Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week
May11

Brewnited During American Craft Beer Week

  More than 6,000 small and independent breweries are holding special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers to celebrate craft beer  during American Craft Beer Week (May 14 – May 20). In addition to celebrating breweries this week, the Brewers Association unveiled a new campaign to encourage independent craft brewers to adopt the independent craft brewer seal. The seal is an educational tool for beer...

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LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day
Apr30

LIC Beer Project Celebrates Second Annual Coronation Day

LIC Beer Project (www.licbeerproject.com) is hosting its second annual Coronation Day on Saturday, May 5 to celebrate the anniversary of Pile of Crowns, the brewery’s first Imperial India Pale Ale that was ever released. In addition to Pile of Crowns, LIC Beer Project is dropping two new Imperial IPAs in cans: Interstellar Overdrive and Cosmic Kiss. Pile of Crowns (8.5% ABV) is LIC Beer Project’s most treasured hoppy beer and is...

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2018 Craft Brewers Conference
Apr27

2018 Craft Brewers Conference

Next week over 13,000 professionals in the brewing industry will gather for the 35th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® (CBC) in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted by the Brewers Association. About 700 exhibitors are expected at BrewExpo America and 70 seminars across 12 different educational tracks will be held at the Conference. CBC 2018 also serves as home to the World Beer Cup℠, often referred to as “the Olympics of Beer.”...

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Keep Track of Cider Pressing
Feb09

Keep Track of Cider Pressing

33 Books Co., which produces pocket tasting journals for wine, beer, and cider, released its newest logbook, 33 Cider Pressings, at CiderCon. 33 Cider Pressings is one of 16 booklets published by Designer Dave Selden. Selden developed his idea for these books from his interest in homebrewing in 2009. “I had a beer blog, and I started getting invited to tasting events by professional PR [Public Relations] people. The next day I...

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It’s CiderCon!
Feb05

It’s CiderCon!

CiderCon, which has taken place in Portland and Chicago in past years, was held for the first time in Baltimore Jan 30-Feb 2. The four-day conference featured workshops, presentations, and tasting events by cider makers, orchardists, and leaders of the cider making industry. In 2011, CiderCon was formed by a small group of cider makers that gathered in Salem, Oregon to focus on tax issues that were a concern to the industry. “We are...

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GABF Gluten-Free Picks
Oct16

GABF Gluten-Free Picks

Last year was my first time attending the Great American Beer Festival. As a Celiac, I was looking forward to trying many gluten-free [GF] and gluten-reduced [GR] beers at the festival. To my dismay, I found a total of three breweries. There were more breweries at the festival that offered GF/GR beers, however, a majority of them were scattered, not listed, and when they were listed, the volunteers couldn’t tell me which were...

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Going Gluten-Free to GABF
Oct03

Going Gluten-Free to GABF

In just a few days, I will be on my way to the 36th Great American Beer Festival [GABF] in Denver, Colorado. This will be my second brewventure to GABF! Last year, I planned on visiting gluten-free and gluten-reduced breweries outside of GABF. However, the festival itself was so incredibly overwhelming (even for a New Yorker like myself) that I was only about to taste what was available during festival sessions. With over 3,000 beers...

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Celebrating Beer on Long Island During GABF
Oct02

Celebrating Beer on Long Island During GABF

Tis’ the week for the Great American Beer Festival! While I’ll be in Colorado for the festival, I know many of you will be holding down the fort here on Long Island. I’ve put together a list of events that I would be attending. Hope you enjoy a week celebrating beer! Friday, October 6 Brewers Dinner  The Bronx Brewery 856 E 136th St Bronx, New York 10454 The Bronx Brewery and Edible Bronx are bringing a new focus to...

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Pour the Core, and a Little Bit of Autumn
Sep21

Pour the Core, and a Little Bit of Autumn

The sixth annual Pour the Core will take place on Saturday, September 30 at a new location, Heckscher State Park. Although it literally poured rain last year, it didn’t stop me and my fellow homebrewers from participating again. Last year I hung onto summer and brought a Pina Colada cider to Pour the Core. So this year I teamed up with Billy Burke, also a homebrewer, and remade a fun recipe that I created once before. We decided...

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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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