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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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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...

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

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by gutreactions 2 years 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 years 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 ...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

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by patsully 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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

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by Melanie Wong 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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

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by Melanie Wong 3 years 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...

Flavor Factory | Morro Bay - SLOCo

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by Melanie Wong 3 years 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?

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by wildfire1 3 years 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

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by Melanie Wong 3 years 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...