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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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Civilization of Beer Celebrates Five Years

September 15, 2011
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Civilization of Beer Celebrates Five Years

So you haven’t heard of the Civilization of Beer? We’ve written about this awesome organization in the past. Weren’t you paying attention? Well, anyway, we’ll recap. Civilization of Beer is an organization founded by friend of the blog, Samuel Merrit, one of 170 Certified Cicerones in the United States (it’s like a beer sommelier but…

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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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Fourth Annual New York Craft Beer Week Kicks Off This Friday

September 13, 2011
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Fourth Annual New York Craft Beer Week Kicks Off This Friday

Over the past four years, New York’s Craft Beer Week has become a wonderful collection of events created by a beer-loving and friendly group of people. This year is no different. The 2011 New York Craft Beer Week will feature several events and it’s always hard to plan each day. To give you a little…

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Remembering Ray Deter, Owner of d.b.a. Beer Bars During NYC Good Beer Month

July 1, 2011
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Remembering Ray Deter, Owner of d.b.a. Beer Bars During NYC Good Beer Month

The last time I saw Ray Deter, owner of the d.b.a. beer bars in the East Village, New Orleans and Brooklyn, we were attending the party to announce the recent Good Beer Seal award winners, a distinction he himself had helped create and had earned for both of his NYC bars. We had what is…

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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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Sixpoint Takes Over Bar Great Harry

November 24, 2010
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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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