!!!BrewBoyz Warning!!! !!!!!LOCK UP YOUR BEER!!!!!

Eric:  Hide your daughters and padlock your refrigerator, there is a beer thief causing havoc in NYC. When we went on our Vermont trip, my two friends nicely watched Nikki, the BrewDogz. She loves them, and is best friends with their dog, Prima.  And what’s better than a puppy sleepover party?! To thank them, I…

A Very BrewBoyz Road Trip – Part I: The Itinerary

Eric:  You like beer, live in NYC, and have a Hyundai Elantra.  What to do? Drive 6 hours to Vermont on a random Thursday, of course!  That’s what we did, leaving early Thursday morning, making some epic anti-traffic maneuvers, and arriving at 3pm.  Our trip included stops at: 1. tasting and purchases at Hill Farmstead…

Sour Beers: My Take

Eric: In an effort to continue weaning myself off my IPA addiction, I’ve been tasting more and more of Andrew’s precious gross sour beers. But they are actually pretty good! I even drank a whole glass all by myself, like a big boy! This happened on July 4th, at Torst, which is an amazing beer…

Sour Beers: Refreshing for Summer

Andrew: A good friend of mine  is visiting for the holiday. Big surprise—we drank beer when he came to visit yesterday! He was looking in my fridge and noticed that I had some beers he’s never heard of and I explained that they are sour beers. He was like, “Whaaaaaaa’?” And I was like, “yuh,…

Andrew’s Birthday Beer Share

Andrew: Saturday’s birthday beer share was a success! Everyone got to try a ton of great beer (the highlights are in the lineup above).  My guests brought way too much beer, which is hardly a bad thing, but I don’t have much space in my NYC apartment to store the leftovers. I actually had to…

Barrel Aged Beers: Widmer/Cigar City Gentlemen’s Club

Andrew: Yesterday I picked up two bottles of the new Widmer/Cigar City collaboration, Gentlemen’s Club.  I bought the Bourbon and Rye Whiskey aged variations. These are very special beers (i.e., cost a lot), so I decided to save them for a special occasion. I was especially excited to get Cigar City beers, because everything they…

BBz Life Lesson #1: Sharing is Caring

Eric:  It’s hard to be a BrewBoyz.  There are just so many good beers to have, and so many good friends to enjoy them with.  Also, many of the best beers come in 22 ounce bombers or 750 ml (25.4 ounce) champagne-style bottles.  These sizes of course dwarf the standard 12 ounce bottle. So what’s…

Great Beer at Delta LGA

  Andrew: At LGA and noticed that they have a great new bar, called Biergarten. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace on tap! Lots of other goodies.   If it weren’t 10:30am and I wasn’t on my way to The festival to drink a ton of beer, I would have loved to grab a beer here. Eric: I…

Bad Beer is Bad

Eric: We love the fact that good beer is good.  But due to some sort of mathematical sorcery, this must also mean that bad beer is bad.  And the BrewBoyz agree.  We avoid bad beer like I avoid manual labor, but just like I sometimes have to change a light bulb or carry my laundry…

THE Festival (Portland, ME)

Andrew: I’ll be attending THE Festival in Portland, ME in a couple days. I can’t wait to try some of the most famed international beers in the world, especially Cantillon lambics. They will be be premiering a new beer at THE Festival. I was lucky to try one of their beers Rosé De Gambrinus a…

My Beer Glasses Suck

Eric:  Living in New York City (Brooklyn for me, Manhattan for Andrew), kitchens are barely kitchens.  That’s expected.  But MY kitchen is barely a barely kitchen.  I can’t cook, so I can deal with the two square feet of counter space and smaller than normal appliances.  But what hurts is the lack of cabinet/storage space. …

Lacing

Eric: Whenever I would finish a beer and see the inside of the glass covered in a foamy film, I’d think “ew”.  But recently I learned this is not in fact ew, it is the opposite of ew, or “good”. It’s called lacing. In a well cleaned beer glass, foam should cling to the sides…

Welcome to Brew Boyz Blog

Andrew and Eric.  Two friends who love craft beer and kind of love each other (platonically). Andrew has a wife and a baby on the way. Eric has a dog and a food baby on the way. Andrew talks about beer using words like “hops, matliness, drinkability and flavor profile.” Eric talks about beer using…