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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I’m Still Ticking

November 4, 2012
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I’m Still Ticking

While I’m sure there aren’t many of you who have been twiddling your thumbs, wondering when we’d return with another post, I should let you know that I have been writing elsewhere. I’m currently writing a monthly column for Snooth.com — a wine website with a love for all things food and drink. Here’s a…

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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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