I know more than a handful of you beer geeks around here have made a visit to Tree House on my recommendation. Well, if you love the Tree House crew and what they do as much as I do, there’s a meeting being held in Brimfield at 7:30PM and they could really use your support. Check out some more details and a little commentary here, and get your ass to the Brimfield Town Hall tonight!
Trying to do my part to ONLY drink American Craft Beer this week (for American Craft Beer Week, obviously). Yesterday was Sierra Nevada, today, Brooklyn. Not sure what tomorrow’s game plan is just yet. Thursday’s Rushing Duck at The Excelsior Pub, and Friday will be an all Dogfish Head affair at The Ruck. What are you drinking this week to show your love for American Craft Beer?
It’s that time again. Elise and I cleared all the shelves in the cellar, went through each one by one in CellarHQ, gave the boot to some of the beers that, while not bad beers, I’m not intentionally aging or anything and should get drank ASAP. Kinda split things into “Never Drinking, Ever,” “Open for Bottle Shares/Trades,” and “Why are you still holding onto this?” categories. Expect some boring, uninteresting checkins from the last category over the next couple of months while I clear that shit out.
Over the winter while we were up in Portland for Zwanze Day we got the chance to to hit up Allagash after Maine Beer Co. and nice visit at New England Distilling Co. Although Upstate NY doesn’t get much Allagash love, I’ve had plenty of their beer on my travels and they’ve been one of my favorite all around breweries for a long while, from the core lineup to their special releases.
I stopped over at the Homebrew Emporium on Saturday to check out the annual Big Brew for National Homebrew Day, an event coordinated by the American Homebrew Association at homebrew shops across the nation. At Homebrew Emporium’s New York and Massachusetts locations they crafted over 600 gallons of Portions Proper English Dark Mild by over 125 different brewers. This year’s Big Brew also raised $1,375 and collected 330 pounds of food to benefit local food banks, including our own Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. It was a beautiful day to sample a few beers, grill, and brew big. Check it out!
Worthy Burger, located in a old freight house alongside the railroad tracks in South Royalton, VT has been on my radar for awhile now. The premise behind owners Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger fame (which has a cult-like following in the craft beer community) Jason Merrill and Kurt Lessard’s business is simple: pair wood fire grilled grass fed burgers with locally source Vermont ingredients and homemade condiments, with a side of beef tallow fries all for a reasonable price. Top that off with a great selection of craft beer from Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Hill Farmstead and other Vermont and New England breweries and you have a sure winner on your hands.
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I feel like we’re coming fresh off the last Remarkable Liquids event at the Lionhart Pub, but even still, Jeremy was able to bring down some new kegs that even the most discerning beer nerds (read: pain in the ass tickers) from Fourteen Stone Drinking Crew wanted to come out and try.
Stumbled upon the new Madison Pour House Facebook Page today to see a couple of pictures that were posted from the demo of the old Mahar’s space. Looks like they’re going with a full resto of the place other than keeping some of the rustic looking support beams and such. Looking forward to the June 1st opening, really hoping they’ll have a killer tap list. I love The Point, but it is strictly a cocktail kind of place for me due to the beer selection.