First thing first…

Coney Island On Tap!

Coney Island On Tap will take place on Saturday, July 12th, from 1-4 p.m. at MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play (three blocks from the Stillwell subway stop).

General Admission tickets ($40) include three hours of sampling on the main festival floor;  the Rooftop Deck VIP ticket ($75) includes access to the main festival plus a private elevator to an amazing deck view, meet-and-greets with brewers, specialty beers created just for Coney Island On Tap, as well as additional food options and a $10 food voucher.

Coney Island On Tap is the first of a series of NYC-based beer events produced by Townsquare Lifestyle Events, a subsidiary of Townsquare Media, as part of its NYC On Tap and America On Tap series. Among the brewers will be:

1.      Radiant Pig,

2.      Queens Brewery,

3.      Ommegang,

4.      Saranac,

5.      Ithaca,

6.      Empire,

7.      Shmaltz,

8.      Fire Island Beer,

9.      Alphabet City Brewing,

10.  KelSo,

11.  Keegan,

12.  Sixpoint,

13.  Lake Placid,

14.  Captain Lawrence,

15.  Brooklyn

16.  Coney Island.

17.  Cricket Hill

18.  River Horse

19.  Green Flash,

20.  Lagunitas,

21.  Mad River

22.  Sierra Nevada.

23.  Bayou Teche Brewery

24.  Day of the Dead Brewery

In addition, Wild Adriatic will provide live music and the stadium’s food vendors will offer a full slate of ballpark fare for additional purchase.

A full list of vendors and ticketing info can be found at

Next… From the Web…

Those of you in the Lehigh Valley area of PA have a full plate and beer glass this weekend eh?

PBS39 MicroBrew Festival, Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival among weekend food highlights The Express-Times
The Burger and Beer Bash and Festa Italiana are also happening this weekend.


CNN reports that a “boy-band” has gone “microbrew”… I don’t believe!

Will Mmmhops be a hit? CNN Money
Hanson is attempting to chart with a new microbrew.


Bucks County, PA celebrates the contributions of local brewery to the community…

Landmark Towns honors Vault Brewing Company, volunteers of the year in Yardley and Morrisville Yardley News
YARDLEY – The Vault Brewing Company, one of Yardley Borough’s newest business additions, has been recognized with an achievement award for …


New brewery in North Philly tips hat to founding father…

With a nod to Ben Franklin, new brewery to open in N. Phila.  
Saint Benjamin Brewing Co., years in the making, plans to distribute its own beer and open a brew pub next year.


Will small breweries leave other businesses “green” with envy? The following three postings talking trash…

Beer leftovers get makeovers Fox News  
When you crack open and drain a craft beer, you probably don’t leave much behind. The same can’t be said for the process of making those …

Craft Beer Industry Finding Alternative Uses for Leftover Grain, Hops The Lakeland Ledger  
When you crack open and drain a craft beer, you probably don’t leave much behind. The same can’t be said for the process of making those …

Brewers get crafty using spent grain from beer Associated Press via Yahoo! News  
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When you crack open and drain a craft beer, you probably don’t leave much behind. The same can’t be said for the …


Glad to report on a special way to go to sea beer…

New Craft Beer Theme To Brew On Crystal Fall Culinary Cruise PR Newswire via Yahoo! Canada Finance  
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Cruises is putting a twist on its popular “Wine & Food” Experiences of Discovery motif by …


North Carolina is really interested in beer eh?

Wilmington wants input on brewery rules WWAY 3 Wilmington  
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Microbreweries are foaming up in the Port City. Now Wilmington is asking for your input. City code does not identify …


And Florida sees more than the Lite…

Sarasota, Bradenton breweries explode in popularity, creativity Tampa Bay Times
Tampa Bay’s craft- beer boom has exploded south of the Sunshine Skyway.


CNN reports Dixie has a growing thing for microbreweries “General Lee”…

Craft beer craze finally hits the South CNN Money
Lazy Magnolia’s amber-colored Timber Beast IPA is one of the first craft beers produced in Mississippi since the state loosened its liquor …

On the craft beer trail at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Atlanta Journal-Constitution
For the past four years, I’ve been helping out with the beer programing for the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.Besides being a gathering for …


When in Louisville a visit to the zoo just got a lot bitter…

Brew now available at Louisville Zoo WAVE 3 Louisville
For years there’s only been brew at the Louisville Zoo during special craft beer events. That all changed Memorial Day Weekend. 

More items of interest…

Craft-beer brewery owners find home in Millvale The Mckeesport Daily News
There is a buzz brewing in Millvale over the grand opening of a new craft-beer brewery over Memorial Day weekend. Grist House Brewing, the …

Craft beers crash the party at Maryland, Delaware beaches Washington Post
An in-depth guide to the new wave of craft breweries in and around the Maryland and Delaware beaches.

Brewpub fills gap in the ‘burbs Portland Tribune  
You’re a little uneasy, not quite sure where a brewpub could be located in this business park just off Highway 26. But when you see the row …

Bottoms up at the guzzlers paradise The Hindu  
Sit down at the 360 degree island bar at 3 Monkeys brewpub, grab a beer and exchange stories

City toasts 30 years of craft beer Portland Tribune  
Portland beer pioneers built buzz that revolutionized industry Lisa Morrison remembers when a customer came into her bar during a recent …

Stone Brewing bill could emerge from committee on Tuesday The Myrtle Beach Sun News
S.C. Sen. Luke Rankin said Wednesday afternoon that a bill to accommodate Stone Brewing Co. likely will get out of a House-Senate conference …

Greensboro restaurateur can’t sell own microbrew at restaurants FOX 8 WGHP  
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro business owner who was planning to open a microbrewery in June says he can’t get…