Beer is king at this weekend’s Coronation Day and Night at the Museum in Long Island City

Photo courtesy of LIC Beer Project

This weekend, kick back and enjoy the warm weather with a can of beer in Long Island City.

If day drinking is more your speed, LIC Beer Project is celebrating Coronation Day at their breweries at 39-28 23rd Street. Coronation Day celebrates the anniversary of Pile of Crowns, the brewery’s first Imperial India Pale Ale that they released two years ago.

“Coronation Day signifies the importance and celebration of Pile of Crowns, the first hoppy beer I desigined and released in cans. The concept behind Pile of Crowns harmoniously brings together two forms that I most passionate about, beer and art. I teamed up with Keith Neltner of Neltner Small Batch in Kentucky to design can art that was inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, who are two of my favorite artists,” said Daniel Acosta, founder and head brewer at LIC Beer Project.

To celebrate Pile of Crowns anniversary, LIC Beer Project will release two new beers in cans: Interstellar Drive and Cosmic Kiss (pictured below.) The new beers are both 8.5 percent alcohol by volume and are double dry hopped. Interstellar Drive is brewed with Mosaic, Motueka, Vic Secret, and El Dorado” while Cosmic Kiss is brewed with Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

“Interstellar Overdrive and Comic Kiss are a fun and playful observation of early days of the New England Style IPA. There was a time when the West Coast IPA defined hoppy beer. Times have changed, New York and the entire Northeast region is real beer destination today, especially our home NYC,” said Acosta.

Photo courtesy of LIC Beer Project
Photo courtesy of LIC Beer Project

LIC Beer Project Coronation Day is a non ticketed event, but attendees can buy packs of the newly released beer to take home when they are released at 12pm in the tap room. Cosmic Kiss and Interstellar will be sold at $20 per 4-pack and Pile of Crowns will be sold at $22 per 4-pack. The brewery will also be releasing a surprise beer at the event.

DJ Rob Swift will provide music for the festivities, while food for purchase will be provided by Juquila Kitchen and Bar, and Larchmont’s Bona Bona Ice Cream. More details can be found on their website or on LIC Beer Project’s Facebook page.

In the evening, join MoMA PS1 for their Night at the Museum: Springtober Fest, where the museum space will be transformed into an outdoor beer garden for one night only. Guests can sample beers from local breweries while browsing works of artists from around the world including Julia Phillips, Gauri Gill and Fernando Palma Rodríguez.

The participating breweries include a range of breweries from the Long Island City area, including Fifth Hammer, ICONYC, Big aLICe Brewing and LIC Beer Project.

The address for the event is 22-25 Jackson Ave, and goes from 8 p.m. to midnight. General admission tickets for Night at the Museum are $15, tickets for MoMA members are $10 and MoMA PS1+members are free. More details and tickets for the event can be found here or by phone for MoMA and MoMA PS1+ members.

To purchase tickets by phone, call 718-784-2084 and dial extension “0” during museum hours.

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