Trouble brewing over Flying Bison sale to Matt Brewing Co.?

Sorry.  I couldn’t resist the bad pun in the headline. I’ll try to rein it in from now on. Apparently a battle amongst shareholders of Buffalo’s Flying Bison Brewing Co. is holding up a deal with the Matt Brewing Co. (makers of Saranac). From The Buffalo News: A month after halting beer production in mid-January due…

Celebrate 15 years with Middle Ages Brewing Co.

There are two good ways to celebrate Middle Ages’ 15th anniversary. The first is to drink beer. At TAP-NY I had the opportunity to try Middle Ages’ 15th anniversary brew, “Double Wench,” the amped-up version of the fan-favorite “Wailing Wench.”  Clocking in at 12% abv, the brewery describes the American Strong Ale as “robustly full…

Have you seen this beer: Southern Tier 2xIPA

Southern Tier recently finished an expansion, and they have a couple new beers in distribution, including the 2xIPA, a double india pale ale. You can read more about this and some of Southern Tier’s other recent developments over at Beernews.org. The 2xIPA is on shelves now, and if you’re like me, you know Southern Tier doesn’t…

Mark your calendar for Empire Brewfest

Mark your summer calendar.  Syracuse’s Empire Brewfest will be held July 16th this summer in Clinton Square.  Information on ticket pricing and performing musicians is still forthcoming. Check  http://www.empirebrewfest.com for more information. 

Change to comment system

I’ve jumped on the Disqus bandwagon and switched my commenting system.  This means you should be able to post comments using Twitter and other accounts.  “Guest” commenting is still allowed, but will require approval. I’ve been making a lot of small tweaks to the site over the last week, so bear with me as I…

Spend Memorial Day Weekend with Brewery Ommegang

Well, Belgium Comes to Cooperstown took about five minutes to sell out, but you could still spend Memorial Day weekend with Brewery Ommegang. Ommegang’s Memorial Day Festival begins Saturday, May 29th, and features three bands (with more to be announced).  The music begins at 4 p.m., and, according to Ommegang, will last into the “wee…

‘Rock the Cans’ with Soul Asylum, Gin Blossoms & Genny

Soul Asylum What’s better than a beer-themed, outdoor summer concert?  If you said “nothing,” you’ll be glad to know that the Genesee Brewery is bringing back “Rock the Cans.” From their press release: The Genesee Brewery announced today that it’s bringing back a bigger, better summer concert called “Rock the Cans” – inspired by the…

Win a trip to Fire Island… and drink some beer

The Fire Island Beer Company wants you to win a trip to Fire Island, NY – three days, two nights, accomodations, ferry tickets and dinner for two included. All you have to do is enter their sweepstakes for a chance to win: http://www.fireislandbeer.com/sweepstakes/index.htm The sweepstakes is from May 1st through June 31st with the drawing…

2010 Saranac Thursdays line-up announced

It’s almost that time of year, when the courtyard of the FX Matt Brewery swells and thousands of Saranac-lovers gather for the weekly summer event know as Saranac Thursdays. Saranac Thursdays kick off May 27th.  Here’s the dates and scheduled bands: May 27th- Dashboard Nixon June 3rd- Showtime June 10th- Earl Pickens June 17th- Last…