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Talking with the trade at Craft New York Brewers Festival

Last weekend’s beer fest at the Desmond was a fabulous event. Regular, VIP and designated driver tickets all sold out and I will be sure and remind you well in advance so you aren’t disappointed in 2017. (Timing hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Craft New York Brewers Festival is the real deal

I love beer, especially hoppy double IPAs brewed in small batches by lovable brewers from small artisanal breweries. However, I’m not in love with all the beer festivals that are sprouting up like hop bines in April. Many are road … Continue reading

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New York is to craft beer as California is to wine

Well, maybe that’s a bit aspirational. But I was quite impressed with the quality and depth of the state’s craft beer movement as exhibited at yesterday’s first ever “New York Statewide Collaboration Brew Day”. The event was hosted by Shmaltz … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Beer Advocate

Have you ever been in a beer store and wondered about a new microbrew you found on the shelf (or on tap to fill your growler, better yet)? If you were me, you’d whip out your smartphone and go to … Continue reading

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Saratoga is beer capital of North America (this week anyway)

Portland and North San Diego County may disagree, but I have decided Saratoga Springs, NY is as good a place as any if you are a lover of intensively hoppy craft microbrewed IPAs with an ABV of 7.0 or higher. … Continue reading

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Taste test: Stone-style IPAs

The other day two titans of the IPA world were on tap side by side at EBI, my local dispensary. So I filled a growler with West Coast IPA and a growler with Firestone Union Jack and quickly found five … Continue reading

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