Beer Destinations

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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July Is Good Beer Month in New York City

July 7, 2013
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July Is Good Beer Month in New York City

Sure, the month is already a week old but that’s no reason not to be excited about Good Beer Month! The best is yet to come. Mayor Bloomberg has declared July ‘Good Beer Month’ for the fifth year in a row. It’s a proclamation meant to make New York’s craft beer culture more accessible to…

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2013 New York City Beer Week Returns February 22

February 10, 2013
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A couple weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to get a little taste of what’s to come for this year’s New York City Beer Week, which launches February 22 and will run through March 3. This being the fifth consecutive beer week, a lot of great breweries are taking part in the festivities this…

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The Beers and Breweries of Pittsburgh

January 26, 2013
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Last summer, we drove out to Pittsburgh to visit two old friends and check out some of the local beer. We got to take a peek at three of the area’s up-and-coming breweries: Full Pint Brewing (just outside of the city), East End Brewing Company and Church Brew Works — a unique brewpub. While there…

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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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Oktoberfest in New York City Is Nearly Upon Us

September 14, 2011
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Oktoberfest in New York City Is Nearly Upon Us

The official 2011 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich rolls out with all its full-stein and weird-giant-heart-shaped-cookie glory this Saturday, September 17. But for those of us who are too broke or too busy to go overseas this year (this includes me), we’ll have to find something to do stateside — more specifically, in our own cities.…

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Good Beer Seals Awards Reveal Great Bars And a Lack in Bronx, Queens & Staten Island

June 16, 2011
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Good Beer Seals Awards Reveal Great Bars And a Lack in Bronx, Queens & Staten Island

Several bars in New York City already proudly display the Good Beer Seal. But Tuesday night, seven more bars were added to this prestigious group. As defined by GoodBeerSeal.com, those eligible to earn a Good Beer Seal are independently owned and operated New York City bars. They also need to be bars dedicated to the…

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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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American Craft Beer Week 2011, Nearly Upon Us!

May 9, 2011
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We killed Bin Laden (well, our brave Navy Seals did anyhow); we didn’t have to pay for the royal wedding but we got to gab about it like crazy; the economy … okay, that’s not looking up. Either way, this is the perfect time for the entire nation to share a beer. Great timing: Running…

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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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