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Rare Form Tap Takeover at The Adirondack

It’s always great when a brewery not widely available in New York City comes down to do a special event or tap takeover. Coming up this Friday, August 21 at 8 p.m., Windsor Terrace watering hole The Adirondack will host Rare Form Brewing Company, out of Troy, NY. Bar Co-Owner Paul Hamill notes that the…

Good Beer Seal Awards 2015

July Good Beer Month in NYC is drawing to a close. Wednesday evening at Jimmy’s No. 43, honors were bestowed on this year’s additions to the roster of Good Beer Seal bars. The Seal is used as a marker to indicate that a bar has great beer. One summer, not too long ago (three years ago) we went to all 42 Good Beer Seal bars during the month of July. At that point the bars were located in the 5 boroughs of NYC. Now they’re also in Westchester, Long Island and Jersey City. And there are over 60. “This is…

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Good Beer Month Goes Out With a Bang

July is Good Beer Month in New York City! It’s the seventh annual Good Beer Month. It was launched by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and the Good Beer Seal as a way to celebrate great beer in New York City and the places that serve it. There are bars marked with the Good…

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Gun Hill Brewing Co. Crowdfunding New Fermenter

We all love canned craft beer. The Bronx’s Gun Hill Brewing Co. is planning to can its beer, but to do that they need to purchase a new fermenter, so as not to disrupt the regular production schedule. The brewerey has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to get that new fermenter. Gun Hill…

Brooklyn Homebrew to Close

It has been a roller coaster type of year for beer in New York City. While new breweries, bars and shops open at an impressive and exciting rate, other spots that seemed unstoppable in years past have shut their doors. One of the few homebrew shops in the city, Brooklyn Homebrew, is slated to close at the end of this month. The shop was opened in 2009 by Danielle Cefaro and Benjamin Stutz, and was a go-to spot for brewing supplies, classes, or advice. The shop even helped host the popular Brewklyn Homebrewer’s Contest. The pair cited the “grind of running a retail…

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Greenpoint Beer Works Opens a Taproom

It’s fun, bearing witness to the craft beer growth in New York City. In the past several years we’ve not only seen great new breweries popping up in all five boroughs, but we’ve also seen some of the originals grow and expand.  This week, Greenpoint Beer Works – which produces KelSo and Heartland Brewery beers…

Join us on a beer adventure!

Beers. Trivia. Travel. Coming up on July 11, BeerUnion will team up with New York Adventure Club on a brewery trip up the Hudson, which will involve all three of the above. Join us as we start in Manhattan, head up to Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, then visit Rushing Duck Brewing Company, and finish the…

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A few words about beer cocktails

 Ok. Beer cocktails. It’s something we really need to talk about. We were invited to serve as judges for a Beer Cocktail Showdown, hosted by TableHoppingNY. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great evening. We had some great cocktails. But let me say this: if you put less than a tablespoon of beer into…

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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…