Tagged amber ale

Amber Ale vs. Lager Food Pairing

On an uncomfortably hot night here in NYC we decided to keep the stove off and have a dinner of Brie, crackers, strawberries and grapes to keep cool. When we looked in the fridge for some beers to pair we chose two amber beers that we had picked up the day before at Good Beer NYC in the East Village. We had the Avalanche Amber Ale from Breckenridge Brewery and the LTD Series Recipe 5 Amber Lager from Full Sail. Both were delicious beers and complimented the food nicely. The tartness from the berries and grapes were a nice contrast to…

LI Spring Craft Beer Festival

BeerUnion convened a few weeks ago for the Long Island Spring Craft Beer Festival at Nassau Coloseum. We went to the first session which lasted from 12:30-4 p.m. The number of beers were at times overwhelming and hard to keep track of. While the majority of beers were delicious, there were a few that really stood out among the group. Most noticeable were the Founder’s Brewery beers. Founder’s was offering one of the larger selections and a banner above their booth proclaimed that the festival was the brewery’s debut in New York. I tried the Dirty Bastard ale which I…