You never want to leave this town. The second you do, something cool happens. Like, for instance, Bailey's big third anniversary blow out, featuring a stellar line-up of rare beers--some made especially for the event. In a town studded with impressive good-beer alehouses, Bailey's may have taken the pole position (though partisans of the Horse Brass may dispute the claim). In any case, Ezra and the New School have up their reviews. Go have a look if you, like me, had the misfortune to miss the event.
(And put the date on your calendar: August 6, 2011. I know where I'll be.)