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Drink Beer in Support of the East Village

At the end of March, an explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village caused three buildings to collapse (aftermath is pictured above). Many businesses have been struggling since, including craft beer institutions Jimmy’s No. 43, Burp Castle and Standings (also known as the “Brewmuda triangle”). On Friday, May 15, the New York City Brewers…

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Some of our favorite (new) things

New York City’s beer scene is constantly changing. Every so often we take a moment to appreciate some of our favorite new happenings around the area. Here’s what we’re excited about right now: 1. Greenport Harbor in bottles – Long Island’s Greenport Harbor is (by our estimation) one of the best breweries in the state, but…

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Brooklyn Brewery Partnership With Carlsberg Extends to Norway

The iconic Brooklyn Brewery seems to be taking the world (or at least Scandanavia) by storm. Last year, the brewery partnered with Danish brewery Carlsberg to open Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (New Carnegie) in Stockholm, Sweden. Now the two breweries are at it again, this time in Norway. Brooklyn will build a new brewery in the existing E.C. Dahls building…

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On Being a Woman in Beer

Thrillist recently ran a listicle entitled “Six Dirty Lies Men Spread About Women and Beer” written by Ashley Rouston, aka the Beer Wench. I’m not going to link to it here because I’m not about to give it direct web traffic. When you write a story that includes sweeping generalizations, you discredit yourself and make people angry. I’ve…

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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 Unfortunately, our website was woefully out of date and not at all optimized for mobile devices.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…

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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…

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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…