Events

Dozens of bars, bakers, brewers and distillers hosted Rye Week events throughout New York State.  Read features on the Rye Week in the New York Times and Gothamist.

New York Distilling Company events are located on the Rye Rumpus page.

 

Assorted Rye Week Press

Rye Week 2018 Events

Thursday October 4th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Bottlerocket Wine & Spirits
5 West 19th St.
New York NY 10011

Friday October 5th

New York Rye Whiskey Tasting with Kings County, 5-8pm

Michael Towne Wine & Spirits
73 Clark St.
Brooklyn NY 11201

Saturday October 6th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 6-9pm

Bowery and Vine Wine & Spirits
269 Bowery
New York NY 10002

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 6-9pm

Whiskey & Wine Off 69
1321 2nd Avenue
New York NY 10021

Sunday, October 7

Rye Whiskey Tasting, 4-6:30pm

Slope Cellars
436 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11215

Wednesday October 10th

Van Brunt Stillhouse and New York Distilling Co. Tasting, 5-8pm

Gnarly Vines
350 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205

Thursday October 11th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Park East Liquors
1657 York Avenue
New York NY 10128

Rough Ryder Bull Moose Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Warehouse Wine & Spirits
735 Broadway
New York NY 10003

Friday October 12th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Warehouse Wine & Spirits
735 Broadway
New York NY 10003

New York Rye Whiskey Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Michael Towne Wine & Spirits
73 Clark St.
Brooklyn NY 11201

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Brooklyn Wine Exchanges
138 Court St.
Brooklyn NY 11201

Monday, Oct. 15

‘Empire State of Rye’: Premier Tasting of the 2018 Empire Straight Rye Whiskies, 6-8 pm

Caledonia Bar
424 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10024
Expressions from: Black Button; Coppersea; Finger Lakes; Honeoye Falls Distillery; Kings Count Distillery; New York Distilling Company; Van Brunt Stillhouse; Tuthilltown Spirits; Yankee Distillers

Cost: $20

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Meet the Makers – Empire Rye Whiskies, 6-8pm

Scot Stanton, Honeoye Falls Distillery & Jason Barrett, Black Button
Black Button Distillery Tasting Room
85 Railroad Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Cash Bar, Light fare

Empire Rye Whiskey Association tasting and sale, 9am-5pm

Union Square Greenmarket
14th St at Union Square
New York, NY 10003

Thursday, October 18

First Release: Single Barrel Empire Straight Rye Whiskey

The Tavern at Coppersea Distillery
239 Springtown Road
New Paltz NY 12561

Great Ryes of America, 6:30-9:30pm

New York Distilling Company
79 Richardson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Walk-around tasting of some of the great rye whiskeys of America. Light fare.

Spirits Expected to be Presented: Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye (VA), Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye Cask Proof (VA), Catoctin Creek Rabble Rouser Bottled In Bond (VA), Clyde Mays Rye (AL), Dad’s Hat Rye (PA), Hat Rye Finished in Vermouth Barrels (PA), Hudson Rye (NY), Jack Daniels Rye (TN), Jim Beam Rye (KY), Journeyman Rye (MI), Old Overholt Rye (KY), Old Overholt Bonded (KY), Pikesville Rye (KY), Ragtime New York Straight Rye (NY), Ragtime ‘Empire’ Apple Jack Finished Rye (NY), Ragtime Single Barrel Straight Rye NY), Ragtime Bottled In Bond Rye World Premier (NY), Redemption Rye (IA), Redemption Rye Cask Strength (IA), Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond (KY), Sagamore Rye 83 (MD), Sagamore Rye Cask Strength (MD), Whistle Pig Farmstock Rye, Whistle Pig Boss Hog Rye, Whistle Pig 10-yr Rye, Wild Turkey Rye 81 (KY), Wild Turkey Rye 101 (KY), Woody Creek Rye (CO), Sonoma Rye Whiskey, Sonoma Cherrywood Rye Whiskey

Friday, October 19

Rye Day at the Greenmarket!, 12-5pm

Empire Rye Whiskey Association tasting and sale
Rye Beers tasting and sale
Rye grains for Sale

Union Square Greenmarket
14th St at Union Square
New York, NY 10003

Island to Island and Wartega’s Collaboration “Rye & Shine Pairing”, 6-10pm

Taproom At 642 Rogers Ave
642 Rogers Ave
Brooklyn NY 11226
Tickets are $25, light tapas will be served.
Info: We invite rye lovers, beer aficionados, and those curious about the world of craft beer, to The Taproom At 642 Rogers Ave on October 19th, from 6:00-10:00 PM, guests will have the opportunity to tour the brewery and meet the makers of Island to Island Brewery, Wartega brewery and Van Brunt Stillhouse while enjoying our collaboration brew Ryes & Shine paired with Stillhouse White Rye.
This moonshine ale pairing is a smooth Rye Pale Ale brewed with New York State Rye and Cascade hops. It’s dry-hopped with El Dorado to give it tropical notes on the nose and juicy flavor.
Wartega wanted to brew this beer with Island to Island because our visions for beer in New York and brewing philosophies align. Having collaborated on several beers, we’ve blended cultural ingredients and modern methods to create craft beers with provenance and bold flavor bound by rich history.
We were excited for the opportunity to celebrate rye as an ingredient that has impacted fermentations worldwide and has been carefully cultivated here in NYS by our local farmers.
The Rye Recipes you will be able to enjoy include:
– Van Brunt Stillhouse White Rye (Brooklyn)
– Wartega & Island to Island’s “Ryes & Shine” Rye Pale Ale (Brooklyn)
– Island to Island’s Calypso Rye (Brooklyn)
– Brooklyn Jun Brew’s non-alcoholic kvass soda Rye Booch (Brooklyn)

Saturday, October 20

Rye Whiskey Tasting, 6-9pm

Bowery and Vine Wine & Spirits
269 Bowery
New York NY 10002

Empire Rye Whiskey Association tasting and sale, 9am-5pm

Union Square Greenmarket
14th St at Union Square
New York, NY 10003

The Rye Revel, 8pm

The Gatehouses at Kings County Distillery
299 Sands St, Brooklyn, New York 11205
More info here

Thursday October 25th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Flatiron Wine & Spirits
929 Broadway
New York NY 10010

Friday October 26th

Empire State of Rye: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of America’s Greatest Spirit (doors at 6pm, show at 6:30pm)

by Christopher Williams, Distiller, Coppersea Distilling
Nerd Nite NYC
Caveat NYC
21A Clinton Street (Lower East Side)
Tickets here ($10 advance, $14 at door)

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

The Greene Grape
765 Fulton St.
Brooklyn NY 11217

 

Rye Week 2018 Participating Bars & Restaurants

Butter and Scotch 818 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225 butterandscotch.com
Bar Room 117 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022 thebarroomnyc.com
Building On Bond 112 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 buildingonbond.com
Island to Island 642 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn NY 11226 islandtoislandbrewery.com
Juniper Bar 237 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001 juniperbarnyc.com
Leyenda 221 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 leyendabk.com
Lucey’s Lounge 475 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 luceysloungebklyn.com
Monk McGinns 57 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007 monkmcginnsnyc.com
Nitehawk 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 nitehawkcinema.com
Ousia 629 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019 ousianyc.com
Pouring Ribbons 225 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009 pouringribbons.com
Stay Gold 360 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016 staygoldnyc.com
Sunday in BK 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 sundayinbrooklyn.com
The Aviary 80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023 aviarynyc.com
The Brooklyn Kitchen  100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 https://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/
The Harrow 720 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019 theharrownewyork.com
White Oak Tavern 21 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10003 whiteoakny.com
Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249 wythehotel.com