Fox News’ take on Brooklyn Winter Ale; Sixpoint feature

A couple of interesting craft beer items from Fox News recently… First, a review of Brooklyn’s Winter Ale: Some winter beers take a more subtle approach and aim only for a seasonally-appropriate weight and taste to pair well with the heavier foods and increased couch-time of the blustery months. Brooklyn Brewery Winter Ale happens to…

Saranac Irish Stout a canny offering

The last thing I needed to buy was more beer.  But the allure of Saranac’s branding of their new Irish Stout was too strong.  The sleek, black packaging and celtic-inspired shamrock called out to that wee bit of Irish knocking around in my bloodstream. Saranac has already found success with its Irish Red Ale, initially brewed…

TAP New York and Ithaca Brewfest details

TAP New York 2009 It’s only January, but it’s never too early to mark your calendar for a good beer fest.  Dates for Tap New York and the Ithaca Brewfest are already firmed up. TAP New York Description: The Hudson Valley Beer & Fine Food Festival, Inc. invites all to TAP New York at Hunter…

What was the biggest NYS beer story of 2009?

What was the biggest NYS beer story of 2009?(polling) A lot happened in 2009… just take a look at the archives!  Sound off on what you think the most important New York State related beer story of the year was.  Something left off?  Let us know in the comments. Thanks for voting and have a…

New beers from Ommegang, Captain Lawrence on the way

BeerNews.org reports that a couple new beers from two of your favorite New York breweries are on the way: Brewery Ommegang will release a Belgian-style Pale Ale for the first time this spring in bottle-conditioned 750′s and on draft. The beer will ship in February for sales in March-April. It is the first of six…