Brew Reviews

Golden Road Cabrillo Kolsch Straight from L.A.

July 8, 2013
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Golden Road Cabrillo Kolsch Straight from L.A.

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about Los Angeles. I know it’s hot and there are a lot of cars. But frankly, I’ve never been and I haven’t really had a reason to go. Although a recent sample I received from Golden Road Brewing might change my mind … While California is a…

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Astoria Craft Beer Lovers Welcome SingleCut Beersmiths

January 20, 2013
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Astoria Craft Beer Lovers Welcome SingleCut Beersmiths

Prohibition ended 80 years ago and in that time, craft breweries have reemerged and only recently been picking up some steam and growing in number to over 2,000 in 2012. This includes about 30 breweries in New York state. But while other boroughs — Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx — got their own breweries, Staten…

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At Home with Cigar City Brewing

January 29, 2011
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Florida typically does not rank among the places most people think of when it comes to good craft beer. But over the past few years, that reputation has been shifting. Breweries such as St. Somewhere in Tarpon Springs, Bold City in Jacksonville and Cigar City in Tampa have proven that good beer can also be…

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Tuesday Brew Review: New Belgium Ranger IPA

September 7, 2010
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Tuesday Brew Review: New Belgium Ranger IPA

Those that know me know that I’m a pretty big New Belgium supporter. They were the first craft brewery I really latched onto, in college (with Odell a close second). Throughout college and beyond I had friends that worked there and friends that lived down the street from the brewery. One of my friends still…

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Brooklyn Brewery’s Detonation Ale Explodes Onto the Scene

August 18, 2010
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On Monday, August 16, the skies opened up and some heavy rains washed down over New York. Walking toward the Boathouse at the Audubon House in Prospect Park, a park official cut us off. “Can’t go this way,” he said. “It’s flooded down that way.” The reason? Brooklyn Brewery’s newest creation blew a hole in…

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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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Bucking the Trend: Reviewing 3 of Buckbean Brewing’s Finest Beers

May 8, 2010
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Bucking the Trend: Reviewing 3 of Buckbean Brewing’s Finest Beers

Canning gets a bit of a bad rap in the craft beer world. Why, just a month ago at a BrewYork meetup, homebrewer and beer wunderkind Peter Kennedy decried the “metallic” taste of Gubna Imperial IPA (I respectfully disagreed). And while Oskar Blues, Surly and Maui — not to mention New Belgium, who has started…

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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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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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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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