Posts Tagged ‘ craft beer ’

The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

May 23, 2010
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The New York City Spelling Bee Serves Beer

Since 2004, the Williamsburg Spelling Bee has been rewarding grammatically correct adults with prizes. They’ve even started holding quarterly events at the Housing Works Cafe in Manhattan, kicking off the New York City Spelling Bee with proceeds funding life-saving services and research for AIDS and HIV victims. Even the profits from the Brooklyn brews you…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

May 9, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Mission Dolores

Even when building a beer garden from the ground up, you have to start somewhere. That’s possibly why the two brothers who brought us Bar Great Harry in Cobble Hill, started with a vacated auto shop in Park Slope when they created Mission Dolores, a beer garden with an old soul and a modern twist.…

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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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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

May 3, 2010
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Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Targeted By Another Anonymous Complaint

In an episode very similar to one that took place in Philadelphia just a couple months ago, San Diego’s Department of Environmental Health paid a visit to the local brewery housing both Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company and several other breweries in Southern California last Tuesday. The reason? Some unknown patron lodged a complaint…

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Brew’s in the News

April 22, 2010
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Brew’s in the News

When the POTUS held his much-maligned Beer Summit, he was roundly criticized by the craft beer industry for drinking a Bud Light. And following Canada’s 3-2 OT win in the Gold Medal game, Obama needed to settle a bet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The bounty? A case of Molson Canadian. Had the U.S.…

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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

April 15, 2010
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Beer Goggins’ Beer Garden Series: Studio Square

Until probably about last year, when any New Yorker referred to “The Beer Garden,” all other New Yorkers within earshot knew that meant Bohemian Hall in Astoria. But Bohemian Hall’s got some competition from a few newbies. One of these is Studio Square which is also located in Astoria but rests a little closer to…

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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

April 2, 2010
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Beer Gardens And The Art Of Boozing Outdoors

While I can’t speak for the rest of the country, I know for sure that today is a beautiful day in the Northeast. The kind of day that makes you want to sip beer outdoors and a pretty big hint that beer garden season is well on its way. Beer gardens appear to be gaining…

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Craft Beer And Food Go Hand In Hand At Upcoming Cali Beer Fest

March 29, 2010
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Craft Beer And Food Go Hand In Hand At Upcoming Cali Beer Fest

Talented chefs from the gold coast will be pairing their foods with craft beer from all around the country this Father’s Day weekend. Ojai Beverage Company, a store dedicated to fine beverage (including great craft beer), and Thirty Three Productions, Inc. have organized ‘Salute! A Festival To Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food.’ The event…

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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

March 16, 2010
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Philly Craft Beer Fest Download

Last weekend, we Bolt bussed it to Philadelphia especially for the Philly Craft Beer Fest at the Navy Yard. The festival was a little smaller than I’d hoped and we didn’t witness any Eliot Ness-style beer raids but we had a great time tasting brews from around 68 brewers and vendors. One of the highlights…

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