Month / September 2011

5 Napkin Burger’s 2nd Beer Dinner   5 Napkin Burger’s 2nd Beer Dinner is coming up with Brooklyn’s Kelso on October 6th.  The dinner will begin with an informal reception where guests will mingle with the husband and wife brewers Kelly and Sonya and dine on signature appetizers from 5 Napkin Burger’s menu and ones […]

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The True Story of the First Pumpkin Beer! Over the last twenty years or so the appearance of pumpkin beer, or pumpkin ale, has been so seasonally successful that this year the folks at BeerAdvocate chart over 60 nationally distributed Pumpkin brews. Who were these people brewing these beers? Why did they brew such a […]

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Last week I had the opportunity to get together with a couple of fellow Norwich University graduates. The LZ that I chose was BXL East the sister restaurant to BXL Café which I was familiar with. It was Wednesday afternoon at five o’clock when I arrived and ordered my first Hoegarrden. The list of Belgian […]

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Behind every bottle is a story… What you see pictured above are approximately 140 bottles of beer. Most of them are empty bottles. What you see is approximately one third of all the beer bottles that I have on the wall. Each one has a story behind it. Some of them, particularly those on the […]

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Blue Point Brewing Co. ‎ 161 River Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772-3304 (631) 475-6944(631) 475-6944Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Blue Point Blueberry Ale was purchased for $2.50(USD) at Peas & Pickles Grocery in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. There was date number on the neck: “1301 21:39 7C” This particular beer is not unfamiliar to me. […]

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The Cascade Brewing Barrel House – also known as “The House of Sour” – is throwing a party this weekend in honor of its first anniversary. Join us at 939 SE Belmont St. in Portland this Friday and Saturday from 2 to 10 pm each day for a celebration focusing on the barrels, the cellaring […]

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The French craft brewers that recently exhibited their beers here in New York City were glad to not only pour their beers but to talk about them as well. I was lucky enough to have a chance to chat with seven of the brewers’ representatives attending the event. The following are notes on the essence […]

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The last five years have seen increased interest in beer, wine, cheese and other foods that are produced and grown in small batches. The “micro” brew segment of the beer market in the United States, in a generally sluggish economy, has grown and become a very lucrative segment of the beverage market. And now… the […]

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  Last night, while at a book signing dinner, the name Fritz Maytag came up. The woman sitting next to me immediately remarked “Ah yes, the cheese man”. I mentioned that he also had something to do with a beer in San Francisco. It should be noted that the people attending this dinner consider the […]

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Blue Point Brewing Co. ‎ 161 River Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772-3304 (631) 475-6944(631) 475-6944Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Blue Point Toasted Lager was purchased for $2.50(USD) at Peas & Pickles Grocery in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. There was date number on the neck: “1271 08:42 7E” You should probably also know that this particular […]

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