Bland beer at the ballpark

Good blog/article over at the New York Times calling for craft pilseners at Yankee Stadium and lamenting Pabst Blue Ribbon- something I think many of us can relate to. From the article: Look, I don’t even know if I can afford to go to these two fancy new ballparks, much less pay for the beer. I have…

Pioneers, time to take the Cooperstown Beverage Trail

What would Natty Bumppo do?  That’s what came to mind while I was reading an entry from the Drinks blog on Syracuse.com about the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. (Natty Bumppo is a fictional character from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales). The Cooperstown Beverage Trail officially consists of Fly Creek Cider Mill, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown Brewing Company…

2009 TAP New York twas good

Pouring at the cup-winning Keegan Ales booth A concise blog entry that relays the TAP New York experience is difficult to write.  Thus, the bullet points. Gorgeous weather Top-notch venue More tasty food that you can shake a stick at Crowd has a good vibe No long waits Trays of hors d’oeuvres Worth the admission…

This week in blog

The (usually) weekly roundup of (mostly) NY-related craft beer blogs. The Foaming Head2009 TAP-NY PreviewAn impressive list of breweries that will be at Hunter Mountain this weekend, and even better, updates on which beers will be poured.  Try to control your Pavlovian response. Buttle’s Beer BlogReview: Ellicottville Pantius Droppus (NY) A sour beer to appreciate. CNYBrewHop…

Tickets purchased to TAP New York

TAP New York.  A good time?  At $54 a ticket, I sure hope so.  Purchased the tickets today without doing a lot of research, but the event this Saturday, April 25th (and 26th) looks like it should be a good time.  From the official Website: The Hudson Valley Beer & Fine Food Festival, Inc. invites…

12 beers too soon

It’s not summer, yet.  But I jumped the gun and picked Saranac’s 12 Beers of Summer anway.  As previously posted, the collection includes four new brews: Helles, Rye Pilsener, Amber Wheat, and Pale Pale Ale.  It also contains the Pomegranate Wheat and Summer Ale.  Fruit-flavored beer isn’t my favorite, but the Pomegranate Wheat isn’t bad, and…

Floored by taxes

From The New York Times’ “The Pour” blog: the budget has one more element that affects consumers. Wine and beer wholesalers and retailers will have to pay a tax on inventory that they have on hand May 1. The purpose of this floor tax, Anderson said, is to prevent retailers and wholesalers from profiting by…