From July, 2015

Good Beer Seal Awards 2015

July Good Beer Month in NYC is drawing to a close. Wednesday evening at Jimmy’s No. 43, honors were bestowed on this year’s additions to the roster of Good Beer Seal bars. The Seal is used as a marker to indicate that a bar has great beer. One summer, not too long ago (three years ago) we went to all 42 Good Beer Seal bars during the month of July. At that point the bars were located in the 5 boroughs of NYC. Now they’re also in Westchester, Long Island and Jersey City. And there are over 60. “This is…

Good Beer Month Goes Out With a Bang

July is Good Beer Month in New York City! It’s the seventh annual Good Beer Month. It was launched by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and the Good Beer Seal as a way to celebrate great beer in New York City and the places that serve it. There are bars marked with the Good…

Gun Hill Brewing Co. Crowdfunding New Fermenter

We all love canned craft beer. The Bronx’s Gun Hill Brewing Co. is planning to can its beer, but to do that they need to purchase a new fermenter, so as not to disrupt the regular production schedule. The brewerey has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to get that new fermenter. Gun Hill…

Brooklyn Homebrew to Close

It has been a roller coaster type of year for beer in New York City. While new breweries, bars and shops open at an impressive and exciting rate, other spots that seemed unstoppable in years past have shut their doors. One of the few homebrew shops in the city, Brooklyn Homebrew, is slated to close at the end of this month. The shop was opened in 2009 by Danielle Cefaro and Benjamin Stutz, and was a go-to spot for brewing supplies, classes, or advice. The shop even helped host the popular Brewklyn Homebrewer’s Contest. The pair cited the “grind of running a retail…

Greenpoint Beer Works Opens a Taproom

It’s fun, bearing witness to the craft beer growth in New York City. In the past several years we’ve not only seen great new breweries popping up in all five boroughs, but we’ve also seen some of the originals grow and expand.  This week, Greenpoint Beer Works – which produces KelSo and Heartland Brewery beers…