Tagged seasonal

Pick of the Weekend: Saison Weekend at Brouwerij Lane

Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint will host a saison weekend with a mix of American craft beers and imports. Their backyard should be a good place to spend one of the last weekends of summer if the rain holds off. Recently saisons, a Belgian farmhouse style, have been among the most popular new beers from breweries. Here is the beer list: Cigar City Table Saison Victory Helios Perennial Saison De Lis Brasserie Dupont Foret Nogne-O Bridge Road India Saison Stillwater Kopstootje

Bronx Brewery Releasing New Beer: Rye Pale Ale

Later this month, the Bronx Brewery team is introducing a new beer, a Rye Pale Ale. “We wanted to stay within the pale ale category and introduce a beer that showcases another member of the grass family,” said Head Brewer Damian Brown, in an email message. “The unique spicy flavors of the ryle compliment and balance some of the woody, piny and spicy aspects of the top hop varieties in this beer – Crystal and Chinook. Our goal is to brew relatively big and assertive beers, but ones that are balanced and subtle enough to remain easy drinking.” This beer,…

Beer Table, Park Slope

Continuing our series of Good Beer Seal bar posts is Beer Table in Park Slope. Beer Table is a really special place. It’s the kind of place you can go on a date, special occasion, or indulgent night out with your friends (it’s on the pricey side). The beer is unusual and rare, and the food is artisanal, often local, and always delicious. All drafts are available in full and half pours. We recommend sharing bottles and having half pours to explore the great beer list more. With space for 25 people max, it’s an intimate, low-key spot to relax and…

Pick of the Weekend: Wandering Star Tasting at The Ploughman

In case you’re not traveling this weekend, starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday the 7th, The Ploughman on 7th Avenue in South Slope Brooklyn will host a tasting of beers from Wandering Star Brewery. The Ploughman has not given a final list but Wandering Star has impressed many with their sessionable brews like Mild at Heart and Ultimate Summer Session Rye (USSR) both of which weigh in at 4.4% ABV and should be good for the warm weather. The Ploughman also serves cheese and charcuterie so there should be some great food to try with the beer.

Gypsy Brewer Dinners at Perilla

Perilla‘s second month of Monday gypsy brewers will feature a five course dinner with three Stillwater Artisinal Ales pairings. Stillwater has become well-known for its creativity and for crafting great beers to have with food (like Beer Table’s Table Beer). Stillwater brewer Brian Strumke also gained attention for giving up a life of international DJing for gypsy brewing in 2010 when 12% Imports decided to support his venture into professional brewing. The dinner at Perilla will pair dishes like seared scallops and braised brisket with Stillwater beers. The dinners will be every Monday in July, each cost $60 per person.

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…

Sixpoint Lets Fans Choose Autumnation Hops

Last year Sixpoint Brewery created quite a buzz around Autumnation, their canned fall seasonal wet hopped and made with pumpkin. Sixpoint flew in freshly harvested (wet) hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington for the brew. In order to get the desired effect from the hops, wet hops usually need to be used within hours of harvest. This year Sixpoint is asking their fans to choose what hop variety to use in the brew on their website. In case you haven’t tried many single hop beers or done some advanced homebrewing, Sixpoint has provided a description of the five possibilities:…

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…

Surprise Visit to the Barley Creek Brewing Company

This past weekend we road-tripped up to Binghamton University to see our brother/brother-in-law graduate from college. Can everyone pause for a minute to appreciate the coolness of that sentence? He graduated from college! Ahem. So on the way back, while driving through Pennsylvania looking for a place to eat dinner, we happened upon the Barley Creek Brewing Company. We enjoyed a flight of beers, which included a Copper Top Ale, Rescue IPA, Cocoa Porter, and Spring Hop IPL (India Pale Lager). The Spring Hop IPL was our favorite of the bunch with a bright snappy hop character that was quite…