It has been a while since we gave you some updates on new beers and old favorites being released in the New York market and there are some exciting brews that will soon be hitting shelves and tap handles around the city.
Bronx Brewery Rye Pale Ale – Available August through November
Of all the pale ales from The Bronx Brewery, the Rye Pale Ale might be our favorite. The beer uses flaked rye for almost a quarter of the grain bill and has a slight spice character from the rye to go with the breadiness and solid hop character that you normally associate with the Bronx Pale Ale. A delicious beverage to enjoy during the transition from summer to fall.
Brooklyn Brewery Cuvée La Boîte – Released August 19
Brooklyn Brewery’s Brewmaster Reserve series has used some pretty interesting flavor combinations; you may remember The Concoction that was made with ginger and lemon? Cuvée La Boîte, a Belgian Grand Cru style ale, follows in the tradition by using a spice blend created by Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and spice expert Lev Sercarz containing lemon, saffron, crystalized honey, kaffir lime leaves, and Espelette peppers.
Coronado Brewing Company – Released August 19 in New York City
Coronado is the newest San Diego Brewery to hit the New York City market. Even though the brewery has been around since 1996, its expansion to a facility capable of brewing 60,000 barrels per year has allowed the beer to ship to new markets. Hop heads will be happy with a lineup that features some bitter brews like Islander IPA, Idiot IPA, and Red Devil.
Just Outside the City:
Bell’s Brewery – Coming to upstate New York October 1
As one of the more popular breweries in the country, Bell’s Brewery from Michigan is often asked about in bars and beer stores in New York. While you won’t be able to get any in the city, Long Island, or Westchester, you can head up the Hudson Valley or out to Western New York to purchase some Bell’s beers like Two Hearted Ale, which is one of the best IPAs from the Midwest.
Broken Bow Brewery – Opened August 17
The latest brewery to open in the area, Broken Bow is located just north of the city in Tuckahoe (not far from the Crestwood Metro North train station). The brewery launched with three beers: Broken Heart Stout, Marbledale American Pale Ale, and Broken Auger Lager. An Oktoberfest is in the works for the fall as its first seasonal.
Great South Bay Blood Orange Pale Ale – Available at stores on Long Island
For those of you who spending Labor Day or these last few weekends of summer out on Long Island, look for new six packs of Great South Bay’s popular pale ale made with blood orange that adds an unmistakeable citrus aroma.