This week (last week :)) in blog

The Barley BlogSouthern Tier Pumking (review)Came across this review on my Twitter feed.  I’ve been enjoying the Southern Tier offererings a lot lately, and this seasonal brew looks like one to try.  You can follow Barley Blog updates on Twitter via @barleyblog 20 WattsA loud, beer-soaked weekend in IthacaAdd some top-notch music to the Ithaca…

Ithaca Brewfest approaches

September is almost here, and so is the Ithaca Brewfest.  From the official site: Join Ithaca Beer Company, Cayuga Radio Group, and Wegmans on Saturday, September 5, 2009 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM for the 3rd Annual Ithaca Brew Fest at beautiful Stewart Park at the base of Cayuga Lake. Sample beers poured by over…

Utica Club again canned in Utica

Utica Club fans have reason to cheer- canning is back in action at the FX Matt Brewing Company.  The canning operation had been damaged last year in a fire.  Nice article from the Utica Observer-Dispatch on the news, as well a few reader comments and notes on a storage expansion at the brewery.

This week in blog and internets

Busy weekend ahead, so this one’s a little early.  But robust. NY Craft Beer Examiner4 Beers I Am Pissed I Can’t Get in New YorkI’m torn between being shocked that there are four beers that are hard to get in NYC, and playing a tiny violin for someone living in one of the greatest cities…

This week in blog

On Beer and DrinkingOmmegang 2009That’s right, Belgium comes to Cooperstown was last weekend. CNYBrewHops Harvest with BenAn instructional how-to video posted here to help you harvest your hops.  Enough alliteration for you?  Something’s been eating my hops… Post-Standard “Drinks” BlogSyracuse-area beer fans: WSOD (What Should Obama Drink)?This is a great blog, BTW.  My answer:  Almost…

15 Year Miller “hangover” for Oswego County

The Syracuse Post-Standard reports that a reunion will be held for former employees of an Oswego County Miller plant that closed in the 90′s: The reunion…will be a chance for former co-workers to renew friendships, catch up and talk about what happened in the years since the brewery’s closing. Full story here.

Papazian visits upstate New York, verdict?

Two recent articles from Examiner columnist Charlie Papazian caught my eye.  One gives a glowing review of the FX Matt (Saranac) Brewery in Utica, NY, and the other acknowledges the good work being done in Cooperstown by Brewery Ommegang.  Homebrewers are familiar with Papazian as an author and the face of homebrewing advocacy for decades.…