Happy 5th Birthday, Other Half!

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed. I’ll always remember the first Other Half beer I ever had the pleasure of drinking. It was at Pony Bar, in the Upper East Side. I walked up to the bar and saw “Other Half – Green Diamonds” illuminated on the digital menu board. I asked…

The Wilky’s First Wilkyversary Party!

The Wilky in Bed Stuy is turning one! The Wilkyversary festivities are this weekend, Saturday-Sunday January 14-15, starting a 2PM. Their 18 taps will be filled with rarities, awesomeness, and one-offs- including KCBC Wilkyversary #1, a pomegranate sour brewed with The Wilky team. There will also be free bottle pours and free presents given out hourly…

2016 Bourbon County Review

Bourbon County Brand Stout Just like 2015’s vintage, this year’s BCBS is very smooth for being so young. A fresh bottle tastes as if it was already aged in the bottle for a year or more—the alcohol is very well hidden and there’s no barrel heat—just delicious vanilla notes from the bourbon barrels that complement…

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…

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…

Bible Belt Release Party at Torst

By: Eric Sturniolo Here in New York City, we’re not so familiar with Prairie Artisan Ales (Tulsa, Oklahoma). I made sure to head to Torst for the release party of their collaboration beer with Evil Twin called Bible Belt, and luckily they had lots of other Prairie stuff on tap. Since Bible Belt is a…

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…

I’ll Have Decaf

Andrew: I love a good stout. I also love coffee. I think that I love stouts because I love coffee. But this stout has no coffee in it at all. This obvious connection between roasted malt flavors and coffee has led many brewers to brew stouts that include actual coffee in the beer. But this…

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…