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July 28, 4:00 P.M. Beverage Class: Brews and Bites: A Craft Beer Tasting with Harlem Hops and Friends

July 28, 2024 04:00 PM

Taste and Learn About Locally Made Artisan Beers with LaTreace Harris, Harlem Hops, and Brown Girl’s Brew®

25 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA

Celebrate craft beers made in New York City with women brewers who are making the beer industry more equitable and delicious. Led by beer expert LaTreace Harris (AKA The Beery Godmother) and the Harlem Hops team, this class and guided tasting will feature five different beers that highlight the craft and diverse styles being made by the women breaking beer boundaries.  
In addition to Harlem Hops, guests will have the chance to meet and taste beers from Christina Thomas of Brown Girl’s Brew®, including the Carrot Cake Amber Ale, winner of the 2023 Untapped Community Award for best Amber Ale. Come imbibe and improve your brew knowledge because the future (of beer) is female. Tacos with premium ingredients from chef Ashbell's Meats and Seafood will be served.

General Admission: $65 

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Ashbell’s Smoked Duck Tacos and Smoked Jerk Salmon Tacos with Pickled Red Onions and Avocado Crema
Harlem Chocolate Factory Beer Caramel Tarts 

Brown Girl’s Brew® Key Lime Pie Ale
Brown Girl’s Brew® Carrot Cake Amber Ale
Harlem Hops Pier 57 Imperial Lager

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About LaTreace Harris:
LaTreace Harris is a Certified Cicerone® and the owner of The Beery Godmother LLC, a beer education consulting company that provides training services to beer-facing entities as well as public-facing education, and other beer-related programming for breweries, brewpubs, and establishments that serve beer. She started the company in early 2022 after being an avid beer drinker and former in-home tutor of math and science for 15 years. The Beery Godmother combines her love of beer and education.
In the past year she has been involved in a multitude of activities including training brewery staff in Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina, hosting a Beer 101 education session for the public at Firemaker Brewing, participating in beer collaborations with Social Fox and Biggerstaff Brewing, moderating sessions during the “Crafted For Action Beer Conference” in Atlanta, and serving as a beer and malt judging participant. Most recently, she launched Beer Fact Fridays on Instagram, a weekly segment geared towards delivering simple, tangible facts about beer to the novice and the aficionado. LaTreace has also won several scholarships for women who are launching beer businesses, including the” Women of the Bevolution Grant.”

About Harlem Hops:
As minority business owners and operators, the Harlem Hops Chelsea team is especially pleased to feature the growing number of brewers of color on their beer list. From superstars like Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver and Harlem Brewing Company’s Celeste Beatty, to countless new entries from New York, Ohio, Atlanta, and elsewhere, Black Beer Culture has become an integral part of America’s craft beer community, and the team celebrates that—to share, and pour, and advocate for these great beers made by African American brewers.  

The Harlem Hops Partners:  
Stacey Lee Spratt is co-founder of Haute Behavior LLC, a full-service marketing firm and a seasoned event planner with 20-plus years' experience. She has consulted in the opening of restaurants in Atlanta and elsewhere and has leveraged her vast experience with Harlem Hops.
Kim Harris, Harlem born and bred, is the founder of Painting It Red, a boutique Event Production firm. A devout foodie and craft beer connoisseur, her restaurant consulting experience led to the inspiration for the Harlem Hops concept.
Kevin Bradford, beer expert and curator, is a native Detroiter, now a Harlem resident and a math teacher, who has traveled as far away as South Africa to sample a new beer. A beer collector since college, a member of the 1,000+ strong Brothers In Beer club, and host of his home “Breakfast & Beer” happenings, Kevin’s motto is Harlem Hops’ own: “There’s no reason why you shouldn’t drink GOOD beer!”

About Christina Thomas:
Christina Thomas, the founder of Brown Girl's Brew, was inspired by her mother's passion for food and desserts, which led her to create a line of unique dessert beer flavors based on her mother's authentic recipes. The admiration she has for her parents and their legacy fueled her entrepreneurial spirit, and in 2010, she created Brown Girl's Brew. "It's not just a beer, but a movement," with bold flavors and sweet aromas that transcend you to happier times filled with joy. 

Tickets to events held at Platform at Pier 57 by the James Beard Foundation cover the cost of food, education and a unique dining experience. Meals are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. Unless otherwise stated, alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served.

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Reservation Policy:

All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance. Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, JBF will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, the option to donate tickets, or a full refund. For more information, contact

Alcohol Disclaimer:

James Beard Foundation events permit guests age 21 years and older to attend events where alcoholic beverages are served. 

Dietary/Food Restrictions Policy:

Events at Platform by JBF are special one-night-only menus and we do not offer a la carte menus. If you have serious food allergies, we will work with the visiting chef team to do our best to accommodate but cannot guarantee that alternate options will be available for every course.

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