Best of the Homebrew Takedown

Best of the Homebrew Takedown By Eric Sturniolo Remember the local craft beer scene in New York City five years ago? Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint… it’s a pretty short list. Today, craft beer and local breweries are exploding in the city, and much of it is thanks to homebrewers. Some of my favorite new breweries (Grimm…

Three Floyds – Space Station Middle Finger

Three Floyds – Space Station Middle Finger By Eric Sturniolo Hard to find in New York City (ok, maybe a bit impossible), I was lucky to get my hands on Three Floyds Space Station Middle Finger, one of the best pale ales I’ve ever had. It’s what every good pale ale should be. Hoppy (but…

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…

Made Of Beer Bakery

Made Of Beer Bakery By Eric Sturniolo I try not to just drink beer, but eat it too. I’ve had chocolate made with beer, beer made with dougnuts, and crackers made with beer and beer ingredients. An interesting new take on this concept is Long Island’s Made of Beer Bakery. This homegrown bakery uses spent…

Beer Hero: Greg Avola of Untappd

Beer Hero – Greg Avola of Untappd By Eric Sturniolo If you drink craft beer, you’ve used the mobile app Untappd. If you haven’t, get it. From their site: “Untappd is a new way to socially share and explore the world of beer with your friends and the world. Curious what your friends are drinking…

A Tiny Beautiful Something

A Tiny Beautiful Something Love this beer! Super easy drinking and great hoppiness with some mild malt. Maine Beer Co makes yet another amazing brew. In other news, we obviously love Lunch but can’t wait to try some Dinner! 🙂

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…

More Jeffrey

Eric: Apparently, The Jeffrey is my new favorite bar.  Good, cheap food, lots of space, and a consistently amazing draft list.  Today’s list had a lot I wanted…. But I settled for two: Oxbow Beer Farmhouse Pale Ale (6.0% ABV):  This was my first beer from Oxbow, located in Newcastle, Maine.  Yet ANOTHER amazing Maine…

Founders Night at The Jeffrey

Andrew and Eric: When a bar has 15 taps of Founders, you go. When one of those taps is pouring Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout, you put your life on hold and drink it. That’s what happened at Founders Brewery Night at The Jeffrey.  The Jeffrey, a new-ish bar on the lower Upper East Side (on…

Reading Is Hard, Lists Are Fun, and This List is Wrong

Eric:  If you’re like me, you’re illiterate, but slowly grasping how to read.  I’ve gotten most words down, but when they are put together in sentences and paragraphs, my head starts to hurt and I give up and drink beer.  This is why lists are great.. who needs all those unnecessary sentence words?! But lists,…