Brookfield Place, Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

BEST BREWS: Brookfield Place, lower Manhattan’s upscale mixed-use center, will transform its Winter Garden atrium into a temporary biergarten for a brewery contest, reaching a new high in event staging.

The contest will be held on four successive Thursdays — Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 7 and March 14. On the first Thursday, breweries from upstate New York will compete. On the second, breweries from Long Island will compete, and on the third Thursday, New York City breweries compete. On the last Thursday, “the people’s choice” winner will be decided by attendees, guided by beer connoisseur Anne Becerra.

Upstate New York breweries competing include Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Southern Tier Brewing Co., Peekskill Brewery, Catskill Brewery and Empire Brewing Co.

The field from Long Island includes the Barrier Brewing Co., Blue Point Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Oyster Bay Brewing Co. and the Montauk Brewing Co.

New York City breweries competing include Coney Island Brewery, Harlem Brewing Co., Mikkeller, Sixpoint, and The Bronx Brewery.