La Scuola Grande at Eataly, 11 W 23rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-539-0204, ext 304). Bone up your hops-and-malt knowledge at this in-depth talk and tasting on the booming craft-brew movement. Tom Acitelli—author of The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution—teams up with La Birreria's head brewer, Peter Hepp, to delve into America's artisanal brewing culture. During the discussion, take part in a home-brewing demonstration and enjoy a pairing dinner: Five beers, including an Italian IPA from Birreria del Borgo and a thyme-brewed pale ale from La Birreria, will accompany dishes like vegetable bruschette and horseradish-braised pork shoulder.
Aperitivo with the Brewmaster: The Craft Beer Revolution with Tom Acitelli