Take Craft Back
Nov07

Take Craft Back

About a month ago I came across the “Take Craft Back” movement that promotes the growth of craft beer by standing up to corporate breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, who are buying out smaller craft breweries. The Brewers Association (parent organization of American Homebrewers Association) organized this movement and plans on raising money through crowdfunding to buy out Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion. So far,...

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2017 Long Island Craft Beer Week
May10

2017 Long Island Craft Beer Week

This Friday marks the first day of Long Island Craft Beer Week (LICBW), a nine-day celebration of local breweries in Nassau and Suffolk. Local businesses in the industry celebrate LICBW with tastings, events, special promotions, and LICBW’s free Pint Glass Pickup available at Bobbique, The Tap Room,  Rudi’s, Parlay Gastropub,  Eat Gastropub, or Tap and Barrel. Just as previous years, breweries teamed up to brew a...

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Great American Beer Bars
Mar05

Great American Beer Bars

Boulder, CO —With more than 5,200 small and independent craft breweries operating across the country, craft beer lovers have no shortage of options to discover and delight in the beloved beverage of beer. To navigate both novices and craft beer aficionados towards the best beer bars in every state, CraftBeer.com—the Brewers Association website for beer lovers—surveyed its readers for its annual Great American Beer Bars competition....

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More Beer: NY State To Let Homebrewers Go ‘Small Scale’
Nov15

More Beer: NY State To Let Homebrewers Go ‘Small Scale’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will soon allow homebrewers to rent out space and equipment at beer, wine and cider production centers, allowing them to take their hobby to the next level. The small-scale production centers were authorized by a new state law signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Previously, homebrewers were typically limited to what they could produce in their own homes. Under the new law, businesses interested in...

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Tweaking Frog Brewing Co. Celebrates Commercial Launch
Jul05

Tweaking Frog Brewing Co. Celebrates Commercial Launch

Exciting news for Tweaking Frog Brewing Co. this week! The brewery, which has been open since April 1, is celebrating their commercial launch this Saturday July 9 at Bellport Beer in Soda from 2-6pm. Guests will have the opportunity to taste and purchase Ribbit Red Ale, Raging Pollywog IPA, Twerking Blonde Ale and our brand new Metamorphosis IPA Series – Release 01. I caught up with Joseph Curley, founder & owner of Tweaking...

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Long Island Craft Beer Week Starts Today
May13

Long Island Craft Beer Week Starts Today

Today marks the first day of Long Island Craft Beer Week (LICBW), ten days celebrating the businesses in the growing craft beer community on Long Island, while supporting Long Island Cares, a non-profit that fights hunger in Nassau and Suffolk county. To raise awareness for Long Island Cares, 11 Long Island breweries collaborated to brew this year’s limited-release Craft Cares beer, a 7% ABV Vermont-style IPA. By donating two cans of...

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Lithology Shifts to New Home
Mar09

Lithology Shifts to New Home

  Lithology Brewing Company announced the opening of their new own tasting room and brewery at 211 Main Street in Farmingdale (formerly A Taste of Long Island). The brewery, which has been open since 2013 and legally owned since April 2015, originally shared space at ATOLI with other local brewers in an alternating proprietorship. Moving forward, owners Kevin, Lee, Marc, and Manny plan on renovating the tasting room with a bar,...

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Tørst Named Best American Beer Bar in New York
Feb25

Tørst Named Best American Beer Bar in New York

CraftBeer.com recently announced the results of the 2016 “Great American Beer Bars.” A special congratulations to Tørst in Brooklyn to being listed as one of the 51 best beer bars in the country. Tørst was founded in 2013 by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Denmark’s Evil Twin brewer, and Daniel Burnswho of Noma and Momofuku Labs. The Brooklyn bar currently has over 200 bottles and cans, and 21 beers on tap (draft list).  According...

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News on Tap – January 22, 2016
Jan22

News on Tap – January 22, 2016

It’s easy to let time pass by when you’re schlepping to your job that you love too much, but then Friday comes and you grab that ice cold beer (or in my case, cider), and everything is forgotten. All of the times you got pinged at work, the nagging supervisors, and dumb coworkers who you don’t even know how they even got hired. Maybe you’re heading home by train, bus, subway…or maybe you’re stuck in traffic (hopefully not texting and...

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Traveling Down to Hood’s Up Brewery
Nov10

Traveling Down to Hood’s Up Brewery

Although my favorite season has officially begun, I can’t help to miss summer: the beaches, barbeques, and light summer beers. I decided to take a mental vacation down to sunny Florida to visit Hood’s Up Brewery, which has been on my list of breweries to visit for some time. Founded by brewer Tim Goodman, who has been brewing since the 1990s, the soon to be Downtown Sanford brewery specializes in sours, saisons, barrel aged beers...

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