Month / December 2012

Nicholas “Nick” Meyer, ICC Homebrew Chef Earlier we heard what it takes to build and make a beer-friendly establishment when Chef Bradford tapped into the essentials. Yesterday the concept of making a special point of marketing local beers with an assortment of hamburger sandwiches was explained by Tom Ryan of Smashburger fame. Today it’s back […]

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A few weeks back the folks at the promotional agency that handles the Smashburger group sent me an invitation to meet Tom Ryan and the owner of Six Point Brewing Co. as the joined forces to make the Smashburger store in Brooklyn a Beer-Friendly place to visit.   They did this by featuring menu suggestions […]

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Interview with Chef Bradford Thompson It’s not often that questions asked by a journalist get anywhere near answered for weeks if not months. Research is most times time consuming and tedious. Here at BeerBasics things are not any different. After wrestling with divining the definitions of “beer friendly” store (restaurant), beer pub and brewpub for […]

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Magic Hat Brewery and Performing Arts Center 5 Bartlett Bay Road South Burlington, VT 05403 USA 802-658-2739802-658-2739Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Magic Hat Magic Hat Wooly Spruce ESB was sent to me by the folks at Magic Hat a week before Thanksgiving 2012. The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room […]

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Hop City Brewing Company 54 Bramsteele Rd Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6W 3M6 (905) 459-4489(905) 459-4489WHO’S SQUIRREL IS IT? Preface: This 16 oz. can and pint glass branded Hop City Barking Squirrel Lager was given to me by the folks at the introduction event held at Site 109 space in Manhattan. Information provided on the can […]

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Rolling out new product… Narragansett Celebrates 122nd Anniversary with Imperial IPA   December 5, 2012; Providence, RI – The Famous Narragansett Beer is celebrating its storied 122 years in business with a limited-edition Imperial IPA, offering ‘Gansett fans a bigger-bodied brew and expanding its offerings in the craft brewing segment.  Released in a 22-ounce bomber […]

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New York City meets the Barking Squirrel On Tuesday, 4 December 2012, Hop City Brewing Company introduced New York City to their Barking Squirrel Lager at an event in an art gallery (Site 109) on the Lower East Side of New York City. Take a look at the following clip and then watch it again […]

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This time it is lunch at what is called the Heartland Brewery in Union Square NYC. Here we have the basic medium-rare cheddar burger with a pint of Bavarian Black Lager. (Notice the sesame seed almost-square bun.)   The roasted grain flavors of the “Black Lager” added depth of flavor to the grilled meat patty […]

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