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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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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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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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NY Craft Beer Week & Brewer’s Choice

September 30, 2010
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NY Craft Beer Week & Brewer’s Choice

It’s already Thursday and there have been a lot of great craft beer events this week for New York Craft Beer Week but there are still many to come. In fact, tonight you can catch Brewer’s Choice, an event brought to us by Jimmy’s #43 and several other local companies. The event will feature pairings…

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Edible Mag’s Good Beer Fest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

July 30, 2010
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Edible Mag’s Good Beer Fest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Wednesday I had the good fortune to go to the 2nd annual Good Beer Fest, put on by Edible Magazine, Stella Artois and Brooklyn Brewery. Consisting mostly of local breweries (as well as Palm, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Abita, and Stella Artois/Leffe/Hoegaarden) paired with samples of local eateries, the event covered two floors at the Brooklyn…

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