I knew that would grab your attention.


Ever wanted to severely bruise your coccyx from being catapulted from a mechanical bull? Ever wanted to do it while intoxicated so, at the very least, you wouldn’t have to deal with the pain until the next morning?

Well, then this is your lucky weekend…if you happen to have a ticket.

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is coming to Manhattan on Saturday, 1/30 for a “great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’.” However, it looks like both sessions (12:00PM – 4:00PM/VIP Whole Hog and Bacon, 5:00PM – 9:00PM/Afternoon) are sold out.


For those still curious, the festival will feature live bluegrass music, panel discussions, tastings of over 40 bourbons and 60 beers, and of course, that dang ol’ mechanical bull.

Here’s a list of the beer participants*:

Smuttynose IPA
Smuttynose Porter
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Glissade
Magic Hat #9
Magic Hat Howl
Brewery Ommegang Witte
Brewery Ommegang Abbey
Blue Point Brewing Co Toasted Lager
Blue Point Brewing Co Winter
Abita Light
Abita Turbo Dog
Original Sin Apple
Sixpoint Righteous
Sixpoint Sweet Action
Flying Dog Old Scratch
Flying Dog Garde Dog
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Pils
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Old Chub
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout
Longhammer IPA
Widmer Hefe
Heartland Brewing IPA
Heartland Brewing Sumatra Porter with Chicory
Coors Light
Negra Modelo
Modelo Especial
Keegan Ales
Kelso of Brooklyn
Peak Organic
Saranac IPA
Lake Placid Ubu Ale
Sam Adams Boston Lager
Sam Adams Nobel Pilsner
Southampton Imperial Porter
Southampton Altbier
Spaten Lager
Franziskaner Dark
Dixie Lager
Dixie Blackened Voodoo
Dixie Jazz Amber Light
Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Eel River Ravens Eye Imperial Stout
Radeberger Pilsner
Krusovice Imperial
Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale
Brooklyn Brewery Lager
Anchor Steam
Anchor Liberty
Twisted Tea
Leinenkugel’s Classic Amber
Stone Mill Pale Ale
Miller Chill Light

More information can be found at

*Note: I’m anal about spelling, so I went through the website’s list of beer participants and corrected any errors. I just figured I would let you know because…well, just because.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.