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Vanberg & DeWulf's Coast to Coast Toast - NYC Edition
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 2:00 AM (EST)
Vanberg & DeWulf's Coast to Coast Toast Comes to New York City
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013. Better Late Than Never!
On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the best specialty beer-centric bars, restaurants, and stores in NYC will be raising a glass to celebrate Vanberg & DeWulf's birthday and the great state of craft and specialty beer culture in the US of A. On this day the most progressive, idiosyncratic, and wonderful retailers and publicans acroos metro NY join hands, and we salute them (i.e. you!). Elsewhere in the nation, in Italy, France, Iceland, the UK and Belgium some 500 hosts held their party on November 15th, 2012. Because of the ravages of Hurricane Sandy the metro NYC parties were postponed in order to give our estimable hosts and distributor, Union Beer, a chance to regroup.
The Coast to Coast Toast (tm) is the single largest one-day celebration of Belgian beer culture in the United States in this millennium. Surely you want to be in on that! Here's an example of the kind of press the event generates.
If you are interested in joining the illustrious coterie of Coast to Coast Toast Hosts, please sign up on this Eventbrite page so that the general public knows you're in and you receive credit for the amazing work you are doing. More than 50 of New York's finest publicans and retailers are already in on the fun.
Want even more info? Check out the Coast to Coast Toast Toolkit, which contains The Official Vanberg & DeWulf Coast to Coast Toast Beer List. Let your Union rep know what beers you'd like to pour. They will also take care of getting you posters, coasters & tap handles for your celebration once you are signed up.
We thought you, as New Yorkers, would like to know that we dedicated this year's Coast to Coast Toast to friends in the path of the storm. Many of the hosts around the country generous set aside proceeds from the party for disaster relief. We salute their kindness. Vanberg & DeWulf made a corporate donation in honor of all the hosts and our distributors to Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon "unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with medical professionals to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations." Learn more and donate on teamrubiconusa.org. They did an amazing job in The Rockaways. The New York iteration of the Coast to Coast Toast will be a subject of discussion on Beer Sessions Radio on Tuesday, January 15, at 5:15 EST. Check out their site and susbcribe to their feed to increase your beer prowess.
In addition to the Belgian collection, feel free to to include our "Honorary Belgians" in your party: Lava, a smoked Imperial Stout from Iceland, was just named one of the 25 Best New Beers (of 7000 introduced in 2012) by Draft Magazine; Contessa, an Italian Pale Ale, rates 5 stars from Slow Food Italy, Castelain's super range of biere de gardes are the subject of a story in the current issue of All About Beer. Happy holidays!
Vanberg & DeWulf
WHO IS VANBERG & DEWULF?
The Vanberg & DeWulf seal encircles twenty distinct beer styles from eleven breweries in four nations. We remain dedicated to careful research and meticulous editing so that we only bring you beers we believe worth your time and money. As always, they all come from independent, family-run breweries. We were the first company to be dedicated to importing Belgian beers to the USA—starting 31 years ago. The co-founders, Wendy Littlefield and Don Feinberg were the first Americans inducted into the Belgian Brewers’ Guild.
Want to get to know Don & Wendy better? Listen to how they built the Belgian beer category in America and continue to innovate today.