This week, our editors are getting ready for spring (finally! finally!) with good reads on jam, craft beer and gardening. Dig in!
The craft-brew fest firm Get Real Presents has teamed up with the New York State Brewers Association for a month-long world beer immersion program, if you will, with great local brewers like Empire, Shmaltz, and Sixpoint participating, too.
As I sit here, sipping this Summer Weizen Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company and feeling a heck of a lot better about this work day, I’ll tell you reasons why you, my fellow suds lovers, should be drinking beer soon, too.
This is easy. Seriously easy. Tell us why you love craft beer in the comments section below and we’ll hook two lucky winners up with connoisseur tickets to the NYC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest Edition on Saturday, December 1st.
If you weren’t at 82Mercer last Tuesday, bummer. You missed out on some seriously Good Beer and food.
Tickets to Good Beer–our yearly celebration of suds and food–are going fast. Last year’s event was a hit and we’re sure that the lineup of brews and pairings will once again please the masses.
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.
The Brooklyn Waterfront Craft & Specialty Beer Festival on June 16 will feature rare and seasonal brews, and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
If you haven’t yet found a copy of the new winter issue of Edible Brooklyn, you always can read the whole issue right here online. (Though don’t forget that should you choose to subscribe, not only is the print version delivered right to your door, you also get the free Edible app.) As usual, we’ve also got a few extras here in the digital sphere, which we think you’ll like. The recipe for Judge Mike Pesce’s Limoncello, from a story (“The Lure of Limoncello”) on his annual making of the bright-yellow Italian digestif. And from our profile of One Girl Cookies in Cobble Hill (“Cookie Monsters”) recipes for two of their incredible sweets–Spiced Ginger Oatmeal Drops and Fresh Pumpkin Pie with Salty Roasted Pepitas.
Brewed Awakening—the new book chronicling America’s growing craft beer movement—was penned by Joshua Bernstein, a Brooklynite, beer brainiac and occasional Edible contributor: In fact, he’s working on a profile of Chelsea Brewing Company for Edible Manhattan January Drinks issue right now. The book is one of the top hits on our holiday gift list, so given his knowledge of craft beer, we asked Bernstein to belly up at three surprising best of class bars in Manhattan for our weekly NY1 segment. (Surprising because everyone knows that Brooklyn is the borough leading the call to great craft beer.) His sudsy trip through lower Manhattan airs today and Sunday. Can’t catch his picks on the small screen? No worries, you can find out where he goes on an even smaller one right here.
Where great beers are not taken lightly.