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's with all these craft beers?

by gutreactions 6 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...

Westchester Beer Fest at the County Center, White Plains!

by gutreactions 17 days 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 ...

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

by gutreactions 4 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...

Decadent Brewery opens in Mamaroneck...

by gutreactions 3 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 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

by Phil_A_Mignon 6 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

by MOREKASHA 7 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 7 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...

by gutreactions 7 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

by meganforet 7 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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 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

by Phil_A_Mignon 9 months 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 ... ...

Closing Soon: Sprenger's Tap Room in Downtown Santa Rosa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

During the wildfires, owner Kevin Sprenger and short order cook, Damon, prepared and donated 2,100 meals to first responders. I celebrate everyone who stepped up for the relief effort, but especial...

Beer Noggin, Bronxville offers stimulating brews...

by gutreactions 10 months 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...

Flavor Factory | Morro Bay - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

A year ago, I followed up mike0989's rec for the burger at Flavor Factory in Morro Bay. https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-monterey-recs-1040845?commentId=9896648

Best beer menu at an upscale restaurant in nyc?

by wildfire1 12 months ago

Looking for a nice place to celebrate a birthday with a small group of 6-8. Must have a great beer selection. It could be an izakaya or New American. Anything except strictly Italian.

Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros | Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Watching the sunset at Bar Bura at Cuatro Cuatros in the height of summer was one of the highlights of my visits to Ensenada. The enjoyment was as much about the journey as the finale. When you...

Westchester Beerfest at County Center, March 3...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It will be the second time around for the Westchester Beerfest held at Westchester County Center in White Plains. Organizers are saying there will be over 250 micro and craft brews on hand, along w...

La Conchería | Zona Centro - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

La Conchería is a small and friendly seafood specialist in the center of Ensenada. A limited menu offers what's good off the docks that day. We visited in June 2017 because I'd read that percebes w...