Team Upstate NY Gang Bang BIF Round 5 #UpstateBang


This weekend came the day we were all waiting so anxiously for: The Team Upstate NY Gang Bang. (For a little more background on the Gang Bang Beer-It-Forward, check out the packing party post here.) Team SoCal sent to us, which meant a shit ton of great Alesmith, Firestone Walker, and The Bruery verts and horizontals were in store for us that day, along with a ton of other awesome beer and shirt and glass swag too.
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Hunahpu Weekend

With Hunahpu Day on the horizon I’ve had a few people reach out to me for recommendations on what else to do while in Tampa for the weekend. I’ve teased some of these pictures from our trip to Florida last year in the past but I’ve never actually done a post on the weekend so I figured now is as good of a time as any to share these pictures while giving a few recommendations.

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Around Town at Saratoga Beer Week


Just a short post today. Friday Richard and I headed up to Saratoga to check out a few of the events going on for Saratoga Beer Week.

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Good Food and Drink in Washington, DC

Naturally in between all of the great sights we visited while in DC, we needed to take a break and check out some of the great places to eat and drink in the city. We were only there for a few days so clearly we have a lot more to explore on our next trip, but these were some of our favorites this time around.

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Team Upstate NY Packing Party Part 2


A few of us had the day off on Monday so some of the Team got together to finish packing up the rest of the beer and swag to send out to our Gang Bang targets. Some lucky sons of bitches are going to be receiving these bad boys sometime next week, with another box of fresh IPAs coming along a week before their bang date next month.
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Dark Horse Beefsteak Dinner at McGreivey’s

Thursday night was the latest of Jared Kingsley of Remarkable Liquids’ beer dinners, this time at McGreivey’s in Waterford, featuring the beers from Dark Horse Brewing Company. Dark Horse, out of Marshall, MI, is known in the craft beer circles for their citrusy IPAs and big, roasty stouts. Oh, and turning down having their beer featured in a Nickleback video because “It’s shit rock and roll that doesn’t deserve to be on the radio”. Just awesome.

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Jack’s Abby Beer Dinner at Creo’


Creo’ held their first beer dinner this past Thursday with Chef David Gibson at the helm along with Jared Kingsley from Remarkable Liquids. Dishes were paired up with beer from Jack’s Abby Brewing, an all lager brewery out of Framingham, Massachusetts. Jack’s Abby has been schooling beer nerds on lagers since 2011, taking styles that are often times seen as boring and turning them up on their head, even making converts out of people like me. Imperial Pale Lagers have exploded in the past couple of years and Jack’s Abby takes a third of the Top 15 spots on BeerAdvocate’s list for the style.

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Team Upstate NY Gang Bang BIF Round 5 Packing Party


Team Upstate NY already had a tasting planned for this weekend so it only made sense for us to get some preliminary packing out of the way while we continue to collect the last few of our bottles and swag. No traveling necessary for team members this time around unlike the bang in Buffalo for Round 2 and Team New England for Round 3.

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