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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.

What Is the Difference Between an Ale & a Lager?

When considering beer—and I'm often considering beer—there are really two overarching styles to consider: ale and lager. While the process for brewing both beers is similar, slight variations in the...
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Rangoon - Nice Burmese in Prospect/Crown Hts

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by jen kalb 19 days ago

Its pretty amazing to eat Burmese food in ones own neighborhood. Finally COVID and all we made it over to this newcomer at Prospect and Classon Aves which presents its dishes with style and a menu...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 2 years 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...

Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.

Triple IPA

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by ElsieB 8 months ago

Got introduced to the triple ipas with 10% abv, and love them. But, they are not always easy to find. If there is a market for high abv beer and there are many beer companies, why the scarcity?

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

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by gutreactions 2 years 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...

Lamplighter Deja Vu

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by Taralli 10 months ago

Heard about this beer on the menu at Oleana in Cambridge MA. Tasting comments?

'Beer Fest' 2020, Westchester County Center, March 14th...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Coinciding with St. Patrick's Day, 'Beer Fest' 2020 returns to Westchester County Center in White Plains on Saturday, March 14th, from 4-8 p.m. Over 200 craft beers are promised, along with a perfo...

Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week: Yeast of Eden

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month I joined a friend for the first Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week at Yeast of Eden. When sifting through the menus offered for this restaurant week, I look for discounts if the dishes are ...

First time in the history of my Refrigerator

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by seefoo 1 year ago

look who set up (temporary) residence in my chill box. Pliny the Younger! i'm giving the bottles to a couple of good friends with busy lives that cant stand in line like i can. :)

Big Chicken!

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by seefoo 1 year ago

A great double IPA. Nice to live in Santa Rosa, with respect to beer.

How I became a Whole Foods junkie...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

I live in the suburbs of NYC, but I have to blame Whole Foods in Virginia for this one. It all started during our regular visits to friends and family in The Beltway around D.C. A number of years a...

Gov. Cuomo wants to expand alcohol sales at movie theaters...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

As part of his State of the State message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is proposing expanded alcohol sales at movie theaters. Sipping a craft brew or a glass of wine while watching a hit film sou...

Blackout-themed beers calling out PG&E power outages

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

"Cultural commentary in beer names is not a new thing, so it’s no surprise Barrel Brothers Brewing Co. is hopping on the anti-PG&E bandwagon. The Windsor, CA-based spot is the third Sonoma County b...

'Beers for Bears' Bar Crawl, Westchester, taking place Dec. 7th...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's a charitable event sponsored in part by Sloop Super Soft, a product of Sloop Brewing out of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Toys for Tots. It will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7th, starting at 2 ...

Diner Brew Co. now open for tastings in New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Diner Brew Co. out of Mount Vernon has opened a tasting room on Division Street in New Rochelle. They produce a variety of ciders and beers, some with an historic bent. Dropped in last night to a w...

Gift Certificate in Philly for a Solo Diner

patsully
by patsully 1 year ago

My younger brother just moved to Philadelphia and I'd like to get him a gift certificate to eat somewhere within walking distance of his apartment on Arch Street in Old City. I'm thinking a cas...

Beer Noggin, Bronxville offers stimulating brews...

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by gutreactions 3 years 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...

Beer tour in Prague

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by SueFH 1 year ago

I’m looking for a beer tour in Prague, there’s a ton listed online but would prefer personal recommendation (or warnings on to-avoid). Thanks!

"Why Does Every Beer Look So Cool Now?"

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by patsully 2 years 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...

Craft Beer Store?

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by connellski 2 years 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...