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New York Craft Beer Week, The Wrap Up

October 5, 2010
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New York Craft Beer Week was a blast. I had the opportunity to attend three great events — there were several more events all week long but I was a bit picky (plus I was out of town last weekend).

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NY Craft Beer Week & Brewer’s Choice

September 30, 2010
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NY Craft Beer Week & Brewer’s Choice

It’s already Thursday and there have been a lot of great craft beer events this week for New York Craft Beer Week but there are still many to come. In fact, tonight you can catch Brewer’s Choice, an event brought to us by Jimmy’s #43 and several other local companies. The event will feature pairings…

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Tuesday Brew Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

July 13, 2010
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Tuesday Brew Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath

As a beer lover and an English major, any craft brew named for a literary classic appeals to me and Hops of Wrath is no different. Dust Bowl Brewing, a small brewery located just south of Modesto, Calif., in Turlock, draws inspiration from the Great Depression and the families who traveled to California to find…

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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

May 27, 2010
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Amity Hall, A True Beer Hall In Manhattan’s West Village

No one’s ever said that the NYU student-heavy area below Washington Square park needed another bar. However, if something in the nightlife family was needed there, it was definitely a beer hall. And that’s just what the neighborhood got when Amity Hall opened on West 3rd Street inside of an historic old warehouse. Having just…

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Tuesday’s Brews Reviewed: Ellicottville Brewing Co. Pale Ale And Nut Brown

May 25, 2010
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Tuesday’s Brews Reviewed: Ellicottville Brewing Co. Pale Ale And Nut Brown

The town of Ellicottville, New York is sometimes referred to as the “Aspen of the East” — more so for their skiing than for their beer. But that didn’t stop the founders of Ellicottville Brewing Co. to build one of the finest craft brew companies in the country. The restaurant and brewery now has two…

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The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

May 23, 2010
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The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

Since 2004, the Williamsburg Spelling Bee has been rewarding grammatically correct adults with prizes. They’ve even started holding quarterly events at the Housing Works Cafe in Manhattan, kicking off the New York City Spelling Bee with proceeds funding life-saving services and research for AIDS and HIV victims. Even the profits from the Brooklyn brews you…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

May 9, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

Even when building a beer garden from the ground up, you have to start somewhere. That’s possibly why the two brothers who brought us Bar Great Harry in Cobble Hill, started with a vacated auto shop in Park Slope when they created Mission Dolores, a beer garden with an old soul and a modern twist.…

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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

May 3, 2010
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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

In an episode very similar to one that took place in Philadelphia just a couple months ago, San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health paid a visit to the local brewery housing both Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company and several other breweries in Southern California last Tuesday. The reason? Some unknown patron lodged a complaint…

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Rattle ‘N’ Hum: A ‘Cool’ New York City Beer Bar

May 2, 2010
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Rattle ‘N’ Hum: A ‘Cool’ New York City Beer Bar

If you’re not familiar with the New York City bar scene, you might expect a bar that shares a name with a U2 album and movie to feature a shrine to Bono and the rest of the band. But Rattle ‘N’ Hum is a craft beer bar and restaurant that emphasizes great beer over rock…

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Sunday Brews: Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan And Indian Summer

April 18, 2010
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Sunday Brews: Lazy Magnolia’s Southern Pecan And Indian Summer

Until 2003, Mississippi had not had a brewery to call their own since the days of Prohibition. But Mark and Leslie Henderson changed all that when they founded and opened Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Kiln. By 2004, the company had a physical location and two years later, they won a bronze medal at the…

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