Syracuse beer week shaping up

It’s almost beer time in the ‘Cuse.  Syracuse Beer Week will run from November 1 – 7 this year, and the calendar of events is beginning to fill up. A sampling of highlights from the week: Sunday: Meet and greet with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver at Empire Brewing Co. Monday – Wednesday: Free samples at the…

Review: Papazian’s Microbrewed Adventures a ‘joy’ to read

Microbrewed Adventures is an intriguing read for the casual beer drinker.  For the enthusiast, it’s a joy. Burning through the pages, one finds him or herself envious of Charlie Papzian as the protagonist of this On The Road inspired world-tour of craft beer.  Papazian takes us on a whirlwind, “lupulin-filled”  journey through craft beer’s rise in the…

Genny on the block

The revival of classic brands in an appeal to new, younger generations is nothing new, and now it’s Genny’s turn to take the spotlight. According to the Daily Finance blog, the marketing effort will be turned up for the Genesee brand, out of Rochester, New York. From the article: It’s the first time many of…

First a hop shortage, now, too many hops

Will we ever win? A year ago the big story in the brewing world was a worldwide shortage of hops; a perfect storm of poor crops and high demand.  Prices for hops rose dramatically. In response to that shortage, more acreage was devoted to hops. Guess what?  Now there’s too many hops.  Seriously. Little articles…

The week in craft beer on the Web

Better known as this week in blog.  Links to articles of interest on the Web concerning craft beer and New York State.  Usually. Of course, there’s a ton of stuff out there every week that slips through the cracks.  But so it goes.   New York TimesMarrying the Flavors of Beer and FoodI just learned…

Beer consumption by country, state

An interesting link was emailed to me recently comparing beer consumption by country (see here).  Judging by the selective list of the countries included, and by a few of the reader comments, the list is far from a complete picture of world beer consumption.  But, it does give an interesting visual comparison.  The chart provided…