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...

Triple IPA

by ElsieB 28 days 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?

What's with all these craft beers?

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...

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

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

by Taralli 4 months ago

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

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

by gutreactions 8 months 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 8 months 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

by seefoo 8 months 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!

by seefoo 9 months ago

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

How I became a Whole Foods junkie...

by gutreactions 9 months 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...

by gutreactions 10 months 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 10 months 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...

by gutreactions 11 months 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...

by gutreactions 11 months 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

by patsully 12 months 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...

by gutreactions 2 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

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?"

by patsully 1 year 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?

by connellski 1 year 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...

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

by gutreactions 1 year 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

by MOREKASHA 1 year 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 ...