New York City Beer Bar Wishlist

The craft beer boom has led to a surge in acceptable bars complete with foie gras and a few too many hipsters. All over the country beer enthusiasts can find a local haunt and shops carrying their favorites and hard-to-find brews. So naturally that means New York is flooded with...

Brooklyn Pour Festival 2013

Traditions are comforting, and I like consistency, especially when traditions involve food and drinks. I love lasagna every year at Christmas, warm apple pie at Thanksgiving, and every October going to the Brooklyn Pour Festival to get a little drunk for three hours. When I went to the first one...

A LES Craft Bar Favorite: One Mile House

There isn’t much New York City has a shortage of, other than affordable living space. Bars certainly doesn’t make the list, let alone craft bars. My wishlist of bars and restaurants to check out is ever-growing, and One Mile House sadly sat on my list for several months while I...

Using the Right Beer Glassware

Just as important, if not more, than serving beer at the correct temperature is serving beer in the right glassware. A bar that only has pint glasses in stock probably doesn’t care about serving your beer properly. Just like red and white wine are served in specific glasses—and any oenologist...

Know Your Hops!

Hops are one of the four ingredients in beer, the other three being water, malt, and yeast. Scientifically known as Humulus Lupulus, hops are the female part of the hop plant and the culprit for that bitter taste you find in particular beers. Besides adding bite to your beer, hops...

Beer Review: Maine Beer Company King Titus

Maine Beer Company’s King Titus sold me with their rather spartan beer label featuring a tiny picture of a gorilla. Beer labels are often known for more eccentric, eye-catching [read: weird] designs. Aside from recognizing a brewery, we’re all guilty of choosing beers based on pun-filled names and label design, or at least I sometimes do!

The Rise of the Cans

Anyone following the trends of craft beer has certainly noticed the rise–and overall acceptance–of canned beer. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t see myself, or the majority of beer drinkers for that matter, accepting a canned beer. Who could blame us?

Beer Batter Pancakes: The Experiment Continues

Not too long ago I wrote, unknowingly, one of my most popular posts to date, Beer Batter Pancakes: The Ongoing Experiment. I was not lying about the “ongoing experiment” part. Because 1) I love pancakes. 2) I love beer. 3) I know how to do math!