Here's another reason to drink this weekend: New York City Beer Week begins its 11-day (that's more like two weeks, people) run on Friday night, with the official kick off party on Saturday in Greenpoint. Over the course of the hoppy celebration, dozens of breweries, beer bars and restaurants, and beer-related venues host tap takeovers, dinners, tastings, tours and even beer-related trivia events across the five boroughs.

To go check off everything on the list would be extreme, but the NYC Brewers Guild, who organize the annual event, have featured events like the opening bash, the all-inclusive tasting event NYC Brewer's Choice, and beer adjacent activities like the first annual NYC Fermentation Festival.

Many of the smaller events combine food with beer, like a beer and cheese pairing class at The Wine Lab, while others latch on to more esoteric adventures like the Swedes Singing For Beer event, a combination bar crawl and sing-along. Peep the full lineup here and remember to eat something before drinking and wear a jacket. Love, Mom.