Local Breweries

Golden Road Cabrillo Kolsch Straight from L.A.

July 8, 2013
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Golden Road Cabrillo Kolsch Straight from L.A.

I’m not going to pretend I know anything about Los Angeles. I know it’s hot and there are a lot of cars. But frankly, I’ve never been and I haven’t really had a reason to go. Although a recent sample I received from Golden Road Brewing might change my mind … While California is a…

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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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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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Presenting Awesomeness: BrewYork’s Beer2Garden at d.b.a Brooklyn

September 27, 2010
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Presenting Awesomeness: BrewYork’s Beer2Garden at d.b.a Brooklyn

This Wednesday, September 29, BrewYork will host its first-ever event — Beer2Garden at d.b.a. in Brooklyn. The proceeds will go to a wonderful local organization, East New York Farms!, and the event will run from 7 pm to … well, whenever we run out of beer. Speaking of beer, several local breweries have stepped up…

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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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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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Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

July 6, 2010
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Coney Island, Freaks, the 4th of July and the World’s Smallest Brewery

While you and your friends were enjoying a backyard barbecue, chilling on a rooftop bar, or just hanging out inside to beat the heat on America’s birthday, the intrepid duo here at Beer Goggins was doing something much, much dumber: braving the searing-hot sun and sometimes searingly nasty skin of near-naked New Yorkers at Coney…

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Tuesday’s Brews Reviewed: Ellicottville Brewing Co. Pale Ale And Nut Brown

May 25, 2010
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Tuesday’s Brews Reviewed: Ellicottville Brewing Co. Pale Ale And Nut Brown

The town of Ellicottville, New York is sometimes referred to as the “Aspen of the East” — more so for their skiing than for their beer. But that didn’t stop the founders of Ellicottville Brewing Co. to build one of the finest craft brew companies in the country. The restaurant and brewery now has two…

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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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