Beer And Food

Schneider Weisse Dinner Series 2011 Hits New York & Philadelphia

May 25, 2011
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Schneider Weisse Dinner Series 2011 Hits New York & Philadelphia

An evening at Jimmy’s #43 is normally pretty delightful. But last night I also had the opportunity to experience the Schneider Weisse dinner series. That’s four courses paired with four different Schneider Weisse brews. Host Susanna Hecht and Chef Josef Nagler graciously invited Jimmy’s clientele to taste a bit of Germany in the beer and…

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Hello, Beer

March 4, 2011
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Hello, Beer

Think of someone you love. It can be a parent, or a sibling, or a significant other, but think about them. I bet you can picture their faces, their eyes. The little imperfections that make them “them.” You can probably hear that funny way they laugh, or their high-pitched sneeze. The way they only move…

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We Have Faces for [Beer Sessions] Radio

January 31, 2011
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We Have Faces for [Beer Sessions] Radio

Tune in tomorrow evening to Beer Sessions to hear Mad Hops and I rap about beer. We’ll be chatting with Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s #43 and Ray Deter of d.b.a. and a few others. We’re bringing all of our beer drinking and tasting capabilities and brushing up on our terminology so we don’t look like…

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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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Sixpoint Takes Over Bar Great Harry

November 24, 2010
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For a Tuesday night, Bar Great Harry was pretty hopping. The combination of a short holiday week (Thanksgiving), the high percentage of Sixpoint brews on tap for “The Brothers Wiley Rock Sixpoint” and a dog-friendly, comfortable, neighborhood bar in Carroll Gardens drew quite the crowd. Typically, when I arrive at a bar by myself, I…

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Craft Beer Meets Photography …

November 23, 2010
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As an amateur photographer (very amateur … I have a lot to learn), I wanted to combine two things I really enjoy: beer, pretty pictures. I’ve done this with Beer Shots, my new Tumblr blog, meant to celebrate and observe beer’s beauty. Please take a peek. And enjoy! Also, if you have Tumblr, please join…

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Best Beer Bars? Vote On Them!

November 17, 2010
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Best Beer Bars? Vote On Them!

I’ve been a bit absent lately but it’s all because I’m a successful career woman. No, really! I’ve spent the past few months relaunching City’s Best and then getting all the content up to speed. It looks great and you should check it out. And, if you need to waste some time at work today,…

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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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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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