Posts Written OnJune 25, 2012

Blind Bat Brewery and the New York Cork Report Announce Series of Unique Collaboration Ales

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Collaboration beers are hot right now. It seems like I can find a handful of them at each of my local beer shops. Breweries large and small are teaming up to brew some unique, interesting, and often delicious beers. The idea of two (or more) brewers coming together to create something new isn’t reserved for big, well-distributed brands either. About a year ago Greenport Harbor Brewing and Southampton Publick House brewed a Strong Ryland Pale Ale together and more recently Blind Bat Brewery and Long Ireland Beer Company brewed a saison together. Today, I’m excited to announce a different kind…

Macari Vineyards 2009 Chardonnay

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I seem to have built up a backlog of chardonnays that need to make their way to the NYCR tasting table. So, over the next couple of weeks, you can expect it to be a focus of reviews — along with some roses, some newly released summer whites and some other wines, of course. We’ll start the chardonnay parade with this Macari Vineyards 2009 Estate Chardonnay ($19) fermented in stainless steel, but showing some interesting lees characteristics on a nose dominated by juicy pear, pineapple and green tea. The nutty, slightly yeasty lees quality is  bit more pronounced on the dry, snappy,…

Sprout Creek Creamy and Sixpoint Craft Ales Join Forces to Produce “Point of Origin”

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Beer and cheese make a perfect pair. I have said it many, many times here at the NYCR, behind the counter at a cheese shop, and talking with other cheese geeks.  It is pretty universal that when these two are brought together, there is an opportunity for good things to happen. As the Specialty Products Coordinator for Whole Food Market, Chris Manca takes concepts such as beer and cheese together, develops them, and finds a way to make a product from them. With the plethora of local artisans and producers  in the Northeast, what better way to celebrate this than by…