The New York Beer & Brewery Blog

Boilermakers Are Back!

Who likes a shot and a beer? According to this article in the New York Times, boilermakers are back in a big way, and not just at your local dive bar. Upscale establishments are getting onboard with this classic combo, using interesting juxtapositions of beer and liquor to make it new all over again. This…

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The Best Pumpkin Beers

Are you a fan of pumpkin beer? This time of year, every brewer is rushing to come out with their latest gourd-flavored brew. If you’re bewildered by the options, the intrepid journalists over at Thrillist have compiled their list of the 21 best pumpkin beers to help you decide. Their methodology is pretty scientific, too,…

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Spreadable Beer!

Check out the Huffington Post to read this article about Birra Spalmabile, a new spreadable beer product from Italy! Birra Spalmabile is non-alcoholic, but contains 40% beer and will lend a distinctly hoppy flavor to any sweet or savory foods you spread it on. Sounds perfect for toast! But if you have it for breakfast, be…

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Craft Beer from an Assembly Line?

This article in the Huffington Post details some interesting and controversial changes to the way craft beer is classified. The Brewers Association has decided to allow beers that use rice or corn malt to be labeled as craft. More significantly, it raised its limit for a “small” brewery from one that produces less than 2 million barrels…

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Bronx Brewery Comes to Inwood!

Good news for beer fans in upper Manhattan! Niall Henry, the founder of Bronx Brewery, is opening a craft beer bar in Inwood. The new space, at 4740 Broadway, will overlook Fort Tryon Park and feature around 10 craft beers, as well as a menu of American fare. With Brooklyn Brewery expanding into Staten Island, it’s…

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The Best Cheap Local Beers in America

Here at the New York Beer and Brewery Blog, we love craft beer, but there’s no denying it’s a recent phenomenon. There are times when you just want to sit back and crack open a traditional, no-fuss beer like our grandparents would have drunk. And for that, you have to turn to America’s regional beers….

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The Best Towns for Craft Beer Tailgating

Football season is just around the corner, and for millions around the country, that means tailgate parties. Is there a tradition more quintessentially American? The good folks at CraftBeer.com have put together a list of the best towns in the US for tailgating, geared toward craft beer fans. The list even includes local beers for…

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Hopsters Brew and Boards

Boston Magazine has a great new article about Hopsters Brew and Boards, one of a growing trend of small breweries that make unique beers to customers’ specifications on a personal scale. If you’ve ever thought about home brewing but don’t want to commit to buying the equipment, this is perfect! At Hopsters, a trained brewer will…

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Kent ‘Battle’ Martin in the Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has a fascinating new profile of Kent ‘Battle’ Martin, the man in charge of approving or rejecting every beer label in the US. It’s a great piece on a very powerful, mysterious figure in the world of beer. Check it out here! By Seth Zakula

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Happy IPA Day!

Today is IPA Day, when been lovers celebrate India Pale Ales in all their potent, hoppy glory. Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a grassroots movement within the craft beer community to spread the love for this iconic beer style through social media and tasting events. And with the current craze for IPAs all across…

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