Jack’s Abby Tap Takeover at City Beer Hall

We don’t get too many total tap takeovers in the Capital Region, other than The Ruck’s Dogfish Head Night. I’d like to see more of that happening with different breweries in the area, so when The City Beer Hall featured a Jack’s Abby Tap Takeover Elise and I gladly came down with a big group of friends to check it out.

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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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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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Beer Haul from Night Shift and Craft Beer Cellar

Tried keeping it as local as possible but there were a couple of things at CBC that were on my wants list.

  • Backlash Beer Company – Convergence
  • Idle Hands Craft Ales – Triplication
  • Jack’s Abby Brewing – Hoponius Union
  • Night Shift Brewing – Somer Weisse
  • Night Shift Brewing – Viva Habanera
  • Night Shift Brewing – Trifecta
  • Somerville Brewing Company – Slumbrew Trekker Tripel

And a couple from out of state:

  • B. Nektar Meadery – Zombie Killer
  • Hoppin’ Frog Brewery – Barrel Aged Naked Evil

Full write up on both stops coming soon!