From April, 2010

Rattle ‘N’ Hum Cask Festival

Late on Friday afternoon Sarah and I headed down to Rattle ‘N’ Hum on 33rd Street for its cask ale festival. The festival began on Wednesday, April 14 and will end on Sunday, April 18. It was our first time at Rattle ‘N’ Hum and we were impressed. First we were struck by the huge lineup of cask ales that were displayed immediately inside the door. Besides the many casks available for the festival and the varied beers on tap, there was an enormous bottle list on one wall. It took us a good fifteen to twenty minutes to get…

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…