Beer Destinations

Bucking the Trend: Reviewing 3 of Buckbean Brewing’s Finest Beers

May 8, 2010
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Bucking the Trend: Reviewing 3 of Buckbean Brewing’s Finest Beers

Canning gets a bit of a bad rap in the craft beer world. Why, just a month ago at a BrewYork meetup, homebrewer and beer wunderkind Peter Kennedy decried the “metallic” taste of Gubna Imperial IPA (I respectfully disagreed). And while Oskar Blues, Surly and Maui — not to mention New Belgium, who has started…

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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

May 3, 2010
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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

In an episode very similar to one that took place in Philadelphia just a couple months ago, San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health paid a visit to the local brewery housing both Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company and several other breweries in Southern California last Tuesday. The reason? Some unknown patron lodged a complaint…

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Brew’s in the News

April 22, 2010
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Brew’s in the News

When the POTUS held his much-maligned Beer Summit, he was roundly criticized by the craft beer industry for drinking a Bud Light. And following Canada’s 3-2 OT win in the Gold Medal game, Obama needed to settle a bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The bounty? A case of Molson Canadian. Had the U.S.…

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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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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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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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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

March 16, 2010
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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

Last weekend, we Bolt bussed it to Philadelphia especially for the Philly Craft Beer Fest at the Navy Yard. The festival was a little smaller than I’d hoped and we didn’t witness any Eliot Ness-style beer raids but we had a great time tasting brews from around 68 brewers and vendors. One of the highlights…

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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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