Beer Scene

A snapshot of the best places to beer it up in any particular area, city or town.

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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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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Sixpoint Takes Over Bar Great Harry

November 24, 2010
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Bar Great Harry

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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New York Craft Beer Week, The Wrap Up

October 5, 2010
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Clare Goggin

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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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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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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