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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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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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At Home with Cigar City Brewing

January 29, 2011
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My take homes.

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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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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