The New York Beer & Brewery Blog

8 Surprising Beer Facts to Make You Sound Like an Expert

Perhaps you’re looking to impress co-workers, drinking buddies, or even a date. Build your beer knowledge with this list of surprising facts compiled by the beer expert guides at The New York Beer and Brewery Tour, and impress away! Found at German beer halls, the boot-shaped glasses hearken back to the practice of German soldiers…

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Summer in the City: Our Favorite IPAs in NYC

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When The Breweries Went Bankrupt.

What with the American brewing landscape having been dominated by the Midwest for many decades, few know of New York City’s rich brewing history and former status as the brewing capital of the United States. But it’s true. From the early 19th century all the way to the 1950s New York City dominated the brewing…

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Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost upon us,and you know what goes great with turkey and stuffing? Beer! Luckily, the Huffington Post has a handy guide to what beers to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner. This guide comes from Brendon O’Brien, the bar manager at New York’s DeCicco & Sons, so you know it’s legit. What beer are you…

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A Sip of History

Drinking in New York Before It Was New York The history of New York City is surprisingly intertwined with the history of brewing beer in New York City. From the earliest Dutch settlers, who came to make a profit selling beaver pelts in the mid 17th century, the capitalistic atmosphere and the lack of prominent…

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Beer Pairings – For the Drinker Who Also Eat Sometimes

It’s coming! It’s coming! ‘Tis the season for holiday spirits, every day. Whether you love the holidays (“Welcome home, Favorite Child!”) or dread them (“When are you going to get a real job?”), you can impress the masses with some classy pairings. Craftbeer.com has put together a beer/food pairing list so you can extract as much flavor (out…

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We made the list for top drinking tours in the US by CN Traveler!

#ThrowBackThursday! In 2014, The New York Beer and Brewery Tour was featured on travel blog CN Traveler’s list of the best guided drinking tours in America!

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New York Beer and Brewery Tour Named One of Ten Best Worldwide

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour was recently featured in UK publication Mirror’s list of the top ten beer tours in the world! The tour was ranked seventh overall and was one of only three US tours featured on the list. We are honored and couldn’t agree more with our place among the best…

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Happy 95th Birthday, Prohibition

Yesterday marked the 95th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition. Can you imagine the horror? (Maybe some of you can!) Truth be told, most New York drinkers didn’t pay too much attention to this law and were able to acquire their libations quite easily. But the unsung heroes, the brewers of the 20s, had an extremely…

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Beer Is Good for Your Brain!

This new article in Esquire details a really interesting new study published in Behavioral Brain Research, which says that an ingredient in beer improved the brain function of young mice. These results should be taken with a grain of salt, because the research is preliminary, and you’re not a mouse (we’re guessing). Still, it’s good…

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