Month / August 2014

Terrapin and Shmaltz Reunion Ale 2012 Released Terrapin Beer Co., Shmaltz Brewing, and Alan Shapiro (founder of SBS Imports) have once again joined forces in one of the most unique and worthwhile collaborations in craft beer. One beer style, two great breweries, and one great cause… The Reunion: A Beer for Hope fundraising campaign. Each Read More

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Stout & Hanger Steak at Jack the Horse, Brooklyn, NY…   I.P.A. & Hanger steak at Poppers at the Mill (CLOSED), Newmarket, NH…   Sweet Action & Hanger Steak w pepper sauce at Bar Tabac, Brooklyn, NY…   Was there a pattern there?

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A destination for beer aficionados, this street-level beer-bar, with outside patio, is not too easy to find. Nevertheless, it is worth the effort. Novare Res Bier Café can be found at 4 Canal Plaza, Portland, ME, on a hot summer afternoon it affords both a cool cellar-like area and a good-sized outdoor patio. The cellar-like Read More

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Oysters: market price The Prime Meats Burger 1/2 lb. Creekstone Certified Black Angus, house-made sesame roll & fermented dill pickle, lettuce, tomato, onion & hand-cut French fries    $18 Lancaster Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue Cheese or Grafton Cheddar  Add $2 Faicco’s Thick Cut Bacon   Add $2 The Beer List   Prime Meat Dinner Menu Served Mon-Fri Read More

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Tasting notes… Here is a brew that combines the character of a crisp lager with an additional serving of sharp hop-flavor tang. As a style it needs explaining in that it is a lager fermented brew with just enough body to let the hop flavors add to both the flavor and aroma. On the “India Read More

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Shipyard Brewing Company’s Smashed Pumpkin Now Available in 4-Packs PORTLAND, MAINE – (August 7, 2014) – To fill consumer demand for Shipyard Signature Series Smashed Pumpkin beer, Shipyard Brewing Company has released its award-winning Smashed Pumpkin in 4-packs.  This beer will hit the shelves this month in markets nationwide.  Smashed Pumpkin is also available in Read More

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Little Neck, Gowanus, NY Blue Point Oysters and Victory Pils… The Lobster Roll and another Victory… Mothers Milk Stout & Donut Holes with whipped cream for dessert… LITTLENECK… out front… 288 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215 The menu…

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On a warm, humid afternoon in June my wife and I walked into Gritty’s in Portland, ME. There were few unoccupied seats in street-level bar area. Being the gentleman that I am, the one available seat was for my wife, of course. I can stand for a round. But when one of the young men Read More

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Vekslers, 521 Hicks St, Brooklyn, NY The inside looking out… The inside, from our end of the bar… The Pork Belly Bao Bun The Baby Back Ribs… The Shoyu Ramen… The Menu…  

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