If you still haven’t gotten your ticket to Good Beer–our yearly celebration of suds and food–it’s time to get it now. The fun kicks off next Tuesday at 6 pm and will feature a lineup of brews and pairings to wow thirsty folks of all beer persuasions.
With summer just two days away, temperatures are rising and so is our thirst. What better way to beat the heat than a cold beer? In our Edible Guide, you’ll find links to over 20 beer bars in Manhattan and Brooklyn where you can grab a draft, a can or a bottle of your favorite brew.
To celebrate the announcement of the New York City Brewers Guild–what, you didn’t know about the new coalition of city breweries?–the Guild is holding a party and tasting on May 22nd at Brooklyn Brewery.
Edible East End (the shore-based sister to this magazine) and the Brooklyn Brewery invite you to the Bellmore, Long Island craft beer bar Effin Gruven on Thursday, April 26, to celebrate the Nassau and Suffolk County rollout of the latest Brewmaster Reserve release.
LONDON–For years we’d thought of this city’s lovely old-fashioned taverns and tap rooms as the holy grail of good beer, thanks to the Campaign for Real Ale launched back in 1971, when most of us Brooklynites were still guzzling Bud in squat pop-top cans. Things looked to be headed in the same direction in the U.K. until the real ale movement, now called CAMRA, was founded by four drinkers concerned about the homogenization of both the beers they were drinking and the pubs where they were being served.
It takes a fleet of forklifts to take one down, pass it around.
We’re just back from a trip to Spuyten Duyvil Grocery–the Williamsburg beer store in the mini-mall on Bedford Avenue at North Sixth Street–and stumbled across this beauty of a brew from Evil Twin Brewers in Denmark. We’re just sad we didn’t stumble in time for it be part of our annual Alcohol Issue, which just hit the streets.
Last spring when we were doing research for our profile of Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster for Brooklyn Brewery, we spoke to the obvious folks: Other respected craft brewers, bar owners, beverage writers and experts in the beverage. But unlike most brewer write-ups, this particular piece required a call to the editors at Oxford University Press, that ultra-prestigious publishing house that puts out every-thing-you-wanted-to-know tomes on food and drink.