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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Hello, Beer

March 4, 2011
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Hello, Beer

Think of someone you love. It can be a parent, or a sibling, or a significant other, but think about them. I bet you can picture their faces, their eyes. The little imperfections that make them “them.” You can probably hear that funny way they laugh, or their high-pitched sneeze. The way they only move…

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We Have Faces for [Beer Sessions] Radio

January 31, 2011
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We Have Faces for [Beer Sessions] Radio

Tune in tomorrow evening to Beer Sessions to hear Mad Hops and I rap about beer. We’ll be chatting with Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s #43 and Ray Deter of d.b.a. and a few others. We’re bringing all of our beer drinking and tasting capabilities and brushing up on our terminology so we don’t look like…

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At Home with Cigar City Brewing

January 29, 2011
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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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