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Lucky Dog, Williamsburg

Continuing our series of Good Beer Seal posts is Lucky Dog in Williamsburg. With all the great craft beer bars in Williamsburg, Lucky Dog wouldn’t be our first choice for a night out. The bar can get packed quickly and we had a hard time getting a beer even when we made it to the bar. That said, Lucky Dog’s main attractions are the back patio and shuffleboard (which seems to be a trend at bars in Northern Brooklyn). There are some solid beers on tap from local breweries like Troegs and Brooklyn (along with some macros) and some craft beers…

Waterfront Ale House, Brooklyn and Manhattan

There are two Waterfront Ale Houses on the Good Beer Seal, one in Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill and another in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. Broooklyn Walking into the Waterfront Ale House Brooklyn location (which is really called Pete’s Ale House) you feel like you’re stepping back in time. Jazz music, art deco-ish decor, a vintage popcorn machine, even an old guy with thick rimmed glasses and straw hat sitting at the bar who looks like he’s been there since it opened. It all lends a certain charm to the place. The bar has a solid beer list of local…

R.I.P Monster, the Brooklyn Brewery Cat

Today we are saddened to learn that the Brooklyn Brewery’s cat, Monster, a New York beer icon in his own right, died of kidney failure at age 13. From the brewery’s blog: “Monster quickly became one of the most photographed objects in The Brewery, and aside from possibly Brewmaster Oliver has posed with more Brooklyn fans than any other member of the team.” We have no doubt that’s true. Every time we went to the brewery (or even walked passed it) we saw and snapped a photo of Monster. He definitely had a unique and memorable personality.

The Three Best Local Beers to Have This Summer

Now that summer has officially arrived (in all its hot, humid glory) we thought we would put together a list of three beers we think are best to have this season. Greenport Harbor Brewing – Summer Ale 5.3% ABV Super refreshing but still full of flavor, Greenport Summer Ale is brewed with some orange blossom honey and nicely hopped (lending a bright lemony flavor). Crisp and dry, it should be great with fresh summer dishes. Brooklyn Brewery – Summer Ale (cans) 5% ABV Brooklyn’s Summer Ale made the jump to cans last year and has been one of our summer…

Pick of the Weekend: Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival

Following up their American Craft Beer Festival at the Lexington Armory in March, Handcrafted Tasting Co. is hosting their first outdoor event with the Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival in Williamsburg this Saturday. The location should be simply stunning, especially for the night session as the sun sets over the Manhattan skyline with temperatures forecasted in the 70’s. Once again there is an impressive beer list of primarily American craft beer. Local breweries are taking the opportunity to bring some of their most refreshing and highly regarded beers like Sixpoint Apollo, Greenport Harbor Summer Ale, Keegan Ales Old Captial, Brooklyn Brewery…

New York Beers at the Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival

There’s going to be a lot of breweries bringing a lot of beer to the Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival. You can find the full list here, but for your convenience, we’ve listed most of the beers from the New York City and State breweries that will be in attendance below. 508 Gastrobrewery Saison and Double Black IPA Bluepoint Toasted Lager and White IPA Brooklyn Gold Standard and Radius Captain Lawrence Kolsh and Brown Coney Island Albino Python and Sword Swallower Empire Brewing Company Amber and White Afro Fire Island Beer Co. Red Wagon IPA and Lighthouse Amber…

NYC Brewers Guild Founders Bash

Last night we attended the Founder’s Bash for the New York City Brewers Guild (NYCBG), held at the Brooklyn Brewery. This is an exciting time for craft beer in New York City – the Guild is the first of its kind in New York, because, as Steve Hindy (Brooklyn Brewery co-founder and president) pointed out, only now are there enough breweries in the city to have a guild. The Brooklyn Brewery, The Bronx Brewery, Chelsea Brewing Company, Eataly Birreria, Harlem Brewing Co., Kelso of Brooklyn, Heartland Brewery, Rockaway Brewing Company, Shmaltz Brewing Company, and 508 Gastrobrewery are the 11 members of…

Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival, June 16

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company, the people who brought you the NYC American Craft Beer Festival (now called the NYC Craft Beer Festival) in March, next month will present its first Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival. The event will be on June 16 at 5 North 11th St in Williamsburg. Similar to the first event, this one will have two sessions, one from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and the second from 6 to 9:30 p.m., featuring 150 beers from a reported 90 breweries. Here‘s the list of featured breweries. We’re happy to see many of our local favorites…

The Pony Bar, Upper East Side

Yesterday afternoon we went up to The Pony Bar‘s new location in the Upper East Side (1444 1st Ave. at 75th St.), which opened Tuesday. When we were there (about 3 p.m.) it wasn’t too crowded, with a steady stream of customers filtering in and out. The bartenders told us that at the grand opening the day before it was filled to the brim. We love The Pony Bar’s mission to only offer American beer, and while we were there we enjoyed a Brooklyn Brewery Gold Standard, Stoudt’s Karnival Kolsch, Flying Dog Sour Cherry and Kelso Cabernet Barrel Aged Sour…

Goin’ Whole Hog

As you may have guessed, we love pork and beer. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend DBGB’s Extrava-CAN-za Whole Hog Feast featuring just that combination. But this time the beer was in cans. We had never been to a beer dinner featuring cans. Beer sommelier Jon Langley’s inspiration for the meal was simple: “We love cans. We’re throwing a bunch into copper pots and letting people have at it.” It was a laid back and comfortable affair, held family style. The beer was out in copper cooking pots and poachers that acted as ice buckets. Sixpoint was…