Beer And Food

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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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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A Beer That Cannot Possibly Be As Good As Its Name

March 29, 2010
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A Beer That Cannot Possibly Be As Good As Its Name

Ah, semantics. Linguistics. Language. Words. Without them we wouldn’t have things like a mouthy Vice President, a vapid teenage pageant contestant, or Chinese restaurants that make us giggle. Soon, though, you may be able to do the greatest thing a human can do: wear a “Fucking Hell” t-shirt while downing a Fucking Hell. As some…

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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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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

March 12, 2010
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Beerithmetic: Happy Hour + NYC Craft Brews + Beer Garden = WIN

If you live in New York City and you love beer, chances are you know about any of the various beer gardens dotting the boroughed landscape. For purists, however, there’s only one: the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden in Astoria. A friend of mine had just moved into the neighborhood on Tuesday, and he took…

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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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