My search for the best beer in New York continues….
It’s so cool is how tight-knit the local craft beer world is in New York. Most times when I see a unique can being sold, it’s actually a collaboration between breweries. Oftentimes it’s a brewery in Queens and the Bronx coming together, but for Taco Wednesday the breweries are practically neighbors.

Interboro and KCBC (Kings County Brewers Collective) both opened in Bushwick last year months apart and just a twenty minute walk from one another. And I guess they all eat tacos on Wednesdays.

I’m not sure how true that last part is but it would be great if that was actually the inspiration for this beer.

Turns out it’s another hoppy pale lager which is turning out to be one of the most popular styles of late. This one is dry-hopped so the hoppy aromas really come through the minute you pour the beer.

The aromas turn into flavor as you sip the citrusy, chewy brew. It had a nice light easy finish. Surprised it was just 5.8% ABV because it definitely had a bigger body and bitterness to warrant a higher alcohol content. But I appreciated the sessionablity.

The name is intriguing – does anyone know why it’s called Taco Wednesday? Thankfully it doesn’t taste like tacos (you never know in the craft beer world) but it’s a flavorful exciting collaboration. Let’s hope there’s lots more of these in the future.

Is KCBC and Interboro’s Taco Wednesday the best beer in NY? It’s fully aromaitc and has a bracing bitterness balanced with light sweet finish. I love the sense of community and it’s a good fresh beer – so out of 10.

KINGS COUNTY BREWERS COLLECTIVE
381 Troutman Street (between Wyckoff and Irving Avenue),
Bushwick, Brooklyn
(718) 288-2891
kcbcbeer.com
INTERBORO SPIRITS & ALES
942 Grand Street (between Waterbury Street and Morgan Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(877) 843-6545
interboro.nyc
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

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