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…

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…

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…

Bells Bourbon Barrel-aged Expedition Stout 2018

One of the best parts of the growing national beer scene is getting to try beers that were once only available at breweries. We’re very lucky in NYC to have a huge distribution network that just keeps getting bigger. I’ve wanted to try Bells Bourbon Barrel-aged Expedition stout since it was first released in 2016…

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…