Month / June 2012

Today is “Father’s Day” and I salute the card companies and all the other marketing folks for their efforts. Yes, I am the father of a married daughter. I salute “family values” and all of that good stuff. However, here in Brownstone Brooklyn, I have noticed a trend I believe needs mentioning. Yesterday afternoon, from Read More

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From the brewers… News from Vanberg & DeWulf…    On the heels of our fabulous experience with our first ever collaboration beer, Spéciale Belge, we are introducting the first ever collaboration from a French Craft Brewery: Diversey & Lille.  Brewed by Castelain and our friends at Two Brothers, this beer is arriving in late June.  The nose of this Read More

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I first heard about Sottocassa from a friend who mentioned the beer list contained approximately 14 different Italian beers. As noted in my previous blog I was well aware that Italian microbrews are becoming more and more popular. Last Saturday the opportunity presented itself to visit Sottocassa. The restaurant situated on Atlantic Avenue and is Read More

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If I was to ask you to give me the names of five Italian beers I doubt you could get past Peroini and Moretti. I vaguely remember attending a beer tasting last year at a wine and cheese restaurant on the upper West Side where they presented at least half a dozen beers brewed by Read More

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Greetings ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the arena known as Capitalism! In this corner… The Brewers of the State of New York! The referee for the evening is the Supreme Court of the state of New York! And here’s the Challenger… The Boys from Massachusetts! They step into the arena and first thing they Read More

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Co‎ 955 North Russell Portland, OR 97227 (503) 281-2437(503) 281-2437Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of W’12 Dark Saison was sent to me by the folks at the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. It arrived no earlier than 1 March 2013 and has been refrigerated since then. The bottle was allowed to slowly warm Read More

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  The photo above is a list of the beers that will be served during the exhibition “Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History”, featured at the New York historical Society. When I received the invitation to attend the opening of this exhibit I fondly remembered the New York Historical Society. In 1976 I spent almost Read More

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Recently photojournalist Ginalola and I had the opportunity to revisit the New York Beer Co. for a “Working Dinner”. Perhaps I should explain… When most folks eat a meal away from home they make their choice determined on the following criteria. The first is either the choice between a “splurge” and a “budget” dinner. A Read More

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Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913 (718) 486-7422(718) 486-7422Preface: This 12 oz. can of Brooklyn Lager was sent to me via delivery service two weeks ago. There is a note stamped on the bottom: “BB Sept 2012 0592 07:21” The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling Read More

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