvaison—a Belgian strong using merlot grapes from NY State Winery of the Year and Greenport’s neighbor in Cutchogue, McCall’s Vineyard.

This event is also very food-focused, with ten chefs bringing food from venues such as Reynard and Luke’s Lobster.