Beer Break Podcast: Summer beers and events

Podcast host Tom and Website editor Blake reveal the beers they’ve chosen for the Beer Break Podcast with surprising (or predictable?) results, followed by a discussion of a few of the great craft beer related events in New York State this summer. Have a comment? Leave a brief voicemail at (315) 908-BREW (2739) and it may be…

Three brewfests this weekend for your consideration

A craft beer brewfest to attend is good enough.  But having three to choose from?  Wonderful and painful at the same time.  Here are three brewfests going on this weekend for your consideration: What: New York BrewfestWhere: Governors Island, New York CityWhen: Saturday, June 19th, 3:30 – 8:00 pmCost: $55 General AdmissionWhy: “Over 300 styles of…

Taste craft beer at the Finger Lakes Riesling Festival

What?  Wine?  Although this blog is dedicated to craft beer, I have been known to enjoy a glass of wine once in a while.  And having spent several formative years living in the Finger Lakes region, I have a great appreciation for the terrific wine industry in that area and the beautiful scenery that surrounds…

Craft beer “heroes” join forces to create super beer

We’ve all heard of  “supergroups,” music artists joining forces to create high-profile bands (for better or for worse).  Well, how does a brewing supergroup strike you? …Phil Leinhart from Brewery Ommegang, Scott Vaccaro from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Casey Hughes from Flying Fish Brewing Co., Phil Markowski from Southampton Publick House, Jeff “Chief” O’Neil and…

Why Sixpoint has chickens on the roof

Nice write-up by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Sixpoint’s eco-friendly rooftop: If you take a tour of the Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, you can expect to see the inner workings of how beer is made, and you’ll be able to sample some of that beer. You’ll also be able to see the chickens that…

Brewery Ommegang to host Felice Brothers

A summer of beer and music.  Or so it appears to be. Here’s another one for your calendar: Brewery Ommegang’s Belgian Independence Day Celebration featuring The Felice Brothers.  Saturday, July 24th. If you’ve heard of The Felice Brothers, you’re probably already interested in this Cooperstown event.  General admission tickets are $25 and $35 with overnight…