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Craft Beers

Craft beer is a discerning drinker's dream. Chat with fellow beer-lovers about the best craft brews, where to find them, great new small breweries, and more.

The Must-Attend American Beer Fests of 2019

Taking a cue from the world of music, the craft beer industry is currently in a festival frenzy. No matter where you live or the style of beer you prefer, there are a number of sudsy gatherings scheduled...
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Craft Beer Store?

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by connellski 22 days ago

I'm new to the area and was hoping to get some recommendations on your favorite craft beer stores in the Boston area. Preferably a place with a knowledgable staff, curated selection and great recom...

"Why Does Every Beer Look So Cool Now?"

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by patsully 23 days ago

Today I learned that there are design firms solely focused on beer branding. "When craft beer was still a small operation, breweries would often design their label in-house or ask a friend or lo...

Beer Noggin, Bronxville offers stimulating brews...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Stopped into Beer Noggin, a craft beer bottle shop & taproom, across from the railroad station on Kraft Ave. in Bronxville and was greeted with conviviality and some fine selections. It is a cozy s...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Hudson Valley Craft Beer/Food Festival, Cold Spring, June 29...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Sounds like a good funky beer & food event in Cold Spring, New York on Saturday, June 29th. Brought to us by Hops on the Hudson. If you're coming up from the N.Y.C. area, you can take Metro North. ...

Focal Banger

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by MOREKASHA 2 months ago

I finally had this beer the other night. Marta here in NYC has it in cans. Ok, another IPA. That's it. If folks want to wait in line, that's ok by me. I don't and won't. For my IPA fix, I go local ...

Growlers, Tuckahoe: new owners and updated menu...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

I had heard some recent grapevine about Growlers Beer Bistro in Tuckahoe so I stopped down for happy hour. It is under new ownership and the menu has been updated, too. Still a great selection of c...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

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by patsully 2 months ago

"Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione wi...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...

Westchester Beer Fest at the County Center, White Plains!

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by gutreactions 5 months ago

The County Center in White Plains will be the sight of the 2019 Westchester Beer Fest on Saturday, March 23rd. from 4-8 p.m. The producers say there will be 200 craft breweries represented. That's ...

Decadent Brewery opens in Mamaroneck...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

It has been in the works for months at the site of beer distributor/retailer Half Time in the industrial section of Mamaroneck. Decadent Ales, a new brewpub and tasting room, opened softly last nig...

Hundreds of Breweries Tell Sierra Nevada “We’re In” on Wildfire Relief Beer

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by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

" . . . Sierra Nevada is creating a beer, Resilience IPA, in which every dime from its sales will go back to the people impacted by the Camp Fire. Brewery founder Ken Grossman wrote a letter, askin...

Japanese Craft Beer Tasting (FREE), Oct 11, San Franciso

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

"Attention all beer geeks! Come Drink in A New Language as we sample Japanese Craft Beers from the country's top breweries. Japanese Craft Beers are rich with harmonious flavors, designed to awaken...

Lone traveler to Alexandria, VA

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by Phil_A_Mignon 10 months ago

I'm a craft beer junkie and a serious foodie. I'm a walking cliche, I get it. But it's true. Gonna be in Alexandria in November, solo. Where can I go and pamper myself with a fine dinner? Some loca...

Pearly Wit

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by MOREKASHA 11 months ago

I just "discovered" Pearly Wit by Springdale (actually a Jacks Abbey sub brand). It's replaced Allagash white as my fave Wit. So many people get this style totally wrong by their misuse of spices....

Sonoma Stompers Palooza Park @ Arnold Field Food & Drink

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Today's the last game of the 2018 Sonoma Stompers season. In June I was invited to see a game and had my first experience at Palooza Park at Arnold Field.

DogHouse Hotel & Brewery opens in Columbus, Ohio...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

It's being labeled as the world's first brewery/hotel with beer in every room, even in the shower. It has opened in Columbus, Ohio at the site of Scottish brewer Brew Dog. Rushing to book a room? W...

Lunch Birthday Celebration in South Bay

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by meganforet 11 months ago

Looking for a restaurant to take my husband to for his 40th. Unfortunately the only time we have available is Tuesday lunch (due to childcare for a 2 week old baby and 2 year old toddler). Live...

Cerveceria Aguamala | El Sauzal - Ensenada

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by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

On our way back to town from a lovely dinner in June at El Pinar de 3 Mujeres https://www.chowhound.com/post/el-pinar-de-tres-mujeres-valle-de-guadalupe-ensenada-1075125 , we stopped at Cerveceria ...

"Whale" Hunting in Connecticut

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by Phil_A_Mignon 1 year ago

I'm a craft beer freak. Taking the family to Mystic for a vacation in a few weeks. While I can't justify taking "excursions" to Trillium, The Alchemist, Tree House, Hill Farmstead, or the like ... ...