Posts Tagged ‘beer’
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Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider & Food Festival: Making the Most of the Adirondack Coast

Columbus Day weekend welcomed the first incarnation of the Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider & Food Festival to The Crete Civic Center in Plattsburg, NY.  A small but well designed showing by local vendors of fermented beverag...



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Naked Dove Brewing Company Helles

By Mark Tichenor, Rochester Beer Correspondent Color matters in the beer world. It’s a disappointing truth, but some people make snap judgments about, and shy away from, some styles just because of the color of the brew. ...



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Finalists Announced for NYCR 2011 New York Beers of the Year Tasting

By Julia Burke, Beer Editor On behalf of the NYCR Beer Team, I’m proud to announce that our “Beers of the Year” program has grown to ten nominees this year.2011 was a huge year for growth and exciting change a...



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Upstate Craft Beer & Oyster Bar: A Small Town Haven in the Big City

By David Flaherty, New York City Correspondent “Why craft beer and oysters?” I asked. “Because those are the two things I know best,” Shane replied. New York City. For those of you who don’t call t...



Gravity-Defying Success in Lakewood, NY: Expansion at Southern Tier Brewery

By Julia Burke, Beer Editor BeerAdvocate, perhaps the most respected voice in the craft beer world, publishes a list of the “Top 50 American Breweries” as chosen out of 1,400 breweries and brewpubs across the United States....




Saranac Octoberfest

By Kevin Burns, Beer Columnist The leaves are changing and the weather is getting cooler. While these signs mark the arrival of fall to many people, I know it is Fall when Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ales start to show up on ...



Brown’s Brewing Company IPA (Troy, NY)

I'm not a big cocktail or spirit guy (though I do enjoy a little Bourbon with some regularlity). No, when I'm not drinking wine, beer is what you'll find in my glass most often. I probably drink as much beers as I d...



Drink Local Beer. It’s That Simple.

By Donavan Hall, Beer Columnist Lenn asked me to write a year-end post and I've been mulling over what you might be interested in hearing about.  I could give you a list of all the great locally brewed, Long Island be...



Holloween Costume Firkin Friday at DEKS in Rocky Point

By Donavan Hall, Beer Columnist While I've been off promoting my new book, The Beer Hall Guide to Long Island, the beer scene has been moving and shaking.  There are many opportunities coming up and going on where the...



Firkin Friday @ Deks a Huge Success

Home brew champion and LENNDEVOURS contributing columnist Donavan Hall has been inviting me to local beer-related events for some time now. In fact, he’d say that it’s been 4 years. I’m not so sure that itR...