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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

April 15, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

Until probably about last year, when any New Yorker referred to “The Beer Garden,” all other New Yorkers within earshot knew that meant Bohemian Hall in Astoria. But Bohemian Hall’s got some competition from a few newbies. One of these is Studio Square which is also located in Astoria but rests a little closer to…

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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

April 7, 2010
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Exclusive Bavarian Import Brews Found At NYC Indoor BierGarten

It seems fitting that on the 77th anniversary of the day when beer was sold legally for the first time in this country since the beginning of Prohibition, I get to discuss an obscure beer now available only in one of our very own New York bars. Zum Schneider, the indoor biergarten in the East…

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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

April 2, 2010
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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

While I can’t speak for the rest of the country, I know for sure that today is a beautiful day in the Northeast. The kind of day that makes you want to sip beer outdoors and a pretty big hint that beer garden season is well on its way. Beer gardens appear to be gaining…

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Craft Beer And Food Go Hand In Hand At Upcoming Cali Beer Fest

March 29, 2010
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Craft Beer And Food Go Hand In Hand At Upcoming Cali Beer Fest

Talented chefs from the gold coast will be pairing their foods with craft beer from all around the country this Father’s Day weekend. Ojai Beverage Company, a store dedicated to fine beverage (including great craft beer), and Thirty Three Productions, Inc. have organized ‘Salute! A Festival To Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food.’ The event…

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Monk’s Cafe Rises Above Philadelphia Beer Raids

March 21, 2010
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Monk’s Cafe Rises Above Philadelphia Beer Raids

On a weekend marred by ugly beer raids at three of the city’s more well-respected beer bars, the rest of the City of Brotherly love was celebrating beer at the Philly Craft Beer Fest. Earlier in the week, some of the better beer bars around Phildelphia had tapped the rare Russian River Pliny The Younger…

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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

March 16, 2010
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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

Last weekend, we Bolt bussed it to Philadelphia especially for the Philly Craft Beer Fest at the Navy Yard. The festival was a little smaller than I’d hoped and we didn’t witness any Eliot Ness-style beer raids but we had a great time tasting brews from around 68 brewers and vendors. One of the highlights…

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St. Patrick’s Day Special: Insight Into Irish Beer

March 5, 2010
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St. Patrick’s Day Special: Insight Into Irish Beer

A few months back, I visited Galway, Ireland, an Irish town known for its fantastic nightlife, live music and, of course, a quality Guinness pour. But it was a trip to Roscommon, about an hour east of the city, where I really learned a thing or two about Irish beer. And, as we roll into…

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Philly Craft Beer Fest Prep

February 28, 2010
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Philly Craft Beer Fest Prep

In less than a week, I travel to the City of Brotherly Love for the Philly Craft Beer Festival. This is not the same as the Philly Beer Week which was recently pushed to June. Though the powers that be at Philly Beer Week have organized a Philly Beer Weekend for March 12-14 which includes…

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New Brewery To Open In The Bronx

February 20, 2010
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New Brewery To Open In The Bronx

New York has a long way to go before we reach the brew expectations of say Portland, Ore., or San Diego. But the city is slowly getting there with baby steps. One pretty big step: The Boogie Down is getting a brewery. Aptly named, The Bronx Brewery is still in the early planning stages but…

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Beer Scene: Tampa, Florida

January 4, 2010
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Beer Scene: Tampa, Florida

Tampa, known more for its over-the-top (read fully-nude) strip clubs and hand-made cigars, has recently begun positioning itself into a new category: beer destination. While it's still a far cry from San Diego, Portland and Denver, it may soon be climbing up in the ranks with some solid beer bar and brew contenders.

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