What’s Brewing: Third Rail Beer

What’s Brewing: Third Rail Beer By Eric Sturniolo     I had my first taste of Third Rail beer at the Brooklyn Local Craft Beer Fest, and I’ve been hooked since. Third Rail Beer is an NYC-based brewery owned by a trio of native New Yorkers — Brewmaster Loren Taylor-Raymond and co-owner Larry Koestler grew up…

Beer Hero: Joey Pepper

Beer Hero: Joey Pepper By: Eric Sturniolo follow us on twitter@WheresTheBeerNY   If you’ve been to Torst or Luksus (if you haven’t…go!), you know Joey Pepper. Bartender, host, homebrewer…how many people have a beer named after them? Joey Pepper does, and that’s why he’s a Beer Hero. Where’s The Beer NY: We first met at…

What’s Brewing: The Willows Family Ales

What’s Brewing: The Willows Family Ales By: Eric Sturniolo We first learned about the Tulsa, Oklahoma beer scene from Chase Healey, owner/brewer of Prairie Artisanal Ales. The scene is small, but growing, and the distribution is slowly making its way to NYC (see our story on Prarie’s new-to-NYC Birra here). A great new addition to…

NY Bottles: Growler & Gill

  By Andrew If Growler & Gill was around when Eric and I lived in our hometown, Rockland County, New York, we would have been drinking like kings (see Eric’s Beervolution post). But whenever we’re back in town to visit our parents, we always make time to stop by what we believe is the best…

What’s Brewing: Stillwater Artisanal Ales

What’s Brewing: Stillwater Artisanal Ales By: Eric Sturniolo   Brewer/founder Brian Stillwater’s brewery Stillwater Artisanal Ales, a Ratebeer top 100 brewery in the world 4 years in a row, combines beer, art, and music into one exciting brand. I got a chance to speak with Brian about his beer, his plans, and his gypsy brewer…

NY Bottles: St. Gambrinus

NY Bottles: St. Gambrinus By: Eric Sturniolo St. Gambrinus is known as the patron saint of beer and an icon of brewing. The bar, on Atlantic Avenue between 3rd and 4th Avenues in Brooklyn, does his name proud. With 16 taps, over 200 bottles, lots of seating, and some delicious snacks, St. Gambrinus is a…

Beer Hero: Ben Grace

Beer Hero: Ben Grace By: Eric Sturniolo I like beer. My friend Ben Grace really likes beer. He just had his 1,000th unique beer in a 2 year span. If you’re thinking “I can do that,” remember, it’s 1,000 unique beers. That’s 1.37 different beers every single day. 9.6 unique beers every single week. For…