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…

Holiday Gift Idea: The Case For Beer

With the holidays fast approaching, we’ve found the perfect gift for the craft beer lover in your life (or for yourself!): The Case For Beer. Each box comes with 12 beers in custom packaging, with selections hand-picked by 9 different craft beer locations/bars throughout the United States. In New York City, the selection is curated…

NYC Craft Beer Festival: Summer International

If you like craft beer and live in New York City, the NYC Craft Beer Festival is a great way to try  awesome beer from around the world. With about 150 craft beers to choose from, you’re bound to find a new favorite in the bunch. Last weekend’s “Summer International” event included a global sampling,…

The Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival: Summer 2014

We had a blast at Growler & Gill’s Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival this past weekend! How could you not have a great time on a gorgeous 80-degree Saturday in the beautiful suburbs of Rockland County, surrounded by more than 50 of the country’s top craft brewers? (Click here to check out our “NY Bottles”…

Word of the Day: Imperial

By Eric Sturniolo Navigating the world of craft beer can be a struggle. Stouts, India pale ales, pale ales, porters, lambics, guezes, wet hopped, dry hopped, bourbon barrel aged… it goes on and on. So let’s concentrate on a very important beer word: Imperial. You’ve probably noticed a lot of beers are called Imperial. Any…

Beer and Food at Whole Foods Gowanus

By Eric Sturniolo   Three heirloom tomatoes.  One bushel of kale.  Four amazing beers fresh from the tap.  That was my day (minus the tomatoes and kale; I can’t cook) at the new Whole Foods in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  In the huge, shiny store, I focused on the beer and the cafe. To start your beer…

Coming Soon: Bourbon County Review

Andrew: This will be a short post, because I don’t have much to say about actual beer yet. Last Friday, I braved a cold morning in NYC to stand on a line. No, it wasn’t to get a deal on a LCD TV or $1 Space Jam DVD … surprise! … it was for beer.…

Biscotti Break Natale Review

Andrew: In my last post, I wrote about International Stout Day and how I celebrated it with Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti Break. Well, this post is about another Evil Twin imperial stout called … hold on I need to take a deep breath … Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please with A Cherry…

Goose Island Takeover at Top Hops Redux

Eric:  It was a typical Wednesday night in BrewBoyz land.  We went to Top Hops for a Goose Island sour ales release party. They had brand new bottles called Halia and Gillian, as well as a great tap lineup inlcuding Lolita, Sofie Paradisi, Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Cherry Rye, and…

Review Timez!

Eric:  Last night I was lucky enough to have some really rare and incredible Hair of the Dog beers.  But first, some other stuff I’ve had recently: Friday night was IPA night (with a sour break)- Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA is made with German and German-inspired hops and malts.  Maybe because of that, it…

Bar Reviewz of the Day: Spitzer’s Corner

Eric:  Usually my Tuesday nights consist of gently sobbing in a dark corner of my bedroom, but last night I went to a bar!  Spitzer’s Corner is on the Lower East Side, and turned out to be more of a restaurant than a bar.  They had 40 taps and a few cool bottles/big bottles.  I…

Goose Island Takeover at Top Hops

Eric:  It was a typical Thursday night in BrewBoyz land.  We went to Top Hops for a Goose Island takeover. All their taps were Goose Island beer, including some rare stuff.  I’ll talk about my night… Here’s the menu: I started with a glass of Matilda Lambicus, a Belgian Pale Ale fermented with brettanomyces.  The…