A couple weeks ago, I was able to partake in portions of the 5th annual New York City Beer Week, a celebration including over 100 venues, 300 events, and the takeover of hundreds of tap lines. Some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants, bars, and chefs helped showcase the importance of craft beer on a massive scale. I made my way into Brooklyn to check out a few events and brews. Although there were plenty of imports on the participant’s beer lists, there was a noticeable emphasis on what’s being brewed locally. Establishments that embrace a “locavore” approach to their beverage program are a major stand out, in my eyes. Every place I visited had at least one draft line dedicated to something brewed on Long Island. That being said, you have to do some sifting to find what vendors are putting together original, entertaining events, rather than just trying…