“Make it a Genny Mr. President”

From a Wall Street Journal “blog” – “We think it’s great that the President is getting together over beers to have an important discussion. A lot of good solutions have surfaced when people can relax and talk over a couple cold ones,” Rich Lozyniak, chief executive of Rochester, N.Y.-based Genesee, said in a statement entitled…

New Yorkers bike to bars for Good Beer Month

Above:  It’s a SEAL! Get it? New Yorkers bike to the bars with the “good bear seal” for Good Beer Month in this New York Times bloggicle: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/21/of-bikes-bars-and-beers/ Also:  Lance Armstrong’s favorite beer. More information on Good Beer Month and Bike to the Bars here: http://www.goodbeerseal.com/

Rohrbachs presents Flour City Brewers’ Fest

Rohrbach Brewing Co. of Rochester, NY presents the Flour City Brewers’ Fest on Saturday, August 15.  Tickets are $25 in advance. “Flour City” is a nickname for Rochester, referring to it’s former preponderance of flour mills.  The more you know. The brewfest features both local and national breweries.  Last year over 45 breweries participated. The event has…

More beer tastings in more states

New York authorized beer tastings in 2007, and more states are poised to follow that trend, according to an article in USA Today. From the article: While wine tastings have become commonplace, states from Vermont to Texas to Washington have moved to let people take a sip of a cold one before deciding what brand…

Impromptu NY beer weekend

Friday and Saturday started off what has become an unofficial NY beer weekend.  Friday  was a going away night in Saratoga that started out at The Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. where I got to try to their new IPA.  An added bonus was that the tastings were free while we were there. Saturday started out with…

This week in blog

SlashfoodMayor Bloomberg Declares July ‘Good Beer Month’ In New York CitySo… wonder how that’s going. The Foaming HeadGenesee Brewery lights upA light that’s been out for over 40 years in Rochester is lit again. Drinks with Don CazentreIn Syracuse, Middle Ages Brewing Co. celebrates 14th Anniversary with a Brown AleAnother chance to write “Hear ye!”…

New York Times: When Brooklyn Brewed the World

Interesting article from The New York Times about the “rise, fall and resurrection of the Brooklyn beer scene.” From the article: For a while the beer flowed from Brooklyn as if from a broken spigot. With 45 breweries at the turn of the century — including 11 on one 12-block stretch in Williamsburg — at…