Roc Brewing Co. slated for 2011 launch

From the Democrat and Chronicle: Once a VFW Hall, the building at 56 S. Union St. on Rochester’s southeast side could by next spring be turning out kegs of English ale, India pale ale and amber ale. Roc Brewing Co. LLC, a startup craft brewery, got Rochester Planning Commission approval last month to renovate the…

A New York pumpkin ale for every palette

Halloween is nigh, and there’s no better time to grab your favorite pumpkin ale.  For fans of New York’s craft beer scene, options abound.  The first three listed, Saranac, Brooklyn, and Southern Tier, I’ve personally had and recommend trying.  The exuberant descriptions are culled from marketing materials.  Cheers!   Saranac: Pumpkin Ale“Saranac Pumpkin Ale is…

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and other frothy tidbits

I’m not really much for reviewing beer.  The deluge of opinion on the Web doesn’t make it necessary, and there are plenty of other blogs who can do a much better job.  Eventually the descriptors all start to sound the same to me (perhaps I’m jaded?) and isn’t it all subjective anyway? Well, anyway, I was happy to…