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Tally up your cups at this season's Craft Beer Festival

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After Sandy royally mucked everything up last November, going to the Craft Beer Festival was probably the last thing on your mind.

But now that things are getting back to normal in the region (albeit very slowly), it's time to think about the drinking with wild, festive abandon again. And then forget about it after you stumble home completely blotto.

As before, you'll get unlimited two-ounce tastings of over 150 different brews from 75 our nation's finest breweries.

For eats, there's stout-braised pulled pork, smoked chicken empanadas, grilled hanger steak skewers, and even gluten-free mac and cheese. (But if you're avoiding gluten, why are you at a beer festival?)

And if you're not too tipsy, you could even learn how to make your own home brews from the team at Bitter & Esters, or debate the definition of "craft" with the drunkards who run BeerUnion.com.

VIP and Connoisseur ticketholders get early access, and the latter also get to taste over 15 additional ultra-rare beers.

So you might want to pace yourself.

NYC Craft Beer Festival: Spring Seasonals
Saturday, March 30
7-9:30p (only second session is available)
Lexington Avenue Armory, 68 Lexington Ave. (25th St.), Gramercy
nyccraftbeerfest.com

Tickets: $55-125 here

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