From January, 2010

New Beer Distributor

Manhattan NY- Reading through some beer blogs the other night I found a suggestion on beertography that New Beer Distributor was the best beer store in the city. With a slim selection of beer in the Bronx I have been relying heavily on the Whole Foods Beer Room on the corner of Houston and Chrystie for good beer and was surprised to find that just a few blocks south on Chrystie was New Beer Distributor. Visually New Beer is the complete opposite of the Beer Room, it is dark and relatively hidden where the Beer Room is bright and stands…

The Blind Tiger on a Weekday

Manhattan, NY- On Tuesday, after a delicious plate of hummus at Hummus Place in the West Village, we decided to head down to the famous Blind Tiger on Bleeker Street. My last experience there taught me to avoid the place during weekends if I wasn’t in the mood for large crowds. It’s nice to see a place serving such good beer and cask beer is popular, but it was too loud and packed for my taste. However, on Tuesday night it was surprisingly relaxed. While it wasn’t empty we were able to grab a table and enjoy our beers in…

Cambridge Common

Cambridge MA- We braved a snow storm and made the trip from Brighton to Cambridge to have lunch at Cambridge Common. An impressive number of beers were on tap. I was a little disappointed to find that most of their specials on tap were characterized by their hoppiness. Our first round included Left Hand Fade to Black, an American Stout, and Tröegs Nut Brown ale. They were perfect for the wintery day, were reasonably priced, and the food was good. However, some beers were surprisingly priced. Delirium Tremens was fifteen dollars and Brooklyn Local 2 was twenty-seven dollars. The service…