The New (New) BeerUnion

Hi there. You may notice that things look pretty different around here. About two months ago we were clued into the fact that as of this week, if your website isn’t mobile friendly, Google will tank your search results. Unfortunately, our website was woefully out of date and not at all optimized for mobile devices. Being…

Do You Wanna Rye-It?

Brooklyn Brewery has been making and selling beers for over two decades, yet you wouldn’t think of them as old. We’re  constantly impressed by how Brooklyn innovates and pushes the boundaries. And we love how the lineup of beers is made up of tried and true mainstays combined with new and exciting special releases. This…

The Well, Bushwick

By Meredith Heil It’s no secret that New York City has undergone something akin to a full on craft beer revolution over the past few years. Demand for great craft beer (and lots and lots of it) is on the up and up, and the citizens of New York have proven themselves a thirsty bunch…

Saison Day at Threes Brewing

Spring weather has been slow to arrive in New York City but spring beers are certainly available. Threes Brewing in Gowanus Brooklyn will host Saison Day on Saturday March 21m starting at 2 p.m. to celebrate saisons, a classic Belgian style that pairs perfectly with spring and summer weather. Threes will be serving saisons from some of the world’s best breweries and have Allagash Brewing founder Rob Tod and Threes Brewmaster Greg Doroski on hand to help celebrate the popular style. Eight homebrews from brewers at Brooklyn Homebrew will have their homebrews judged by Tod and Doroski. The brewpub will…

Oxbow at Brouwerij Lane

It seems there is a new brewery coming to New York every week and we’re particularly excited to be getting our hands on some brews from Oxbow Beer this week. This Friday March 13, you have the chance to try some Oxbow beers at Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint where their Farmhouse Pale Ale and Continental will both be on tap. The small farmhouse brewery is based out of Newcastle Maine and specializes in styles like Saisons and Biere de Gardes. will be keeping their distribution to the city small, with limited quantities going to bars like Brouwerij Lane and Proletariat.

Tørst Turns Two

Tørst, the high brow beer destination in Greenpoint, turns two this weekend and is celebrating with an impressive tap list. The list features imports like Cantillon, De Dolle, and Tilquin alongside domestics like Prairie and Goose Island. If the tap list isn’t enough to get you there, Tørst will also be celebrating with cupcakes. Here is the list: -Evil Twin BA Blanca -Evil Twin BA Femme Fatale -Cantillon St. Gilloise 2014 -Cantillon Gueuze Bio 2014 -De Dolle Stille Nacht 2009 -BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien Zymatore Muscatel -Tilquin Quetsche 2013 -Perennial Abraxas -Evil Twin / Prairie Bible Belt 2014 -Prairie…

Boulevard Launches in NYC

If you didn’t have your fill of beer events last week for Beer Week, there will be plenty more this week when Boulevard Brewing Company launches in New York City. The Kansas City-based brewery has made a name for themselves with a mix of year round and specialty beers like those in their popular Smokestack Series (we’re particularly fond of their Tank 7 and Saision-Brett). The list of events recalls the whirlwind that was the Bell’s Brewery New York City launch. Nearly every event will have brewery representatives present, including some with founder John McDonald and others with brewer Jeremy Danner. Here is…

Cuzett Libations Launches During Beer Week

In the world of New York City craft beer, Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme (pictured above) are the It Couple. Journalist Niko Krommydas likened them to Jay Z and Beyoncé in a recent Brooklyn Magazine feature, and we’ll go ahead and agree. Both are accomplished in the beer industry on their own: Izett is a…

10th NYC Craft Beer Fest Coming in March

On March 13 and 14, the Hand Crafted Tasting Company will be back with its 10th festival in New York City. To be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory the event will feature 150 beers, ciders and meads from approximately 75 breweries. Attendees can also enjoy seminars, food vendors, games and live music from the High and Mighty Brass Band. Industry experts and Cicerones will be on hand at the Craft Concierge Center to answer questions and offer tasting notes. A Sense Lab will feature guided taste and feel sessions of several types of malt and hops. Three sessions of the…

New Beers to Try During NYC Beer Week

We’ve got a lot of our favorite breweries showcasing their rarest and best beers during Beer Week, but there are also some new beers and breweries we think you should try. Some are brand new and others have been brewing for a while but just expanded to the New York market. 1. Cuzett Libations – Chris Cuzme, formerly of 508 Gastrobrewery, and Mary Izett, author of the forthcoming book Speed Brewing, brewed a Pillow Talk series at 508 and are taking on gypsy brewing with their latest venture Cuzett Libations. They are launching Cuzett with a Grisette brewed as one of the SMASH (State Malt…