NEW BREWERY: EBBS

The plan for EBBS was to open a tasting room and bottle shop right off the L train’s Bedford stop, in Williamsburg. Like so many things, the global Covid-19 pandemic put New York City’s newest brewery’s plans on hold. But that didn’t stop them from making great beer. The team, including co-founders Tomas Larsson and…

Timber Ales: Maris Goes to Oceanside

Timber Ales’ first release is dropping in NYC this week and you won’t want to miss it. Maris Goes to Oceanside, brewed at Twelve Percent Beer Project, in North Haven, Connecticut, is a decadent barleywine. It was brewed in collaboration with Horus Aged Ales, from California, and Mindful Ales, from New Jersey. For this version…

Exciting News from Timber Ales!

It’s an age-old tale in the craft beer community: A homebrewer makes the beer they want to drink, “beer people” find out that the homebrew is so outstanding that it’s deserving of more, and seemingly overnight, a new brewery is born. Enter Jason Stein’s Timber Ales, from New York City. For years, he’s been regularly…

2019 Bourbon County REVIEWS Sa

It’s that time again! Black Friday is approaching and that doesn’t just mean deep-discount sales on video game consoles, TVs, and Furbys … do those still exist? Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is back and will surely be on most beer nerds’ shopping lists. I’ve had the chance to taste the whole lineup during…

Bell’s Double Two Hearted

Bell’s Two Hearted India Pale Ale is one of those beers that almost everyone has tried and almost everyone still loves, year after year. It’s also one of the beers that triggers the ol’ nostalgia nerve whenever it’s brought up. Can you remember the first time you tried one? I can! And just like all…

New Brewer: Little Blind

There’s a new brewer in town! Little Blind is the brainchild of Drew Bombard, a new gypsy brewer in the booming New York beer scene. Bombard started off as a microbiologist, but soon took his science skills to Colorado’s world-famous New Belgium Brewing. Now he’s using his love and knowledge of microbes to brew his…

NEW ALLAGASH CANS!

I discovered craft beer about a decade ago when a local bottle shop opened near my apartment. During those formative years, I had no idea which beer I liked, so I would just indiscriminately pluck random bottles of all different styles from the shelves to create a random mixed six. One of the first beers…

Other Half’s Pastrytown Festival

Other Half’s Pastrytown was probably the most anticipated beer event to ever hit New York City—and it exceeded my expectations. One of the trendiest styles of beer—the pastry stout—was in the spotlight for one glorious and gluttonous day at Industry City in Brooklyn. Beer blogger Alex Kidd of DontDrinkBeer famously coined the name for the…

TapRm.com Review: A New Online Craft Beer Service for New York

As the craft beer industry grows larger, more breweries have focused on serving their local community and fans, rather than looking to distribute far and wide. That presents a problem for craft beer nerds … cough, cough … enthusiasts who have an insatiable appetite and are always looking to try the newest and tastiest brews…

Welcome to NY, Toppling Goliath!

Ever since I first tried a beer from Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., from Decorah, Iowa, I’ve been hoping for the day when their beers would become available in New York. And that day has finally arrived! Thanks to Sarene Craft Beer distributors, I got to try some super fresh cans and bottles of some of…

Happy 5th Birthday, Other Half!

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed. I’ll always remember the first Other Half beer I ever had the pleasure of drinking. It was at Pony Bar, in the Upper East Side. I walked up to the bar and saw “Other Half – Green Diamonds” illuminated on the digital menu board. I asked…

Big Alice Valley of Ashes

It’s not often that a brewer in New York City releases a barleywine. So when I heard that Long Island City’s Big Alice Brewing released a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine, called Valley of Ashes, I knew I had to try it—and I’m really glad I did! This 12.8 percent beast was aged for one year in…

Goose Island Sofie Paradisi

Black Friday is almost over. We just shared our Bourbon County reviews with you, but saved one more beer from Goose Island: Sofie Pardisi. We used to seek out this super refreshing saison back in 2012 and 2013, when it was commonly featured during Goose Island tap takeovers around the city. We loved enjoying it…