Decade: A Whale Watching Anniversary


Fri May 17 2024 at 07:00 pm to Sun May 19 2024 at 08:00 pm


Finback Brooklyn | Brooklyn, NY

Finback's tenth anniversary party will be a three-day celebration at all NYC taprooms, with the best Whale Watching beer festival elements
About this Event

We're celebrating a DECADE as a brewery!

Spend an entire weekend in New York City with us, as we bring the best experiences of our waterfront Whale Watching beer festival in New England to our three taprooms: VIP bottle share at Finback LIC on Friday, May 17; beer festival at Finback Brooklyn on Saturday, May 18; and chill "brewery hang" at our OG home in Glendale on Sunday, May 19.

The classic Whale Watching festival will return to Rhode Island on May 17, 2025.

Join us—at one event, or hit all three with an all-access Whale Pass—in celebrating the first ten years of Finback, which would not have been possible without you. We're excited to see what's in store over the next DECADE...


Finback LIC (29-37 41st Avenue, Long Island City, NY)

Friday, May 17 | 7-10 p.m.

Our tenth anniversary weekend kicks off with an intimate gathering at the new Finback LIC, which focuses on mixed-fermentation ales and fruit-forward beers highlighting local ingredients. Enjoy rare bottles from 10 acclaimed producers that specialize in sour, wild, and mixed-fermentation beers, as well as special offerings curated by official Decade ambassadors Jose Manchola (@yankeerunner77) and Alex (@maspethbrew), with private access to the LIC facility's production space. Each ticket includes a commemorative Decade glass. Limited to 40 tickets. The taproom will be open to the public.

Participating breweries: COMING SOON


Finback Brooklyn (545 President Street, Brooklyn, NY)

Saturday, May 18 | 12-3:00 p.m.

It wouldn't be a Whale Watching weekend without a beer festival! Finback Brooklyn will be closed to the public for this daytime bash featuring 10 top-notch lager breweries and 10 instrumental brewers that helped define the last decade. Enjoy unlimited pours from participating breweries as well as Whale Sightings timed releases—with an appearance by our gold magnum. Each ticket includes a commemorative Decade glass. Limited to 180 tickets. Dumpling Up will be open with a full à la carte menu. The taproom will reopen to the public at 4 p.m.

Participating breweries: COMING SOON


Finback Brewery (7801 77th Avenue, Glendale, NY)

Sunday, May 19 | 12-4 p.m.

Our tenth anniversary weekend finishes where it all began: at the OG spot in Glendale. We'll be highlighting 10 of our favorite New York State breweries and releasing new collaboration beers with great friends made through the years. The taproom will be open to the public, but celebrate with a ticket that includes a commemorative Decade glass and 2 beer tokens, redeemable for five-ounce pours. Additional beer tokens will be available to purchase on event day. Tokens will be $5 each or 5 for $20.

Participating breweries: COMING SOON


Grab our limited-edition DECADE barrel-aged stouts ahead of time!

STOUT BOTTLE BUNDLE (includes one 500-milliliter bottle of each)

  1. DECADE x COCONUT: coconut, coffee, pandan, tapioca, aged in bourbon barrels (13% ABV)
  2. DECADE x MAPLE: maple, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom, aged in bourbon barrels (13% ABV)

Must be 21+ to enter.

No refunds.


Where is it happening?

Finback Brooklyn, 545 President Street, Brooklyn, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 10.00 to USD 110.00


Host or Publisher Finback

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