Home sweet rhizome

A padded mailer arrived the other day carrying the small root pieces that will hopefully grow into bountiful suppliers of glorious hops.  They rest inside a moistened bag in my fridge, waiting to be planted. A commenter on this site suggested Freshops, and I ended up going that route to obtain my rhizomes.  The price…

This Week in Blog 3

Well, “This Week in Blog” has now survived three weeks.  Will it survive another? Buttle’s Beer BlogConey Island Albino Python (NY)“Slightly salacious label art” from Coney Island Lagers keeps you looking at the bottle. “Drinks” by Don CazentreGot gusto, Syracuse? Get ready for the retro return of Schlitz beerDoes it taste as old as it…

Is bigger bottle law better?

From the Albany Times Union, a business article that asks if a bigger bottle law is better.  Part of the law would require brewers to create separate labels specifically designed for distribution in New York in a bid to keep out-of-state bottles from being redeemed. From the article: Brewers also will need to establish separate labeling and distribution…

Brooklyn in Albany

Get a a taste of the Brooklyn Brewery and a bit of dinner to match at the Washington Tavern in Albany on Wednesday, April 15th. Two reasons to attend: 1) Brooklyn’s Local Series will be on hand to sample, and 2) Tickets to The Dead show at The Times Union Center will be raffled. For…

Rusted Root added to Saranac Concert Series

Rusted Root returns to the F.X. Matt Brewery on May 30th as part of the Saranac Concert Series.  Tickets are $26 in advance and $30 the day of the show.  You can find more information on this and other events at the official Saranac Website. Again, the brewery courtyard is a great venue, in case…

This Week in Blog, Vol. 2

Here is my second go-around for “This Week in Blog,” a listing of blog articles from the past week that are mostly NY related.  But not always.  So it goes. “Drinks” by Don CazentreLook for quality New York beers at annual Tap into the MOST fundraiserThis one is actionable-  In Syracuse tomorrow and want to…

Good review for a renovated brewpub

The Journal News out of White Plains, NY, has a review of a renovated brewpub in Peekskill. From the article: Good news for craft beer lovers: The Peekskill Brewery is brewing up some phenomenal local suds. And unlike most of the other breweries in the area (which just stick to serving beer), they also have…

Yuengling – the next king of beers?

The Patriot-News has a fascinating article about how Yuengling is poised to become the largest American owned brewer. Although Yuengling produces a fraction of the amount of beer of say, Anheuser-Busch, the recent acquisitions of such huge American brands has left it on the verge of being #1. Currently number one by a slim margin? …