Best of the Bottle Share

Best of the Bottle Share By Eric Sturniolo We recently hosted a bottle share at The Wilky, a new (and great) craft beer spot in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. We were lucky to have a lot of cool people bring a lot of amazing bottles. The standouts, whether for pure quality or uniqueness, are below.. happy…

Westbrook Mr. Chipper

Westbrook Mr. Chipper Mount Pleasant, SC Flanders Red Ale – 6.80% ABV By: Eric Sturniolo This Flanders red ale (named from the Flanders region of Belgium) is aged in red wine barrels for 2.5 years. It pours a hazy dark red, with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly. The taste is sour and very tart…

Beer Hero: Beer Dreamer

Beer Hero: Beer Dreamer By Eric Sturniolo Note: FREE SHIPPING FOR OUR READERS!! Use discount code WTBNY Beer goes with everything. Ramen. BBQ. Cheese. German. Pie. Chocolate… With this in mind, Jordan Elpern-Waxman started Beer Dreamer, a company that mails subscribers the best beer and food pairings available. Think of it as a beer club,…

The Wild Side: American Sour Beers

You might remember those old Keystone Light “bitter beer face” commercials—some guy takes a sip of harsh (gross) beer that makes his face implode. Today many craft brewers are making beer known as wild or sour beers, with the goal of making you pucker up. The term “wild” comes from the wild yeasts that ferment…

Random Beer Reviewz

Andrew: I checked out Pony Bar’s website last night and saw that they had a beer from Carton called Something Like Sandy wild stout. The brewery was making this beer when the storm hit and it was left fermenting longer than expected because of the storm. Here’s a link to the video the brewery made…

Dinner at Luksus

(note: The menu/beer pairings change often) Andrew:  Eric and I had a lovely dinner at Luksus, a small restaurant hidden in a back room of Torst in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. The food was very good. Don’t go super hungry because they serve very small portions—I didn’t mind because it was all very tasty and the…

Beer Frenzy Friday

Eric:  A leisurely stroll to deposit checks at the bank become a spontaneous beer buying frenzy.  I don’t remember most of it since I blacked out from the excitement, but two stores and $120 later, I have this: Professor Fritz Briem 1809 Berliner Weisse  x 3 Maine Beer Company MO Maine Beer Company Zoe Firestone…

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…