Live Music - Os Clavelitos
Dec
9
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Os Clavelitos

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band based in New York City, who creates original music combining traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) with English lyrics. Os Clavelitos just released their debut album, "Arriving", which is already #1 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 World Chart, and #17 on the CMJ Top 40 New World Chart. "Arriving" is currently getting radio play across the U.S., and internationaly in Canada, Italy, and South Africa.

With band members from Brazil, Japan, and the U.S., the ensemble celebrates Brazil's rich musical heritage, while incorporating their eclectic performing backgrounds in "Latin", indie, jazz, pop, and folkloric styles.

Os Clavelitos make a welcoming, big-hearted sound, inviting you to their samba parade, where we are all 'Arriving' joyfully home in our shared humanity.

Live Music - Could Be Worse
Dec
16
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Could Be Worse

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

CBW is:
Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

Asian Jewish Brunch
Dec
23
10:00 am10:00

Asian Jewish Brunch

  • The Queens Kickshaw

It's that time of year when cultures collide at Kickshaw.

Join us for our 6th ever Asian Jewish Brunch where we dream up some nifty food and drink mash-up concoctions.

Stay tuned for a final menu, but highlights from past years include Egg in a Latke Basket, Matza Szechuan Peppercorn Beer, Scallion Pancake w/ Cardamon Labne, and Egg Cream Bubble Tea.

No reservations, just come and eat what you like.

* Note, we'll be open for dinner, plus there will be live music from 9-11:30pm courtesy of Astoria local Zander Meisner.

Live Music - Z&F
Dec
23
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Z&F

  • The Queens Kickshaw

What began as a glorified open mic in Queens circa 2009, Z&F (Zander & Friends) became a band of acousta-love real quick. Shortly after formation, multi-instrumentalist and songsmith Zander Meisner took things nationally with the Glen Hansard show "Once", and brought the guys with him. While out with Once, Z&F played packed houses to Molly Malones, Rockwell Table, and Atage in L.A.; James Hoban's in D.C.; Deep South in Raleigh; the Hideout in Toronto; the Gramophone in St. Louis, the Nines in Ithaca, the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, among other killer venues. In 2014, he was honored to play with Glen Hansard in Hollywood, which was a career highlight.

Zander's music is compared to Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, Ben Folds, and 60's pop peppered with a hint of Stephen Lynch and Adam Sandlers shtick-rock. Not one single Z&F song exists that doesn't create an insufferable earworm (an annoyingly-catchy melody).

Asian Jewish Brunch
Dec
24
9:00 am09:00

Asian Jewish Brunch

  • The Queens Kickshaw

It's that time of year when cultures collide at Kickshaw.

Join us for our 6th ever Asian Jewish Brunch where we dream up some nifty food and drink mash-up concoctions.

Stay tuned for a final menu, but highlights from past years include Egg in a Latke Basket, Matza Szechuan Peppercorn Beer, Scallion Pancake w/ Cardamon Labne, and Egg Cream Bubble Tea.

No reservations, just come and eat what you like.

* Note, we'll be closed for the evening.

Live Music - Heartland Nomads
Dec
30
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Heartland Nomads

  • The Queens Kickshaw

The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots band based in Brooklyn. The band is made up of Chi Ko on vocals, Greg Meyer on guitar, and Andrew Quan on drums.

They met and became friends in Los Angeles while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees.

Their music is influenced by artists like Etta James, The Lone Bellow, and The Lumineers. With powerful vocals and stripped down instrumentation, they tell compelling stories about present-day issues through their honest lyrics.

In 2015 the band toured across the U.S. and settled in Brooklyn.


Live Music - Hive Trio
Dec
2
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Hive Trio

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Hive Trio is a New York City based instrumental trio noted for their fusion of experimental forms with various musical traditions.

What started off as a Craigslist post titled “Looking to get weird…”, Luke Schwartz and Ben Kraus quickly connected over their love for jazz, affinity for groove, and all things strange and un-categorical. After playing with numerous drummers, Kyle McCarter’s soulful improvising became the final piece to what would become Hive. So it goes, born of eclectic influences that run the gamut from jazz, rock and funk to 20th century chamber music, Hive began creating material that reaches far into the depths of the sonic continuum. Primarily playing the compositions of guitarist Luke Schwartz, the trio's live repertoire also includes original interpretations of jazz standards, uniquely arranged pop music of various eras, and unpredictable improvisatory experiments.

Members of Hive have played extensively in New York and the states, and have appeared internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Hive Is:
Luke Schwartz - Guitar
Ben Kraus - Bass
Kyle McCarter - Drums

Winter Menu Night Market
Nov
29
6:00 pm18:00

Winter Menu Night Market

  • The Queens Kickshaw

It’s time for Chef Cory's fun new winter menu, and we’ll be hosting a night market style event for dinner on Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29. 

Most of the dishes (at smaller, tasting-size portions) will be available for $6 and under. 

To whet your appetite:
Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup
Fried Eggplant and Broccoli Rabe Hero
American/Beer Grilled Cheese
Peanut Sambal Soba
+ more!

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event, and we hope to see you!

Winter Menu Night Market
Nov
28
6:00 pm18:00

Winter Menu Night Market

  • The Queens Kickshaw

It’s time for Chef Cory's fun new winter menu, and we’ll be hosting a night market style event for dinner on Monday 11/28 and Tuesday 11/29. 

Most of the dishes (at smaller, tasting-size portions) will be available for $6 and under. 

To whet your appetite:
Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup
Fried Eggplant and Broccoli Rabe Hero
American/Beer Grilled Cheese
Peanut Sambal Soba
+ more!

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event, and we hope to see you!

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund
Nov
25
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Shannon Söderlund is a Pacific Northwest Minister’s daughter transplanted to New York City (Astoria, specifically).

Both her songwriting and performance aesthetic reveal the playful and soulful duality between her wholesome upbringing singing in her family’s band and the visceral, urban energy that comes from the NYC experience.

Pop-forward hooks are layered with feel-good bluesy grooves and complex jazz texture.

With a voice that harkens to the golden age of the crooner, Shannon sings about life: love and loss, pets and workweeks.

Live Music - RoseAnn Fino
Nov
18
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - RoseAnn Fino

  • The Queens Kickshaw

RoseAnn Fino grew up in a small farmhouse in the Hudson Valley that always had Dylan or Springsteen blaring. Her parents, avid music fans, began taking her to nightclubs and concert halls as soon as she could walk. When she turned five her father put a guitar in her hands. A kiss on the head from Patti Smith when she was eight, a pick from Bob Dylan's steel guitar player when she was ten, these moments shaped her and gave her a drive to become a performer herself.

Fino moved to New York City when she was just seventeen. There she began writing her own tunes about booze-fueled nights and tongue in cheek love. She studied writing and music performance at Hunter College. A plucky, awkwardly dressed country girl, she began shakily playing her songs at open mics. Soon she began to find her voice: a mix of city punk with country/americana roots. Though, it wasn't until she went into the studio with producer Aaron L. Hurwitz (Professor Louie-The Band) to record her debut album in 2013 that it all started to come together. Featured on the recording is the legendary group Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). With the album, which was released on Woodstock Records, she was able to solidify her expressive singing and distinctive style. 

In 2015, she went back into the studio, this time Atomic Sound Studios in Brooklyn, with a bunch of her friends and recorded her EP "Out From Under" in one day. Deciding to take a different approach, this time she co-produced the album with her musical companion and beloved bandmate Ryan Shapiro. This EP was released in September 2015 with a follow up EP "Airing of Grievances" released in the spring of 2016 using the same formula. 

RoseAnn currently lives in Queens with her many adopted pets and plays frequently with her band. 

To listen - http://www.roseannfino.com/

Live Music - Diallo House
Nov
11
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Diallo House

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Diallo A. House is a bassist/composer/artist hailing from Ithaca, New York. House began to cultivate his musical talent long before he received his first bass guitar at age twelve.

At seventeen, House joined a college jazz ensemble and was excited to be seriously challenged by more intricate written music and arrangements. Through those formative years, House was determined to succeed and remained devoted to the music, taking private lessons from the legendary bassist Rufus Reid. Diallo was eventually honored by his college as Musician of the Year and never looked back.

House then Co-founded Hot House Jazz Group with longtime friend Michael Louis Smith. The duo played throughout the Northeast until they settled in New York City in 2002. For the next year, Diallo began making his way as a sideman - sitting in at jams and partaking in informal sessions with more established musicians like the late pianist John Hicks and Saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and JD Allen.

By 2004, players in multiple genres of music from punk rock to hip-hop had caught word that House played the bass like a badass. House became an immediate hire by songwriters like Brian Jackson, Masauko Chipembere, Matt Russell, Countess Zapak, Knox Chandler, and one of hip-hop’s beloved women talents, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets.

To hear more: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/diallohouse

Weekday Brunch!
Nov
11
9:00 am09:00

Weekday Brunch!

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Y'all, we live for these weekday holiday brunches.

If you haven't had a chance yet, come and check out what we've done with our full liquor license.

Live Music - Christine Cherry
Nov
4
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Christine Cherry

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Revel in some Southern rock/blues + gospel with Alabama native Christine Cherry.

She'll play some original tracks and you'll imagine yourself in the company of Dolly Parton, Regina Spektor, Reba, and the Dixie Chicks.

Cider is Wine! Feast-Style Dinner
Oct
27
6:30 pm18:30

Cider is Wine! Feast-Style Dinner

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Cider continues to astound us with its versatility, complexity, and potential. It rivals wine in terms of flavor profiles and expression of terroir. Join us for a feast style dinner featuring Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley ciders that blur the boundaries between wine and cider.

MENU (by Chef Cory Estelle):

- w - Angry Orchard Orchard Cuvee No.1

Focaccia and flatbread with rosemary salt and tomato jam
- w - Good Life Vin de Pomme

Seared Cauliflower Mushroom | Cauliflower purée, tarragon oil, shaved pecorino
- w - Blackduck Hamilton’s Revenge

Tomato Tea | Apple skin oil

Egg Raviolio with House Stracciatella | Charred micro garlic greens, rosemary truffle cream
- w - Sundström Golden Russet

Pumpkin Blue Cheese Tarts
- w - South Hill Pommeau

* Kindly inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions

Lower East Cider Festival
Oct
23
12:00 pm12:00

Lower East Cider Festival

  • Orchard Street New York, NY, 10002 United States

Bring the Orchards back to Orchard Street!

Our second annual festival showcases cider makers and apple growers from the Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Western New York and NYC who will be pouring samples and selling their wares alongside pay-as-you-go cider-friendly dishes from area restaurants and shops.

There is no cost to attend the event. If you wish to sample ciders, you must pick up a 21+ wristband during the event at stations at Orchard and Houston Street, Orchard and Delancey Street, and in front of Wassail (162 Orchard Street).

Wassail will be hosting the New York Cider Association’s Fermentation Station, a 21+, pay-as-you-go experience outside their restaurant serving select pours to demonstrate qualities such as tannin, acidity, sugar, and aroma and how they express themselves in a finished, fermented product. 

Some of the participating restaurants selling food:
Agern
Delaware and Hudson
Pain D'Avignon
PRINT.
The Queens Kickshaw
Arancini Bros

Cider Week Tap Takeover
Oct
21
Oct 30

Cider Week Tap Takeover

  • The Queens Kickshaw

We’re bananas for Cider Week, and are converting our 6 beer lines to pour cider all week long.

The rotating draught line-up:
Angry Orchard Brewery (special projects)
Blackduck Cidery
Descendant Cider Co.
Domaine Dupont
Embark Craft Ciderworks
Eve's Cidery
Phonograph Cider
Rootstock Ciderworks
South Hill Cider
Tory Kicker


Or, browse through our 25+ cider bottle list.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go week-long event.

Cider Dinner Soiree
Oct
8
5:00 pm17:00

Cider Dinner Soiree

  • Stone Ridge Orchard

Enjoy a cocktail hour of cider-based libations, followed by a sumptuous dinner under a 250 year old oak tree prepared by Chef Cory Estelle of The Queens Kickshaw with pairings of Hudson Valley Farmhouse ciders.

Proceeds from this event will help Friends of Stone Ridge Orchard and Breezy Hill Orchard build a beautiful new tasting room.

The menu is listed below, kindly inform of us of any dietary restrictions.

Advanced dinner ticket sales are $75, and $85 at the door. Tickets for dinner plus a cocktail hour from 5pm are $100, and $110 at the door.

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MENU

Charred Root Vegetables
Hearty Greens | Arugula, mustard greens, lemon oil, house ricotta salata
Wood Fired Pizza | Herb pesto, rosemary, house mozzarella
Local Grain Orchiette | Lemon zest, thyme, broccoli, garlic
Apple & Pear Tart | Sage ice cream

- with Hudson Valley Farmhouse cider -



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Live Music - Brian Adler's Helium
Sep
30
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Brian Adler's Helium

  • The Queens Kickshaw

The Helium Music Project is a petrie dish for Brian Adler's original music as well as music that has influenced him. Joined by Danny Fox, and Moppa Elliott the music promises to be otherworldy as it combines elements of Indian, Argentine, jazz and minimalist music.

"Through the Helium Music Project, Brian Adler has turned the world into his playground… the emotions real and the results rewarding." ~ Richard Kamins, All About Jazz.

"A delightfully uplifting representation of [Adler's] musical philosophy," says Alex Ariff of All About Jazz.

Live Music - Single Girl, Married Girl
Sep
23
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Single Girl, Married Girl

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Single Girl, Married Girl is a pop/folk/country outfit currently based in Astoria NY, comprised of Chelsey Coy on vocals, Charlie Rauh on guitar, Dan Morosi on drums, and John Gray on upright bass.

Originating in Los Angeles, the band featured various line-ups before founding member Coy relocated to the East Coast in late 2013 to start anew. Prior to her move, the group recorded an EP’s worth of songs with Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley (the collection, Cut-Offs, saw release in February of this year).

The current line-up is at work on new material that the members hope will attract fans of luminaries like Lucinda Williams, as well as emerging artists like Sharon Von Etten.

Live Music - Christine Cherry
Sep
16
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Christine Cherry

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Revel in some Southern rock/blues + gospel with Alabama native Christine Cherry.

She'll play some original tracks and you'll imagine yourself in the company of Dolly Parton, Regina Spektor, Reba, and the Dixie Chicks.

Sours Tap Takeover
Sep
12
Sep 18

Sours Tap Takeover

  • The Queens Kickshaw

F*ck pumpkin spice.

Lament all that is good and fleeting about summer; celebrate its departure with our week-long sour beer tap takeover.

Feat:
Iconyc Brewing Hib-Hop
Stillwater Artisanal / Morada Cia Etílica O Trabalho
Telegraph Brewing Raspberry
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla
Big Alice Sour One
Arizona Wilderness Brewing / Cervejaria Way Purple High Five

All are welcome (21+) to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys
Sep
9
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Dang It Bobbys

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Presenting the bourbon soaked brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Kris Bauman and guitarist Luca Benedetti; The Dang-it Bobbys.

Formed in 2004, the two Brooklyn-based musicians assembled a project that borrows from classic country music, newer acoustic and electric sounds, and the intricate standards from the golden age of jazz. The result is strikingly original, at once both playful and poignant. Bauman and Benedetti have created a blend of American music that is sometimes quick picking, sometimes blue, and always entertaining.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand
Sep
4
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with seven other property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Could Be Worse
Sep
2
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Could Be Worse

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Could Be Worse is an Astoria based, blues inspired classic rock cover band, playing all of your dad’s favorite songs. Formed in 2013, all members have a background in theater and performing arts. The lineup varies depending on which members are in town, usually between acting/singing jobs. They live for the rock, and aim to please with funky beats and solid grooves.

CBW is:

Nick Belton – vocals
Clint Zugel – bass
Leo Nouhan – guitar/vocals
Justin Roller – vocals
Nate Klau – percussion

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
28
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with seven other property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Z&F
Aug
26
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Z&F

  • The Queens Kickshaw

What began as a glorified open mic in Queens circa 2009, Z&F became a band of acousta-love real quick. Shortly after formation, multi-instrumentalist and songsmith Zander Meisner took things nationally with the Glen Hansard show "Once", and brought the guys with him. While out with Once, Z&F played packed houses to Molly Malones, Rockwell Table, and Atage in L.A.; James Hoban's in D.C.; Deep South in Raleigh; the Hideout in Toronto; the Gramophone in St. Louis, the Nines in Ithaca, the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, among other killer venues. In 2014, he was honored to play with Glen Hansard in Hollywood, which was a career highlight.

Zander's music is compared to Barenaked Ladies, Mumford and Sons, Ben Folds, and 60's pop peppered with a hint of Stephen Lynch and Adam Sandlers shtick-rock. Not one single Z&F song exists that doesn't create an insufferable earworm (an annoyingly-catchy melody).

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria. Sip some $5 rosé while you're at it.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund
Aug
19
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Shannon Söderlund

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Shannon Söderlund is a Pacific Northwest Minister’s daughter transplanted to New York City (Astoria, specifically).

Both her songwriting and performance aesthetic reveal the playful and soulful duality between her wholesome upbringing singing in her family’s band and the visceral, urban energy that comes from the NYC experience.

Pop-forward hooks are layered with feel-good bluesy grooves and complex jazz texture.

With a voice that harkens to the golden age of the crooner, Shannon sings about life: love and loss, pets and workweeks.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
14
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Matt Dickey Group
Aug
12
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Matt Dickey Group

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Birthday boy and local Astorian Matt Dickey will be jamming with Doron Lev on drums, Jim Robertson on bass, plus a bevy of other musician friends.

They'll be playing cuts from Matt's Try This at Home, as well as their takes on funky groove classics.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)
Aug
7
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand (recurring)

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays, 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music - Os Clavelitos
Aug
5
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music - Os Clavelitos

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band, based in New York City, whose original music combines traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) and English lyrics.

Their music is highly rhythmic, energetic, and rich in harmony and melody.

The band also performs traditional Brazilian music sung in Portuguese, with compositions by Ary Barroso, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Baden Powell, Milton Nascimento and more.

Summer Sunday Farm Stand
Jul
31
4:00 pm16:00

Summer Sunday Farm Stand

  • The Queens Kickshaw

We could say, "we knew them when..."

Astoria's Hellgate Farm started out as a backyard garden on one-tenth of an acre of land behind Rob McGrath's home. Today, they've partnered with property owners throughout the neighborhood and Long Island City to turn underutilized backyards and rooftops into lush, valuable garden space.

Join us on summer Sundays starting on July 31st, from 4-6pm, for a pop-up farm stand with produce grown in Astoria.

Produce will change from week-to-week as the season progresses.

All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go event.

Live Music Series - Cait & The Critters
Jul
29
9:00 pm21:00

Live Music Series - Cait & The Critters

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Cait and the Critters is a New York City based hot jazz band that gives old swing new life. Queens resident, band leader, and vocalist Cait brings together a delightful group of some of New York’s top young talent in traditional jazz.

Caitlin Allen on Vocals
Ian Hutchinson on Bass
Joe McDonough on Trombone
Garrett Manley on Guitar

Suarez Family Brewing - Queens Launch
Jul
28
Jul 30

Suarez Family Brewing - Queens Launch

  • The Queens Kickshaw

Draft Mag pegs Suarez Family Brewery as having the "pedigree to be New York state’s next 'it’ brewery.” 

Three years in the making, this small-scale brewery opened less than a month ago in Livingstone, NY, four hours upstate from NYC. 

Husband-and-wife duo Dan Suarez and Taylor Cocalis Suarez, co-founder of Good Food Jobs, plan to brew three categories of beer. Half will be mixed-fermentation saison and farmhouse beers (half of that half will be fresher, draft forms; the other half will be super-long, barrel-aged and intense fruited specialties that won’t be ready for months); a quarter of production will be relatively low-ABV aromatic ales; and the last quarter of production will be comprised of unfiltered pilsners.

Dan’s pedigree includes stints at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Beerworks (a training ground for the Other Half crew) and Sixpoint, and most notably after that, three years at Vermont’s Hill Farmstead with founder Shaun Hill, this year named RateBeer's best brewer in the world.

Kickshaw will be the one and only bar in Queens serving the Suarez’s brews. All are welcome to this pay-as-you-go-event.

We’ll be tapping two of the Suarez’s on Thursday (they’re half barrels and will probably make it through the weekend):

CRISPY LITTLE
Hoppy American Wheat Ale
5% ABV
Brewed with a touch of wheat and both American and Old World hops. Contrary to Belgian or German wheat beers this is super crisp and fresh, and drinks more like a juicy pale ale. 

MS. FRANK
Franconian Keller Lager
5.1% ABV
Inspired by the unfiltered lager beers of Franconia, Germany. Light orange hue, subtle maltiness, crisp and delicate.