Sixpoint defies hurdles, trashy beer, Adoration & more

This week in blog… the lazy, post-Thanksgiving edition. The New York TimesBeer Connoisseurs Defy Hurdles to Start Breweries Sixpoint is prominently featured in this well-written and interesting article. The Hop PressTrashy BeerAn article from a new “supergroup” beer blog ruminates on the “trashy beers” we used to (still do?) love. The Foaming HeadSaranac 12 Beers of…

Celebrate the holidays with your family and Ommegang

Is it too early to mention Christmas? How about a family-friendly holiday event at one of your favorite breweries? Brewery Ommegang will be visited by the Belgian Santa Claus, Sint Niklaas, on Saturday, December 12th.  Tucked away in the rural countryside near Cooperstown, NY, the brewery makes an ideal location to celebrate the season. The Belgian Santa will…

Love beer? Why not bathe yourself with it?

So, earlier today a tweet came my way from @dundeebeer about soap made from their Honey Brown Lager, which I retweeted on to my Twitter followers.  At $3.99 it seemed like quite the steal. And I guess I’m not the only person who thought so, because the item is now sold out today despite being…

Two New York breweries included on Top 25 list

Paste Magazine has published a list of the top 25 American breweries of this decade, and two New York State breweries, Brewery Ommegang and Brooklyn Brewery are included. Lists, of course, are highly subjective, and this particular list gives very little insight into what qualifications were used to create it. That said, the list is…

Have you found your Saranac “golden ticket” yet?

If you’ve been reading along, you know that the New York Brew Authority had a special opportunity to visit the FX Matt Brewery in Utica, NY where Saranac is made (You can also listen to our podcast about the experience).  You might be asking yourself, “how can I do that?” Well, the answer to your question is “drink…

Another reason beer prices are unlikely to fall

I posted earlier about a glut of hops leading to more supply than demand, and hops being left to rot on their vines rather than to lose money harvesting them. Well, here’s another effect of last year’s hop shortage: Microbrewers are locked into contracts based on last year’s high prices. From Yakima’s KIMATV: Miller (a…

Join Empire Brewing for Syracuse Beer Week

Got a newsletter from Syracuse’s Empire Brewing Co. with their events for Syracuse Beer Week, and I thought I would share them with you.  I apologize for not getting this out Sunday for the official start of the week, but there’s plenty left to check out.  Also, for all Syracuse Beer Week events, check out…