From May, 2010

Expired Beer at Frank’s Beverage

On my trips out to visit Long Island over the past few years I found Frank’s Beverage Center to have the best selection in the Glen Cove area. In fact, the sign out front advertises that this distributor has “the largest selection of beer on Long Island.” Unfortunately, I recently found that a large selection may not actually be beneficial. After the Unibroue event where I tasted Trois Pistoles and Maudite, I was on Long Island and found myself wanting to introduce my family to the brewery that had, for the time being, captivated me. After a five minute drive…

Eulogy Belgian Tavern

Across the street from Triumph Brewing Company is Eulogy Belgian Tavern. We stopped by for a quick beer after spending the majority of the night at Triumph. The beer list was simply overwhelming. Pages upon pages made making a decision difficult (I asked about the possibility of KBS and was informed that they would have it at some upcoming events). I went with the Bells Expedition Stout since we don’t get Bells in New York. There was very little head retention. There was a lot of sweetness that was followed with a bit of roasted flavor. There was the bitterness…

City Tavern

During our recent trip to Philly, we decided to have a relaxing end to a day filled with historical sites by going to City Tavern. The tavern and its staff are decked out in revolutionary era garb. The tavern is a reincarnation of the original City Tavern, destroyed in a fire in 1834, which was apparently a popular hang out for the founding fathers when they wanted a few brews. In keeping with the theme, the tavern features the “Ales of the Revolution” line from Yards Brewing Company. I began with the General Washington’s Tavern Porter (right) which was based on…

Triumph Brewing Company

A couple of weeks ago, Giancarlo and I went to Philadelphia to visit Giancarlo’s cousin (and BeerUnion contributor) Katie. After a day of touring the historical sites, we went to Triumph Brewery on Chestnut Street for dinner and brews. The atmosphere was hip and trendy; the food was excellent. As for the beers, I had the Munich Dunkel (pictured here), which was smooth and delicious with a roasted flavor. Others we sampled were the Honey Blonde, the Double IPA, the Nuit de Folie (Night of Madness) and the Oatmeal Stout. While the dunkel was my favorite, the Honey Blonde was…